Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress and singer. She was born on October 4, 1988, in Littleton, Colorado, U.S. Melissa Benoist age is 29 years old. Melissa Benoist height is 5 feet 8 inches or 173 centimeters. Melissa Benoist weight 121 pounds or 55 kilograms. Her measurements are 32-23-34 and she wears a 32A bra size. She is tall and athletic. Her hair color is naturally light brown and her eyes are blue. Melissa Benoist shoe size is 7.5 (US) and her dress size is 4 (US). Melissa Benoist net worth in 2019 is $3 million.
Melissa Benoist Education
Melissa attended Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado in 2007 and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City in 2011.
Melissa Benoist Family
Melissa Benoist father, Jim Benoist, is a physician. Melissa Benoist mother is Julie Benoist. Their parents divorced when she was young.
Melissa has two sisters Jessica, a novelist, and Kristina, an ecological scientist. Her paternal great-grandfather was of French descent. The rest of her ancestry is German, English, and Scottish.
Melissa Benoist Filmography/ TV Shows/ Career
Benoist’s first film was Tennessee (2008). She had several appearances in the TV show Glee (2009 – 2015), where she demonstrated her musical abilities. In 2014, Melissa played Nicole in the 2014 film Whiplash, which won prizes at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. In 2014, she joined the cast of The Longest Ride co-starred by Scott Eastwood.
She had a part in the 2015 film Danny Collins, featuring Al Pacino. That same year, it was reported that Benoist would play Lorelai in the film Lowriders (2016) alongside Eva Longoria.
In October 2015, the TV show Supergirl, with Benoist in the main role, debuted on CBS. The second season of Supergirl was bought by The CW. She repeated her part in hybrid scenes of The WB’s Arrowverse gathering of arrangement.
In 2016, Benoist was given a role as Katherine Russell in Patriots Day (2016) with Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Monaghan. In June, it was declared that she was set to begin filming Sun Dogs (2017) with Jennifer Morrison.
In April 2017, Benoist was given a role in miniseries Waco (2018). On May 7, 2018, it was declared that Benoist will play the main character in the Broadway show “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”
Melissa Benoist Net Worth
Melissa Benoist net worth is estimated at $3 million. The net worth of Melissa Benoist includes remuneration from movies and TV shows.
Melissa Benoist Relationships/ Boyfriend/ Affair
Melissa Benoist has had several relationships and affairs. She dated the American photographer Nick Vorderman from 2008 to 2012.
Melissa Benoist started dating Blake Jenner in February 2012. They met on the set of Glee for the first time engaged in 2013 and got married in 2015. She filed for divorce from Blake in 2016. The divorce was finalized on December 2017.
Nowadays, Benoist is dating her Supergirl co-star, Chris Wood. They have been together since 2017.
Some Interesting and Unknown Facts About Melissa Benoist
- Benoist has cited Susan Sontag and Gloria Steinem as inspirations for her portrayal of Supergirl.
- She was already a fan of Glee before she joined the star cast.
- Melissa never attended any graduation parties during school time as she was made fun of. She considered herself a wallflower.
- She has said:
“I’m obsessed with Michael Fassbender. He’s unbelievable. I think he’s a modern-day Marlon Brando. Every movie that he’s done in the past couple years, I just died for him. He’s extremely fascinating.”