Melissa Benoist Online
 
  • Has two sisters: Jessica and Kristina.
  • She 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.
  • Has been engaged to Glee (2009) co-star Blake Jenner.
  • (January 2015} Has been cast as “Supergirl” in the CBS TV series Supergirl (2015).
  • Was 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.
  • Was wearing an eye-patch after an eye injury when she first put on her Supergirl (2015) costume.
  • Cited Susan Sontag and Gloria Steinem as inspirations for her portrayal of Supergirl (2015).
  • Was given Superman-styled costumes for each of her dogs from Ellen DeGeneres as a guest on her show Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003).
  • Started reading the New 52 ‘Supergirl’ comic book title after landing the part.
  • Her paternal great-grandfather was of French descent. The rest of her ancestry is German, English, and Scottish.
  • One of her dogs is named Otis, also the name of Lex Luthor’s assistant in the Superman (1978) films.