|Birth Day:||February 18, 1987|
|Birth Place:||Tokoroa, New Zealand|
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She attended Mount Albert Grammar School in Auckland.
Folau was born Solonaima Maria Tuta'ia in Tokoroa on 18 February 1987, the daughter of Fuisami Tuta'ia, a forestry worker, and his wife, Niukini, a homemaker, who in 1983 had moved to New Zealand from Samoa. She was named for her grandmothers, Solonaima and Malia, and she began using her middle name when she entered school as her teacher had difficulty pronouncing her first name. Maria Tuta'ia was an attendee of Lynfield College but in the final year of it, transferred to Mount Albert Grammar School. At MAGS, she became a captain of its first Premier Netball team, which under her command came fourth at the Upper North Island Secondary Schools tournament and New Zealand Secondary Schools' Championships respectively. In 2003, Folau was named in the New Zealand U21 squad and two years later she became part of the winning team that brought home the 2005 World Youth Cup from Miami. That year, she was called into the Silver Ferns team, making her on-court debut when the Ferns toured Jamaica.
Folau played domestic netball for the Auckland Diamonds during the National Bank Cup from 2005 to 2007. With the start of the ANZ Championship in 2008, she signed with the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic, partnering Irene van Dyk in the shooting circle. She played with the Magic for two years, before transferring back to Auckland to play with the Northern Mystics, starting in 2010.
In the 2010 ANZ Championship, Folau was the first and only player to be sent off during the match against the Swifts for persistent breaking. This send off happened in the last two minutes of the match and she took no further part in that match.
In 2014, Folau was inducted into the Mt. Albert Grammar School Hall of Fame.
Folau is married to the Tongan Australian rugby player Israel Folau. The two married in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales on 27 November 2017, in a private outdoor ceremony. She subsequently changed her last name from Tuta'ia to Folau.
In 2018 after playing for nine seasons with the Northern Mystics she joined the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the Australian Super Netball league for the 2019 season. Folau was the leading goalscorer for the Thunderbirds and won the club's best and fairest award, though she parted ways with the club at the end of the season.
In December 2019, Netball New Zealand announced that Folau had retired from domestic and international netball. She finished her career with 150 caps for the Silver Ferns, the second-most capped player for her nation behind Laura Langman.
Maria grew up in Tokoroa, New Zealand. Maria got engaged to Israel Folau in October 2016 and they later married.
Currently, Maria Tutaia is 35 years, 4 months and 7 days old. Maria Tutaia will celebrate 36th birthday on a Saturday 18th of February 2023. Below we countdown to Maria Tutaia upcoming birthday.