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Melissa Benoist Biography

 
Bio:
Benoist, who currently steals the screen in the title role of The CW hit show, made her Broadway debut as Carole King in Broadway's hit, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical in 2018. Born and raised in Colorado, Benoist made her film debut just one year after graduating high school. She emerged on ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Benoist, who currently steals the screen in the title role of The CW hit show, made her Broadway debut as Carole King in Broadway's hit, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical in 2018. Born and raised in Colorado, Benoist made her film debut just one year after graduating high school. She emerged on ... (read complete bio)

Benoist, who currently steals the screen in the title role of The CW hit show, made her Broadway debut as Carole King in Broadway's hit, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical in 2018.



Born and raised in Colorado, Benoist made her film debut just one year after graduating high school. She emerged on the screen as "Laurel" in the 2008 drama Tennessee alongside Mariah Carey, Adam Rothenberg and Ethan Peck. While working the musical theatre circuit in New York City, catapulted into the spotlight with her starring role as 'Marley Rose' on seasons four and five on Fox's hit show "Glee". Her character, colloquially dubbed "The New Rachel" in the premiere episode of season four, rode the waves of success from Lea Michele's character 'Rachel Berry', yet was quick to hear her own acclaim as the beloved new addition to the show.



She has graced TV audiences on a multitude of shows including "Homeland" and "The Good Wife" and co-starred in the critically acclaimed feature films, the Academy-Award nominated Whiplash as well as Patriot's Day.