Fast Facts

  • Appeared in commercials for Clean and Clear, and Tampax.
  • Played Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie in college.
  • First song on Glee was "New York State of Mind" with Lea Michele.
  • Was a recurring guest star on the fourth season of Glee before being promoted to a series regular for the fifth season.
  • Nominated for a 2013 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star.
  • Was the first person producers saw for the title role in Supergirl.


  • Blake Jenner — Husband


  • Marymount Manhattan College, New York, New York, United States (2011)

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  • Birth Name: Melissa Marie Benoist
  • Birth Place: Littleton, Colorado, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer

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