Melissa Benoist Age, Net Worth, Husband, Family, Height and Biography

melissa benoist
Net Worth $4 Million
Name Melissa Benoist
Date of Birth 4 October 1988
Age 35 Years Old
Gender Female

Melissa Benoist Net Worth

$4 Million

Melissa Benoist also known as Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress, producer and singer. As of 2023, Melissa Benoist’s net worth is $4 million. The most noteworthy performance that brought her to the limelight was Glee, the Fox musical comedy-drama Glee, which aired from 2012 to 2014.

Here she portrayed the role of Marley Rose and also became the recurring part of the series during the fifth season. She was also cast in the drama series titled Supergirl which was CBS / CW DC Comics-based and Melissa got the title character. The series aired from 2015 to 2021 which helped to gain a wide fan following and also became a widespread face related media in the Arrowverse franchise.

Melissa Benoist has made appearances in many films and television series and the list includes 2014 psychological drama Whiplash, 2015 the comedy-drama Danny Collins, 2015 the romantic Western The Longest Ride. Further 2016 the action thriller Patriots Day and the drama Lowriders, and 2017 the comedy-drama Sun Dogs.

In the year 2018, Melissa Benoist was seen in the role of David Koresh’s wife, where David was a cult leader in Waco, the Paramount Network miniseries. In the year 2018, Melissa Benoist also gave a remarkable stage performance as Carole King, which was her Broadway debut. It was a jukebox musical titled Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Melissa Benoist Wiki/Biography

Born on 4 October 1988, Melissa Benoist’s age is 35 Years Old as of 2023. She was born in and raised in Houston, Texas. She holds an American nationality and has her belief in Christian religion. After her parents got divorced, Melissa Benoist was raised mostly by her mother and after the separation, they shifted to the suburbs of Denver, Littleton, Colorado. Melissa Benoist’s ancestry is of German, English, and Scottish descent.

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Melissa Benoist Childhood Pic

When Melissa Benoist was 3 years old, she started her dance class and her main focus was to learn jazz, ballet, and tap. Melissa Benoist’s aunt was directing a church play and she put Melissa in when she was only 4 years old. Since then, Melissa Benoist began to be part of the community children’s theater which was located in her hometown.

Name Melissa Benoist
Full Name Melissa Marie Benoist
Net Worth $4 Million
Date of Birth 4 October 1988
Age 35 Years Old
Birth Place Houston, Texas
Currently Live In Denver, Littleton, Colorado
Profession Actress, Producer and Singer
Debut TV Series: Blue Bloods (2010)
Web Series: Freedom Fighters: The Ray (2017 – 2018)
Film: Tennessee (2008)
Years Active 2000 – Present
Famous Role Marley Rose on the Fox Musical Comedy-Drama TV Series Glee (2012 – 2014)
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Ethnicity German, English and Scottish Descent
Hometown Houston, Texas
Zodiac Sign Libra
School/High School Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado
College/University Marymount Manhattan College in New York
Education Qualification Graduate

Family, Husband & Relationships

Melissa Benoist’s parents are Jim and Julie Benoist. Melissa Benoist’s father’s name is Jim Benoist, who is a physician and her mother’s name is Julie Benoist. However, her parents got divorced when she was a little girl.

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Melissa Benoist with her Mother

She also has two siblings. Her sister’s names are Jessica Benoist, who is a novelist and Kristina Benoist, who is an ecological scientist. Melissa Benoist’s father later remarried and so she has five half-siblings. Melissa Benoist’s paternal great-grandfather was of French descent.

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Melissa Benoist with her Mother and Sisters
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Melissa Benoist Family

As of 2023, the marital status of Melissa Benoist is that she is married. Previously, Melissa Benoist used to date an American Photographer named Nick Vorderman from the year 2008 to the year 2012.

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Melissa Benoist with her Ex-Boyfriend (Nick Vorderman)

In the year 2015, Melissa Benoist made an announcement that she and Blake Jenner, who was her Glee co-star, got married.

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Melissa Benoist with her Ex-Husband (Blake Jenner)

Benoist pointed out certains facts about their relationship and mentioned that the couple had been married longer than anybody knows. Meanwhile, some sources even claimed that she and Blake Jenner were actually wed in the year 2013, the same year when they got engaged. In the year 2016, in late December, Melissa Benoist filed for divorce and mentioned that they were having irreconcilable differences. And, finally, in the year 2017, in the month of December, the divorce was finalized.

Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood made an announcement about their engagement on 10th February, in the year 2019. And, in that year, in the month of September 2019, they got married. On 4th March, in the year 2020, the couple made an announcement through an Instagram post that they were expecting their first child. And, finally, on 25th September, in the year 2020, the couple informed everyone about the birth of their son. They named him Huxley Robert Wood.

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Melissa Benoist with her Husband (Chris Wood)
Father Name Jim Benoist
Mother Name Julie Benoist
Brother Name
Sister Name Jessica Benoist
Kristina Benoist
Boyfriend Chris Wood
Blake Jenner (Ex)
Nick Vorderman (Ex)
Marital Status Married
Husband Name Chris Wood
Blake Jenner (Ex)
Children Huxley Robert Wood (Son)

Physical Appearance

Melissa Benoist has an angelic look and anybody can fall for her. She has an oval-shaped face. Melissa Benoist has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and she is approximately 52 kgs in weight. When she bagged the role in Supergirl, she had to stay fit for the role and thus she had to live an active lifestyle. She follows a strict diet plan and focuses on her daily nutrition.

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Melissa Benoist has piercing blue color eyes and one of her irises is small due to an accident. She has a natural brunette with light brown hair color which she dyed to blond later. Melissa Benoist always looks her best and has embraced all her imperfections.

Height (approx) in centimeters: 176 cm
in meters: 1.76 m
in feet inches: 5’ 8”
Weight (approx) in kilograms: 52 kg
in pounds: 114 lbs
Eye Colour Piercing Blue
Hair Colour Light Brown


In the year 2008, Melissa Benoist got her first film along with Mariah Carey, who was a singer and the film was Tennessee. It is an American road drama, directed by Aaron Woodley. Here she got the role of Laurel.

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In the year 2010, when Melissa Benoist was still attending her college she was cast in a few films as a guest and the list includes names such as Blue Bloods, Homeland, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and The Good Wife.

In Blue Bloods, she appeared in the role of Renee and it was an American police procedural drama television series which aired on 10th September on CBS.

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The Good Wife, she was seen in the character of Molly, which was an American legal and political drama television series that aired on 22nd September in the year 2009 on CBS.

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In Law & Order: Criminal Intent, she appeared as Jessalyn Kerr for the episode titled Delicate.

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This television series was an American police procedural drama television series. In Homeland, Melissa was seen in the role of Stacy Moore and in the episode of Grace and Clean Skin. It was basically an American espionage thriller television series and was based on the Israeli series titled Prisoners of War.

In the year 2011, Melissa Benoist was seen in the role of Kelly at the Norma Terris Theater. It was by Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan, a Goodspeed Musicals theatrical production of The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown.

In the year 2012, in the month of May, Melissa Benoist gave the audition for the Glee in New York at the Roundabout Theater Company, it was a musical comedy-drama series. Here she was seen singing different songs for all her five auditions and the song list includes – “King of Anything” by Sara Bareilles, “Fidelity” by Regina Spektor, a Colbie Caillat song, and several musical theater pieces.

In the month of July, Melissa Benoist was asked to come up to n California, for Ryan Murphy, the series creator/writer, for two screen tests. There were also the casting directors and executive producers. In the fourth and fifth seasons of Glee, Melissa Benoist was seen in the role of Marley Rose.

In the first episode of season four, Melissa Benoist made her first appearance in the character of Marley Rose and that episode was titled “The New Rachel”. The creators of the show had been looking for someone perfect who can portray the role, for quite a long time. Melissa started working from the day she found that she was selected and had bagged the job.

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