Melissa Barrera

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Melissa Barrera - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Melissa Barrera began her journey as an actress during her school years. She only started venturing onto the screen in 2012 with the TV series La otra cara del Alma.

She was additionally featured in numerous TV series projects like La Mujer de Judas (2012) Tanto Amor (2015), Club de Cuervos (2017), Vida (2018), and so on.

Besides acting on the small screen, she also acted in various movies like El Hotel (2016), In the Heights (2021), Dos Veces Tú (2018), Sacudete Las Penas (2018), and many others.

Since she has the talent to be a singer, she could also be seen contributing to the soundtracks for her own acting project, In The Heights (2021).

In 2021, she was chosen as Clinique Global Ambassador and received international acknowledgment for being a good representative of the Latinx community.

In the same year, she also modeled for a music video titled Say Less (2021) by Anthony Ramos, who is a fellow actor as well as a singer.

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  • Real Name: Melissa Barrera Martínez
  • Stage Name: Melissa Martínez
  • Also Known as: –
  • Nickname: Melissa
  • Birthday: July 4, 1990
  • Birthplace: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Height: 170 cm (5’7”)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: –
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Professions: Actress, Singer
  • Education: New York University Tisch School of the Art (Musical Theater)
  • Hobby: Playing the guitar
  • Parents: Rossana Maria Martínez Garcia (Mother), Tomás Gerardo Barrera (Father)
  • Siblings: Mayelah Barrera (Sister), Rossana Barrera (Sister), and Regina Barrera (Sister)
  • Husband: Paco Zazueta (Married 2019 – )
  • Facebook: Melissa Barrera Official
  • Twitter: @MelissaBarreraM
  • Instagram: @melissabarreram
  • TikTok: @melissabarreram
  • YouTube: –


  • Melissa has three younger sisters who are all singers.
  • She left her homeland and moved to New York to study Musical Theater when she was 18 years old.
  • Melissa was born and raised in a religious and conservative area in Mexico.
  • She can sing and play the guitar.
  • Melissa’s dream was to act on Broadway.
  • She has a good fashion sense.
  • Melissa has three houses in Mexico, New York, and Los Angeles.
  • After graduating from university, she wanted to act right away, but she could not because she had to fly back to Mexico due to her citizenship.
  • She was interested in acting ever since she auditioned for a role in middle school.
  • Melissa wants to break stereotypes as a Latina actress with her performance.
  • Her husband, Paco Zazueta, is her rival on the Mexican reality TV show La Academia (2011).
  • She has two pet dogs.
  • Melissa likes working out.
  • She idolizes Mexican actress María Félix.
  • Melissa originally wanted to become a pop star.
  • Her ideal type is…
  • Her net worth is around $2 million.

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  • Carmen (TBA), as Carmen
  • Scream 6 (2023), as Samantha ‘Sam’ Carpenter
  • Bed Rest (2022), as Julie Rivers and the producer
  • Scream (2022), as Samantha ‘Sam’ Carpenter
  • All the World Is Sleeping (2021), as Chama
  • In the Heights (2021), as Vanessa
  • Dos Veces Tú (2018), as Daniela Cohen
  • Sacudete Las Penas (2018), as Luisa Martin Del Campo
  • El Hotel (2016), as Karina
  • Manual de principiantes para ser presidente (2016), as Brisa Carreiro
  • L for Leisure (2014), as Kennedy

TV Series

  • Keep Breathing (Netflix | 2022), as Liv
  • Acting for a Cause (YouTube | 2020), as Elizabeth Bennet
  • Vida (Starz | 2018), as Lyn
  • Club de Cuervos (Netflix | 2017), as Isabel Cantú
  • Perseguidos (Imagen Televisión | 2016), as Liliana Rincón
  • Tanto amor (El Trece | 2015), as Mía González
  • Siempre tuya Acapulco (Azteca | 2014), as Olvido Pérez
  • La mujer de Judas (Azteca | 2012), as Zulamita
  • La otra cara del Alma (Azteca | 2012), as Mariana Durán

TV Shows

  • Collider Ladies Night (YouTube | 2022), as a guest
  • The Drew Barrymore Show (Syndication | 2022), as a guest
  • The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC | 2022), as a guest
  • Entertainment Tonight (CBS | 2022), as a guest
  • The Early Rundown (Sky News | 2021), as a guest
  • IMDb Originals (YouTube | 2021), as a guest
  • GMA3: What You Need to Know (ABC | 2021), as a guest
  • Tamron Hall (ABC | 2021), as a guest
  • 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards (MTV | 2021), as the host
  • Sidewalks Entertainment (Syndicated | 2019), as a guest
  • The 49th Annual – Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards (YouTube | 2019), as a guest
  • Red Carpet Report (YouTube | 2019), as a guest
  • The Wendy Williams Show (BET | 2019), as a guest
  • Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC | 2018), as a guest
  • Celebrity Page (Reelz | 2018), as a guest
  • La academia (Azteca | 2011), as self

Music Video Appearances

  • Say Less (2021) – Anthony Ramos


  • 2022 Satellite Awards – Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) – In the Heights
  • 2021 Hollywood Critics Association – Best Actress – In the Heights
  • 2021 Imagen Awards – Best Actress (Television (Comedy)) – Vida

Melissa Barrera has appeared in a lot of hit and critically acclaimed TV series and movies. Hopefully, there would be more projects involving her in the future.


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