Melissa Barrera - Bio, Net Worth, Age, Husband, Family, Height, Facts

Melissa Barrera

Facts About Melissa Barrera

Celebrated Name Melissa Barrera
Age 32 Years Old
Nick Name Melissa Barrera
Birth Name Melissa Barrera Martínez
Birth Date 1990-07-04
Gender Female
Profession Actress , Singer
Birth Nation Mexico
Place Of Birth Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Nationality Mexican
Ethnicity Hispanic
Father Tomas Barrera
Mother Rossana Martinez
University New York University
Net Worth $2 Million
Salary $500K-$1 Million
Source of Wealth Acting Career
Marital Status Married
Husband Paco Zazueta
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 m
Weight 55 KG
Body Measurement 35-25-35 in.
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Slim
Links Wikipedia Instagram

Melissa Barrera is a famous Mexican actress and singer who is famous for her roles in the television soap opera, "Siempre tuya Acapulco" in 2013, "Tanto Amor" in 2015, and the series, "Club de Cuervos" in 2017. She has also appeared in the horror movie, "Scream" in 2022, "Scream 6" (2023), and in the drama series, "Vida" from 2018 to 2020 which has gained her worldwide recognition. In April 2019, Melissa was selected for the starring role of Vanessa in the 2020 movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s musical titled "In the Heights". In 2013, she was a part of the singing duo Melissa y Sebastian through which she released her first album. She began getting attracted to the theater during her middle school years when she participated in school plays such as The Wizard of Oz, Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Aida. Her professional career began when she starred in the lead role of Julieta in the Mexican production of Romeo y Julieta, while she was in her last year of high school. She then acted in a regional production of the play Footloose in the lead role of Ariel before leaving for college. While she was at New York University, Melissa participated in theatre productions such as Sweet Charity and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. In 2011, just after leaving university, she was selected to participate in the Mexican reality talent musical show La Academia where she received a lot of recognition for her singing skills. By the end of 2011, she landed an acting role in a TV Azteca telenovela titled La Mujer de Judas.  

What is Melissa Barrera Known For?

  • Melissa Barrera is an actress and singer
  • Known for his work in the Mexican telenovela "Siempre Tuya Acapulco" (2013).

Where is Melissa Barrera From?

Melissa Barrera was born with the birth name of Melissa Barrera Martínez on 4th July 1990. She is from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She holds Mexican nationality whereas her ethnicity is Hispanic. Her present age is 32 as of 2022. Cancer is her birth zodiac sign. Her father, Tomas Barrera is a film producer and her mother's name is Rossana Martinez. She has 3 younger sisters. She went to New York University Tisch School of the Arts and studied at the American School Foundation of Monterrey. She then auditioned for and was selected, in 2009, for the Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21) which is a part of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU). 

How was the Career of Melissa Barrera?

  • While attending the American School of Foundation of Monterrey, she appeared in the school's musical productions including Grease, Aida, and Footloose. 
  • Her television debut was on the Mexican reality show La Academia in 2011. 
  • In 2013, she was part of the duet Melissa y Sebastian, with whom she recorded her first album and had her first top ten radio hit with their debut single "Mamma Maria", a cover of Ricchi e Poveri's song from the 1980s.
  • Later, she recorded the theme song "Volver a caer" in 2015 alongside the Mexican singer Kalimba, for her telenovela "Tanto amor". 
  • In 2010, she participated in the film "L for Leisure".
  • In 2012, she participated in two telenovelas, La mujer de Judas and La otra cara del alma.
  • Next, she starred in the telenovela "Siempre tuya Acapulco" in 2014.
  • After a year, she starred in the last telenovela produced by TV Azteca, "Tanto amor".
  • She was cast in the lead role of Lyn on the Starz drama series "Vida" in 2018.
  • She was cast as Sam Carpenter in the fifth "Scream" film in August 2020. The film was released on 14 January 2022.


  • After that, she starred as Vanessa, an aspiring fashion designer and love interest of the narrator, Usnavi, in the Jon M. Chu directed musical film "In the Heights" in 2021.
  • In November 2019, she was cast in a musical film adaptation of the Frank Wildhorn musical based on the novella "Carmen".

What is Melissa Barrera's Net Worth?

Melissa Barrera is a renowned actress who has made her role in the telenovelas Siempre tuya Acapulco (2013), Tanto amor (2015), and the Netflix-produced series Club de Cuervos (2017). Appearing in films and TV series, she has accumulated a net worth of $2 Million as of 2022. Her annual salary is around $500K-$1 Million at present. She is living a lavish lifestyle at present. 

Who is Melissa Barrera's Husband?

Melissa Barrera is a married woman. She married happily to her husband, Paco Zazueta, a Mexican singer. The couple officially got married in February 2019. Firstly, the couple met on the sets of the reality show, ‘La Academia in 2011 and started dating at the end of the same year. The couple does not have any children together. Her sexual orietnation is straight. 

Melissa Barrera and her husband, Paco Zazueta

Melissa Barrera Height and Weight

Melissa Barrera stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 m. Her body weight consists of around 55 Kg or 121 lbs. Her body measurement is 35-25-35 in. She has beautiful fair skin with brown colored hair and eyes of the same color. She has an affable smile and a lean physique. Her eyebrows are arched. She has long hair. Her body type is slim. She has got a healthy body as of now. 

Trivias About Melissa Barrera You Need To Know.

  • In 2015, she performed the theme song titled Volver a caer for the telenovela Tanto Amor, where she played the lead role of Mía González.
  • For portraying the character of Maria in the hit Spanish musical Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar, Melissa won the “Revelation in Theatre” award from the Agrupación de Periodistas Teatrales (APT) and the “Female Revelation in a Musical” award from the Agrupación de Críticos y Periodistas de Teatro (ACPT).
  • Her first top 10 radio hit came with her very first single titled Mamma Maria, as a part of the singing duo Melissa y Sebastian.
  • Melissa Barrera Martínez is her born name.