Melissa Benoist is a contemporary artist of the theater. She is best known for her work in the television industry and also did voice-over work for video games and movies. She received numerous honors for her work including an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, Satellite Awards for Outstanding TV Series, a Screen Marionation Award at the Satellite Awards and a Tony Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series. Born in Ohio, Melissa Benoist was named after her mother’s maiden name, Melinda.
Melissa Benoist was born in Southern California. She was named after her mother’s maiden name, Melinda. She grew up in California and was always surrounded by the arts – drawing, painting, and music. She attended the Los Angeles School of Performing Arts where she became a member of the drama club circuit as a young woman. After that she went to the University of Southern California where she studied acting, singing and dancing.
Melissa Benoist was named one of CMT’s “Best Actor in September” according to the Los Angeles Times. Since then she has appeared in other films such as the animated film Finding Nemo, the independent drama No Ordinary Family, the crime thriller We Are Marshall, the fantasy film The Lost Boys and the action-adventure Crazy Heart. In late September 2021 she will also begin filming the television series Zero Hour with Rachael Leigh Cook. This project is based on the book by Tom Clancy.
|Real Name||Melissa Marie Benoist|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Height in Feet Inches||5 ft 8 in|
|Height in Centimeter||173 cm|
|Height in Meter||1.73 m|
|Weight in Kilogram||55 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||121 pounds|
|Feet/ Shoe Size||7.5 (US)|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Body Measurements||32-23-34 in|
|Waist Size||23 Inches|
|Hip Size||34 Inches|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Date of Birth||October 04, 1988|
|Birth Place||Littleton, Colorado, USA|
|Siblings||Jessica Benoist (Sister), Kristina Benoist (Sister)|
|School||Arapahoe High School|
|College||Marymount Manhattan College|
|Boyfriends||Nick Vorderman (2008-2012)|
Blake Jenner (2012-Present)
|Current Relationship/ Affair||Blake Jenner (2012-Present)|
|Husband||Blake Jenner (2012-Present)|
|First Television Serial||Law & Order: Criminal Intent|
|Popular Films & TV Shows||Glee since|
Melissa Benoist attended the UCLA College of Music where she studied music education and conducting. In her graduate studies she pursued vocal performance, dance writing and directing, printmaking and visual communications. Melissa started her career on Broadway, playing the role of herself in an acclaimed play called Lion King. Her credits also include appearing in the TV series Glee as Freya Gemstone, a dancer in the musical Rent. In 2021 Melissa was also one of the featured actors in the film 12 Years a Guest, which was directed by Debra Granik.
Melissa Benoist moved on to play the role of Jeanette in the hit television series Glee. Her character had a more defined look compared to other characters in the show who were usually described in the jeans, shirt and sneakers. Since the show went off the air, Melissa has also appeared in a number of films including the romantic comedy Our Kinds. She has since gone on to play the lead role in the ensemble in the movie Divergent. In addition to those movies, Melissa has also been nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Rue in the animated movie Planes, Please. For that role she was also nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Melissa Benoist can continue her acting career into the fall as she is set to star as the main character in the thriller The Perfect Score. Her role in the movie will be played by Reese Witherspoon. Other notable actresses that have been associated with the field of film and television in Tennessee are Mary Jenningsills, Kayla McAllister, Terri Hatcher, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kay Warren, Teri Hatcher, Jessica Alba, Phyronie Tonio, Amy Waterman, and Nicole Kidman.