Melissa Benoist

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Melissa Benoist
Benoist at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Melissa Marie Benoist

(1988-10-04) October 4, 1988 (age 35)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Alma materMarymount Manhattan College (BA)
  • Actress
  • singer
  • dancer
  • producer
Years active2000–present

Melissa Marie Benoist (born October 4, 1988 in Houston, Texas)[1][2][3] is an American actress and singer. She is best known for portraying Kara Danvers / Supergirl in the superhero television series, Supergirl.[4]She also portrays Marley Rose in Glee

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Tennessee Laurel
2014 Whiplash Nicole
2015 Danny Collins Jamie
2015 The Longest Ride Marcia
2015 Band of Robbers Becky Thatcher
2016 Patriots Day Katherine Russell
2016 Lowriders Lorelai
2017 Juvenile Jennifer
2017 Sun Dogs Tally Petersen

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jessalyn Kerr Episode: "Delicate"
2010 Blue Bloods Renee Episode: "Privilege"
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ava Episode: "Wet"
2010 The Good Wife Molly Episode: "Nine Hours"
2011 Homeland Stacy Moore 2 episodes
2012-2014 Glee Marley Rose 35 episodes
2013 MasterChef Herself Episode 4.10
2015-2021 Supergirl Kara Danvers / Supergirl Main role
2016-2017 The Flash Kara Danvers / Supergirl 2 episodes
2016 Arrow Kara Danvers / Supergirl Episode: "Invasion!"
2016 Legends of Tomorrow Kara Danvers / Supergirl Episode: "Invasion!"
2018 Waco Rachel Koresh Mini-series

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Sources disagree as to the year Benoist and Jenner were married. See § Personal life.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jacobs, Laura (December 8, 2015). "Why Supergirl Star Melissa Benoist Is the "Annie Hall of Superheroes"". Vanity Fair.
  2. "Melissa Benoist - Bio, Facts, Family | Famous Birthdays". Famous Birthdays. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  3. Melissa Benoist (October 4, 2017). "Felt so much birthday love today. you all get a nice fat thank you from yours truly". @MelissaBenoist. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  4. Benoist, Melissa; Brooks, Mehcad; Leigh, Chyler, Supergirl, retrieved October 24, 2017

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