Mexican actress and singer Melissa Barrera is best known for her roles in the telenovelas Siempre Tuya Acapulco (2013) and Tanto Amor (2015). She carried her acting and musical career side by side and achieved success in both fields. Having already conquered Mexican television, Melissa has set her sights on Hollywood and is thrilling the audiences with her impeccable role in Vida.
How Much Is Melissa Barrera’s Net Worth?
The Mexican telenovelas actress makes protruding portion her net worth from her acting profession as well as singing. In 2014, she bagged her first role in the telenovela ‘Siempre Tuya Acapulco.’
Melissa’s worth in the industry has been increasing over time as she is also one of the fans beloved actress. She was cast as one of the leads in the new Starz show called Vida, which premiered on 6 May 2018. She portrayed the lead role of Lyn along with Mishel Prada who played the role of Emma. The show, which created a lot of buzzes since its premiere, also stars Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda, Maria Elena Laas and Anthony De La Torre in the engaging plot.
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Melissa began her professional career during her last year of high school when she played the part of Julieta of Mexican production of ‘Romeo y Julieta.’ After that, she also acted in a regional production of ‘Footloose.’ Her television debut was on the Mexican reality show La academia in 2011, where she displayed her talent for singing.
In 2012, she played in two telenovelas, La Mujer de Judas and La Otra Cara del alma. In 2013, she recorded her first musical album and had her first top ten radio hit single ‘Mamma Maria.’ In 2015, she starred in the telenovela Tantor Amor and also recorded the theme song ‘Volver a Caer’ herself for the film. Recently, she burned up the cover of Maxim Mexico, for their Latin American counterparts December/January issue.
Melissa Barrera On-Screen High School Lover In Vida
In the Starz series Vida, Melissa highlighted as Lyn had an estranged relationship with her sister Emma. The siblings returned to Los Angeles after the sudden death of their mother, Vida. After moving to LA, Lyn became eager to reunite with her high school lover Johnny. Meanwhile, Johnny created discussions after he revealed to Emma that her mother Vida was married to Eddy.
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Lyn arrives towards her crush Johnny, who revealed that he was going to become a father with his fiancé and told Lyn to stay away from him. However, they had sex and Lyn's estranged sister witnessed their activity. The series mostly focuses on the character development and shocking truth of their mother.
The character of Melissa's on-screen lover was portrayed by the actor Carlos Miranda. The story of Vida sets upon a community and has a lot of stereotypes contend and the burden of representation. Melissa affirms that the stories and the voices have become the center of a story despite being stereotyped.
Romantic Relationship With Boyfriend
Melissa Barrera not only has a successful professional life, but she is also truly blessed with love in her life. Yes, Melissa has a boyfriend named Paco Zazueta whom she is dating for more than six years. She frequently shares a picture with him on her Instagram with romantic captions.
In September 2017, Melissa shared a picture with her boyfriend on her Instagram stating;
‘6 down, a lifetime to go ?? te amo tanto @paco_zazueta.’
The couple is possibly engaged as her boyfriend shared an image with Melissa mentioning her as his fiancé on Twitter back in August 2017. Melissa was even spotted wearing a ring in her neck in the photo.
Melissa with her boyfriend, Paco Zazueta on 13 August 2017 ( Photo: Paco’s Twitter)
In March 2018, she enjoyed her time with her boyfriend in Disneyland and shared a lovely picture on her Instagram saying that the happiest place on earth for her is wherever her man is.
Melissa undoubtedly shares a romantic relationship with her boyfriend. Melissa and Paco might be engaged, but they are yet to get married and share a husband-wife relationship.
Melissa’s Picture-Perfect Family
Melissa shares an equal affectionate relationship with her family members. In 2012, she mentioned her father in her tweet reflecting the love and affection she has for him. She even shared a picture with him on her Instagram in April 2016 wishing him a happy birthday.
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She is also close to her mother and sister. Recently in December 2017, she posted a photo of her spending quality time with them on her Instagram. Melissa is also so in love with her aunt who is a second mom to her. Lately, in February, she shared an Instagram post for her aunt wishing her a beautiful happy birthday.
Melissa Barrera, age 27, was born on 4 July 1990 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to parents Rosana Maria Martínez Garcia and Tomas Gerardo Barrera Tames with the birth name Melissa Barrera Martínez. Mexican actress stands at the perfect height of 1.70 meters (5' 7''). She belongs to Mexican (Latin-American) ethnicity.
As per wiki, she attended the American School Foundation of Monterrey. She left her study from New York University when she was selected to participate in the Mexican reality show ‘La Academia.’