Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress and singer from Littleton, Colorado.
She is widely known for her portrayal of Marley Rose on season four and the start of season five on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee. Aside from her role on Glee, she has appeared in a number of television series including Homeland, The Good Wife and Law & Order. Benoist's first film was in singer Mariah Carey's Tennessee. She appeared in director Damien Chazelle's film Whiplash. Melissa can currently be seen playing the role of Kara Zor-El on the CBS TV series Supergirl.