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Melissa Benoist Biography

Oct 28, 2015

Birthday: October 4, 1988
Birthplace: Harris County, Texas
Zodiac Sign: Libra

Mini Melissa

Melissa Benoist stars as the title superheroine on the CBS TV show "Supergirl", but before she had the power to save the world, Melissa was a girl from the Lonestar State. She may have been borm in Texas, but Melissa actually grew up in Littleton, Colorado. After high school she was off to the big apple to pursue her dream of performing.

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Singing to SuperGirl

I didn't take long to get noticed as a talent for Melissa - she auditioned for the hit TV musical drama series "Glee" in 2012, and went on to land a recurring role for Season 4 and 5 of the show as Marley Rose. She married her "Glee" co-star Blake Jenner in 2015.

Melissa Benoist went blonde for Supergirl! Melissa Benoist went blonde for Supergirl!

"Glee" was just the start of Melissa's career - she landed the title role on the CBS comic book-inspired drama "Supergirl"! She plays Kara Danvers/Supergirl. She's said in interviews that she hopes the character is an inspiration for young girls everywhere.

“I think [that is] what’s feminism about, it is that it’s for everyone. She has all the same powers [Superman] does."

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Did You Know

  • Melissa has 2 full sisters: Jessica and Kristina
  • She has 5 half siblings! (Tanner, Estella, Coco, Rocket and Tor)
  • She has three tattoos - a wolf, a feather, and a bicycle
  • Her first movie appearance was in singer Mariah Carey's Tennessee
  • She played Miles Teller's love interest in the Academy Award-winning film Whiplash
  • She has appeared in "The Good Wife", "Law and Order" and "Homeland"
  • Melissa plays Marcia in The Longest Ride
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