Manzano's character, Maria, has been an integral part of the long-running series along with TV husband Luis (played by Emilio Delgado), with whom she ran the Fix-It Shop. #alaac15 pic.twitter.com/Jiz7tn9dAI. If you've binged every available episode of the hit Disney Plus series, then we've got three picks to keep you entertained. Desiree Casado replaced her afterwards.

In the 1980s, Manzano tried her hand at script writing, and became a key member of the Sesame Street writing staff through season 33.

Sonia Manzano was created on June 12, 1950 in NEW YORK, NY, USA. Sonia Manzano - known for playing Maria on the show - announced her retirement on Monday at the American Library Association's annual conference. Manzano first appeared on "Sesame Street" in 1971 and became a series regular in 1974.

In several episodes of the animated Nickelodeon series The Loud House, Manzano provides the voice of Bobby and Ronnie Anne Santiago's grandmother, Rosa Casagrande, a role she reprises in the spinoff The Casagrandes. Sonia Manzano was born on June 12, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. Sonia Manzano (born June 12, 1950) is a semi-retired American actress, screenwriter, author, speaker and singer-songwriter.She is best known for playing Maria on Sesame Street from 1971 until her departure in 2015.She is also known for providing the voice-over narration in several animated segments in the English version of the Swedish television show Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter. Manzano was nominated twice for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series. The actress has also been an important part of the show's success behind the scenes, serving as a writer.

As in Ms. Manzano's case, a D.F.A. Her parents came from Puerto Rico.

She is also known for providing the voice-over narration in several animated segments in the English version of the Swedish television show Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter. She received a Doctor of Fine Arts degree from University of Notre Dame in 2005. He went on to star in many films such as Underwater! But you may not know that along the way I’m proud to have garnered 15 Emmys for writing television scripts, written a few critically praised books for children and young adults, and received awards that include the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Award, the Bronx Hall of Fame and the Hispanic Heritage Award for Education. She is best known for playing Maria on Sesame Street from 1971 until her departure in 2015. Prior to the role, she had appeared as an imaginary, potential child for the couple in Episode 2608. Other writing credits include episodes of the Nickelodeon animated series Little Bill, a parentin… SPOUSE. Soap Opera .

She is also known for providing the voice-over narration in several animated segments in the English version of the Swedish television show Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter.

She has served on the March of Dimes Board; the board of the George Foster Peabody Awards;[16] and the board of a New York City theatrical institution, Symphony Space.