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.
Melissa Benoist Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 4 October 1988
Birth Place: Littleton, Colorado, USA
Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Birth Name: Melissa Marie Benoist
Nickname: Marley Rose
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Occupation: Actress, Singer, Dancer
Race/Ethnicity: White (English, Scottish, German, 1/8th French)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Melissa Benoist Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 121 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 55 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 8″
Height in Meters: 1.73 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Body Measurements: 32-23-34 in (81-58.5-87 cm)
Bust Size: 32 inches (81 cm)
Waist Size: 23 inches (58.5 cm)
Hips Size: 34 inches (87 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 32A
Feet/Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)
Dress Size: 4 (US)
Melissa Benoist Family Details:
Father: Jim Benoist (Physician)
Mother: Julie Benoist
Spouse/Husband: Blake Jenner (m. 2015–2017)
Children: Not yet
Siblings: Kristina Benoist (Sister), Jessica Benoist (Sister)
Melissa Benoist Education:
Arapahoe High School (2007), Centennial, Colorado
Marymount Manhattan College (2011) (B.A.)
The Academy of Theatre Arts
Melissa Benoist 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.
*Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
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