Melissa Benoist

Melissa Benoist

American actress and singer
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Melissa Marie Benoist (born October 4, 1988) is an American actress and singer best known for her portrayal of the title character, Kara Zor-El, in the CBS / The CW superhero drama series Supergirl.

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Melissa Benoist was born on Tuesday, 4 October 1988 in Houston, Texas, USA. Her full name at birth was Melissa Marie Benoist. She is best known as an actress. Benoist's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Melissa attended high school at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, USA in 2007. For university, she studied at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, New York, USA in 2011. She is 5' 8" (173 cm) tall and weighs 121 lbs (55 kg) with a slim build. She has blue eyes and dyed blonde hair (color). Her net worth is reported to be $3,000,000 US dollars. Melissa Benoist is 35 years old and her zodiac star sign is Libra.

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Full name at birth
Melissa Marie Benoist
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Claim to fame
Marley Rose on Glee, Kara Danvers / Kara Zor-El / Supergirl on Supergirl
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Date of birth
4 October 1988
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Place of birth
Houston, Texas, USA
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Actress, Singer
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5' 8" (173 cm)
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Weight
121 lbs (55 kg)
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She has three tattoos: a wolf on her left wrist, a feather and the word "free" on the back of her neck, and a bicycle on her left foot.
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4
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Shoe size
8 (US), 40 (EU), 6.5 (UK), 250 (J)
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Pets
Farley
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Residence
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Net worth
$3,000,000 USD
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High school
  • Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, USA in 2007
  • William McKinley High School
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Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, New York, USA in 2011
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Talent agency
Anonymous Content (NYC)
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Partner: Chris Wood (Married) 1 child
Dec 2016-
Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood
This job (Supergirl (2015)) is definitely teaching me to stand up for myself and to not take any -- I don't want to say a bad word. This is me being modest -- not take any crap, yeah.
  • One of her dogs is named Otis, also the name of Lex Luthor's assistant in the Superman (1978) films.
  • Both she and Helen Slater, who also played Supergirl (1984), are 5'8" tall. Also, both are brunettes turned blondes for the role of Supergirl.
  • Was given Superman-styled costumes for each of her dogs from Ellen DeGeneres as a guest on her show Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003).
  • Was wearing an eye-patch after an eye injury when she first put on her Supergirl (2015) costume.
  • Was the very first of a thousand actors to audition for the title role of Supergirl (2015), just as Stephen Amell for Arrow (2012) and Grant Gustin for The Flash (2014), all produced by Greg Berlanti.

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