Over 40: Maria Canals Barrera

María Canals Barrera, 46

Actress María Canals Barrera has the kind of sweet smile that lights up a room. The actress is best known for playing mom Theresa Russo on the Disney hit Wizards of Waverly Place and voicing the character of Sunset on The Proud Family.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.