María Canals-Barrera

Canals-Barrera in 2015, photo by kathclick/

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, and co-starred in the Camp Rock films and Larry Crowne.

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. A picture of her parents can be seen here.


Curious about ethnicity

25 Responses

  1. zenegal says:

    catalans have arabian heritage so thats why she kinda looks arab

  2. Nubia says:

    Isn’t CanalEs?

  3. blackineseboi says:

    technically her parents were born in cuba but there catalan a race from spain.
    check on wikipedia for proof

    • J Arenal Carter says:

      Hey, thanks for clearing that up! That Catalan Cuban society was first formed in 1841. I am of Catalan origin. The Bacardi Rum family is a Catalonian family. A common name amongst Catalans is Mas. It comes from the name of the extended family farms they live on.

  4. ethnic says:

    It could be.

  5. Arab Soulja says:

    is Canals a cuban surname?

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