Melissa Benoist

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Melissa Marie Benoist (/bəˈnɔɪst/; born October 4, 1988)[1][2] is an American actress and singer. She is known for her portrayal of the title character in the CBS/CW superhero drama series Supergirl (2015–present).

Benoist rose to prominence for her portrayal of Marley Rose on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee (2012–2014), and has appeared in a number of television series including Homeland and The Good Wife. She has appeared in films such as Whiplash (2014), Danny Collins (2015), The Longest Ride (2015), Patriots Day (2016), Lowriders (2016), and Juvenile (2017).

Benoist was born in Littleton, Colorado[3][4] the daughter of Julie and Jim Benoist, a physician.[5] She has two sisters, Jessica and Kristina.[6][7] She started dance classes at the age of three[8] and when she was four years old her aunt put her in a church play she was directing.[9]


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