Melissa Benoist
Melissa Benoist
Real Name/Full Name Melissa Marie Benoist
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Melissa Benoist
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 4 October 1988
Age/How Old: 34 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70Kg
In Pounds – 112 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Jim Benoist
Mother – Julie Benoist
Siblings: Jessica, Christina
School: Arapahoe High School
College: Marymount Manhattan College
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Blake Jenner (m. 2013; div. 2017)
Chris Wood (m. 2019-present)
Kids/Children Name: 1
Profession: Actress
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: March 2023

Melissa Benoist is an American actress and singer. She is famously known for her role in the superhero television show which is aired in CBS, Supergirl. She also has been cast in other successful TV shows such as Glee where she played alongside her ex-husband, Blake Jenner.

Well, how well do you know about Melissa Benoist? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Melissa Benoist’s net worth in 2023, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Melissa Benoist to date.

Biography and Early Life

Melissa was born on October 4, 1988, and she was born in Houston, Texas. She is the daughter of Julie and Jim Benoist. Not much is known concerning her mother, but her father was a physician. While she was young, her parents got divorced. Most of her childhood was catered for by her mother after her parent’s divorce. She grew up in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Melissa has two sisters, Jessica who is a novelist and Kristina, an ecological scientist. After her father re-married, she has five half-siblings. She is of French ancestry from her father’s side.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Melissa Benoist in 2023 and what is her height and weight? Well, Melissa Benoist’s age is 34 years old as of today’s date 21st March 2023 having been born on 4 October 1988. Though, she is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 112 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Blonde.


Melissa is a former student of the Arapahoe High School which is located in Centennial, Colorado. She graduated from the school in 2007. Later on, she relocated to New York City in order to pursue her career in theatre. She enrolled at the Marymount Manhattan College where she was a student in their BFA musical theatre program. In her second year at school, she switched and majored in theatre due to her newfound love for the 19th-century Russian plays. In 2011, she graduated from the school with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Melissa Benoist With Husband Chris Wood
Melissa Benoist With Husband Chris Wood

Melissa is a lover of bicycles. During her first semester as a freshman in college, she was hit by a cab as she was learning to ride, she was left with a visible scar above her eyebrow. She also has a tattoo of a bicycle on her left foot. Melissa was once married to Blake Jenner who was her co-star in Glee. The two got married in 2013 or 15 and later divorced in 2017 citing irreconcilable differences.

She claims an injury she acquired on her iris which led to one of her pupils being enlarged permanently was as a result of a fight with Blake. Blake did later confess to doing the heinous act but also claimed that Melissa broke his nose in a fight. Melissa claimed that the injury inflicted on Blake was an act of self-defense.

In 2017, Melissa met Chris Wood as she helped him with the launch of his website called, I Don’t Mind. Melissa revealed that Chris was very helpful in her coming out as a victim of depression and anxiety since she was 13. The two announced their engagement in February of 2019 and got married in September of the same year. The two gave birth to their first born on March 4, 2020. The couple are yet to reveal the name of their son.

Is Melissa Benoist Lesbian?

Melissa Benoist is not gay. She has been married twice in her life to two different men. She was first married to Blake Jenner then got married to Chris Wood after her divorce with Blake. Chris and Melissa have one son and all seems to be working well in their marriage.

Professional Career

Melissa’s career kicked of in 2008 with the release of Tennessee. Come 2010, she was cast in roles for several TV series. She appeared in Law & Order, Blue Bloods and The Good Wife. She also had an appearance on Homeland.

Her big break was in her role in Glee. She has appeared in 35 episodes of the show. In the show, she was cast alongside her future husband, Blake Jenner. In 2012, she was offered a contract deal by Coca-Cola company which would make her an ambassador of their new drink, Coke Mismo. She signed the deal and was sent of to the Philippines in 2013 where the campaign began.

She was among the cast members who were not called back for the filming of Glee. 2014 was the year she got the opportunity to play a role in the film Whiplash. 2015 was her most successful year as she got the role of Supergirl in the self-titled series. Her excellent performance in the show has led to her awards and appearances in shows like Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.


Melisa is a very prominent superstar and her role in various television shows has brought her numerous awards. She was named among the five Colorado Can’t-Miss Kids by The Denver Post. Her lead role in Supergirl made her to become the first woman to lead a prime-time superhero TV series since Wonder Woman in 1979. In 2016, she received the Saturn Award for her performance as Supergirl.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Melisa Benoist in 2023

Melissa Benoist Net Worth
Melissa Benoist Net Worth

Melissa is a well-established actress and singer. She has made a name for herself in the show biz over the years for her outstanding performances. With great fame comes a mountainous fortune and true to that, Melissa has managed to bag herself a great fortune. As of 2023, She has a net worth of $5 million. Most of her income is gotten from her acting career.

Melisa is an accomplished actress. She has made appearances in several films as well as television series. She is recorded to be the first woman to have a lead role in the superhero series when she appeared in Supergirl. She is a role model to fellow women that there are no limitations to achieving one’s dreams.


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