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Melissa Benoist is an American actress popular for her role in the series ‘Glee.’

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BirthdayOctober 4, 1988
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses
City/StateColorado
SpousesBlake Jenner (m. 2015–2017)
SiblingsJessica Benoist, Kristina Benoist
Known asMelissa Marie Benoist
Universities
  • Marymount Manhattan College
Birth PlaceLittleton, Colorado
Height173cm
GenderFemale
FatherJim Benoist
MotherJulie
Sun SignLibra
Born inLittleton, Colorado
Famous asActress
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Who is Melissa Benoist?

Melissa Benoist is an American actress and singer who shot to fame in 2012 for her strong performance as Marley Rose in the comedy drama television series ‘Glee.’ Later in 2015, she was once again applauded for her character role in the CBS/CW drama series ‘Supergirl’. Debuting in the Mariah Carey-starrer film ‘Tennessee’ in 2008, the actress has now come a long way with some good films like ‘Whiplash’, ‘Danny Collins’, ‘The Longest Ride’ and ‘Juvenile’ under her belt. Melissa started her acting career on stage with ‘The Sound of Music’ in 2000, followed by many more plays including ‘Evita’, ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’, ‘As You Like It’ and ‘The Unauthorized Biography of Samantha Brown’. As a singer, she earned acclaim for her songs in the albums ‘Glee: The Music Presents Glease’, ‘Glee: The Music, Season 4, Volume 1,’ ‘Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 3’ and ‘Glee: The Music – The Complete Season Four’. The recipient of the 2016 Saturn Award for Breakthrough Performance Award for ‘Supergirl’, she is also the winner of many other awards.

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Career

Melissa Benoist started performing with the Academy of Theatre Arts at Disneyland as a young teen. She also performed in local stage production of plays like ‘Cinderella’, ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ and ‘Evita’.

She started her film career in 2008 with the film ‘Tennessee’. In 2010, she bagged several roles in television series like ‘Blue Bloods’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ and ‘The Good Wife’. In the following year, she was featured as Stacy Moore in an episode of the series ‘Homeland’.

Her breakthrough role came with the series ‘Glee’ in 2012. She auditioned five times at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York, and had to sing five different songs at each audition. This was followed by two screen tests in California before she was finally selected. She appeared in 35 episodes in four seasons of the drama series. In 2012, she also bagged a contract from Coca-Cola as its ambassador for a new product called Coke Mismo. The campaigns started the following year in Philippines.

She was cast as Nicole in the 2014 film ‘Whiplash’, written and directed by Damien Chazelle. The film earned two awards at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2015, she once again tasted success with the lead role in the television series ‘Supergirl’, developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. It was aired on CBS. In the same year, she did three episodes of the series ‘The Flash’ and landed the leading role in the movie ‘Oxford’ opposite Sam Heughan.

In 2016, she appeared in the television series ‘Arrow’ followed by ‘Legends of Tomorrow’. In the same year, she was cast as the widow of the deceased Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in Peter Berg's film ‘Patriots Day’. That year, she also did another film called ‘Lowriders’, directed by Ricardo de Montreuil.

She was featured in the film ‘Juvenile’ in 2017. Benoist and Blake Jenner had started a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 to help fund the production of the film. She was then seen in Paramount Network's miniseries ‘Waco’, which started airing in January 2018.

Personal Life

Melissa Benoist was born in Littleton, Colorado, on October 4, 1988. Her father Jim Benoist is a physician and her mother Julie Benoist is a homemaker. Her parents divorced when Melissa was very young. When she was three, she started taking dance classes and at the age of four, she acted in a church play directed by her aunt. Her two sisters are now well settled in their respective careers—Jessica is a novelist and Kristina is an ecological scientist.

In 2007, she completed her schooling from Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, and in 2011, she graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City with a degree in theatre arts.

She was married to fellow actor Blake Jenner from 2015 to 2017. Currently she is in a relationship with Chris Wood.

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Melissa Benoist biography timelines

  • // 4th Oct 1988
    Melissa Benoist was born in Littleton, Colorado, on October 4, 1988. Her father Jim Benoist is a physician and her mother Julie Benoist is a homemaker. Her parents divorced when Melissa was very young. When she was three, she started taking dance classes and at the age of four, she acted in a church play directed by her aunt. Her two sisters are now well settled in their respective careers—Jessica is a novelist and Kristina is an ecological scientist.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, she completed her schooling from Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, and in 2011, she graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City with a degree in theatre arts.
  • // 2008
    She started her film career in 2008 with the film ‘Tennessee’. In 2010, she bagged several roles in television series like ‘Blue Bloods’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ and ‘The Good Wife’. In the following year, she was featured as Stacy Moore in an episode of the series ‘Homeland’.
  • // 2012
    Her breakthrough role came with the series ‘Glee’ in 2012. She auditioned five times at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York, and had to sing five different songs at each audition. This was followed by two screen tests in California before she was finally selected. She appeared in 35 episodes in four seasons of the drama series. In 2012, she also bagged a contract from Coca-Cola as its ambassador for a new product called Coke Mismo. The campaigns started the following year in Philippines.
  • // 2014
    She was cast as Nicole in the 2014 film ‘Whiplash’, written and directed by Damien Chazelle. The film earned two awards at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2015, she once again tasted success with the lead role in the television series ‘Supergirl’, developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. It was aired on CBS. In the same year, she did three episodes of the series ‘The Flash’ and landed the leading role in the movie ‘Oxford’ opposite Sam Heughan.
  • // 2015
    She was married to fellow actor Blake Jenner from 2015 to 2017. Currently she is in a relationship with Chris Wood.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, she appeared in the television series ‘Arrow’ followed by ‘Legends of Tomorrow’. In the same year, she was cast as the widow of the deceased Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in Peter Berg's film ‘Patriots Day’. That year, she also did another film called ‘Lowriders’, directed by Ricardo de Montreuil.
  • // 2017
    She was featured in the film ‘Juvenile’ in 2017. Benoist and Blake Jenner had started a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 to help fund the production of the film. She was then seen in Paramount Network's miniseries ‘Waco’, which started airing in January 2018.

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Melissa Benoist's FAQ

  • What is Melissa Benoist birthday?

    Melissa Benoist was born at 1988-10-04

  • Where is Melissa Benoist's birth place?

    Melissa Benoist was born in Littleton, Colorado

  • What is Melissa Benoist nationalities?

    Melissa Benoist's nationalities is American

  • Who is Melissa Benoist spouses?

    Melissa Benoist's spouses is Blake Jenner (m. 2015–2017)

  • Who is Melissa Benoist siblings?

    Melissa Benoist's siblings is Jessica Benoist, Kristina Benoist

  • What was Melissa Benoist universities?

    Melissa Benoist studied at Marymount Manhattan College

  • How tall is Melissa Benoist?

    Melissa Benoist's height is 173

  • Who is Melissa Benoist's father?

    Melissa Benoist's father is Jim Benoist

  • Who is Melissa Benoist's mother?

    Melissa Benoist's mother is Julie

  • What is Melissa Benoist's sun sign?

    Melissa Benoist is Libra

  • How famous is Melissa Benoist?

    Melissa Benoist is famouse as Actress

  • What is Melissa Benoist's twitter?

    Melissa Benoist's twitter is https://twitter.com/melissabenoist

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