Maria Jessica Di Angelo
Joanna Garcia as Maria Di Angelo

First Appearance


Portrayed by

Joanna Garcia


Mom (by Bianca and Nico)




April 19th 1978
(age 30)


Nico Di Angelo (son)
Bianca Di Angelo (daughter)
Alessandra Di Angelo (mother)

Maria Di Angelo is a fictional character from the one of the core familes, the Di Angelo family in the fictional American teen drama Charleston Heights and is portrayed by Privileged actress Joanna Garcia.

Maria is introduced in the series as a strugging mentally abusive single mother who drives her daughter, Bianca to drinking and having one night stands with men (including schoolmates) which results in her daughter becoming pregnant and not knowing who the father is.


Maria Di Angelo was born on April 19th 1978 to single mother Alessandra Di Angelo who comes from a conservative Italian Roman-Catholic family. Maria seemingly followed in her mother's footsteps and became pregnant at the age of 15 by her high school sweetheart (Remember, Hades is not the father) and gave birth to fraternal twin children, Bianca and Nico on Christmas Day of 1993. After she gave birth, her mother kicked her out of the family home and Maria was forced to fend for her and her children on her own. She landed a decent job and got into a halfway and did her best to raise her children. Now at the age of 30 and working as an law-mandated attorney, Maria is wealthy but stressed out woman who takes her anger out on her children, mostly Bianca as a form of mental abuse and resorts to drinking as a way to cope with her pain.

Season 1