Melissa Barrera Biography | Net Worth, TV Shows, Movies

In this article, you will see the biography of Melissa Barrera including his net worth, TV shows, movies, and much more detailed information.

Melissa Barrera Martínez popularly known as Melissa Barrera is a Mexican actress and singer. She became well-known for playing the title character in the Starz drama series “Vida” (2018–2020).

She also played Sam Carpenter in the slasher horror movie “Scream” and Vanessa in the musical drama “In the Heights.” In “Scream 6,” she will take on the same role (2023).

Biography of Melissa Barrera:

Melissa Barrera Biography

Short Information

  • Known As – Melissa Barrera
  • Current Age – 32 years old
  • Birthdate – 4 July 1990
  • Profession – Actress and Singer.

Personal Information

  • BirthName – Melissa Barrera Martinez
  • Known As – Melissa Barrera
  • Date of Birth – 4 July 1990
  • Current Age – 32 years old
  • Birth Place – Monterrey, Nuevo Lean, Mexico
  • Hometown – Monterrey, Nuevo Lean, Mexico
  • Profession – Actress and Singer.
  • Zodiac Sign – Cancer
  • Religion – Christianity
  • Nationality – Mexican

Physical Stats

  • Height – In meters – 1.7 m, In centimeters – 170 cm, In feet and inches – 5 feet and 7 inches
  • Weight – In kilograms – 60 kg, In pounds – 132 lbs
  • Body Dimension – Breast – 35 inches, Waist – 25 inches, Hips – 35 inches
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Hair Color – Brown

Education | Qualification

  • School – American School Foundation of Monterrey
  • College – New York University
  • Qualification – Graduate

Family | Relative

  • Father – Toms Gerardo Barrera Tames
  • Mother – Rosana Maria Martinez Garca
  • Brother – N/A
  • Sister – Regina Barrera, Mayelah Barrera and Rossana Barrera
  • Son – N/A
  • Daughter – N/A
  • Boyfriend – N/A
  • Husband – Paco Zazueta

Relationship Status

  • Husband – Paco Zazuet

Estimated Net Worth of Melissa Barrera

Melissa Barrera Networth
  • Total net worth – $2 Million
  • Car Collection – N/A
  • Bike Collection – N/A


  • New York
  • Los Angeles 


  • She attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts to study theater.
  • She knows to play Guitar.
  • She has 3 houses one in Mexico, one in New York, and one in Los Angeles.
  • She has a boyfriend named Paco Zazueta.

Music Video

  • Say Less (2021)

Music Career

She took singing lessons at the American School for Foreigners and appeared in musical productions of Footloose, Aida, and Grease.

Her broadcast debut was in 2011 on the Mexican reality program “La Academia.”

She joined the duo Melissa y Sebastian in 2013, with whom she co-wrote her debut album and scored her first top 10 radio smash with the duo’s lead track, “Mamma Maria.”


  • All the World Is Sleeping (2021)
  • In the Heights (2021)
  • Scream (2022)
  • L for Leisure (2014)
  • Sacudete Las Penas (2018)
  • Dos Veces Tú (2018)
  • El Hotel (2016)
  • Manual de principiantes para ser presidente (2016)
  • Scream 6 (2023)
  • Carmen (TBA)

Acting Career

She appeared in the movie “L for Leisure” in 2010 while still a student at New York University. In 2018, Barrera was chosen to play Lyn, the title character in the Starz drama series “Vida.”

She was given her first lead role in the telenovela “Siempre tuya Acapulco” in 2014.

Barrera played Sam Carpenter in the fifth “Scream” film. The movie is called “Scream 5” and was released on 14 January 2022.

Barrera played Vanessa in the 2021 musical film “In the Heights,” which was adapted from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s theatrical production and was directed by Jon M. Chu.

The movie received a lot of positive reviews, and Monica Castillo of “The Wrap” praised her performance. “Vanessa’s upbeat salsa anthem, ‘It Won’t Be Long Now,’ is perhaps one of the more underrated sequences,” she said.

Barrera was chosen to play “Carmen” in a musical film adaptation of the Frank Wildhorn musical that was released in November 2019.

French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied will make his directorial debut with this movie. Barrera will portray Carmen’s title character.

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Television Shows

  • Club de Cuervos (2015– )
  • Tanto Amor (2015–2016)
  • La Mujer de Judas (2012)
  • Vida (2018–2020)
  • Siempre tuya Acapulco (2014– )
  • La otra cara del Alma (2012–2013)
  • Perseguidos (2016–2017)
  • Acting for a Cause (2020– )

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Awards | Achievements

  • Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards: Best Actress (2021)
  • Hollywood Music In Media Awards: Song – Onscreen Performance (2021)
  • Imagen Foundation Awards: Best Actress – Television (Comedy) (2021)
  • Satellite Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy, or Musical (2022)
  • Women Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Screen Couple (2021)

Favorite Things:-

  • Favorite Sport – Basketball
  • Favorite Actress – Rita Moreno
  • Favorite Adventure Sports – Rock Climbing, Water skiing
  • Favorite Skincare Brand – Osea
  • Favorite Movie Genre – Musicals
  • Favorite Cuisine – Mexican
  • Favorite Snack – Tacos
  • Favorite Movie – West Side Story (1961) 

Social Accounts

Frequently Asked Question

Q.1 What is the net worth of Melissa Barrera?

Ans: Melissa Barrera’s net worth is to be estimated at around $2 million.

Q.2 What is the real name of Melissa Barrera?

Ans: The full name of Melissa Barrera is Melissa Barrera Martnez.

Q.3 Who is Melissa Barrera’s father?

Ans: Thomas Barrera is the father of Melissa Barrera.

Q.4 Where did Melissa Barrera go to high school?

Ans: The American School Foundation of Monterrey was where Melissa Barrera went to school.

Q.5 Is Melissa Barrera in a relationship?

Ans: Yes, Melissa Barrera is in a relationship with Paco Zazueta.

Q.6  What are Melissa Barrera’s forthcoming projects?

Ans: “Carmen” and “Scream 6” are the upcoming projects of Melissa Barrera.