October 4, 1988
33 years old
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm tall
32-23-34 in | 81-58.5-86 cm
55 kg | 121 lbs
7.5 US | 38 EU
Melissa Marie Benoist was born in Littleton, Colorado, United States, on October 4, 1988, is an American actress and singer.
Young Melissa Benoist began her acting career in local theater productions and at Disneyland for three summers, with Academy of Theatre Arts.
She landed her Off-Off-Broadway debut in a play "As You Like It" (2009) in role as Rosalind.
She got her television debut as guest appearances in 2010, in series: Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
She made her big screen debut in drama movie Tennessee (2008) in role as Laurel.
Her breakthrough performance came as Marley Rose on fourth and fifth seasons of Fox musical comedy drama television series Glee (2012–2014).
She made her Broadway debut in a jukebox musical "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" (2018) in role as Carole King.
Whiplash (2014) drama opposite J. K. Simmons and Miles Teller
Band of Robbers (2015) crime comedy with Kyle Gallner and (Adam Nee
Lowriders (2016) drama opposite Demián Bichir, Gabriel Chavarria and Eva Longoria
Danny Collins (2015) comedy drama with Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner and Annette Bening
The Longest Ride (2015) neo western romantic drama opposite Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson
Patriots Day (2016) action drama with Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman and Kevin Bacon
Billy Boy (2017) drama in role as Jennifer
Sun Dogs (2017) comedy drama in role as Tally Petersen
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) comedy in role as herself / female Chronic
She won a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her role as Kara Danvers / Kara Zor-El / Supergirl in superhero television series Supergirl (2015– ).
She had a recurring role as Kara Danvers / Kara Zor-El / Supergirl in superhero television series: Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.
She was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Breakout Star for her role as Marley Rose in musical comedy drama television series Glee (2012–2014).
She played Rachel Koresh in television miniseries Waco (2018).
She voiced Kara Zor-El / Overgirl in animated web series Freedom Fighters - The Ray (2017–2018).
She started dance classes at the age of three.
Graduated from Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado (2007) and from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts (2011).
Has two sisters.
Has three tattoos.
Fan of actor Michael Fassbender.
Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
She dated photographer Nick Vorderman (2008-2012).
She was married to actor and singer Blake Jenner (2015-2017).
She started dating actor Chris Wood in 2017, they became engaged in 2019.