Melissa Benoist Biography


Melissa Benoist is an American actress. She is married to Chris Wood in 2019 and expecting his baby.

More about the relationship

Melissa Benoist is a married woman to an actor Chris Wood. They got engaged on 11 Feb 2019 and exchanged vows on 1 September 2019.

This couple will soon be blessed with a child. They announced the news on March 4, 2020.

Prior to this, after dating for sometimes, she married her Glee co-star, Blake Jenner. The wedding ceremony happened on 13 July 2015. But after finding complications in marriage, she filed for divorce in December 2016.

The divorce was officially confirmed in Dec 2017. She was also linked with Nick Vorderman (2008 – 2012).

Relationship Facts of Melissa Benoist

  • Melissa Benoist is married to Chris Wood {Compare Couple}.
  • Melissa Benoist married on September 01, 2019.
  • 💑 Anniversary in 97 days 💑
  • She does not have any kids as of now.
  • Melissa Benoist is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Melissa Benoist?

Melissa Benoist is an American actress and singer. She is well-known among the media and the public because of her character in “Supergirl” as Kara Zor-El/Kara Danvers/Supergirl.

Melissa Benoist: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

She was born as Melissa Marie Benoist on Oct 4, 1988, in Houston, Texas, USA. He belongs to the mixed ethnicity of German, English, Scottish, and French.

Melissa’s parents are Jim Benoist (father) and Julie Benoist (mother). She was raised in her home state, Colorado. She has two sisters named Jessica and Kristina.

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Caption: Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood (Source: eonline)

As per her education, she attended Arapahoe High School in Centennial. In 2007, she graduated from there. Afterward, she joined Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. After a couple of years, she graduated from there in 2011.

Melissa Benoist: Professional Life, Career

Melissa Benoist made her debut in the acting industry when she was 20. In 2008, she made her silver screen debut playing the role of Laurel in the film, “Tennessee”. Then in 2010, she was seen in an episode of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”.

She appeared in TV series like “Blue Bloods”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “The Good Wife”, and others in minor roles. Consequently, she got a lead role in comedy-drama TV series, “Glee” and she also played the role of Laurel in an Oscar-nominated film, “Whiplash”.

Afterward, offers from films and TV series kept on coming to her. In 2015, she joined the cast of an American superhero action-adventure drama television series, “Supergirl”. This show is her major career’s most important role where she plays the title/lead role.

Additionally, she starred in many films like “Danny Collins”, “The Longest Ride”, “Patriots Day”, and others. Furthermore, her other TV appearance is on “Homeland”, “The Flash”, “Arrow”, and so on.

She has done several musical theater roles like in “The Sound of Music”, “Chorus Line”, “Evita”, “Terms of Endearment”, and so on.

Her recent projects are Sun Dogs (2017), Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019), Waco (2018), Batwoman (2019), and more.

Awards and Nominations

2013Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout StarNominated
2016Saturn AwardsBreakthrough Performance AwardWon
2017Saturn AwardsBest Actress on a Television SeriesWon
2018Teen Choice AwardsChoice Action TV ActressWon
2019Teen Choice AwardsChoice Action TV ActressNominated

Net Worth and Salary

This actress’s estimated net worth is $4 million. Her 2015 movie Danny Collins was made with a budget of $10 million and has collected around $10.8 million at the box office.

As per the sources, an actor receives an average salary of around $19k-$210k per year.

Rumors and Controversy

Talking about the rumors and controversy, Melissa was part of controversy because of her stand against Donald Trump which she posted a picture on Instagram.

In the picture, she was holding a sign that read “Try grabbing my *****, it’s made of Steel”.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Melissa Benoist’s height is 5 Feet 6 Inches and her weight is 55 kg. She has light brown hair and her eyes are in blue color.

Her body figure is 32-23-34 inches.

She also has tattoos not one but three. A wolf on her left wrist, a feather and the word “free” on the back of her neck, and a bicycle on her left foot.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Melissa is active on social networking sites.

She has around 4.6m followers on Instagram, over 938.8k followers on Twitter, and over 560k followers on Facebook.


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