Maria is Pedro's oldest daughter, who was supposed to marry well and carry on the family's noble legacy. But Maria had other plans for herself. She fled to New York City in her early twenties to study art, and immerse herself in the bohemian culture of lower Manhattan. When she returns to South Texas, she reconnects with her childhood acquaintance, Pete McCullough; and together they become complicit in some of the region's escalating violence. These shared experiences will bring Pete and Maria closer together over the course of the series.
Born in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, Paola began her acting career on stage at age twelve in various theater presentations. In 1999, she moved to Mexico City and entered into one of the best acting schools in the country. In 2003, Nunez made her television debut in the successful and critically acclaimed TV show Amor En Custodia, which still holds the record for longest running TV series in Mexico with 280 episodes. Nunez is also well known for her starring roles in films like Los Inadaptados, Dariela Los Martes and the critically acclaimed Mexican Gangster which won the Ariel for best movie in 2015. On stage, she has starred in productions of The Graduate and Women Wearing the Same Dress, among others.