His other notable credits include "Gata salvaje" (2002), "Reinas" (2005) and "Como en el cine" (2001), among others.
Aside from acting, Baptista has also modelled for a number of underwear companies, including Steven and ST97.
In 2005 she auditioned for El factor X (Colombia's version of The X Factor).
After several months of auditions and bootcamp, she reached the main program, under the guidance of Jose Gaviria.
Baptista`s first acting role came in 1997 when he appeared in the TV series "A todo corazon".
She is worldwide known for her villain roles as Camelia Valente in Venevisión's telenovela Gata Salvaje (2002), as Carol in the Televisa telenovela Mariana de la Noche (2003), as Kendra Ferreti in Televisa's telenovela Amores Verdaderos (2012), as Sofía Ripoll / Sofía Fernández in Televisa's telenovela Hasta el fin del mundo (2014) and recently as Cristina Velez, the co-protagonist of Televisa's telenovela, Sueño de amor (2016).
At age 12, de Sousa began doing commercials for television and working as a model.
The daughter of Colombian parents, María Elisa was born in Guayaquil in 1985.
In 2003 she spent six months on Ecuavisa's telenovela Yo vendo unos ojos negros.