Birth Name: María Pilar Canals
Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 28, 1966
Ethnicity: Cuban [Catalan, possibly other]
María Canals-Barrera, also known as María Canals and Maria Canals Barrera, is an American actress. She played Theresa on the show Wizards of Waverly Place.
María’s parents are Cuban. She has said that she is proud of her Cuban background, and is able to speak Spanish. She has also stated that she is of Catalan descent. She is married to actor David Barrera, with whom she has two children.