María Pilar Canals Barrera (born September 28, 1966) is an American actress and voice actress, best known as Theresa Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place and the voice of Hawkgirl on Justice League. Other roles include the voice of Paulina on Danny Phantom and Sunset Boulavardez on The Proud Family.
Notable role from Maria Canals Barrera:
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Ellen Yindel.
- Clarence - Lupe
- Cristela: Daniela.
- Danny Phantom: Paulina.
- Grim Fandango: Mercedes Colomar
- Handy Manny - Peggy Salazar
- Justice League: Shayera Hol/Hawkgirl, Fire, Livewire (replacing Lori Petty in the latter role)
- Knight Squad - Saffron
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3: She-Hulk.
- Pound Puppies (2010) - Dr. Trudy
- The Proud Family: Sunset Boulavardez.
- Sofia the First: The Mare In The Mist
- Static Shock: Shelly Sandoval
- Teen Titans: The Judas Contract: Blue Beetle's mother, Titans computer
- Ultimate Spider-Man : Rio Morales
- Wizards of Waverly Place: Theresa Russo.
Tropes associated with her:
- Action Girl: She plays plenty of characters that kick serious butt.
- Adorkable: She displays an absolutely precious side when trying to act cool and composed and fumbling a bit.
- Deadpan Snarker: She often plays characters that are very sarcastic.
- Hiccup Hijinks: She got hiccups when shooting an episode of Wizards Of Waverly Place. She was cured when David De Luise (who plays her husband) kissed her.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She plays plenty of characters that have a cynical streak yet are still good people.
- Older Than They Look: She's 52 years old, yet she looks like she's in her late 30s to early 40s.
- Spicy Latina : She plays plenty of feisty Spanish characters .