Maria Canals-Barrera is well-known in the modeling industry. She has been a popular face of many big companies and brands that include: Armani, D&G, Dolce & Gabbana, Guess, and Nike. Maria Canals-Barrera began her modeling career at an early age and even made a name for herself as a performer at concerts, nightclubs and shows. In her early years she became known in her performances as a dancer, singer, and singer/songwriter. Later on she continued working in the showbiz world and ventured into other opportunities such as fashion designing, television and print design, and marketing.
Maria Canals-Barrera had a childhood dream of becoming a lawyer like her favorite American actresses such as Meg Ryan, Elizabeth Gracie, and Julia Roberts. She went to study law at the University of Miami School of Law where she was an outstanding student. Later on in life, she decided to pursue acting, and it led her to appearing in various Miami-Dade County, Florida, courtrooms, as well as various TV shows. Along the way, she gained recognition for her roles in some high-budget films such as The Perfect Score, Blades, and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. These were followed by appearances in TV series such as Miami Delta Police, Miami DUI, and Miami Noir. Later, Maria Canals-Barrera made a name for herself in Hollywood, where her notable roles helped launch her into stardom.
Bra Size & Body Measurements
|Bra Size||38 B|
|Waist Size||27 Inches|
|Hips Size||38 Inches|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Body Measurements||38-27-38 Inches|
Maria Canals-Barrera is currently married to actor Diego Maradona. They have been together since 1984 and have two children, son Diego III, and daughter Elena. Elena is a performer and has appeared in a number of different television shows, most notably Baywatch. She is also proud of her accomplishments as an actress and is grateful to her former Disney Channel head, Bob Daly, for mentoring her. She is a proud member of the cast of the hit television series, Grey’s Anatomy, where she plays Dr. Chandra India, and has appeared in the spinoff episodes.
Maria Canals-Barrera is most known for her role as the foul-mouthed, anti-social and selfish character, Tonya Sharpe. Her character is depicted as someone who fits into the anti-hero’s description, yet has a strong love for her adopted Italian dog, Tony. Although her character is shown as a bad person in the beginning of the series, her attitude quickly changes when her friendship with fellow character, Alex (Eliott Teal), is revealed. In the later episodes of the show, her relationship with Alex develops into a romantic relationship, which makes Maria’s character one of the best supporting actors of the series. In some memorable episodes of Baywatch, her character is the only woman on the beach with a bikini. She also appears in other episodes, like one where she is the one holding the winning prize in a trivia contest, which makes her even more famous.
Maria Canals-Barrera is not the only celebrity that regularly appears on the popular television program, Baywatch. Some other popular characters include: Brad Pitt, Dabney Coleman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Pamela Anderson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Terri Hatcher, and Nicole Richie. The full-service talent booking agency, which helps connect local actors and actresses to various events throughout the year, is run by Maria Canals-Barrera, a casting director for the British version of Law and Order, and a casting manager for The Mentalist. According to her bio from the American speaking bureau, which you can find online at the website below, Maria Canals has “managed to reinvent herself time again through her long and varied career in both theatre and film. Maria enjoys travelling and is currently seeking a role as an officer in a private investigation agency.”
Maria Canals-Barrera is a great example of how finding your niche can be the key to success in whatever field of interest you are in. Whether you enjoy playing a wacky, conniving, yet sweet character on television, or working behind the scenes as an agent, a casting director, or a full-service talent booking agency manager, being true to yourself is the key to making yourself successful. If you don’t feel you are true to yourself, it won’t matter what happens with the roles that you apply for. Always remember, your calling and your personality come through!