Shakira Barrera

Shakira Barrera

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Updated On January 18, 2022
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Shakira Barrera is a dancer as well as an actress. Shakira Barrera had risen to fame after she cast in the Season Two Renewal of Netflix’s GLOW.

Early life and Childhood

Shakira Barrera was born on 7th March 1990 in Englewood, New Jersey. As for now, her age is 31 years old and belongs to American nationality. Her parents are Nicaraguan-American. Shakira learned to dance since age three when her mother put her through dance training. She has Hispanic ancestry and she was raised by her single mother and her grandmother.

Her mother was a single, immigrant woman who had to leave her country behind to have the potential of a better life.

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Caption: Shakira Barrera’s childhood photo. Source: Instagram

Reflecting up her education, she had attended St. John The Evangelist School in Leonia and Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, where she studied theater. Then she also earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Rutgers University at Mason Gross School of Arts in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

When she’s not spending time with her mother and grandma, she takes them to Malibu, and she likes hanging out with her Jack Russell-Chihuahua mix dog Juja. Moreover, Shakira always did bergenPAC. She used to dance in the musicals there and in high school, she obviously did a lot of musicals and a lot of dance and theater training because her major was theater.


The prominent actress loves to eat Italian Cuisine and her favorite place is London. Similarly, her favorite actor is Robert Downey, Jr. and actress is Emma Stone. Furthermore, she loves to travel and do lots of shopping, as well as her favorite color is black.

Career and Professional life

Shakira had her first taste of the entertainment industry when she was in college. She was surprised on campus by The Coca-Cola Company announcing she was cast as a Fanta girl. That was when she was a 19-year old girl. She started working commercially when she was 19 and still at Rutgers. That was the first time ever she flew out to L.A.

Focusing on Shakira Barrera’s career, she had started the movie ‘Sketch Juice’ in 2014 in which she appeared as Shakira. In the year 2015, she had appeared as Sofia in ‘Superfast’. Moreover, in the year 2018, Barrera joined the cast of the television series GLOW. She played the role of Yolanda, aka Yo-Yo/Junkchain, a stripper, and a lesbian. She joined the cast when an original wrestler left.

Similarly, she and the rest of the cast got nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards in the category Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for GLOW in the year 2019. The show is also Netflix’s Emmy-nominated one.


  1. (In 2020 Short film): Kaya
  2. (In 2019 Short film, as Gabby): Deb
  3. (2019, as Detective LaSalle): What Breaks the Ice
  4. (2019 TV Film, as Lucy): Three Rivers
  5. (In 2019, as Guady): Blood Heist
  6. (2018 Short Film, as Marissa Perez): A Boxers Fight
  7. (2018, as KC): Armed
  8. (2017 Short Film, as Shakira): Electric Room
  9. (2015, as Sofia): Superfast!
  10. (2013 Short Film, as Coco): New Prey

TV Shows

  1. (2018, as Young Camila): Queen of the South
  2. (2018, as Yolanda): GLOW
  3. (2018, as Nina Delillo): Lethal Weapon
  4. (2017, as Angie): High & Mighty
  5. (2017, as Duke): uncool
  6. (2016, as Inez): Those Who Can’t
  7. (2016, as Britt Pickles): Bizaardvark
  8. (2016, as Kris): East Los High
  9. (2014-16, as Vashti Nadira): Faking It
  10. (2016, as ‘Andi Singh): Rosewood

Net Worth and Salary

As an actress, she has earned much which could fill up her needs. Currently, she has earned a net worth of around $2 million. Moreover, she earns a salary of US$14k-$16k per episode.


Similarly, she makes monthly donations and has organized fund-raising events for, a charity that helps disabled people in Nicaragua. The prominent has a huge heart and wants to put a smile on their lives.

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Caption: Discussing Nicaragua, immigration reform, asylum petitions, and border concerns with NJ State Senator Bob Menendez was on the agenda for October 2019 for Shakira. Source: Instagram

Is Shakira Barrera’s dating?

Shakira Barrera hasn’t married nor has children. She is currently living single. Similarly, she is just focusing on her career and giving more time to herself.

Focusing on her past relationship, she hasn’t dated anyone till now. Similarly, she usually doesn’t speak about her personal life in the media or public as well as hasn’t mentioned her affairs publically. Moreover, she even has managed to keep it low profile.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Shakira Barrera has a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall and owns a weigh of 55 kg. Her body measures of 34A-25-35 inches. Similarly, she has a beautiful black hair color with a pair of black eyes.

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Caption: Shakira Barrera celebrated her 30th birthday in 2020. Source: Instagram

The 26 years old beautiful actress is active on social media including Twitter and Instagram. Moreover, she has gained more than 23.2k followers on Instagram (@shakirabarrera) and has gained more than 9.8k followers on Twitter (@Shakirax3). Moreover, she joined Twitter in July 2009 and so far has shared 57 posts on her Instagram. She is a verified user on both these platforms.