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Maria Canals-Barrera


Maria Canals-Barrera was born on September 28, 1966 in Miami, Florida, USA as Maria Pilar Canals. She is an actress, known for Wizards of Waverly Place (2007), Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009) and The Master of Disguise (2002). She has been married to David Barrera since January 16, 1999. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Wizards of Waverly Place Theresa Russo
(2007-2012)
Danny Phantom Paulina / Big Headed Kitty Ghost / Tracey / Young Mom
(2004-2006)

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 2018 Young & Hungry (TV Series)
Marisol
- Young & Mexico, Part 1 (2018) ... Marisol
 2018 Knight Squad (TV Series)
Saffron
- Parent Teacher Knight (2018) ... Saffron
 2018 The Wedding Do Over (TV Movie)
Irene Anderson
 2017 Triangle (TV Series)
Alice
 2017 Sofia the First (TV Series)
Mare of the Mist
- The Mystic Isles: The Mare of the Mist (2017) ... Mare of the Mist (voice)
 2017 Vixen: The Movie (TV Movie)
Dr. Vargas (voice)
 2017 Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (Video)
Bianca Reyes / Titan's Computer (voice)
 2016 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Issabella
- The Brain Bowl Incubation (2016) ... Issabella
 2016 Last Man Standing (TV Series)
Sheryl
- Where There's Smoke, There's Ire (2016) ... Sheryl
 2016 Ultimate Spider-Man (TV Series)
Rio Morales
- Return to the Spider-Verse: Part 4 (2016) ... Rio Morales (voice)
- Return to the Spider-Verse: Part 1 (2016) ... Rio Morales (voice)
- Miles from Home (2016) ... Rio Morales (voice)
 2016 A Bronx Life (TV Movie)
Angela
 2016 God's Not Dead 2
Catherine Thawley
 2016 Fuller House (TV Series)
Nadia
- Perfect Sons ... Nadia
 2015 Members Only (TV Movie)
Hilda
 2014-2015 Cristela (TV Series)
Daniela
- Movin' on Up (2015) ... Daniela
- Village Mode (2015) ... Daniela
- Last Goose Standing (2015) ... Daniela
- Great Expectations (2015) ... Daniela
- Latino 101 (2015) ... Daniela
 2015 Infinite Crisis (Video Game)
Hawkgirl (voice, uncredited)
 2014 Baby Daddy (TV Series)
Carol Beltran
- Bonnie's Unreal Estate (2014) ... Carol Beltran
 2013 Night of the Hipsters (Short)
Barbara
 2013 The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex (TV Movie)
Theresa Russo
 2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (Video)
Ellen Yindel (voice)
 2012 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
Dr. Trudy
- Pound Preemies (2012) ... Dr. Trudy (voice, as Maria Canals)
 2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (Video)
Ellen Yindel (voice, as Maria Canals)
 2007-2012 Wizards of Waverly Place (TV Series)
Theresa Russo
- Who Will Be the Family Wizard? (2012) ... Theresa Russo
- Harperella (2011) ... Theresa Russo
- Rock Around the Clock (2011) ... Theresa Russo
- Wizards vs. Everything (2011) ... Theresa Russo (credit only)
- Get Along, Little Zombie (2011) ... Theresa Russo (credit only)
 2011 Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (Video Game)
She-Hulk (English version, voice)
 2011 Larry Crowne
Lala Pinedo
 2011 Generator Rex (TV Series)
Valentia
- Outpost (2011) ... Valentia (voice)
 2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Video Game)
She-Hulk (voice)
 2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (TV Movie)
Connie
 2009 Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana (Video)
Theresa Russo (as Maria Canals Barrera)
 2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (TV Movie)
Theresa Russo
 2009 Special Agent Oso (TV Series)
 2008 Camp Rock (TV Movie)
Connie Torres (as Maria Canals Barrera)
 2005-2007 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Costa Rican Woman / Spanish TV Reporter
- Home Alone (2007) ... Costa Rican Woman (voice)
- Granddad's Fight (2005) ... Spanish TV Reporter (voice, as Maria Canals)
 2007 The Loop (TV Series)
Agent Denise
- Yeah, Presents (2007) ... Agent Denise (as Maria Canals)
 2006 Handy Manny (TV Series)
Peggy Salazar
- Supremoguy/Tool Talk (2006) ... Peggy Salazar (voice)
 2004-2006 Danny Phantom (TV Series)
Paulina / Big Headed Kitty Ghost / Young Mom / ...
- Reality Trip (2006) ... Paulina (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Beauty Marked (2006) ... Paulina (as Maria Canals)
- Micro-Management (2006) ... Paulina (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Flirting with Disaster (2006) ... Paulina (voice, as Maria Canals)
- The Fenton Menace (2005) ... Paulina (voice, as Maria Canals)
 2004-2006 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
Shayera Hol / Fire / Beatriz da Costa / ...
- Destroyer (2006) ... Shayera Hol (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Grudge Match (2006) ... Shayera Hol / Fire / Beatriz da Costa (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Ancient History (2006) ... Shayera Hol / Chay-Ara Hol / Servant (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Shadow of the Hawk (2005) ... Shayera Hol (voice, as Maria Canals)
- I Am Legion (2005) ... Shayera Hol / Fire / Beatriz da Costa / ... (voice, as Maria Canals)
 2006 George Lopez (TV Series)
Claudia
- A Funeral Brings George to His Niece (2006) ... Claudia (as Maria Canals)
 2005 The Proud Family Movie (TV Movie)
Sunset Boulevardez (voice, as Maria Canals)
 2001-2005 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Sunset Boulevardez
- Who You Callin' a Sissy? (2005) ... Sunset Boulevardez (voice, as Maria Canals)
- She Drives Me Crazy (2005) ... Sunset Boulevardez (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Suga Mama's Believers (2004) ... Sunset Boulevardez (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Culture Shock (2003) ... Sunset Boulevardez (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Thelma and Luis (2003) ... Sunset Boulevardez (voice, as Maria Canals)
 2001-2004 Justice League (TV Series)
Hawkgirl / Shayera Hol / Old Lady / ...
- Starcrossed: Part III (2004) ... Hawkgirl / Shayera Hol (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Starcrossed: Part II (2004) ... Hawkgirl / Shayera Hol (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Starcrossed (2004) ... Hawkgirl / Shayera Hol / Radar Officer (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Comfort and Joy (2003) ... Hawkgirl / Shayera Hol / Shopper (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Wild Cards: Part II (2003) ... Hawkgirl / Shayera Hol / Old Lady (voice, as Maria Canals)
 2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Dalilah the Hygienist
- The 5 Wood (2004) ... Dalilah the Hygienist (as Maria Canals)
- The Weatherman (2004) ... Dalilah the Hygienist (as Maria Canals)
 2003 Miss Match (TV Series)
Store Manager
- Santa, Baby (2003) ... Store Manager (as Maria Canals)
 2003 Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico (Video)
Sofia Otero / Old Woman #2 (voice, as Maria Canals)
 2003 Imagining Argentina
Esme Palomares (as Marí'a Canals)
 2000-2003 Static Shock (TV Series)
Shelly Sandoval / Shayera Hol / Hawkgirl / ...
- Blast from the Past (2003) ... Shelly Sandoval (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Flashback (2003) ... Shelly Sandoval (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Trouble Squared (2003) ... Shelly Sandoval (voice, as Maria Canals)
- Consequences (2003) ... Shelly Sandoval (voice, as Maria Canals)
- A League of Their Own: Part 2 (2003) ... Shayera Hol / Hawkgirl (voice, as Maria Canals)
 2002 The Master of Disguise
Sophia (as Maria Canals)
 2002 American Family (TV Series)
Christy
- The Glass Ceiling (2002) ... Christy (as Maria Canals)
- The Forgotten War (2002) ... Christy (as Maria Canals)
- Mexican Revolution (2002) ... Christy (as Maria Canals)
- The Star (2002) ... Christy (as Maria Canals)
- Pilot (2002) ... Christy (as Maria Canals)
 2002 Bad Boy
Woman at Bar (as Maria Canals)
 2001 America's Sweethearts
Adinah (as Maria Canals)
 2001 The Brothers Garcia (TV Series)
Ms. Azteca
- Love Is Very... Confusing (2001) ... Ms. Azteca
 2001 Popular (TV Series)
Candy Box
- Fire in the Hole (2001) ... Candy Box (as Maria Canals)
 2000 That's Life (TV Series)
- Bad Hair Week (2000) ... (as Maria Canals)
 1999 Beggars and Choosers (TV Series)
Yolanda
- Sex, Drugs & Videotape (1999) ... Yolanda (as Maria Canals)
- The Ethel Merman Story (1999) ... Yolanda (as Maria Canals)
- Once More Unto the Breach (1999) ... Yolanda (as Maria Canals)
- The Mountainmen: Part 2 (1999) ... Yolanda (as Maria Canals)
- The Mountainmen: Part 1 (1999) ... Yolanda (as Maria Canals)
 1997-1998 The Tony Danza Show (TV Series)
Carmen Cruz
- Mini-pause (1998) ... Carmen Cruz (as Maria Canals)
- Stringers (1998) ... Carmen Cruz (as Maria Canals)
- Vision Quest (1998) ... Carmen Cruz (as Maria Canals)
- The Price of Dirty Laundry (1998) ... Carmen Cruz (as Maria Canals)
- Thanks... But No Thanksgiving (1998) ... Carmen Cruz (as Maria Canals)
 1998 Grim Fandango (Video Game)
Mercedes 'Meche' Colomar (voice, as Maria Canals)
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Dani
- Veronica's a Partner Now (1998) ... Dani (as Maria Canals)
 1998 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Maria
- Caroline and the Toothbrush (1998) ... Maria (as Maria Canals)
 1996 Goode Behavior (TV Series)
Denise
- Goode Feelings (1996) ... Denise (as Maria Canals)
 1995 Almost Perfect (TV Series)
Carmen
- You Like Me, You Really Like Me (1995) ... Carmen (as Maria Canals)
 1995 My Family
Young Irene (as Maria Canals)
 1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Carmen
- Wheel of Death (1994) ... Carmen (as Maria Canals)
 1994 Viper (TV Series)
Carla
- Wheels of Fire (1994) ... Carla (as Maria Canals)
 1993 Harlan & Merleen (TV Movie)
Carmen (as Maria Canals)
 1993 Cop & ½
Mrs. Bobo #2 (as Maria Canals)
 1993 Key West (TV Series)
Fig
- Crossroads (1993) ... Fig (as Maria Canals)
- Pieces of a Man (1993) ... Fig (uncredited)
- Less Moonlight (1993) ... Fig
- The Great Unknown (1993) ... Fig (as Maria Canals)
- The Second Day in Heaven (1993) ... Fig (as Maria Canals)
 1992 Marielena (TV Series)
Nancy
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Nancy (as Maria Canals)
 1991 Super Force (TV Series)
Lori Wechsler
- Made for Each Other: Part 2 (1991) ... Lori Wechsler
- Made for Each Other: Part 1 (1991) ... Lori Wechsler (as Maria Canals)
 1990 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Rosina
- La Bizca (1990) ... Rosina (as Maria Canals)
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Alternate Names:

Maria Canals Barrera | Maria Canals | Marí'a Canals

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

When casting the Hawkgirl character on Justice League (2001), the casting department looked for an actress with an accent, in order to make Hawkgirl sound more unique since she was an alien. Therefore Maria was chosen in part for her Hispanic accent. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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