Melissa Benoist (born October 04, 1988) is an American actress and singer best known for her role on Glee as Marley Rose.
Melissa was born in Littleton, Colorado.
Prior to being cast on Glee, Melissa was making a name for herself in Hollywood through numerous guest appearances, including a two episode arc on the Emmy winning series Homeland, and a major guest role on Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Melissa also appeared in nationally-run television advertisements.
Melissa is also a veteran of the stage, having appeared in the 2011 Goodspeed Musicals production of Kerrigan and Lowdermilk’s The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown as the free-spirited Kelly. She has also appeared in Denver productions of Bye Bye Birdie, Footloose, Cinderella, and A Chorus Line.