Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Maria Pride is a Welsh television actress who plays the recurring character of Debbie Jones in the Welsh Language soap opera Pobol y Cwm. She is a former pupil of Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen, near Pontypridd. In February 1999 she played the character of Cindy, the only female role in the premier of playwright Patrick Jones' play Everything Must Go, in association with The Manic Street Preachers, at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. She also played Triste in Jones' second play Unprotected Sex, also at The Sherman Theatre. In 2001, Maria won the BAFTA Cymru Best Actress Award for her role as Pauline in Care, the multi award winning drama written by former Tomorrow's World presenter Kieran Prendiville about child abuse in a Welsh children's home. Care was directed by Antonia Bird and starred Steven Mackintosh. In 2002, Maria starred in the Welsh Language drama Gwyfyn.