Melissa Benoist is an American actress, dancer and singer. She is best known for playing the role of Kara Danvers/Supergirl in the television series Supergirl since 2015. From 2012 to 2014, Benoist portrayed Marley Rose in the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee, for which she was nominated for a 2013 Teen Choice Award. In 2018, she played Rachel Koresh in the miniseries Waco. In addition to her television appearances, she has also acted in a number of films, including The Longest Ride, Danny Collins, Lowriders, Whiplash, Patriots Day and Sun Dogs. She made her Broadway debut in 2018 as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Born Melissa Marie Benoist on October 4, 1988 in Littleton, Colorado, USA, to parents Julie and Jim Benoist, she has two sisters: Kristina, an ecological scientist and Jessica, a novelist. Melissa began dance classes at the age of 3. Following graduation from Arapahoe High School in 2007, Melissa moved to New York City to pursue a career in musical theatre. She attended and graduated in 2011 from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre arts. She was married to Blake Jenner from 2015 to 2017. In 2017, she started dating her Supergirl co-star Chris Wood.
Feather and the word â€œFreeâ€ on her neckâ€™s back
Bicycle on left foot
Melissa Marie Benoist Education
Arapahoe High School (2007), Centennial, Colorado Marymount Manhattan College (2011) (B.A.) The Academy of Theatre ArtsArapahoe High School (2007), Centennial, Colorado Marymount Manhattan College (2011) (B.A.) The Academy of Theatre Arts
Melissa Marie Benoist Brand Endorsements
Melissa has appeared in various commercials of Apple Facetime, Clean and Clear, and Tampax Radiant.
Playing Marley Rose in the musical comedy-drama television series Glee from 2012 to 2014.
Playing the title character in the superhero drama series Supergirl.
Melissa Marie Benoist Interesting Facts
*She was born on October 4, 1988 in Littleton, Colorado, USA. *She is of French descent on her paternal great-grandfather”s side, and the rest of her ancestry is English, German, and Scottish. *She was a wallflower in her high school. *She has three tattoos: a feather and the word “free” on the back of her neck, a wolf on her left wrist, and a bicycle on her left foot. *Due to an eye injury, she has unequal size of the eyes” pupils.