She provided the voice of the Brazillian super-heroine Fire on Justice League Unlimited for her Hispanic accent.
She says that Selena Gomez (who plays her daughter on Wizard's of Waverly Place) and Demi Lovato (who plays her daughter on Camp Rock) jokingly bicker of her saying things like: "She's my mom!" "No she's my mom!".
Maria was nominated for an ALMA award for Oustanding Actress in a Comedy Series for The Tony Danza Show in 1998.
Maria is 5'6" (1.68 m) tall.
Maria Canals won the "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Series
for": "The Brothers Garcia" in 2000.
Maria Canals was chosen for the Hawkgirl character on Justice League because she has a Hispanic accent.
Maria is married to actor David Barrera.
Maria Canals: (about Justice League) The stories are very much for everyone. You can be a 12- or 13-year-old kid or you can be an adult and still thoroughly enjoy these stories. They tell interesting stories that are beautifully animated. There are mysteries, there is humor, there is depth. There is romance, even. And I love the way they get the best of everything and put it together in an animated show.
Maria Canals: (about Hawkgirl) She is fearless, she is mysterious, which I love about her. When you see it, you'll see how beautifully they animate her when she flies. She lifts up in the air and she flies and spins and somersaults. She's very graceful, and yet the next minute she's kicking a space alien's butt. She's very tough. She has this weapon - my mace - and I have this war cry that I love when I get to do. It relieves a lot of stress when I do it.