The Edge of Seventeen Premiere. TIFF. Canada
17 September 2016
Melissa Marie Benoist (born October 4, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her portrayal of the title character in the CBS/CW superhero drama series Supergirl.
Benoist rose to prominence for her portrayal of Marley Rose on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee (2012–2014), and has appeared in a number of television series including Homeland, The Good Wife and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She has also appeared in films such as Danny Collins (2015), The Longest Ride (2015), Patriots Day (2016), Lowriders (2017), and the Oscar-winning film Whiplash (2014).