Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress and singer. She rose to prominence as Marley Rose on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee. On stage, she made her Broadway debut in 2018 as Carole King in the jukebox musical Beautiful: The Caroles King Musical.
About Melissa Benoist in brief
Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress and singer. She is known for her portrayal of the titular character in the CBSCW DC Comics–based superhero drama series Supergirl. On stage, she made her Broadway debut in 2018 as Carole King in the jukebox musical Beautiful: The Caroles King Musical. She rose to prominence as Marley Rose on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee. She has also appeared in films such as Whiplash, Danny Collins, The Longest Ride, Patriots Day, Lowriders, and Sun Dogs. She was selected as an ambassador for Coca-Cola’s new product, P10 300 mL Mismo Mismo, in June 2013. Her first performance was a duet with Lea Michele of State of the State of New York during the first episode of season 4. She reached twenty-four on the Bubbling Under 100 Singles Singles chart on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She also appeared with Darren Criss in the opening of the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards for Glee in the early-2013 early-morning hours of June 14. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two children, who she met at a New York performing arts high school in the late 1990s.
Her parents divorced when she was young; she has two sisters and five half-siblings from her father’s remarriage. She attended Marymount Manhattan College for the BFA musical theatre program but in her sophomore year, she switched majors to theatre, due to her admiration for 19th-century Russian plays. She played Kelly in the 2011 Goodspeed Musicals theatrical production of The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown by Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan at the Norma Terris Theatre. She performed locally in a number of theatrical productions, including A Month in the Country, Cinderella, A Chorus Line, and Bye Bye Birdie at the Town Hall Arts Center, a professional theatre located in the Denver metro area. She graduated from Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, in 2007, and then she moved to New York to pursue a career in musical theatre.