Melissa Barrera - Updated May 2024

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Melissa Barrera

Melissa Barrera is a well-recognized Mexican actress and singer. Melissa Barrera is seen in series like Club de Cuervos, Tanto Amor, and Scream.

Early life

On July 4, 1990, Melissa Barrera Martinez was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexican. As of now, she is just 33 years old her sun sign is Cancer, and holds Mexican nationality.

She was born to his father Tomas Barrera and her mother Rossana Martinez. Regarding her education, she went to New York University Tish School of the Arts.

Therefore, she attended the American School Foundation of Monterrey. Later on, she graduated from New York University and completed her studies.

Melissa Barrera

Caption: Melissa Barrera with her mother. Source: Instagram

Melissa Barrera – Personal life

Melissa is already happily married to her husband Paco Zazueta. Her husband Paco is a musical artist. In February 2019, the couple was officially married and tied the wedding knot.

In 2011, the couple first met on the sets of the reality show La Academia. Thus, they started dating in the same year and they do not have any children together as of now.

Melissa Barrera

Caption: Melissa Barrera with her husband. Source: Instagram

Melissa Barrera – Body measurement

Melissa Barrera is beautiful. She has a good height and her height is 5 feet 7 inches. Likewise, she has been maintaining her physique and her body weight is 55 kg.

In addition, her body dimensions are 35-25-35 inches. She has beautiful fair skin with brown eyes and brown hair color.


Melissa attended the American School Foundation of Monterrey. Thus, she appeared in the school’s musical productions including MUN’s Voices, Grease, Aida, and Footloose.

Likewise, in 2011, her television debut was on the Mexican reality show La Academia. During that time, she showed off her talent for singing.

Moreover, she was part of the duet Melissa and Sebastian, in 2013. She recorded her first album and had her first top-ten radio hit with their debut single “Mamma Maria”, with her.

Melissa Barrera

Caption: Melissa Barrera with her co-stars. Source: Getty Image

Besides that, she recorded the theme song “Volver a Caer” alongside the Mexican singer Kalimba, in 2015. And, it was for her telenovela, Tanto Amor. She participated in the film L for Leisure, during her college days in 2010.

In addition, she participated in a telenovela, La Mujer de Judas, in 2012. And, in the same years, she was seen in another telenovela La Otra Cara del Alma.

Fortunately, she got her first starring role in the telenovela Siempre tuya Acapulco, in 2014. Similarly, she starred in the last telenovela produced by TV Azteca, Tanto Amor, in 2015.

More about her career

Moreover, in the year 2018, she was cast in the lead role of Lyn on the Starz drama series Vida. Hence, she was cast as Sam Carpenter in the fifth Scream film, in August 2020.

Additionally, the film was directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Likewise, her film was released on 14 January 2022. In 2021, She played the role of Vanessa, in the film In the Heights.

Thus, her character was an aspiring fashion designer and the love interest of the narrator. Therefore, it was a Jon M. Chu-directed musical film and an adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s stage musical.

Thus, Monica Castillo of The Wrap praises her performance: “Vanessa’s upbeat salsa anthem, ‘It Won’t Be Long Now, is perhaps one of the more underrated sequences.

It’s an impressive showcase for Barrera’s talents, giving her a wide range of emotions to move through in one number and one of the few moments in the musical to belt out.”

Besides that, she was cast in a musical film adaptation of the Frank Wildhorn, Carmen, in November 2019. 

Melissa Barrera – Social Media

In her Instagram account named @Melissa Barreram, she has 597k followers. Similarly, on her Facebook account, she has 445k followers.

In August 2011, she joined Twitter with an account named @MellissaBarreraM which has 100.4k followers.