Melissa Marie Benoist (Houston, Texas; October 4, 1988), known as Melissa Benoist, is an American actress. She rose to fame in 2012 for her role as Marley Rose on the FOX musical comedy series Glee. Prior to her popularity, Melissa has appeared on various television series including Homeland, The Good Wife, and Law & Order. Her film debut hers was in the movie Tennessee.
In 2014, Benoist appeared in the film Whiplash, which won several major awards and garnered positive reviews from the press. In 2015, she participated in the film Danny Collins, which was released on March 20, 2015, and features the performances of Jennifer Garner and Al Pacino. That same year, she joined the cast of the television series Supergirl to play the main character of the series, aired on CBS (later on The CW) and premiered on October 26, 2015.
Personal Information of Melissa Benoist:
Full Name: Melissa Marie Benoist
Nick Name: Melissa
Age: 32 years old (in 2020)
Date Of Birth: October 4, 1988
Birthplace: Littleton, Colorado, United States
Profession: Actress, Singer
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Father: Jim Benoist
Mother: Julie Benoist
Sister(s): Jessica Benoist, Kristina Benoist
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Boyfriend: Chris Wood (m. 2019)
Ex Boyfriends: Nick Vorderman (2008 – 2012)
Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Weight: 55 kg (121 lbs)
Body Measurements: 32-23-34
Bra Size/Breast: 32A
Waist: 23 inches
Hips: 34 inches
Dress Size: 4 (US)
Hair Color: Brown Light
Eye Color: Blue
Favorite Actor: Michael Fassbender
Favorite TV Show: Glee 
Salary: Under review
Net Worth: USD $3 million Approx
Active from: 2008-present
Early Life of Melissa Benoist:
Melissa Benoist was born on October 4, 1988, in Houston, Texas to Julie Smith and Jim Benoist. She has two sisters, named Jessica and Kristina; and she has five half-siblings from her father’s other marriage, named Tanner, Estella, Coco, Rocket, and Tor.
Benoist has performed a large number of extracurricular theater shows, most notably Evita. In 2007 she graduated from Arapahoe High School, located in the city of Centennial, Colorado, and in 2011 she graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York.
Personal Life of Melissa Benoist:
Melissa Benoist has been with Glee co-star Blake Jenner since 2012; The two announced their engagement on July 11, 2013. In March 2015, they confirmed during the Comic-Con event that they had married in a private wedding. On December 27, 2016, Melissa filed the divorce papers alleging “irreconcilable differences. ”. The divorce was finalized in December 2017.
Also in 2015, Benoist suffered an injury that tore his iris. The incident caused a pupil to become permanently enlarged. In a November 2019 Instagram video, Benoist revealed that the injury to his iris was due to an iPhone being thrown at him during a domestic dispute, in a relationship marked by repeated domestic violence. Previously, the injury was said to have been caused when she came down the stairs and fell into a flowerpot.
Melissa Benoist is Chyler Leigh’s best friend, and her children call her “Aunt Melissa.”
At the beginning of 2017, she began a relationship with actor Chris Wood. On February 10, 2019, she announced her engagement with the actor on Instagram. Finally, on Sunday, September 1, 2019, the couple celebrated the marriage bond in a ceremony intimate in Ojai.
On March 4, 2020, Benoist and Wood announced on Instagram that they were expecting their first child. In September 2020 she announced that she had given birth to her son Huxley Robert Wood a few weeks earlier.
Professional Life of Melissa Benoist:
Melissa Benoist made her film debut in the 2008 film Tennessee, where she played the role of Laurel at the age of 19.
In May 2012, she auditioned for Glee at the Roundabout Theater Company in New York. She sang different songs for her five auditions: “Fidelity” by Regina Spektor, “King of Anything” by Sara Bareilles, a song by Colbie Caillat, and some musical theater songs.
In July of that same year she had two screen tests in California with Ryan Murphy, the casting directors and executive producers. Because the creators had been searching for Marley’s character for a long time, seeing her immediately began work. Her role as Marley Rose led to her first nomination at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, in the star category. revelation; this award was won by her ex-partner, Blake Jenner.
In July 2013, she was cast for Danny Collins (previously called Imagine), an independent film, as Jamie, a receptionist at a hotel frequented by one of her favorite rock stars of all time.
In June 2014, she joined the film The Longest Ride, an adaptation of the novel by Nicholas Sparks in which she played the role of Marcia, the best friend of the protagonist.
In September 2014, Variety weekly reported that Benoist was cast in the film Band of Robbers to play the role of Becky Thatcher. The film premiered on June 13, 2015 at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
In January 2015, it was reported that Benoist was cast for the lead role of Kara Zor-El, in the CBS fantasy adventure television series Supergirl.
In May 2015, it was announced that Benoist will play Lorelai in the film Low Riders, replacing actresses Lily Collins and Nicola Peltz, who were in talks for the role previously.
In August 2015, Benoist landed the lead role in an upcoming drama film Oxford, alongsideSam Heughan as the male lead.