Melissa Benoist


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Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress, singer and dancer. She was born in Littleton, Colorado , the daughter of Julie and Jim Benoist, a physician. Her paternal great-grandfather was of French descent. The rest of her ancestry is German, English, and Scottish. She started dance classes at the age of three and when she was four years old her... See full bio »

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Supergirl Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Kara Zor-El / Red Daughter / Snowbird / Bizarro / Overgirl
(2015-2020)
Whiplash Nicole
(2014)
Patriots Day Katherine Russell
(2016)
(2015)

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 2015-2020 Supergirl (TV Series)
Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Red Daughter / ...
- Episode #5.17 (2020) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Crisis on Infinite Earths: Hour One (2019) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Blurred Lines (2019) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Stranger Beside Me (2019) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Event Horizon (2019) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
 2016-2020 Arrow (TV Series)
Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
- Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 4 (2020) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Elseworlds, Part 2 (2018) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2 (2017) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
- Invasion! (2016) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
 2016-2020 DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
- Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 5 (2020) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4 (2017) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
- Invasion! (2016) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
 2016-2019 The Flash (TV Series)
Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
- Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 3 (2019) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Elseworlds, Part 1 (2018) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3 (2017) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
- Duet (2017) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Invasion! (2016) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
 2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
Chronic
 2019 The Stew (Short)
Susan
 2017-2018 Freedom Fighters: The Ray (TV Series)
Overgirl
- Episode #2.6 (2018) ... Overgirl (voice)
- Episode #2.5 (2018) ... Overgirl (voice)
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... Overgirl (voice)
- Episode #2.2 (2018) ... Overgirl (voice)
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... Overgirl (voice)
 2018 Waco (TV Mini-Series)
Rachel Koresh
- Day 51 (2018) ... Rachel Koresh
- Stalling for Time (2018) ... Rachel Koresh
- Of Milk and Men (2018) ... Rachel Koresh
- Operation Showtime (2018) ... Rachel Koresh
- The Strangers Across the Street (2018) ... Rachel Koresh
 2017/I Billy Boy
Jennifer
 2017 Sun Dogs
Tally Petersen
 2016 Patriots Day
Katherine Russell
 2016 Superhero Fight Club 2.0 (Video short)
Supergirl
 2016 Lowriders
Lorelei
 2015 Band of Robbers
Becky Thatcher
 2015 The Longest Ride
Marcia
 2015 Danny Collins
Jamie
 2012-2014 Glee (TV Series)
Marley Rose
- The Untitled Rachel Berry Project (2014) ... Marley Rose (credit only)
- Old Dog, New Tricks (2014) ... Marley Rose (credit only)
- The Back-Up Plan (2014) ... Marley Rose (credit only)
- Opening Night (2014) ... Marley Rose (credit only)
- Tested (2014) ... Marley Rose (credit only)
 2014 Whiplash
Nicole
 2013 Tampax: Radiant TV Commercial One featuring Melissa Benoist (Video short)
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 2012 Tampax: Radiant TV Commercial Four featuring Melissa Benoist (Video short)
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 2012 Tampax: Radiant TV Commercial Three featuring Melissa Benoist (Video short)
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 2012 Tampax: Radiant TV Commercial Two featuring Melissa Benoist (Video short)
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 2011 Homeland (TV Series)
Stacy Moore
- Clean Skin (2011) ... Stacy Moore
- Grace (2011) ... Stacy Moore
 2010 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Molly
- Nine Hours (2010) ... Molly
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Ava
- Wet (2010) ... Ava
 2010 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Renee
- Privilege (2010) ... Renee
 2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Jessalyn Kerr
- Delicate (2010) ... Jessalyn Kerr
 2008 Tennessee
Laurel - age 18
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Other Works:

Stage play: As You Like It- playing Rosalind , at Marymount Manhattan College See more »

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Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[on on-screen female superheroes] I don't really understand why people haven't always been ready for this. I think there are so many really successful franchises right now like The Hunger Games (2012), and I was a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) fan. I wish there were more of a pattern and more of a consistency to there being really strong female-driven stories. See more »

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Lived her youth in Littleton, Colorado. See more »

Trademark:

Piercing blue eyes

Star Sign:

Libra

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