María Gabriela de Faría

María Gabriela de Faría Chacón (born 11 September 1992), is a Venezuelan actress and singer of Portuguese descent[1] known for her work in South American television series. Appearing most frequently in Nickelodeon shows, she has starred as Isabela "Isa" Pasquali in Isa TKM,[2] as Mia Novoa in Grachi, and as Franky Andrade in Yo soy Franky. In 2019 she starred in Deadly Class as Maria Salazar, and in A Very Moody Christmas as Cora.

María Gabriela de Faría
Faría in 2018
Born11 September 1992 (1992-09-11) (age 31)
Occupation(s)Actress, singer
Years active2002–present
(m. 2020)

In 2023, de Faría was cast as Angela Spica / The Engineer in the upcoming DC Universe franchise. In January 2020, de Faría Chacón married Venezuelan actor Christian McGaffney.



Faría began her acting career with the Venezuelan telenovela Ser bonita no basta, the teen drama Túkiti, crecí de una, and the soap opera Toda una dama. In 2007, she was a co-host of the children's program La merienda from RCTV.[citation needed] In 2009, at the age of 17, she became a teen idol for starring as Isabella "Isa" Pasquali in Nickelodeon Latin America's Isa TKM and its sequel Isa TK+, for which she also recorded music.[3]

Her first major film, El paseo 2, with John Leguizamo, was released in December 2012. Her second film (and first in English), was Crossing Point. In 2012, de Faría participated on an album by P9, which was recorded in the United States. In 2013, she appeared in La virgen de la calle as Juana Pérez, with Juan Pablo Llano as Mauricio Vega.

In November 2023, Faría was announced as Angela Spica / The Engineer, a member of the team The Authority, in the upcoming DC Studios film Superman from director James Gunn.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 El paseo 2 Natalia Calvo
2016 Pacifico Erika
2016 Crossing Point Olivia Durán
2018 Plan V Fernanda
2019 The Exorcism of God Esperanza
2020 R#J Nancy
2025 Superman Angela Spica / The Engineer Filming
Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Trapos íntimos María Lobo Andueza Recurring role
2003 La señora de Cárdenas Television film
2005 Ser bonita no basta Andreína Márquez Recurring role
2006 Túkiti, crecí de una Wendy Lead role
2007 Toda una dama Helena Trujillo Laya Co-lead role
2008–2009 Isa TKM Isabella "Isa" Pasquali Lead role
2009–2010 Isa TK+ Isabella "Isa" Pasquali Lead role
2011–2013 Grachi Mia Novoa Co-lead role
2014 La virgen de la calle Juana Pérez Lead role
2015–2016 Yo soy Franky Franky Andrade Lead role
2017 Vikki RPM Francesca Ortíz Recurring role
2018 Besieged Zaita Lead role
2019 Deadly Class Maria Salazar Main role
2019-2021 The Moodys Cora Guest Starring
Year Award Entity Award Status
2020 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Inspiration of the Year Nomination
2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (US) Favorite Latin Star Nomination
2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Favorite Actress ("Yo Soy Franky") Winner
2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Favorite Series ("Yo Soy Franky") Winner
2015 Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Star ("Yo Soy Franky") Nomination
2013 Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Villain ("Grachi") Winner
2012 Kids' Choice Awards (Mexico & Arg) Favorite Villain ("Grachi") Nomination


  1. ^ Venezuela, Correio de (22 May 2016). "María Gabriela De Faría: a luso-venezuelana que conquista a América Latina | Correio de Venezuela PORTUGUÉS" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 8 February 2023. Retrieved 23 May 2023.
  2. ^ Caramnica, Jon (30 June 2009). "The Gloomy, Cocky and Traditional". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  3. ^ Aranaga, Mario (27 December 2009). "María Gabriela De Faría". Estampas (in Spanish). El Nacional. Archived from the original on 31 December 2009. Retrieved 26 April 2024.
  4. ^ Grobar, Matt (15 November 2023). "'Superman: Legacy' Sets María Gabriela De Faría To Play Villain The Engineer". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 15 November 2023. Retrieved 15 November 2023.