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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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Supergirl Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Kara Zor-El / Bizarro / Overgirl
(2015-2019)
Whiplash Nicole
(2014)
Patriots Day Katherine Russell
(2016)
(2015)

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 2015-2019 Supergirl (TV Series)
Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Kara Zor-El / ...
- Episode #4.15 (2019) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Episode #4.11 (2019) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Episode #4.10 (2019) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Elseworlds, Part 3 (2018) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Bunker Hill (2018) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
 2016-2018 Arrow (TV Series)
Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
- Elseworlds, Part 2 (2018) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
- Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2 (2017) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
- Invasion! (2016) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
 2016-2018 The Flash (TV Series)
Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
- 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
 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
 2016-2017 Legends of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
- Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4 (2017) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Overgirl
- Invasion! (2016) ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
 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
 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:

( June 7 through August 4, 2018 ) Stage play: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - playing Carole King , at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, which marked her Broadway debut See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Supergirl is this unattainable, idealistic optimist of an alien, and all of us can escape into her world, and she always saves the day. See more »

Trivia:

On The Late Late Show with James Corden: Melissa Benoist/Olivia Wilde/Saoirse Ronan (2015), along with Olivia Wilde and Saoirse Ronan, Melissa Benoist stated that the original French pronunciation of her surname was "Benoit". See more »

Trademark:

Piercing blue eyes

Star Sign:

Libra

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