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Name: Melissa Benoist
Birth name: Melissa Marie Benoist
From: Littleton, Colorado, USA
Date of birth: 4 October, 1988
Hair: Blonde (originally brown)
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5ft 8in

  • Has two sisters: Jessica, a novelist and Kristina, an ecological scientist
  • Her paternal great-grandfather was of French descent. The rest of her ancestry is German, English, and Scottish
  • 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
  • She has unequal size of the eyes’ pupils due to an eye injury
  • In 2015, it was announced that she married Glee co-star Blake Jenner. Public records later revealed that the couple actually married in 2013. The couple separated in late 2016 and divorced in December 2017
  • Started reading the New 52 ‘Supergirl‘ comic book title after landing the part
  • Involved in a mental health awareness movement called ‘I Don’t Mind’ with current partner Chris Wood who plays on-screen love interest Mon-El in Supergirl
  • Became engaged to Chris Wood on 11 February 2019 and got married on 1 September 2019


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