|Maria Canals Barrera|
|Name||Maria Canals Barrera|
|Date of Birth||September 28, 1966|
|Role on Camp Rock||Connie Torres|
|IMDB||Maria on IMDb|
Barrera received her Theatre degree from the University of Miami's drama school, and has worked extensively in theater in both Miami and Los Angeles. She made her network television debut in the 1993 TV series Key West and has appeared in the films America's Sweethearts and The Master of Disguise. She is most commonly known as Theresa Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place.
She has gained much recognition with comic book fans in recent years for her role as Hawkgirl/Shayera Hol on Bruce Timm's Justice League Unlimited series. She has also had recurring roles on Static Shock as Sally Sandoval, and Danny Phantom as Danny's high school crush, Paulina. She also performed the voice of Mercedes "Meche" Colomar in the 1998 video.
Best friends Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato now share an on-screen mom played by Barrera in their respective places.