Benoist at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
|Born||(1988-10-04) October 4, 1988
Littleton, Colorado, U.S.
(m. 2015; separated 2016)
She rose to prominence for her portrayal of Marley Rose on the fourth and fifth seasons of the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee, and has appeared in a number of television series including Homeland, The Good Wife and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Benoist has also appeared in films such as Danny Collins, The Longest Ride, Patriots Day and the Oscar-winning 2014 film Whiplash.
Benoist was born in Littleton, Colorado. Benoist has two sisters, Jessica and Kristina. She graduated from Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado in 2007, and from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City in 2011.
In May 2012, she auditioned for Glee in New York at the Roundabout Theatre Company, singing a different song for each of her five auditions including: “Fidelity” by Regina Spektor, “King of Anything” by Sara Bareilles, a Colbie Caillat song, and several musical theater pieces. In July, she had two screen tests in California for series creator/writer, Ryan Murphy, the casting directors, and executive producers.
She and Glee co-star Darren Criss appeared with Josh Duhamel in the opening of the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards. That same year, she was selected as an ambassador for Coca-Cola’s new product, P10 300 ml Coke Mismo. In June 2013, they were flown to Manila, Philippines to endorse the product by visiting different malls and meeting with fans.
She had a role in the 2015 film Danny Collins, starring Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner, and Annette Bening. She played the part of Jamie, a desk clerk at a hotel frequented by one of Jamie’s all-time favorite rock stars.
She appeared as a presenter in the 42nd People’s Choice Awards, which aired on January 6, 2016 on CBS, and at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, broadcast January 10, 2016, she presented along with The Flash star Grant Gustin. In June of that year, the Human Rights Campaign released a video in tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting; in the video, Benoist and others told the stories of the people killed there.
|2015||The Longest Ride||Marcia|
|2015||Band of Robbers||Becky Thatcher|
|2016||Patriots Day||Katherine Russell|
|2017||Sun Dogs||Tally Petersen|
|2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jessalyn Kerr||Episode: “Delicate“|
|2010||Blue Bloods||Renee||Episode: “Privilege“|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Ava||Episode: “Wet“|
|2010||The Good Wife||Molly||Episode: “Nine Hours“|
|2011||Homeland||Stacy Moore||Episodes: “Grace“, “Clean Skin“|
|2012–2014||Glee||Marley Rose||Recurring role: season 4; main role: season 5 (35 episodes)|
|2015–present||Supergirl||Kara Danvers/Supergirl||Lead role|
|2016–2017||The Flash||Kara Danvers/Supergirl||Episodes: “Invasion!“, “Duet“|
|2016||Arrow||Kara Danvers/Supergirl||Episode: “Invasion!”|
|2016||DC’s Legends of Tomorrow||Kara Danvers/Supergirl||Episode: “Invasion!”|
|2000||The Sound of Music||Brigitta von Trapp||Country Dinner Playhouse|
|2003||The Sound of Music||Liesl von Trapp||Littleton Town Hall Arts Center|
|2006||Bye Bye Birdie||Kim McAfee||Littleton Town Hall Arts Center|
|2006||A Month in the Country||Vera Aleksandrovna||Littleton Town Hall Arts Center|
|2006||A Chorus Line||Bebe Benzenheimer||Littleton Town Hall Arts Center|
|2007||Rodger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella||Cinderella||Littleton Town Hall Arts Center|
|2007||Footloose||Ariel Moore||Littleton Town Hall Arts Center|
|2007||Evita||Perón’s Mistress||Country Dinner Playhouse|
|2009||Thoroughly Modern Millie||Millie Dilmount||Marymount Manhattan College|
|2009||As You Like It||Rosalind||Marymount Manhattan College|
|2012||“Born to Hand Jive”, “Look at Me I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise)”, “You’re the One That I Want“||Glee: The Music Presents Glease|
|2012||“New York State of Mind“, “Holding Out for a Hero“, “Some Nights“||Glee: The Music, Season 4, Volume 1|
|2012||“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas“, “The First Noël“||Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 3|
|2017||“Moon River“||The Flash – Music from the Special Episode: Duet|
Awards and nominations
|2013||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Breakout Star||Glee||Nominated|||
|2016||Saturn Awards||Breakthrough Performance Award||Supergirl||Won|||
|Saturn Awards||Best Actress on a Television Series||Nominated|||
|2017||Saturn Awards||Best Actress on a Television Series||Won|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Action TV Actress||Pending|||