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Melissa Benoist


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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Known For

Supergirl
Supergirl Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Kara Zor-El / Bizarro / Overgirl
(2015-2018)
Whiplash
Whiplash Nicole
(2014)
Patriots Day
Patriots Day Katherine Russell
(2016)
Danny Collins
(2015)

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 2015-2018 Supergirl (TV Series)
Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Kara Zor-El / ...
 2018 Waco (TV Mini-Series)
Rachel Koresh
 2017 Freedom Fighters: The Ray (TV Series)
Overgirl
 2016-2017 Legends of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
 2016-2017 The Flash (TV Series)
Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
 2016-2017 Arrow (TV Series)
Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
 2017 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
 2014 Whiplash
Nicole
 2011 Homeland (TV Series)
Stacy Moore
 2010 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Molly
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Ava
 2010 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Renee
 2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
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!

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the impact of wearing a hijab for her role in Patriots Day (2016)] [There was an impact] in the way I walked, the way I conducted myself, the way people talked to me. A lot of people didn't recognize me when I would come on set afterward; having changed out of it, they didn't know it was me, even though they'd spent all day with me. Immediately your vanity just vanishes. That felt like a ... See more »

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Both she and Helen Slater, who also played Supergirl (1984), are brunettes turned blondes for the role of Supergirl. See more »

Trademark:

Piercing blue eyes

Star Sign:

Libra

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