Melissa Barrera Biography
Melissa Barrera is a famous Mexican actress and singer who rose to fame for her roles in the television soap opera, Siempre tuya Acapulco (2013), Tanto Amor( 2015), and Club de Cuervos (2017). Prior, Melissa also appeared in the horror movie, Scream (2022), Scream 6 (2023), and in the drama series, “Vida” from 2018 to 2020 which has gained her worldwide recognition.
Barrera was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. She went to school at the American School Foundation of Monterrey. After that, she studied musical theatre at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Melissa began her career while she was in school. She took part in various musicals organized in the school including musical productions of Grease, Aida, and Footloose. After that in 2011 she was part of a reality show called La Academia where she showed off her talent for singing
In addition, she was part of the duet Melissa and Sebastian, with whom she recorded her first album. Two years later, she recorded a song “Volver a caer” alongside the Mexican singer Kalimba, for her telenovela Tanto Amor. As an actress, her first film to appear was while she was at college in the film L for Leisure. Barrera was cast in two telenovelas, La mujer de Judas and La otra cara del alma. In this telenovela, she earned great reviews for her acting abilities and earned her first lead in a telenovela as Olvido in ‘Siempre Tuya Acapulco.’ This became her big break as she positioned herself as one of the fresh new faces of Mexican television and the show became one of the most successful and beloved stories in over 20 countries.
Moreover, Mellissa also 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. After that, she decided to enter the film industry where she was seen in the fifth Scream film, a film directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. The film was to premiere on January 14, 2022. In 2021, Barrera 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. It was an impressive showcase of Barrera’s talents, which gave her a wide range of emotions to move through.
Most recently, she starred in Keep Breathing, a six-episode survival drama released on Netflix on 28 June 2022. That same year, Barrera appeared in the title role in the film musical Carmen directed by Benjamin Millepied. The film was to premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.
Melissa Barrera Age
Melissa is 32 years old as of 2023. She was born on July 4, 1990, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on July 4 annually.
Melissa Barrera Height/ Weight
Barrera stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall. She weighs 60 kilograms. Likewise, she has both brown eyes and hair color.
Melissa Barrera Spouse
Barrera is happily married to her longtime boyfriend and musical artist Paco Zazueta. The lovebird first met on the set of La Academia in 2011 and performed a rendition of Enrique Iglesias. Shortly, they began dating and later they announced their engagement in June 2017. Melissa and her husband exchanged vows in February 2019. The couple does not have any children together.
Melissa Barrera Family
Melissa was born and brought up in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She is the daughter of Tomás Gerardo Barrera Tames and Rosana María Martínez García. She also has three siblings, their names are not known.
Melissa Barrera’s Net Worth
Barrera’s net worth is estimated to be around $ 2 million -$ 7 million dollars. She has acquired such amassed wealth from her career as an actress.