Melissa Marie Benoist is popularly known as Melissa Benoist is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Famously remembered for her roles in the superhero drama series Supergirl. She was born on 4th October 1988 to Julie and Jim Benoist in Houston, Texas. She attained her spotlight for her role as Marley Rose on the Television series Glee.
She initially tied the knot with Blake Jenner, then separated and got engaged with wood in 2019. In September 2020 the couple was blessed with a son, Huxley Robert Wood. The actress has been nominated for a 2013 Teen Choice Award for her role as Marley Rose on the hit musical television series Glee.
- Known as: an American singer and actress
- Famous for: the titular character in the superhero drama series Supergirl.
- Parents: Julie and Jim Benoist
- Married to: actor Chris Wood
- Date of birth: October 4, 1988 (32 years old)
- Nationality: American
- TV debut: Law & Order
- Film Debut: Tennessee
- Net worth: By 2020, it is estimated at around 4 million dollars.
How did she grab the role of first Supergirl? Melissa Benoist, the real supergirl
Benoist started attending dance classes at a very young age, which ultimately brought her appreciation and fondness from people.
Initially, Melissa began her first acting career after an appearance in Tennessee in 2018 along with Mariah Carey. Later she grabbed the opportunity of playing guest cameos on shows like Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Blue Bloods, and The Good Wife meanwhile doubt her college studies.
Eventually, she played Kelly in the 2011 Goodspeed Musicals theatrical production of The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown by Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan at the Norma Terris Theatre.
Her profile came to the limelight after her audition for the musical comedy-drama series Glee, where she played the portrait of Marley Rose on the fourth and fifth seasons of Glee.
As a professional singer, her singing career began with a duet of New York State of Mind with Lea Michele, during the first episode of Glee season 4. The same year, she got selected as an ambassador for Coca-Cola’s new product P10300ml Coke Mismo as well as appeared in the opening season of 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards.
Subsequently, she starred in many movies in 2014 starting from the movie Whiplash, Nicholas Sparks’ film adaptation The Longest Ride, Band of Robbers, and so on. By 2015, Benoist was made to play the role of Lorelai in the film Lowriders. She also did roles in the movies like Patriots Day (2016) and Sun Dogs(2017).
Benoist became the center of attraction after grabbing the role of Kara Zoe-El in Supergirl as she became the first woman to lead a people time superhero TV series since Wonder Woman took off in 1979.
Later the whole world started recognizing her as the Supergirl or the female version of superman.
Early life and upbringing of Melissa Benoist
Benoist was born to Julie and Jim Benoist in Houston, Texas, and sister to Jessica and Kristina. After her parent’s divorce, Benoist spent most of her childhood with her mother in Colorado. As a young talented girl, she took many dance classes and thereby gained the spotlight after a long time of hard work.
She completed her undergraduate program in arts and sciences at Marymount Manhattan College.
Initially, Benoist was married to Blake Jenner but separated after continuous domestic abuse.
Benoist walked down the aisle with her Supergirl co-star Chris Wood on 1st September 2019, by vowing in an intimate wedding ceremony in Ojai, California. The couple has been recently blessed with a son in September 2020.
The net worth of Melissa Benoist
The American actress, as well as singer Melissa Benoist, has a net worth of four million dollars when it was estimated by 2020.