Monday 21 September 2020

Melissa Benoist

Melissa Marie Benoist, the American actress and singer, was born on 4th October 1988, at Texas, U.S. She is the daughter of Julie and Jim Benoist, a physician. She started learning various dance forms including jazz and ballet, at the age of three, and began doing community children’s theatre in her hometown. 

Her debut film was Tennessee in 2008 along with singer Mariah Carey. She then made appearances in several television series, and rose to prominence after acting in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee (2013-2014). Her another prominent character portrayal is the titular character in the DC Comics-based superhero drama series Supergirl (2015-present).

She also did notable roles in film such as Whiplash (2014), Danny Collins (2015), The Longest Ride (2015), and Sun Dogs (2017). 

Melissa Benoist Religion

She has French, German, English, and Scottish ancestry. She has not commented anything much about her religion so far. She is Christian by religion, but it is not known if she still follows her religious customs and traditions. It is safe to assume that Benoist does not like to discuss her religious preferences with the public. 

Melissa Benoist Political Views

She is an active supporter of the Democratic Party. She has raised her voice in support of the Democratic candidates in elections, and also has fairly outspoken of her disapproval towards the Republican Party. She has expressed her hatred towards U.S. President Donald Trump too. 

In the year 2015, Jeb Bush, the Republican candidate referred the actress as “hot”, during a campaign. Benoist, who got offended, commented that she is at a loss of words and did not know how to react. But later stated that she was happy to know that Jeb Bush found time to watch her shown on TV.

Who is she dating?

In the year 2015, Benoist announced that she got married to her co-star in Glee, Blake Jenner. But official documents say that they married in 2013. In December 2016, she filed for divorce, due to irreconcilable differences, and the divorce got finalised in the year 2017. Later she revealed in an interview that she faced domestic violence from Jenner a number of times during their married life. 

In 2017, Benoist attended in Chris Wood’s website’s launch, named as “I Don’t Mind”, to share how she struggled with depression in a very young age. Later in September 2019, Benoist and Wood got married. The couple have announced that they’re expecting their first child in 2020. 

Melissa Benoist Hobbies

Apart from acting, Melissa has exhibited her talent in singing too. She has sung various tracks in films, TV series, and has done a number of stage performances too. She is also a big fan of tattoos, and she admits that the process of tattooing is a really painful one. 

Benoist also loves watching movies, and she has admitted that she is a great fan of actor Michael Fassbender. She also likes to spend time with her two dogs. 

Interesting Facts

    • Benoist has the picture of a bicycle tattooed on her left foot, and that of a wolf on her left wrist. 

    • Her eye’s pupils are of unequal sizes, as a result of an eye injury during a domestic dispute with her former husband Blake Jenner.