Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress and singer born on October 4, 1988. The daughter of Jim and Julie Benoist developed an interest in acting during her teenage after which she started making efforts to start a professional career in this field. Her efforts finally paid off when she made her professional acting debut in 2008 with the film Tennessee. But after making her debut Melissa remained out of the industry for almost two years before making a comeback during 2010 with guest appearances in different television shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Good Wife, and Homeland. The big breakthrough of her acting career came in 2012 when she was cast for the role of Marley Rose in the hit TV series Glee. She had a recurring role in the fourth season of the series but then became part of the main cast in season 5.
After gaining success through Glee, Benoist also landed a role in a few movies including Whiplash, The Longest Ride, and Danny Collins. The actress will also be portraying the title character in the television series Supergirl. In addition to acting, she has also earned praise for her singing abilities having recorded several tracks for her series Glee. While when it comes to the personal life of Melissa Benoist, she married former Glee co-star Blake Jenner in March 2015. Unfortunately, this didn’t last for long and they divorced two years later. The actress then married actor Chris Wood in 2019.
Melissa Benoist Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Melissa Marie Benoist
- Nicknames: Melissa, Marley Rose
- Date of Birth: October 4, 1988
- Birthplace: Harris County, Texas, U.S.
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Actress, Singer
- Race / Ethnicity: White
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Light Brown
Melissa Benoist Body Measurements Height Weight Vital Statistics
Melissa Benoist Family Details:
- Father: Jim Benoist (Physician)
- Mother: Julie Benoist
- Siblings: Jessica Benoist and Kristina Benoist (Sisters)
- Spouse: Chris Wood (m. 2019), Blake Jenner (m. 2015–2017)
- Children: Huxley Robert Wood (Son)
Melissa Benoist Relationships History:
- Nick Vorderman – Photographer (2008-2012)
- Blake Jenner – Actor (2012-2017)
- Chris Wood – Actor (2017-Present)
Melissa Benoist Career Highlights:
- First Film: Tennessee (2008)
- First TV Show: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2010)
Melissa Benoist Body Measurements:
Below is the list of complete actress Melissa Benoist body measurements including her weight, height, shoe, dress, and bra size.
- Build: Slim
- Height in Feet: 5′ 8″
- Height in Centimeters: 173 cm
- Weight in Kilograms: 55 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 121 pounds
- Bra Size: 32A
- Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)
- Body Measurements: 33-23-34
Melissa Benoist Interesting Facts:
- She married her former Glee co-star Blake Jenner in March 2015.
- The actress didn’t use to attend parties during her educational career because of being made fun of.
- Melissa Benoist had to audition five times and also perform different songs to get her role in Glee.