Melissa Benoist

Melissa Benoist

Highest Rated: 94% Whiplash (2014)

Lowest Rated: 31% The Longest Ride (2015)

Birthday: Oct 4, 1988

Birthplace: Littleton, Colorado, USA

Lively and alluring actor Melissa Benoist made her first big splash with audiences in 2012, when she was cast as the fresh-faced Marley Rose on the hit musical series "Glee" (Fox, 2009-2015). Born in Littleton, Colorado in 1988, Benoist began appearing in regional theater as a child, even performing with future Broadway star Annaleigh Ashford in a Town Hall Arts Center production of "The Sound of Music" when she was 12 years old. Benoist would go on to enroll at Marymount Manhattan College in New York, even as she simultaneously pursued a professional career as an actor. She made her on-screen debut in an independent drama called "Tennessee" (2009) starring singer Mariah Carey, while continuing to act in college plays, starring in Marymount productions of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "As You Like It," both in 2009. In 2012, she completed a rigorous, multi-step audition process for the series "Glee," beginning with a singing audition at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York. She would go on to complete two more live auditions, in addition to two screen tests for various producers in both New York and Los Angeles. Benoist eventually won the role of Marley, and soon followed it with a memorable turn in the sleeper hit "Whiplash" (2014). In 2015, Benoist was cast as the teenaged caped crusader for a TV version of "Supergirl" (CBS/The CW 2015- ), which was a critical and audience success. Between seasons, Benoist co-starred in the Mark Wahlberg thriller "Patriots Day" (2016) and indie drama "Lowrider" (2016). Benoist also starred in "Juvenile" (2018), the writing and producing of her then-husband, Blake Jenner, but the film's release was delayed by the couple's 2017 divorce. The following year, Benoist co-starred in "Waco" (Paramount 2018), a miniseries about the siege at a religious cult's compound near Waco, Texas in 1993, and the indie drama "Sun Dogs" (2018).

Highest rated movies

Whiplash
Patriots Day Sun Dogs Band of Robbers Danny Collins Lowriders
Tennessee
The Longest Ride

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freedom Fighters: The Ray Overgirl (Voice) - 2018
No Score Yet 49% Juvenile Jennifer (Character) - 2017
80% 70% Sun Dogs Tally Petersen (Character) - 2017
57% 61% Lowriders Lorelai (Character) $6.2M 2016
81% 86% Patriots Day Katherine Russell (Character) $31.8M 2016
78% 61% Band of Robbers Becky Thatcher (Character) - 2015
31% 71% The Longest Ride Marcia (Character) $37.4M 2015
78% 73% Danny Collins Jamie (Character) $5.5M 2015
94% 94% Whiplash Nicole (Character) $13.2M 2014
33% 53% Tennessee Laurel - age 18 (Character) - 2008

TV

Credit
88% 46% Supergirl Kara Danvers/Supergirl (Character),
Director
2015-2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018 2021
84% 23% Batwoman Kara (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015 2019
86% 62% Arrow Kara Danvers/Supergirl (Guest Star) 2016-2018
89% 67% The Flash Supergirl (Guest Star) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Music Performer 2018
70% 74% Waco Rachel Koresh (Character) 2018
89% 72% DC's Legends of Tomorrow Kara Danvers/Supergirl (Guest Star) 2016-2017
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2017
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2016
No Score Yet 54% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2015
No Score Yet 65% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015
70% 71% Glee Marley Rose (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2012-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2012
93% 91% The Good Wife Molly (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2010