- Name: Melissa Benoist
- Age: 29 years old
- Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
- Occupation: Actress
- Net Worth: US $3 Million
- Status: Alive
Melissa Benoist is an American actress and star of the CBS/CW series Supergirl. Her acting credits include Whiplash (2014), The Longest Ride (2015) and the Fox series Glee. Benoist was born to parents Jim and Julie on October 4, 1988 in Littleton, Colorado. She has two sisters, Kristina and Jessica. Benoist attended Arapahoe High School followed by Marymount Manhattan College in New York. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Benoist made her professional stage debut in a 2000 production of the musical, The Sound of Music. She played “Rosalind” in Shakespeare’s As You Like It (2009), and “Millie Dilmount” in the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie (2009). Benoist has performed in venues like the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, and the Country Dinner Playhouse. Her stage credits include Bye Bye Birdie, A Chorus Line, and Footloose.
Benoist landed her first screen role as “Laurel” in the 2008 drama film, Tennessee. The film was directed by Aaron Woodley and features pop singer Mariah Carey. In 2012, Benoist auditioned and was cast as “Marley Rose” in the Fox comedy-drama series, Glee. She held that role from 2012 to 2014 for a total of 35 episodes. Her performance earned her a Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice TV breakout star.
Benoist returned to films in 2014 with a supporting role in the drama, Whiplash. She was later featured in Danny Collins (2015) with Al Pacino, The Longest Ride (2015) with Scott Eastwood, and Patriots Day (2016) with Mark Wahlberg. Benoist currently stars as “Kara Danvers” aka “Supergirl” in the television series, Supergirl. The show premiered on CBS but moved to The CW for the second season. Benoist won the Breakthrough Performance Award at the 42nd Saturn Awards in 2016.
Melissa Benoist is 5ft 7in tall and she’s of German, English, Scottish and French ancestry. Her net worth is estimated at $3 million. Benoist married fellow actor ‘Blake Jenner’ in 2015. The couple filed for divorce a year later in late 2016. Benoist is reportedly dating Supergirl co-star ‘Chris Wood’.
Melissa Benoist Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Melissa Benoist
- Birthday: October 4, 1988
- How Old : Age: 29 years old
- Place of Birth: Littleton, Colorado, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
- Occupation: Actress, Singer
- Years Active: 2000-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $3 Million
- Marriage(s): Blake Jenner
- Death-O-Meter: Alive