Quick Facts of Melissa Marie Benoist
- Full NameMelissa Marie Benoist
- Net Worth$3 Million
- Date of Birth1998 /10 /04
- Marital StatusMarried
- BirthplaceHouston, Texas, U.S.
- EthnicityMixed (German-English-Scottish
- ProfessionActress singer dancer
- Active Year2008-Present
- Eye colourBlueq
- Hair colourLight-Brown
- SpouseBlake Jenner (m. 2015; div. 2017)
- Height5ft 8inches (1.76m)
- Weight55 KG
- Body MeasurementSlim
- EducationThe Academy of Theatre Arts Arapahoe High School, Marymount Manhattan College (B.A.)
- Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram
Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She has acted on stage and in television and film. Moreover, she recognized for her portrayal of the titular character in the CBS/CW DC Comics-based superhero drama series Supergirl (2015–present).
Furthermore, Benoist arose to prominence for her portrayal of Marley Rose on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee (2012–2014). She seemed in films such as Whiplash (2014), Danny Collins (2015), The Longest Ride (2015), Patriots Day (2016), Lowriders (2016), and Sun Dogs (2017) as well. Also, she portrayed David Koresh’s wife Rachel Jones in the miniseries Waco (2018) as well. She started her Broadway debut in 2018 as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Who is Melissa Benoist?
Melissa Benoist possesses American nationality. Also, multi-talented Melissa is an actress and a singer. Moreover, Benoist is -noted among the media and the public because of her a character in “Supergirl”. Additionally, she also is known for her role in TV series, “Glee”, and in an Oscar-nominated film, “Whiplash”.
Moreover, Benoist was born in Houston, Texas, the child of Julie and Jim Benoist, a physician. Later, they divorced when she was a young. Also, her paternal great-grandfather was of French descent. Moreover, she has two living sisters: Jessica, a novelist, and Kristina, an ecological scientist, and five half-siblings from her father’s remarriage. Further, Melissa raised mostly by her mother in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, after her parents’ separation.
In church, she was directing as in choir while she was four years old. As a teen, Benoist made anonymously at Disneyland various medleys of musical songs for three summers with the Academy of Theatre Arts, a musical theatre school located in Littleton, Colorado run by Paul Dwyer and Alann Worley as well.
In 2006, The Denver Post selected Benoist one of Colorado’s five “Can’t-Miss Kids”. Also, she graduated from Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, in 2007, and then she moved to New York City to pursue a career in musical theatre.
Melissa initially attended Marymount Manhattan College for the BFA musical theater program but in her sophomore year, she switched majors to a straight theatre, due to her admiration for 19th-century Russian plays. Also, she graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre arts in 2011. While accompanying college, she played Millie Dilmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Rosalind in As You Like It at the Theresa Lang Theatre.
Inside of Melissa Benoist’s Career
Talking about Melissa Benoist’s profession, Benoist’s first film was in Tennessee in 2008 along with singer Mariah Carey. In May 2012, she performed for Glee in New York at the Roundabout Theatre Company, singing a different song for each of her five tryouts including: “Fidelity” via Regina Spektor, “King of Anything” by Sara Bareilles, a Colbie Caillat song, and different musical theater pieces.
Further in July, she had two screen tests in California for series creator/writer, Ryan Murphy, the casting directors, and executive producers. Melissa and Glee co-star Darren Criss appeared with Josh Duhamel in the opening of the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards.
— Melissa Benoist (@MelissaBenoist) July 12, 2016
Later in the summertime of 2013, Benoist and Blake Jenner held a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the production of their movie Billy Boy. Besides, the project has reached its $100,000 goal. Moreover, Benoist played Nicole, the love interest of Miles Teller’s Andrew Neiman, in the 2014 film Whiplash, which won top prizes (Grand Jury and Audience awards) at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. In June 2014, she joined Nicholas Sparks’ film adaption The Longest Ride as Marcia as well.
Further, Melissa entertained the 2016 People’s Choice Awards, and the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, held in January 2016. Also, she was a member of the voices that told the stories of the people killed in the 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting in a Human Rights Campaign video released in tribute to the victims. Moreover, the Supergirl actress is a receiver of the Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television Supergirl (2015) plus Breakthrough Performance Award(2016) as well.
How Much Is Melissa Benoist’s Salary & Net Worth?
According to the statements, Benoist was paid $10,000 for each episode of Glee, about $272,727, for her role in the movie Whiplash and earns a little above $750,000 for Supergirl. Furthermore, her net worth is majorly from her acting career, she also earns for appearing on TV adverts and commercials.
Furthermore, Multiple-professions earn her massive amount of a salary. Also, her current estimated net worth is around $3 Million as of 2018. Going towards her body measurement she is 5 feet 8 inches (1.76m) moreover her weight is 55 Kg. Moreover, she has light brown hairs moreover her eyes are blue.
Who Is Melissa Benoist Married To? Know About Her Husband
Coming up to Melissa Benoist’s personal life, Benoist married to Blake Jenner, a co-star from Glee. The couple tied the knot in 2015. Sadly, their love story didn’t end in forever land as the couple called it quits in December 2016, after staying married for just 21 months.
Moreover, Mellisa who filed for the divorce cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation, the divorce finalized in December 2017. Chris and Mellisa reportedly started dating early 2017 and has remained together ever since. The couple fought while filming season two of Supergirl, where Chris plays Mon-El.
Before her marriage to Blake, Benoist linked to Nick Vorderman, they were reportedly together from 2008-2012. Talking about the rumors and controversy, Melissa was a bit of in controversial peoples list because of her stand against Donald Trump which she posted a picture on Instagram. Presently, she is surrounded by the rumor that stoking her dating affair with a co-star, Chuck Wood.