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      Melissa Barrera

      Melissa Barrera

      Highest Rated: 100% All the World Is Sleeping (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 62% Carmen (2022)

      Birthday: Jul 4, 1990

      Birthplace: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

      Melissa Barrera was a Mexican actress and singer who made a name for herself in the telenovela scene before breaking through to international TV audiences. Born on July 4, 1990 in Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Barrera first became interested in performing while attending the American School Foundation of Monterey, where she performed in school musical productions of "Grease," "Footloose," and "Aida." While studying acting at NYU, Barrera made her film debut in "L For Leisure" (2010). In 2011, she appeared on the Mexican reality competition series "La Academia" (TV Azteca, 2002-), where she wowed the judges with her singing skills. This lead to Barrera's participation in two telenovelas, "La mujer de Judas" (TV Azteca, 2012-2013) and "La otra cara del alma" (Azteca Trece, 2012-2013). In 2014, she obtained her first telenovela starring role, in "Siempre tuya Acapulco" (TV Azteca, 2014), and then went on to star in "Tantor amor" (TV Azteca, 2015), the final telenovela produced by Azteca. Barrera next appeared in a number of Spanish-language films, including "Manual de principiantes para ser presidente" (2016), "El Hotel" (2016), "Sacúdete Las Penas" (2017), and "Prima" (2017). English language television next came calling, when Barrera was cast as a co-lead on the drama series "Vida" (Starz, 2018-).

      Highest rated movies

      All the World Is Sleeping In the Heights Abigail
      Your Monster
      Scream VI Scream Carmen

      Photos

      Melissa Barrera Mesissa Barrera at arrivals for VIDA Premiere, Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 14, Los Angeles, CA May 20, 2019. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Melissa Barrera at arrivals for Television Academy Foundation 39th College Television Awards, Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center, Los Angeles, CA March 16, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Melissa Barrera at arrivals for 2019 Starz Winter TCA Event, the 71Above, Los Angeles, CA February 12, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      83% 85% Abigail Joey (Character) $24.8M 2024
      80% No Score Yet Your Monster Unknown (Character) - 2024
      76% 91% Scream VI Sam Carpenter (Character) $108.1M 2023
      62% 64% Carmen Carmen (Character) $103.4K 2022
      76% 82% Scream Sam Carpenter (Character) $81.6M 2022
      No Score Yet 14% Bed Rest Julie Rivers (Character),
      Producer
      - 2022
      100% 93% All the World Is Sleeping Chama (Character) - 2021
      94% 94% In the Heights Vanessa (Character) $29.9M 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Times You Daniela/Tania's Cousin (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sacúdete las penas Luisa (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hotel Karina (Character) - 2016

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 62% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2023
      No Score Yet 31% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2022-2023
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2023
      53% 37% Keep Breathing Liv (Character) 2022
      100% 83% Vida Lyn (Character) 2018-2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018