Melissa Benoist Wiki, Age, Divorce, Supergirl, Net-Worth

Melissa Benoist is an American actress and singer who is known for starring as the title character in the CBS television series Supergirl.

Full name: Melissa Marie Benoist

Born in: October 4, 1988

Born on: Houston, Texas

Education: Marymount Manhattan College

Father: Jim Benoist

Mother: Julie Benoist

Siblings: Jessica & Kristina


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15 Facts About Melissa

  1. Melissa’s parents were divorced when she was young and father remarried.
  2. Benoist started dance at age 3.
  3. Since 13 years old, she has struggled with depression and anxiety
  4. As a teen, Melissa performed at Disneyland various medleys of musical songs.
  5. Performed locally in a number of theatrical productions.
  6. Moved to New York City to pursue a career in musical theater.
  7. Graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Artsin Theatre arts in 2011.
  8. Melissa was selected as an ambassador for Coca-Cola’s new product, P10 300 ml Coke Mismo.
  9. Benoist with Blake Jennerheld a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the production of their movie Billy Boy.
  10. Won Grand Jury and Audience awards for character Nicole in film Whiplash.
  11. Benoist in the lead role of Kara Zor-El, premiered on CBS.
  12. Became the first woman to play a superhero on prime time TV.
  13. Married in 2015, with Gleeco-star Blake Jenner.
  14. Officially Divorced in 2017 where she filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences”.
  15. . Benoist helped her Supergirlco-star Chris Wood’s launch of his website “I Don’t Mind” that works to put a stop to the humiliation around mental illnesses.
  16. Melissa’s net worth is more than $3 million after her divorce.


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