Melissa Benoist is an American actress, singer and dancer. She has performed on stage and in television and film. She is known for her portrayal of the titular character in the CBS/CW DC Comics based superhero drama series Supergirl. She made her Broadway debut in 2018 as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Birth Name

Melissa Marie Benoist

Nickname

Marley Rose

Profession

Actress, Singer

Genre

Classic Jazz

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

She has contributed for Glee and its albums have been released via Columbia Records.

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Marley Rose was born on October 4, 1988 in Littleton, Colorado, United States.

Age

She’s currently 30 years old.

Sun Sign

Libra

Ethnicity

White

Education

Melissa completed her schooling from Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado in 2007. Though, she used to spend her time by participating in various extra curricular activities and theaters. Melissa graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2011.

Family Details

  • Father – Tag Worley
  • Mother – Julie Benoist
  • Siblings – Jessica Benoist (Sister), Kristina Benoist (Sister)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Melissa Benoist dated –

  • Nick Vorderman (2008-2012) – An American photographer, Nick Vorderman and Melissa were an item from 2008 to 2012.
  • Blake Jenner (2012-2017) – Melissa Benoist started dating her Glee co-star Blake Jenner in February 2012. The two of these, who met on the set of Glee for the first time engaged on July 12, 2013, and got married in March 2015. She filed f0r divorce from Blake in December 2016 which was finalized in December 2017.

  • Chris Wood (2017-Present) – In March 2017, Melissa was seen with her Supergirl co-star, Chris Wood on the beach in Mexico enjoying and kissing. This was their first public appearance together. On February 10, 2019, the couple publicly revealed about their engagement.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-23-34
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 23 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32A

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Her first major role came in 2012 when she was cast as Marley Rose on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee. In 2013, she was nominated for Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Breakout Star.

Film Debut

Benoist debuted with 2008 American drama film Tennessee for her role as 18 aged Laurel Michaels. She was 10 years old at that time.

Television Debut

In 2010, she guest appeared in American police procedural television drama series Law & Order: Criminal Intent for her role as Jessalyn Kerr in an episode titled Delicate.

Singing Debut

Benoist has contributed to Glee’s discography from 2012 to 2014 in the albums like The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 3, The Music, Season 4, Volume 1, and Glee Sings the Beatles.

Brand Endorsements

Melissa has done endorsement work for Apple Facetime, Clean and Clear, and Tampax Radiant. In 2013, she was made the brand ambassador for Coca-Cola’s new product, P10 300 ml Coke Mismo.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star Glee Nominated
2016 Saturn Awards Breakthrough Performance Award Supergirl Won
Best Actress on a Television Series Supergirl Nominated
2017 Saturn Awards Best Actress on a Television Series Supergirl Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Action TV Actress Supergirl Won
Choice Liplock (with Chris Wood) Supergirl Nominated
Choice TV Ship (with Chris Wood) Supergirl Nominated
2018 Saturn Awards Best Actress on a Television Series Supergirl Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Action TV Actress Supergirl Won

Melissa Benoist Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Michael Fassbender
  • Favorite Song – Blow Me One Last Kiss by Pink

Melissa Benoist Net worth

Melissa’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Melissa Benoist

  • She took dance lessons at the age of 3.
  • She made her stage debut in 2000 in the musical The Sound of Music at the Country Dinner Playhouse for his role as Little Brigitta.
  • She has three tattoos: a wolf on her left wrist, a feather and the word free on the back of her neck and a bicycle on her left foot.
  • She named her dog Otis after the assistant of Lex Luthor from Superman.
  • In 2015, Benoist suffered an injury that tore her iris, which caused one pupil to be permanently enlarged.
  • She hosted the 42nd People’s Choice Awards, which aired on January 6,2016, on CBS, and the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, broadcast January 10, 2016.
  • In April 2017, Benoist was cast as Rachel Koresh, the legal wife of Branch Davidian leader David Koresh in Paramount Network’s miniseries Waco.
  • On May 7, 2018, it was announced that Benoist would be playing the titular character in the Broadway show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre which marked her Broadway debut for a limited run from June 7 through August 4, 2018.
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