María Canals Barrera Biography


María Canals Barrera

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Birth Name: María Canals
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Sign: virgo
Age:   50 Years
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A Cuban and Spanish descent, María Canals Barrera is an American actress and she has starred in several hit TV series like Wizards of Waverly Place, Justice League Unlimited and many more. She has also provided the voice of She-Hulk in the video game Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. A Miami native, María Canals Barrera was born as María Pilar Canals in the late 1966 in Miami, Florida, United States of America to Cuban parents. She was also raised in Miami, Florida, United States. As a child, she grew up speaking Spanish and in her junior high school she got enrolled in drama classes.

Maria tied her married knot with love of her life David Barrera in 1999. David Barrera is also an actor by profession and he is famous for his role in the TV series Generation Kill. As a loving spouse, they have already welcomed two children together.

With the completion of her high school graduation, Maria joined University of Miami. There she majored in theater. As she showed her interest in acting since she was a child, she finally landed her first acting role in the TV series 21 Jump Street and in this TV series she played the role of Rosina. Next year she portrayed the role of Lori Wechsler in the TV series Super Force. In 1993, she got her first feature film role in the movie Super Force. That year she also appeared in the TV movie Harlan & Merleen. She got her rise in fame in 2001 after she starred the role of Ms. Azteca in an American sitcom The Brothers García. She is also well known for playing the role of Theresa Russo in an American made-for-television comedy-drama fantasy film Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie. She has been earning the annual salary of $235,294 and her net worth is $2 million dollars.

Maria is now aged 49 years old and she is of five feet and six inches in her height. Her nationality is American. These days she is living in Los Angeles, California as a loving family.

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Born in Miami, Florida

1966 28th of September

A Miami native, María Canals Barrera was born as María Pilar Canals in the late 1966 in Miami, Florida, United States of America to Cuban parents. She was also raised in Miami, Florida, United States. As a child, she grew up speaking Spanish and in her junior high school she got enrolled in drama classes.

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Began her acting career

1990

While she was in University of Miami, she also studied theater. She showed her interest in acting since she was a child and she finally landed her first acting role in 1990 the TV series 21 Jump Street and in this TV series she played the role of Rosina.

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First movie, Cop and a Half

1993

In 1993, she got her first feature film role in the movie Super Force. She played the role of Mrs. Bobo in this movie. That year she also appeared in the TV movie Harlan & Merleen. Two years later, she starred in the movie My Family plying the role of Young Irene. 

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Voiced in the video game, Grim Fandango

1998

As an actress, she has not only starred in several hit TV series and movies but also in several video games. In 1998, she appeared in the video game Grim Fandango where she voiced the role of Mercedes 'Meche' Colomar. 

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Married to David Barrera

1999

Maria tied her married knot with love of her life David Barrera in 1999. David Barrera is also an actor by profession and he is famous for his role in the TV series Generation Kill. As a loving spouse, they have already welcomed two children together.

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Appeared in an American sitcom, The Brothers García

2001

She got her rise in fame in 2001 after she starred the role of Ms. Azteca in an American sitcom The Brothers García. She is also well known for playing the role of Theresa Russo in an American made-for-television comedy-drama fantasy film Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.

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Won ALMA Awards

2002

She got her first nomination in ALMA Awards in 1998 and she was awarded with this award in 2002 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Series. She has also been honored with this award in 2011 for Favorite TV Actress - Supporting Role.

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Won Imagen Foundation Awards

2010

She is famous for her role in the TV series Wizards of Waverly Place and for this role she got her first nomination in Imagen Foundation Awards in 2008. She won this award two years later and that was for Best Supporting Actress - Television. 

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