Maria met love of her life Kieran Kennedy while she was performing at a gig. She also sang in one of his demos. Kieran Kennedy is an actor. After years of romantic love life, they finally got married in 1988. As a loving husband and wife, they have already welcomed four children together. Her nationality is Irish and she has Irish ethnicity.
Maria has been singing since her young age. At the age of nine, she used to visit friend's house every Sunday to listen to the top twenty broadcasts. At the age of 13, she got the first taste of her performance at the public place. Next year she was given a Billie Holiday album and this album influenced her emotionally. In the mid 1980s, she joined a local band and she performed with this band for several years. At the end of 1980s, she joined The Black Velvet Band and they singed a recording deal with Mother Records. Their debut album When Justice Came was released in 1989. Their second album King of Myself was released in 1992. In 1994, she featured in the Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday and Annie Lennox's album The Lady Sings The Blues. This album became the best-selling album in the mid 1980s. With the turn of 21st century, she began pursuing her solo career. Her debut album Charm was released in August 2001. Her second album Skullcover was released at the end of 2004.
Maria has also been active as an actress since the early 1990s. In 1991, she starred the role of Natalie Murphy in her first feature film The Commitments. In the mid 1990s, she appeared in the movies like Nothing Personal, Moll Flanders, The Break and so on. Her net worth is in millions.