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Maria Canals Barrera

Biography

American television and voice actress who appeared around the children’s programs Wizards of Waverly Place, Camp Rock and roll, and The Happy Family. She gained her first little television part on Fox’s Important West. She’s been nominated for over eight American Latino Press Arts Honours in her profession. She’s two daughters, Bridget and Madeleine, with her spouse, David Barrera. She acted alongside Selena Gomez in the Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place.

Quick Facts


Full Name Maria Canals-Barrera
Date Of Birth September 28, 1966
Place Of Birth Miami, FL
Height 1.68 m
Profession TV Actress
Education University of Miami
Nationality American
Spouse David Barrera
Children Bridget Barrera, Madeleine Barrera
Awards ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress - Supporting Role
Nominations ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress - Comedy
Movies Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, Camp Rock, God's Not Dead 2, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Larry Crowne, The Master of Disguise, Imagining Argentina, America's Sweethearts, The Proud Family Movie, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico, Cop and a Half, Members Only, My Family, Reign Storm, The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, Night of the Hipsters, Wizards of Waverly Place: Fashionista Presto Chango, Justice League: Starcrossed the Movie, Justice League of America: Season 1, Justice League Unlimited: Saving the World
TV Shows Cristela, Wizards of Waverly Place, Danny Phantom, Justice League Unlimited, The Proud Family, Justice League, The Tony Danza Show
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Gave birth to her 2nd child, a daughter Madeleine Barrera, with her husband David Barrera. [2005]
2Gave birth to her 1st child, a daughter Bridget Barrera, with her husband David Barrera. [2003]
3Her nephew, Ricky Canals, attended Dade Christian School in Unincorporated Miami Lakes, Florida, but now attends Barbara Goleman Senior High.
4Is of Cuban descent.
5When 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.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
God's Not Dead 22016Catherine Thawley
Cristela2014-2015TV SeriesDaniela
Infinite Crisis2015Video GameHawkgirl (voice, uncredited)
Members Only2015TV MovieHilda
Baby Daddy2014TV SeriesCarol Beltran
Night of the Hipsters2013ShortBarbara
The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex2013TV MovieTheresa Russo
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 22013VideoEllen Yindel (voice, as Maria Canals)
Pound Puppies2012TV SeriesDr. Trudy
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 12012VideoEllen Yindel (voice, as Maria Canals)
Wizards of Waverly Place2007-2012TV SeriesTheresa Russo
Larry Crowne2011Lala Pinedo
Generator Rex2011TV SeriesValentia
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds2011Video GameShe-Hulk (voice)
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam2010TV MovieConnie
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie2009TV MovieTheresa Russo
Special Agent Oso2009TV Series
Camp Rock2008TV MovieConnie Torres (as Maria Canals Barrera)
The Boondocks2005-2007TV SeriesCosta Rican Woman / Spanish TV Reporter
The Loop2007TV SeriesAgent Denise
Handy Manny2006TV SeriesPeggy Salazar
Danny Phantom2004-2006TV SeriesPaulina / Big Headed Kitty Ghost / Young Mom / ...
Justice League2001-2006TV SeriesShayera Hol Hawkgirl Fire ...
George Lopez2006TV SeriesClaudia
The Proud Family Movie2005TV MovieSunset Boulevardez (voice, as Maria Canals)
The Proud Family2001-2005TV SeriesSunset Boulevardez
Curb Your Enthusiasm2004TV SeriesDalilah the Hygienist
Miss Match2003TV SeriesStore Manager
Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico2003VideoSofia Otero / Old Woman #2 (voice, as Maria Canals)
Imagining Argentina2003Esme Palomares (as Marí'a Canals)
Static Shock2000-2003TV SeriesShelly Sandoval Shayera Hol Hawkgirl ...
The Master of Disguise2002Sophia (as Maria Canals)
American Family2002TV SeriesChristy
Bad Boy2002Woman at Bar (as Maria Canals)
America's Sweethearts2001Adinah (as Maria Canals)
The Brothers Garcia2001TV SeriesMs. Azteca
Popular2001TV SeriesCandy Box
That's Life2000TV Series
Beggars and Choosers1999TV SeriesYolanda
Grim Fandango1998Video GameMercedes 'Meche' Colomar (voice, as Maria Canals)
The Tony Danza Show1997-1998TV SeriesCarmen Cruz
Veronica's Closet1998TV Series
Caroline in the City1998TV SeriesMaria
Goode Behavior1996TV SeriesDenise
Almost Perfect1995TV SeriesCarmen
My Family1995Young Irene (as Maria Canals)
Murder, She Wrote1994TV SeriesCarmen
Viper1994TV SeriesCarla
Marielena1994TV SeriesNancy
Harlan & Merleen1993TV MovieCarmen (as Maria Canals)
Cop & ½1993Mrs. Bobo #2 (as Maria Canals)
Key West1993TV SeriesFig
Super Force1991TV SeriesLori Wechsler
21 Jump Street1990TV SeriesRosina
The Wedding Do Over2017TV Movie post-productionIrene Anderson
The Big Bang Theory2016TV SeriesIssabella
Last Man Standing2016TV SeriesSheryl
Ultimate Spider-Man2016TV SeriesRio Morales
A Bronx Life2016TV MovieAngela

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cristela2014TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2014TV MovieHerself
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay2013TV SeriesHerself
Studio 3 Hollywood Up Close2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Marie2013TV Series documentaryHerself
81st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2012TV MovieHerself
Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin2012TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
2012 ALMA Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Chiller 13: Horror's Creepiest Kids2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
2011 ALMA Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The 36th Annual Gracie Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Piper's QUICK Picks2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself
KTLA Morning News2010-2011TV SeriesHerself
Kinect Family Video Diaries2010TV SeriesHerself
79th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2010TV MovieHerself
Road to Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam2010TV SeriesHerself / Connie Torres
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
Wizards of Waverly Place: Wiz Pix2009Video documentary shortHerself
Disney 3652008TV Series documentary
2002 ALMA Awards2002TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana2009VideoTheresa Russo (as Maria Canals Barrera)
Wizards of Waverly Place: Fashionista Presto Chango2009Video documentary shortTheresa Russo
Justice League2005TV SeriesShayera Hol

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite TV Actress - Supporting RoleWizards of Waverly Place (2007)
2010Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actress - TelevisionWizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009)
2002ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesThe Brothers Garcia (2000)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actress - TelevisionCristela (2014)
2014BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortBatman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013)· Peter Weller
· Mark Valley
· Michael Emerson
· Ariel Winter
· David Selby
· Yuri Lowenthal
· Michael Jackson
· Townsend Coleman
· Paget Brewster
· Gary Anthony Williams
· Michael McKean
· Gwendoline Yeo
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Rob Paulsen
2013BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortBatman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)· Peter Weller
· Ariel Winter
· David Selby
· Michael Jackson
· Gary Anthony Williams
· Wade Williams
· Michael McKean
· Paget Brewster
· Richard Doyle
· Frank Welker
· Rob Paulsen
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Yuri Lowenthal
· Michael Emerson
2011Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actress - TelevisionWizards of Waverly Place (2007)
2009ALMA AwardALMA AwardsActress in Television - ComedyWizards of Waverly Place (2007)
2009Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actress/TelevisionWizards of Waverly Place (2007)
2008ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television SeriesWizards of Waverly Place (2007)
2008Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actress- TelevisionWizards of Waverly Place (2007)
1998ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Tony Danza Show (1997)


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