We all know who Melissa Benoist is. She has been working in the movie and TV industry for many years and has earned herself a good name. In 2015, she rose to fame with the show, Supergirl where starred as the lead character. Supergirl had become a huge hit and Benoist became the face of Supergirl. In the light of all this, let us look at 20 facts that you may not have known about the talented actress:
20. Her dream was to be on Broadway
The actress is also a great singer and she had this to say:
“I don’t consider my voice to be that kind of a voice,” she had said. “Not that I don’t love singing, but Broadway was my original dream … Hopefully that is in the cards for the future.”
19. The Girl With The Many Tattoos
The actress has a feather and ‘free’ tattooed on the back of her neck. She also has a wolf tattoo on her hand, and a bicycle tattoo on the ankle.
18. Does she seem familiar?
Before stepping on to the stage of Supergirl, Melissa appeared in Glee, Whiplash, in Tennessee, Danny Collins, Blue Bloods, Homeland and The Good Wife.
17. The actress was A Victim Of The 4Chan Leaks
4chan had leaked many nude images of celebrities and the victims included Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Kaley Cuoco, Kirsten Dunst, and Melissa Benoist. Melissa had responded to these leaks saying that “incivility should not be supported”.
16. She is very tall
Although she does not really seem tall in the movies and TV shows, the actress sports a height of 5ft 7 inches (171 cms).
15. She is a huge Star Wars fan
The actress had said that she was a padawan in the Star Wars Insider fan club and she dressed up as Obi-Wan Kenobi for 3-4 years in a row for Halloween.
14. Her very first screen role was in 2008
The actress earned her debut screen role as Laurel in the movie Tennessee which released in 2008.
13. She was very famous for her role on Glee
The actress had played Marley Rose in the 4th and 5th seasons of “Glee” and her character was loved by many fans across the world. Marley had taught young girls everywhere to stand up for what was right and to never change who they really are.
12. She has a very quirky personality
When this actress had been asked what was the easy parts about bringing Kara Danvers to life on “Supergirl,” she had spoken about the character’s silly personality:
“That comes easily to me because that’s how I feel,” Benoist had said.
“That’s who I am as a human being. I’m awkward and I’m weird.”
11. She wants to help in women empowerment
Benoist had once said that she really does feel the need to make a difference in this world as she is now playing a very crucial female role:
“I want to do right by women,” she had said.
“I want to portray someone they can relate to and look up to that’s not a trite or a shallow
She wants to try and portray Supergirl in a much more relatable manner. In other words, she wants to be a real Supergirl:
“It doesn’t matter if it’s women or men I inspire. I just want to inspire people in general to realize their strengths and their potential … that you can do the things that you feel like are impossible to accomplish,” she added.
10. She had Secretly Gotten Married To Her Glee Co-Star
Before she was cast as Supergirl, Melissa Benoist played the role of Marley on Glee. On this show, she met her future husband, Blake Jenner who played the role of Ryder. They secretly got married in a few months later.
9. They Kick-started A Movie
Benoist and Jenner had worked on a movie together in 2017, Billy Boy. They funded this movie and earned more than $100k.
8. She is not the only child
Melissa Benoist has two sisters whom she is very close to- Kristina and Jessica.
7. She Is Michael Fassbender’s Fan
While speaking of the famous X-Men actor, she had this to say:
“I’m obsessed with Michael Fassbender. He’s unbelievable. I think he’s a modern-day Marlon Brando. Every movie that he's done in the past couple years, I just died for him. He’s extremely fascinating.”
6. She Is A Great Singer
Benoist got a chance to let the singer inside her fly free in the show Glee. Broadway is surely a goals on her list.
5. Her net worth is stunning
With so many years of acting and singing bing her, the actress over the years, has earned a net worth of US $ 3 Million.
4. Soul Sisters
Alex and Kara Danvers have a very strong bond in Supergirl. These actresses had gotten on pretty well off-screen as well.
“She’s my favourite person to do scenes with. I’m not ashamed to say that, and I’m sorry to everyone else. I love working with Chyler and it really is this unbreakable bond already. We have to be that way in order for anyone to feel anything from those scenes. It’s such an important thing, that sisterhood," she had said.
3. So, how old is she?
The actress does seem very young, and look like a teen but she is 29 years old.
2. The First Supergirl
Supergirl is a very famous female-led TV show. It had taken ten auditions, three screen tests, and a couple of months, and finally, Benoist got this role.
1. Benoist Aims At Rivaling The Flash
One very intriguing fact about Supergirl is that the show exists in the very same universe as Arrow and The Flash. The series were produced by Greg Berlanti and while The Flash and Arrow have crossed over many times Supergirl will appear only on one of the shows and if this comes to pass,
Benoist has her thoughts:
“There are comic books, an entire universe, where The Flash and Supergirl are kind of rivals. That would be really fun. I don’t know if that’s a possibility, but that would be cool.”