|Born||5th May 1983|
|Residence||7 Coronation Street|
|Spouse(s)||Liam Connor (2008)|
|Children||Paul Connor Jr. (2008)
Liam Connor Jr. (2009)
|First appearance||19th May 2000|
|Duration||2000 to present|
|Played by||Samia Smith|
Maria Jane Connor (neé Sutherland) has appeared on the programme since 2000, at one point or another she has dated Tyrone Dobbs, Jason Grimshaw, Vikram Desai, Nick Tilsley and Liam Connor. She is currently on maternity leave from Audrey's Salon.
Maria first entered Weatherfield as the love interest of Tyrone Dobbs. Tyrone and Maria became engaged and seemed inseparable until Tyrone was led astray by Fiz Brown and Maria ended the relationship. Maria's earlier storylines were also subject to an on-going feud with Fiz. Maria's brother, Kirk, dated Fiz for several years, much to her annoyance. The two were at loggerheads over the running of Maria's parents' kennels although they eventually became good friends and shared a flat above Audrey's salon for a period of time.
Maria became attracted to John Arnley, the boyfriend of her best friend and flatmate Toyah Battersby. They had a one-night stand, and as a result she became pregnant by him. She had an abortion with an unknowing Toyah by her side. When Toyah discovered the truth, she left for Sheffield without John. When Leanne Battersby came back to the street in 2004, she found out what Maria had done to Toyah. At that time Maria was in relationship with Nick Tilsley, and Leanne stirred things up between Maria and Nick causing them to split up. After having a string of brief affairs, including being engaged for a second time when Nick returned from Canada to win her back, she found herself becoming close to Tyrone again, and eventually the pair reunited. After a pregnancy scare, Tyrone broke off their engagement after realising that she would never be happy with him, claiming she was too beautiful and that in the end it would make them both unhappy. Although upset, Maria accepted his decision.
Maria began an affair with bad-boy Charlie Stubbs, who was in a relationship with Tracy Barlow at the time. When David Platt discovered Maria's affair, he was jealous as he had an intense crush on her himself. Charlie tried to drown David in an attempt to avoid his affair with Maria being revealed to Tracy. However, Maria walked in on Charlie's attack on David and confessed to a furious Tracy, who brawled with her on the cobbles as a result. It was this affair that would ultimately be the end of Charlie, as Tracy murdered him in revenge for his cheating. Maria witnessed Charlie's death in hospital caused by Tracy's attack and quickly saw through Tracy's self-defence claims, testifying against her at the murder trial.
Maria then began flirting with local entrepreneur Liam Connor and eventually they began dating in September 2007. Maria revealed to Liam that she was pregnant with his baby and he agreed to stand by her, subsequently proposing. Liam and Maria married, despite some last minute nerves from Maria. In April 2008, Maria was horrified to realise that her unborn baby had stopped kicking. She was rushed to hospital, where the midwives said that she must have her labour induced immediately. Unable to tell Liam, she went to the hospital alone and gave birth to a stillborn baby boy. Maria and Liam decide to call their stillborn son Paul after Liam’s brother. Liam and Maria have now reconciled. While they were not together, Liam had a one-night stand with Carla Connor, who had always fancied Liam, and Liam and Carla soon began an affair, but Liam later ended his and Carla's relationship, Carla had also tried to ruin their marriage on the wedding day, but Liam later regretted his actions, after Maria had begged for forgiveness after not telling him about their stillborn baby. They then left to go on their honeymoon with their dog Ozzy, much to Carla's despair but returned later in June.
Tension relaxed following the couples return, but following the arrival of Liam's cousin, Tom, who planned to start a new business with Liam selling T-Shirts. When Tom struggled to obtain 50, 000 to start Lad Rags, he invested in Carla, giving her right in the ownership, much to Liam's annoyance, they then planned to keep this secret from Maria, who was oblivious to the situation.
Rosie Webster shown Tony Gordon, Carla's husband, footage she had of Liam and Carla kissing at her apartment, in an attempt to seduce him. He then planned a vendetta against Liam, hiring Jimmy Dockerson to kill Liam in a hit-and-run, this left Maria devastated, as she had just discovered that she was pregant yet again. Following his death, Maria discovered Carla's involvement in Lad Rags, furious with Tom.
Maria later discovered the affair, after Sally, Rosie's mother, who had previous knowledge of the relationship, drunkenly informed her at the wedding of Tony and Carla. Maria, infuriated, failed to confront Carla before she departed on her honeymoon. Maria was soon to figure out that Liam's death was no accident, and realising Tony's involvement with his murder. Tony was able to convince that he was innocent to the police.
Over the next month, she had began accusing Tony of murdering Liam. When Jed Stone (who was bullied by Tony) stood by Maria and supported her, knowing what Tony is like. When Jed was nearly murdered on Christmas and taken away by Tony to Wigan, Maria noticed Jed was missing and accused Tony of killing again. She even went to the police to report this, but since Jed wasnt reported missing by anyone, they can't do anything.
In January 2009, Maria was told by an annoyed Tony in the factory that he in fact killed Jed. Disgusted and shocked, she tried to tell everyone about it. Nobody believed her. When Tony and Carla where in the Rovers one night, Maria marched in and started accusing Tony of murdering Jed. She told everyone what he told her, that he strangled Jed. Then she started scratching Tony's face, and she had to be pulled off.
In the following week, she went to the police, but they told her Carla reported her and she is on a warning. Really upset, she drives back to Coronation Street listening to one of Liam's favourite songs. But then she spots Tony walking down the street and across the road, laughing and joking with someone on the phone. Angered, she drove straight at him but at the last minute, swerved and crashed into the factory. She was taken to hospital and got a check to see if the baby is ok, which it was to her relief. Tony also didn't want to press charges.
Tony brought Jed back to Coronation Street and took him to the pub. Maria was shocked to see him and felt embarrassed by her behaviour. Meanwhile back at the factory a few days later, she apologised to Tony and he accepted.
When Carla found out about Tony, she fled Weatherfield. While visiting Liam's grave on their anniversary, Tony arrived and was distraught. She felt sorry for him and gave him a lift home.
Carla gave Maria her share of Lad Rags. She started doing the business with Tomy, Liam's cousin. But she began to have a soft spot for Tony and wasn't happy when hairdresser Natasha was dating him and warned her away from Tony.
Tony convinced Tom to sell him his share of Lad Rags, which Tom agreed to. Maria wasn't happy at first, but was later fond of the idea.
Maria started to tire from her pregnancy and Tony helped her with the daily household tasks leading to them striking up a firm friendship with Tony promising to stand by Maria.
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Maria first appeared on Sesame Street in 1971 and has been a staple of the series ever since. Maria Figueroa arrived on Sesame Street as a Puerto Rican teenager, taking a job at the Sesame Street Library. The library was later converted into the Fix-It Shop, where Maria was hired as Luis' helper. Luis promoted her to full partner in Episode 1563.
Maria often mediates disputes amongst the Muppet characters but is sometimes more easily flustered by them than, say, Susan. She frequently serves as the target of the Amazing Mumford's magic and the cynical wisecracks of Oscar the Grouch, who has been known to address her with the nickname "Skinny."
For a number of seasons, Maria also appeared regularly in pantomime skits as Charlie Chaplin.
Although she held a romantic relationship with David for a time in the 1970s, she married Luis in 1988, becoming Maria Rodriguez. Her mother came over from Puerto Rico for the ceremony. Later, Maria's pregnancy became a storyline on the show, and Maria and Luis had a daughter, Gabi, in 1989.
For several years, Maria and Luis ran the Fix-It Shop together, where they repaired an assortment of items, including a vast number of toasters. In 2002, they converted the store to the Mail It Shop, only to revert it back to the Fix-It Shop in 2006.
Maria and her Sesame Street friends visited her family in Puerto Rico in 1979, for the first few episodes of Season 11.
Manzano commented in 1987 on how her character had changed since debut: "I wouldn't even tweeze my eyebrows then."
|Appearance(s):||Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
|Full name:||Maria Latore|
|Also known as:||Maria
Maria La Torra
|Date of death:||Possibly 2001|
|Home:||Las Venturas, San Andreas
Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club, Saint Mark's, Portland Island, Liberty City
Maria's Apartment, Saint Mark's, Portland Island, Liberty City
|Family:||Salvatore Leone (husband)
Joey Leone (step son)
|Voiced by:||Debi Mazar (GTA III & GTA San Andreas)
Fiona Gallagher (GTA Liberty City Stories)
Maria Latore (also creditted as Maria La Torra) is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a character in Grand Theft Auto III (set in 2001), Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (set in 1992) and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (set in 1998). She is the wife of Leone Family Don Salvatore Leone and step mother to his son, Joey. She is voiced in GTA III and GTA San Andreas by Debi Mazar, who has also appeared in shows such as Entourage and Civil Wars, whilst in GTA Liberty City Stories she was voiced by Fiona Gallagher, who has also appeared in the film The Game Plan.
Maria Latore was born in an unknown location, quite possibly in San Andreas, and later moved to Las Venturas and became a waitress at the Sindacco Family run Caligula's Palace casino. Later, after the Leone and Forelli families invest money into the casino, she meets and begins a relationship with Leone Don Salvatore Leone. At some point between 1992 and 1998 she marries Salvatore and moves into his home in Liberty City, before moving out into her own apartment in the same district.
In 1998 Maria and Salvatore's marriage is at rock bottom with the two not getting along and living separately, whilst Maria has become addicted to drugs. She has also begun to cheat on Salvatore, including with Biker leader Cedric "Wayne" Fotheringay, something that Salvatore is well aware of and often uses in arguments. She attempts to sell Leone Family secrets to Ned Burner through e-mails, although the two never reach an agreement on a price. Toni Cipriani is assigned to chaperone her, often resulting in him rescuing her from trouble, including: helping her after she robs some stores, 'winning' her in a street race, killing Fortheringay after he attackes her, and saving her life after she overdoses. She shows romantic feelings toward Toni, who constantly declines her requests, although it takes a realisation that Toni has no money before she decides to stay with Salvatore: "I'm Salvatore's girl! He's loaded!"
In 2001 she remains married to Salvatore Leone and has seemingly moved back in with him, although their relationship is still at rock bottom, with Maria only remaining with Salvatore for his money. She is introduced to Claude, who she calls "Fido", by Salvatore who asks him to chaperone her for an evening. Maria, who is still addicted to drugs, has Claude take her to drug dealer Chico, who informs her of an illegal party at a warehouse in Atlantic Quays. Claude takes her to the party and successfully manages to return her to Salvatore's home after being chased by the Liberty City Police Department. Maria later tells Salvatore that she and Claude have entered into a relationship, resulting in Salvatore attempting to kill Claude with a bomb-laden Mafia Sentinel. Maria, however, pages Claude and has him meet her at a small dock in Callahan Point. She introduces Claude to her old friend Asuka Kasen and the three flee to Staunton Island.
Asuka later hires Claude to kill Salvatore, resulting in Maria becoming a widow. Maria and Asuka engage in various activities such as going on a holiday to avoid a paparazzi that is following Asuka, as well as apparent bondage. Maria and Asuka eventually torture Miguel together to extract information about the Colombian Cartels operations. Catalina, however, kills Asuka and Miguel, kidnapping Maria and taking her to Shoreside Vale, demanding Claude pay a $500,000 ransom. Claude pays the ransom at the Cartels headquarters but is ambushed by the Cartel. Claude kills the Cartel members and follows Catalina to Cochrane Dam, destroying her helicopter with a rocket launcher and rescuing Maria. The two begin to walk away from the scene with Maria talking continuously as the screen fades to black, at which point a gunshot is heard.
Maria is secure about her looks, although she has no control over herself, using drugs (and at one point almost overdosing) and spending a lot of Salvatore's money. Despite her ability to get money, she also shoplifts, leaving the trouble to either Salvatore or Toni Cipriani. She is also very dominating, a nymphomaniac, and perceives Salvatore's most trusted henchmen as lapdogs that do her bidding, calling them "fido" (as is the case with Claude in GTA III and Toni Cipriani in GTA Liberty City Stories).
|Claude • 8-Ball • Catalina • Toni Cipriani • Luigi Goterelli • Asuka Kasen • Kenji Kasen • Maria Latore • Joey Leone • Salvatore Leone • Donald Love • Ray Machowski • Miguel|
Curly Bob •• El Burro •• Carl •• Phil Cassidy •• Chico •• Ma Cipriani •• King Courtney •• D-Ice •• Lee Chong •• Marty Chonks •• Mrs. Chonks •• Mickey Hamfists •• Kanbu •• Leon McAffrey •• Misty •• Old Oriental Gentleman •• Tanner
|Carl Johnson • Catalina • OG Loc (Jeffrey Cross) • Big Smoke (Melvin Harris) • Sean "Sweet" Johnson • Salvatore Leone • Madd Dogg • Wu Zi Mu • Kent Paul • Eddie Pulaski • Ken Rosenberg • Frank Tenpenny • Mike Toreno • The Truth • Cesar Vialpando • Ryder (Lance Wilson)|
Jizzy B. •• Benny •• Berkley •• Big Poppa •• Michelle Cannes •• Claude •• Alan Crawford •• Derek •• Dwaine •• Emmet •• Freddy •• Colonel Fuhrberger •• Gal •• Guppy •• Hazer •• Jimmy Hernandez •• Jethro •• Kendl Johnson •• Jose •• Kane •• Maria Latore •• Ran Fa Li •• Little Weasel •• Maccer •• T-Bone Mendez •• Mike •• Su Xi Mu •• Ralph Pendelbury •• Millie Perkins •• Old Reece •• Denise Robinson •• Barbara Schternvart •• Jimmy Silverman •• Johnny Sindacco •• The Snakehead •• Sunny •• Big Bear (Barry Thorne) •• Tony •• Helena Wankstein •• B Dup (Mark Wayne) •• Mr. Whittaker •• Zero •• Katie Zhan
Richard Burns • Billy Dexter • Lianne Forget • Forth Right MC • The Funktipus • Julio G • Johnny Lawton • Lazlow • Christy MacIntyre • Maurice • Mary-Beth Maybell • Phillip Michaels • Hans Oberlander • Johnny Parkinson • James Pedeaston • Marshall Peters • Mary Phillips • Peyton Phillips • Sage • Tommy Smith • Derrick Thackery • Marvin Trill
|Toni Cipriani • Ned Burner • Vincenzo Cilli • Ma Cipriani • Toshiko Kasen • Maria Latore • Salvatore Leone • Donald Love • Leon McAffrey • Joseph Daniel "JD" O'Toole • Massimo Torini|
8-Ball •• Black Lightman •• Avery Carrington •• Giovanni Casa •• Phil Cassidy •• Cheryl •• DB-P •• Franco Forelli •• Cedric Fotheringay •• Mickey Hamfists •• Roger C. Hole •• Jane Hopper •• Humphries •• Jimmy •• Kazuki Kasen •• Uncle Leone •• Mona Lott •• Ray Machowski •• Miguel •• Miles O'Donovan •• Raven •• Rudyard •• Paulie Sindacco •• Dan Sucho •• Faith W.
Andee • Bill • Nurse Bob • Sergio Boccino • Melissa Chowder • DJ Clue • MC Codebreaker • Richard Goblin • Michael Hunt • Cliff Lane • Lazlow • Boy Sanchez • DJ Timecode • Natalie Walsh Davis • Reni Wassulmaier
|Affiliation and military information|
|Affiliation||UNSC Naval Reserve|
|Rank||Petty Officer Second Class or higher|
|Class||Class I: 2525|
She fought against a squad of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers from the 340th ODST Combat Training Unit in a mock battle using paintballs near the Special Warfare Center. After the exercise, the battle armor was approved for battle and was sent up to Orbital Defense Platform ODA-142 Cairo. There, it was issued to Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 .
At the time of the exercise, Maria had decided to retire with the plan of starting a family.
In Halo: The Fall of Reach, just as twentysix of the remaining twentynine SPARTAN-IIs are informed of their new mission to bring a Prophet to Earth for interrogation and ending the Human-Covenant War, it is said that in the last ten years, there had only been three KIA Spartans and one too wounded to continue active duty. It's possible that Maria is the wounded Spartan, and that her injuries were repaired; or that they were only a cover story. However, that raises questions as to why she'd risk her cover for an armor test. It is also possible that she was too wounded for active duty, as stated by Dr. Halsey, and she merely recovered enough to test the Mk VI MJOLNIR armor, or she just didn't recover in time for the debriefing.
|Class-I||René-005 • Jai-006 • Li-008 • Kirk-018 • Daisy-023 • Joshua-029 • Vinh-030 • Samuel-034 • Isaac-039 • Douglas-042 • William-043 • Anton-044 • Keiichi-047 • Kurt-051 • Jorge-052 • Linda-058 • Malcolm-059 • Maria-062 • Soren-066 • Solomon-069 • Cassandra-075 • Arthur-079 • Fhajad-084 • Kelly-087 • Jerome-092 • Grace-093 • Frederic-104 • Adriana-111 • John-117 • Joseph-122 • Alice-130 • Cal-141 • Ralph-303 • James • Mike • Randall • Sheila • Unnamed (Halo Wars) • Unnamed (Reach) • Black-One • Black-Two • Black-Three • Black-Four|
|Non-canon||SPARTAN-1337 • Nicole-458|
|Release date||Unknown edit|
|Quest NPC?||The Fremennik Isles|
|Location||Rellekka docks / Neitiznot dock|
|Notable features||Sails players between Rellekka and Neitiznot|
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After the evacuation of Yavin 4 and Ghorin's treachery, Maria received the stolen cargo from Ghorin's CR90 corvette Halifax and his captured Y-wings during Operation Grain Snatch. Maria also assisted the protection of a Leafar convoy while attacked by the Empire.
Alongside the Yali, the Maria was one of the last Rebel starships to depart for Echo Base on Hoth. The two cruisers were attacked by Imperial frigates Fear, Hate, Fury and Spite but they both made it to hyperspace after destroying the frigates.
Maria was againts Heitmann when he wanted to expell her students. She became worry about Yusei dueling Heitmann knowing how strong his Deck is, but Akiza assured here Yusei could win
In episode 77, she introduces Luciano as a new transfer student. Luciano disguises himself as Maria, to trick Leo into waiting for 'her' after school. When the Real Maria saw Leo waiting an the class room she asked him what he was still doing at school and really should go home.
|Main||Akiza (Aki) • Bruno • Carly • Crow • Goodwin • Jack • Kalin (Kiryu) • Leo (Lua) • Luna (Luca) • Roman (Rudger) • Yusei|
|Supporting||Blister (Saiga) • Blitz (Nerve) • Dark Glass • Devack (Demak) • Dexter (Tenpei) • Dr. Fudo • Greiger (Bommer) • Jose • Lazar (Yeager) • Lucciano • Mina (Mikage) • Misty • Mizoguchi • Nervin (Blitz) • Placido • Rally • Regulus • Sayer (Divine) • Sherry • Tank (Taka) • Tanner (Himuro) • Torunka • Trudge (Ushio) • Yanagi • Zeman • Zigzix (Akutsu)|
|Minor||Aero (Yuji) • Alex (Aoyama) • Angela • Annie • Armstrong (Takasu) • Bolger • Frank • Grady (Dick) • Hanson • Hideo • Itokawa • Hunter (Enjo) • Jesse Wheeler • Kate • Koda (Kodo) • Larry • Lenny (Uryu) • Lug • Martha • Max • MC • Micchan • Mrs. Fudo • Pitts • Randsborg (Jill deLauncebeaux) • Schmitt • Setsuko • Shira • Shun • Taka (Takuya) • Toby|