Maria Canals Barrera


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  • Birth Name: Maria Pilar Canals
  • Birth Place: Miami, FL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/28/1966, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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Weekend TV: The Affair, Walking Dead, The Nance, Cristela

The mysteries of sexual attraction aren't the only enigmatic forces at play in Showtime's intensely intimate new drama The Affair (Sunday, 10/9c), which adopts a provocative he-remembers/she-remembers approach to an extramarital fling during a Long Island summer. By the end of the absorbing first episode (all that Showtime has made available for review in advance of the 10-week season), with the actual affair still in the offing, we're not quite sure who, if anyone, we can believe.

As the story unfolds in parallel flashback, the memories don't quite match up. So who made the first significant eye contact? Who's the provocateur? And perhaps the greatest puzzle is why each is telling this very personal, intimate story to the authorities, in a framing device reminiscent of True Detective. So there are plenty of unanswered questions in the first, hypnotic more

First Look: Selena Gomez and The Wizards of Waverly Place Return

Selena Gomez is back on Disney Channel, as The Wizards of Waverly Place returns with an all-new special on March 15 — more than a year after the show ended its more

Exclusive: Disney Channel Sets Premiere Date for Wizards of Waverly Place Reunion

More than a year after the Wizards of Waverly Place hung up their wands, the show returns to Disney Channel with a one-hour special on Friday, March 15 at 8/7c. Selena Gomez is back to star in and executive produce the event, dubbed The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex.

In the special, the Russo family and pals travel to Tuscany, Italy, to meet relatives. But while attempting to prove that she's serious about her craft as a wizard, Alex (Gomez) accidentally conjures up a spell that splits her personality into two — a Good Alex and an Evil Alex. The two dueling Alexes eventually battle over the fate of her family and mankind atop the Tower of Pisa.

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WIZARDS' Maria Canals Barrera impersonates Cher!
Meet Maria Canals Barrera from Camp Rock!
WIZARDS' mom Maria Canals-Barrera plays 'Freaky Friday'.
Maria Canals-Barrera Talks Wrapping 'Wizards of Waverly Place'

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Who Will Be the Family Wizard?
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Year Title Description
2011 Friends for Change Games TV Show Series, Appearing
2011 26th Imagen Awards TV Show Series, Host
2009 Wizards on Deck With Hannah Montana TV Show Series, Actor - Theresa Russo
2007 Wizards of Waverly Place TV Show Series, Actor - Theresa
2003 Static Shock: Blast From the Past
Season 3, Episode 15
Episode, Voice - Shelly Sandoval

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VIDEO: Celebs Reveal Their Teen Idols

Who did celebs like Miley Cyrus and Sofia Vergara idolize growing up?

"I was a big boy band fan when I was younger. I loved watching them dance, so that inspired me to want to dance," Cyrus told on the red carpet at the Kids' Choice Awards.

Modern Family's Vergara, on the other hand, couldn't get enough of teen hunk Johnny Depp. "I used to see 21 Jump Street when I was in Colombia," she says.

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