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Melissa Marie Benoist (born October 4, 1988) is an American actress. She portrays Kara Danvers/Supergirl and Kara/Overgirl in Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow, also voicing the latter in Freedom Fighters: The Ray. She also​ portrayed Jane Doe/Bizarro and Red Daughter in Supergirl.

Credits

Supergirl

Actress

Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5


Directed by

Season 5

The Flash

Actress

Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6


Superhero Fight Club shorts

Actress

Arrow

Actress

Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8


DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Actress

Season 2
Season 3
Season 5

Batwoman

Actress

Season 1

Freedom Fighters: The Ray

Voice actress

Season 1

Suit Up short

Actress

Trivia

  • She became engaged to Supergirl co-star Chris Wood in February 2019 and married in September the same year. In March 2020, they announced they are expecting their first child.[2] .
  • From 2013-2015[3] Benoist was married to fellow actor Blake Jenner, but she filed for divorce from him at the end of 2016.
  • When the series, Arrow, was casting for Thea Queen, Melissa Benoist auditioned for her but ultimately lost to Willa Holland. Melissa would go on however to be cast as Kara Danvers in Supergirl.[4]

References

  1. "Supergirl star Melissa Benoist to make her directorial debut in season 5" - Entertainment Weekly
  2. The photo is a joke but the news is real...!!! See § Chris's instagram.
  3. Sources disagree as to the year Benoist and Jenner were married. See § Personal life.
  4. Arrow: The Character Melissa Benoist Originally Auditioned For
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