Melissa Benoist is a famous American actress and singer who is best known for portraying the pivotal role in the superhero drama show Supergirl. She rose to the spotlight after portraying the character of Marley Rose in the third and the fourth season of the comedy television drama show Glee which used to air on Fox.
Melissa Benoist was born on October 04, 1988 in Harris County, Texas. She has two siblings, Jessica Benoist and Kristina Benoist. She did her schooling from Arapahoe High School which is located in Centennial, Colorado and graduated in 2007. She later earned her bachelor degree from Marymount Manhattan College and graduated in 2011.
- Melissa Benoist started dating her former Glee co-star Blake Jenner in 2013 and the couple finally tied the knots in 2015. The couple later filed for a divorce in December 2016 due to incompatibilities.
Melissa did her debut film in Mariah Carey’s 2008 movie Tennessee. She auditioned for five times before landing the role of Marley Rose in the television series Glee. She sang five different songs for each of her auditions some of which included Fidelity by Regina Spektor and Kind of Anything by Sara Bareilles.
Benoist was also seen along with Darren Criss and Josh Duhamel in the opening of the Kid’s Choice Awards in the year 2013. She also became the ambassador for Coke Mismo which was a new product launched by the Coca Cola in the year 2013. She even flew out to Manila, Philippines in June, 2013 in order to promote the product.
She even bagged the Grand Jury and the Audience Awards in the Sundance Film Festival in 2014 for her role in the 2014 movie Whiplash. She even was casted for the role of Marcia in the Nicholas Spark’s book adaption The Longest Adaptation. Apart from that, she also portrayed the character of “Lorelai” in the movie Lowriders.
It was in August 2015 that she was approached with the lead role for the drama movie Oxford opposite Sam Heughan. She later starred in the superhero drama series Supergirl in the lead role which aired in October 2015.
Benoist was also seen as the presenter of the 42nd People’s Choice Awards on January 06, 2016 and in the 73rd Golden Globe Awards on January 10, 2016. She released an inspiring Human Rights campaign as a tribute for the mass shootout that occurred in the Orlando gay night club.
Melissa Benoist – Net Worth
Melissa Benoist has an estimated net worth of $3,000,000. It was also estimated that her annual income was $352,951.