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 / ...
- Immortal Kombat (2020) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- The Missing Link (2020) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Deus Lex Machina (2020) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Alex in Wonderland (2020) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Reality Bytes (2020) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
 2016-2020 Arrow (TV Series)
Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
- Fadeout (2020) ... Kara Danvers
- Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four (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 Five (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 Three (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 Batwoman (TV Series)
Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two (2019) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
 2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
Chronic
 2019 The Stew (Short)
Susan
 2018 Freedom Fighters - The Ray (Video)
Overgirl (voice)
 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)
Tampax Enthusiast
 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:

(8/16/11) Stage play: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown - playing Kelly, at the Norma Terris Theater, Chester, CT She did a fantastic job especially with the musical numbers! See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Kara is so optimistic, and so positive, and just full of hope all the time. My tendency can sometimes be 'Oh, man, if I were in this situation, I'd feel hopeless.' But she never feels that. There's never really a horribly dark moment in Supergirl's life. See more »

Trivia:

Has been cast as "Supergirl" in the CBS TV series Supergirl (2015). See more »

Trademark:

Piercing blue eyes

Star Sign:

Libra

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