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Melissa Benoist Net Worth

Melissa Marie Benoist net worth is
$3 Million

Melissa Marie Benoist Wiki/Biography

Born Melissa Marie Benoist on the 4th October 1988, in Littleton, Colorado USA, she is an actress and singer, probably best known to the world as Supergirl/Kara Zor-El in the TV series “Supergirl”, and as Marley Rose in the TV series “Glee”, among many other appearances she has made so far in her career.

Have you ever wondered how rich Melissa Benoist is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Benoist’s net worth is as high as $3 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the world of entertainment, active since 2008.

Melissa Benoist Net Worth $3 Million

Melissa is a child of divorced parents, Julie and Jim Benoist, and has two sisters. As early as three years of age, Melissa started attending dance lessons, and the following year her aunt cast her in a church play, of which she was the director.

Growing up, Melissa became more interested in performing arts, and during her teen years became a part of Disneyland, thanks to her studying at the Academy of Theatre Arts, a musical theatre school in her hometown. She appeared anonymously in several productions, including “Cinderella” among others. She eventually received her Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre arts from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City in 2011.

Her on-screen debut happened even before she finished her studies; she portrayed Laurel at the age of 18 in the adventure comedy film “Tennessee” (2008), starring Mariah Carey, Adam Rothenberg and Ethan Peck, and then continued with minor roles in such TV series as “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (2010), “Blue Bloods” (2010), and “Homeland” in 2011, before auditioning for the role of Marley Rose in the TV series “Glee”. Being a musical drama, the producers held five singing auditions, and Melissa performed a different song each time. She eventually got the part, and in the next two years appeared in over 40 episodes of the critically appraised show, which considerably increased her net worth and popularity.

Thanks to her budding career, Melisa was offered a sponsorship deal with Coca-Cola, and endorsed their new product called P10 300 ml Coke Mismo, which also increased her net worth. In 2014, Melissa was chosen for the role of Nicole in the music drama film “Whiplash”, starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, which launched her to a level higher in Hollywood, and since then her career has been on a constant rise. The following year Melissa featured in three quality productions – “Danny Collins” directed by Dan Fogelman, which eventually received a Golden Globe Award nomination, then the romantic drama film “The Longest Ride”, and the comedy adventure “Band of Robbers”, starring Kyle Gallner, Adam Nee and Matthew Gray Gubler. Also in that year, Melissa was chosen for the title role of in the fantasy adventure series “Supergirl”, and so far has appeared in all 65 episodes of the award-winning series, which has added a considerable amount to her net worth. She appeared as Supergirl in several other TV series too, including “The Flash”, and “Legends of Tomorrow”.

In recent years, Melissa appeared in the drama that chronicles the Boston Marathon shootings – “Patriots Day” (2016), next to Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Monaghan, and starred in the comedy-drama “Sun Dogs” (2017), while she is also working on the TV series “Waco”, which will be released late in 2018.

Back in 2013, she teamed up with Blake Jenner for a Kickstarter’s campaign to fund the production of the film “Juvenile”. The two were successful, and the film came out in 2017, with screenplay written by Jenner, and directed by Bradley Buecker, while Melissa was the lead star of the film as Jennifer. However, the film didn’t attract much attention.

When it comes to her personal life, Melissa was married to Blake Jenner from 2015 until December 2016, when she filed for divorce, stating irreconcilable differences as the reason.

Melissa discovered that she has suffered from depression and anxiety attacks ever since she was 13 years old, but has managed to overcome those problems mostly thanks to her colleague Chris Wood, whom she helped launch a website “I Don’t Mind” in 2017, which deals with the stigma around mental illnesses.

Back in 2015, Melissa suffered a head injury, when she hit her head and one eye on a potted plant, which left her with one eye pupil larger than the other.


Full NameMelissa Benoist
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 4, 1988
Place Of BirthHarris County, Texas, U.S.
Height5' 8" (1.73 m)
Weight121 pounds
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack
EducationMarymount Manhattan College
NationalityAmerican
SpouseBlake Jenner (m. 2015–2017)
ParentsJulie Benoist, Jim Benoist
SiblingsJessica Benoist, Kristina Benoist
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/melissabenoist
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/melissabenoist/
IMDBhttp://imdb.com/name/nm2552034
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star
MoviesLowriders, Band of Robbers, The Longest Ride, Danny Collins, Whiplash, Tennessee, Billy Boy
TV ShowsSupergirl, Glee, Whiplash, The Longest Ride, Lowriders, Danny Collins, Patriots Day, Band of Robbers, Sun Dogs, Tennessee, Blue Bloods, Waco, Juvenile, Billy Boy
#Trademark
1Piercing blue eyes
#Quote
1[on not meeting the real life Katherine Russell, who she plays in Patriots Day (2016)] That wasn't an option for me because of the nature of her involvement.
2[on the impact of wearing a hijab for her role in Patriots Day (2016)] [There was an impact] in the way I walked, the way I conducted myself, the way people talked to me. A lot of people didn't recognize me when I would come on set afterward; having changed out of it, they didn't know it was me, even though they'd spent all day with me. Immediately your vanity just vanishes. That felt like a valuable lesson to me: You can put on a garment and be a body that exists for your mind, and not externally.
3[on Whiplash (2014)] I had never read anything like [that script]; I mean, he has entire pages that are stage direction.
4I don't think of myself as that tough, kick-ass, badass woman. I've always been a pacifist, for one, and I was [always] weirder and quirkier and dorkier.
5[on her role in Danny Collins (2015)] I [had] such a small role in that movie, yet every single person in that movie went to Al Pacino's house to rehearse.
6This job [Supergirl (2015)] is definitely teaching me to stand up for myself and to not take any -- I don't want to say a bad word. This is me being modest -- not take any crap, yeah.
7Kara is so optimistic, and so positive, and just full of hope all the time. My tendency can sometimes be 'Oh, man, if I were in this situation, I'd feel hopeless.' But she never feels that. There's never really a horribly dark moment in Supergirl's life.
8I don't think I've ever hit anyone before, and so I definitely had to learn technique - like how to actually punch someone and not hurt yourself more than you're hurting the person you're punching. And core work and Pilates and [plyometrics], a lot of it.
9[on on-screen female superheroes] I don't really understand why people haven't always been ready for this. I think there are so many really successful franchises right now like The Hunger Games (2012), and I was a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) fan. I wish there were more of a pattern and more of a consistency to there being really strong female-driven stories.
10I think it's modest in that you can believe someone could fight for their lives in that suit without having a wardrobe malfunction and something popping out. That's what I never understood about Wonder Woman. I'm like, 'How does she fight?'
11[on her Supergirl (2015) costume] It's impossible not to feel empowered when you put it on. You would think, "Oh, it's silly. I'm putting on tights. I'm putting on a leotard and a skirt. There's muscles built into the suit. There's a cape. I'm going to feel like it's Halloween." But something changes internally. I feel like a different person almost. It really is an alter ego, where I feel inspired, hopeful and empowered.
12[on being a superhero fan growing up] I was a DC fan, not so much the comics. I loved Michael Keaton's Batman (1989). I grew up with those movies.
13[on Supergirl (2015)] I think what's feminist about it is that it's for everyone.
14Every day, I just thank the universe that I am as lucky as I am. Because, I went through periods of time when I didn't have a single bit of work. Months and months where I was auditioning all the time. I mean, all the time, and nothing was happening.
15I was such a wallflower in high school. I did a lot of extracurricular theatre shows, but at school, I spent a lot of time by myself. I ate lunch by myself, and I was always okay with it. But I was definitely made fun of, and I always felt like an outsider.
16I have a very optimistic view of my future right now. I'm very excited to see where it goes, but I try not to make plans just because I know how unpredictable life can be. Especially the life of an actor, and especially the life of an actor on 'Glee.' I just want to be happy and healthy and surrounded by people I love, as cheesy as it sounds.
17If I had any advice for my 16-year-old self, it would just be to stay strong, because acting is not an easy lifestyle, especially when you are starting out. That being said, it definitely makes it all worth it when it does happen.
18I'm definitely interested in doing movies. I've always focused more on acting than singing because that's where my true passion lies.
19Reading about myself on 'Perez Hilton' was kind of the weirdest thing ever.
20At school, when it came to being social, I had no idea how to do it.
21I'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.
22I love female singer-songwriters!
#Fact
1First auditioned for the role of Jessica Kensy before being cast as Katherine Russell in Patriots Day (2016).
2She has played the same character (Kara Danvers/Supergirl) on four different television series: Arrow (2012), The Flash (2014), Supergirl (2015) and Legends of Tomorrow (2016).
3One of her dogs is named Otis, also the name of Lex Luthor's assistant in the Superman (1978) films.
4Her paternal great-grandfather was of French descent. The rest of her ancestry is German, English, and Scottish.
5Both she and Helen Slater, who also played Supergirl (1984), are 5'8" tall. Also, both are brunettes turned blondes for the role of Supergirl.
6Started reading the New 52 'Supergirl' comic book title after landing the part.
7Was given Superman-styled costumes for each of her dogs from Ellen DeGeneres as a guest on her show Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003).
8Cited Susan Sontag and Gloria Steinem as inspirations for her portrayal of Supergirl (2015).
9Was wearing an eye-patch after an eye injury when she first put on her Supergirl (2015) costume.
10Was the very first of a thousand actors to audition for the title role of Supergirl (2015), just as Stephen Amell for Arrow (2012) and Grant Gustin for The Flash (2014), all produced by Greg Berlanti.
11(January 2015} Has been cast as "Supergirl" in the CBS TV series Supergirl (2015).
12Has been engaged to Glee (2009) co-star Blake Jenner.
13She has three tattoos: a wolf on her left wrist, a feather and the word "free" on the back of her neck, and a bicycle on her left foot.
14Has two sisters: Jessica and Kristina.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Billy Boy2017completedJennifer
Sun Dogs2017completedTally Petersen
WacoTV Movie filmingRachel Koresh
The Flash2016-2017TV SeriesKara Danvers Supergirl
Legends of Tomorrow2016TV SeriesKara Danvers Supergirl
Arrow2016TV SeriesKara Danvers Supergirl
Patriots Day2016Katherine Russell
Superhero Fight Club 2.02016Video shortSupergirl
Lowriders2016Lorelai
Band of Robbers2015Becky Thatcher
The Longest Ride2015Marcia
Danny Collins2015Jamie
Glee2012-2014TV SeriesMarley Rose
Whiplash2014Nicole
Homeland2011TV SeriesStacy Moore
The Good Wife2010TV SeriesMolly
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2010TV SeriesAva
Blue Bloods2010TV SeriesRenee
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2010TV SeriesJessalyn Kerr
Tennessee2008Laurel - age 18

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Flash2017TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glee2012-2013TV Series performer - 23 episodes

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Flash2017TV Series Song Performed By - 1 episode
Supergirl2017TV Series Song Performed By - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The CW Superhero Documentary2017Documentary shortHerself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2017TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2015-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Birthday Stories with Lynn Hirschberg2016TV Series shortHerself
GeekRockTV2016TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Conan2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Actor-TV Series Comedy or Musical
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards2016TV MovieHerself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Insider2015TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHerself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Teen Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
Masterchef2013TV SeriesHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Anderson Cooper 360°2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015-2017TV SeriesHerself
20/202017TV Series documentaryHerself
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Flash2016TV SeriesSupergirl
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Glee2015TV SeriesMarley Rose

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Breakthrough Performance AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

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Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress on TelevisionSupergirl (2015)
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: BreakoutGlee (2009)

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