recently took home an Alma Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Series for her role as the sultry Ms. Azteca on Nickelodeon's The Brother's Garcia
. She also has a recurring role on American Family
starring Edward James Olmos
on P.B.S. where she plays Christy
, the spirited daughter of Raquel Welch
's character. She has worked continuously with guest appearances on series such as Popular
, Murder She Wrote
, Caroline in the City
and Veronica's Closet
. Her television work also includes the voice of Hawkgirl
in Cartoon Network's new prime-time pedal-to-the-metal animated action adventure series, Justice League
On stage in Los Angeles, Canals has performed in Diva L.A. and Changes of Heart, for which she received an Ovation Award nomination for Best Featured Actress. In New York, Maria built her resume with theatrical productions of Romeo & Juliet, Mixed Blessing, The Glass Menagerie, A Cradle of Sparrows and Will Power.
Maria Canals was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She and husband, actor David Barrera, currently reside in Los Angeles.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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