Sonia Manzano Moves Off Sesame Street
Sonia Manzano is retiring from "Sesame Street" after 45 years. Her contributions to the show extend beyond her character, Maria.By Lexie Hammesfahr | July 2, 2015
So essentially, if you're a parent, under 50, or were a child, you know her.
Manzano literally grew up on the show. She has played the character Maria since 1971 — making her one of the first Hispanics on television.