Melissa Barrera Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Siblings, Height, Instagram, Films, Wiki, Spouse 

Posted By Gift Nworie March 9, 2024

Melissa Barrera Martínez, a renowned Mexican actress, has gained fame for her captivating performances in various telenovelas, including Siempre tuya Acapulco (2013), Tanto Amor (2015), and Club de Cuervos (2017). 

However, her talent has transcended borders as she is widely recognized for portraying the character of Sam Carpenter in the thrilling slasher films Scream (2022) and Scream VI (2023)

Additionally, Melissa has left a lasting impression on television and the big screen with her roles in the Starz series Vida (2018–2020) and the highly acclaimed musical film In the Heights (2021).


  • Full Name: Melissa Barrera Martínez
  • Stage Name: Melissa Barrera
  • Born: July 4 1990
  • Age: 33 years
  • Birthplace:Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.  
  • Nationality: Mexican 
  • Occupation: Mexican actress
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Parents: Rossana Martínez and Tomas Barrera
  • Siblings: 3
  • Spouse: Paco Zazueta
  • Children: none
  • Relationship: married
  • Net Worth: $7 million 

Early Life And Education

 Melissa Barrera, a talented Mexican actress and singer, came to this world on July 4, 1990, in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. She was blessed to be the eldest of her parents’ four daughters, Tomás Gerardo Barrera Tames and Rosana Maria Martinez García

Unfortunately, no details regarding her siblings are available. Melissa’s passion for performing arts led her to pursue a degree in musical theatre at the renowned New York University Tisch School of the Arts.


Barrera’s journey in the entertainment industry started with her involvement in musical theatre, where she showcased her talent in well-known productions such as Footloose, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Aida.

Her passion for performing led her to participate in the Mexican reality show La Academia 2011. The following year marked her debut in telenovelas with her appearance in La Mujer de Judas. Building on this success, Barrera secured leading roles in Siempre Tuya Acapulco and Tanto Amor.

Barrera’s portrayal of Lyn, the main character in Starz drama series Vida, earned her critical acclaim in 2017. The show garnered praise for its LGBTQ representation and emphasis on Latinx narratives. As a result of her outstanding performance, Barrera received two Imagen Award nominations for her role in the series.

In 2021, Barrera brilliantly portrayed Vanessa’s character in the musical movie In the Heights, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. This film garnered critical acclaim and commercial success, and Barrera received further recognition for her exceptional performance. 

Social Media

  • Instagram account: @melissabarreram
  • Twitter account: @melissabarreram, 

Personal Life

 Melissa Barrera has been dating musician and producer Paco Zaper since 2017. The couple has frequently been spotted together at various red-carpet events, and their presence on social media further confirms their bond. However, it is worth noting that Melissa and Paco have not tied the knot yet and do not have any offspring.


  • Scream VI
  •  Bed Rest
  •  Carmen
  •  Scream
  •  In the Heights
  •  All the World Is Sleeping
  • Sacúdete las penas
  •  Dos Veces Tú
  •  Manual de principiantes para ser presidente
  • El Hotel
  •  L for Leisure

Net Worth

 Melissa Barrera, a talented Mexican actress and singer, has achieved a remarkable net worth of $5 million. She has gained recognition throughout her career for her exceptional performances in various projects. 

Notably, she captivated audiences with her roles in the popular Mexican telenovela Siempre Tuya Acapulco in 2013 and the American TV series Scream from 2015 to 2016. 

Furthermore, Melissa showcased her versatile talents in the 2021 American horror film In the Heights. She has also demonstrated her vocal prowess as a member of the band La Academia Academia.

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