Melissa Benoist Biography

Melissa Benoist is a young, up-and-coming actress and a singer from America. She is mostly recognized for her performance in “Glee” where she played the character of Marley Rose between 2012 and 2014. Her great singing and acting potential were the perfect credit she needed for this role.

Melissa had her debut role in a movie called “Tennessee” (2008), where she appeared alongside singer/actress Mariah Carey. From there on she got minor roles in various shows. She appeared in single episodes of such popular series as “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Blue Bloods”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “The Good Wife” and “Homeland”. But in 2012, people started seeing her potential and she was cast in “Glee”. She played the character of Marley Rose for two seasons, season 4 and 5 to be exact, and gathered a lot of praise for her performance. Her great singing talent was what recommended Melissa for this role.

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Melissa Benoist in “Glee”

This was enough for Melissa Benoist to get her own show and in 2015 she was cast to play Kara Danvers, aka Supergirl, in “Supergirl” on CBS/CW. She is still part of the show and it is going strong for its third season. Melissa has reprised the role of Supergirl in the Arrowverse related shows and also appeared in episodes of “Flash”, “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow”.

Even though she has gained more success on TV, Melissa Benoist still had great success in movies. Her IMDB repertoire includes appearances in “Whiplash” (2014), “Danny Collins” (2015), “The Longest Ride” (2015), “Band of Robbers” (2015), “Patriots Day” (2015), “Lowriders” (2015), “Billy Boy” (2016) and “Sun Dogs” (2016).

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Melissa Benoist in “Supergirl”

Net Worth and Salary

With the recent and growing success that Melissa Benoist has been having, her salary has been only getting bigger. It is enough to say that she started with a humble acting background, but her talent proved to be paramount for her career. She has been getting better and based on her IMDB list of movies and shows, she will only be able to earn more. Her current net worth stands at 3 million dollars.

Melissa Benoist Partner and Family

Melissa Benoist’s dating career is mostly tied to her colleague from “Glee” Blake Jenner. The two of them met on the set of the show and started dating in 2013. Things were actually going so well that after two years of dating they fell in love and they decided to get married. But marriage is sometimes a too serious step for some people and it appears that both of them were too young for the responsibility of a marriage and have rushed into it too fast. After getting married in 2015, they got divorced only two years later as the marriage between Melissa a Blake lasted only two years.

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Melissa Benoist wirh her ex-husband Blake Jenner

Before dating Blake Jenner, Melissa was involved with Nick Vorderman. Vorderman is a photographer and the two of them had a heated affair that lasted between 2008 and 2012. But it seems that they couldn’t work together and eventually broke up.

Since 2017, Melissa Benoist is dating Chris Wood. Chris is another co-star, this time from the “Supergirl” show where they appear together. They started dating in secret but their relationship recently leaked as they were seen kissing together.

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Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood

Melissa Benoist Age

Melissa Benoist is 29 years old and she was born on October 4, 1988 in Houston, Texas. Her mother and father are Julie and Jim Benoist, but unfortunately they got divorced when Melissa was still young. She also has two sister, Jessica and Kristina. Both she and her sisters spent most of their childhood living in Denver, Colorado.

When Melissa was only three years old, she started going to dance classes. Seeing her potential and love for acting and dancing, her aunt put her in a church play when Melissa was only 4 years old. While still being a teen, she performed at Disneyland for three summers in a row when she attended the Academy of Theatre Arts, a musical theatre school located in Littleton, Colorado. Her early success prompted The Denver Post to mark Melissa as one of Colorado’s five “Can’t Miss Kids”.

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Melissa Benoist

Melissa went to attend Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, where she graduated from. She attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre arts.

Height and Weight

Melissa Benoist is a very attractive looking girl. Her disposure makes her the perfect sweetheart or the girl next door. Her beauty is characterized by her blond hair and blue eyes. But recently she decided to change her hair style and go for a choice of brown.

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Melissa Benoist in Bikini

Melissa also has the figure to back her looks and her measurements are 32-23-34 in or 81-58.5-86 cm. She is average height, 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm, and weighs about 55 kg or 121 pounds. She is also slim in her build.

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Melissa Benoist Broadway

In 2018, Melissa Benoist made her Broadway debut. This is probably the pinnacle of her career and proof how good she actually is. Her early success in plays and shows where she was able to sing, dance and perform finally paid off with her first role on Broadway. This is something that she has always dreamed about and it finally came true. Her debuting role was playing the main character in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”.

Melissa Benoist Nationality and Ethnicity

Melissa Benoist is American by nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group.

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Born:, October 4 1988
Nationality:,American
Ethnicity:,Caucasian
Religion:,N/A
Profession:,Actress
Net Worth:,$3 million
Salary:,N/A
Hair Color:,Blonde
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
Weight:,55 kg or 121 lbs
Married to:,No (Divorced)
Affair with:,N/A
Children:,No
Birth Sign:,Libra
Education:,Academy of Theatre Arts / Arapahoe High School in Centennial (Colorado) / Marymount Manhattan College in New York City
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