Melissa Benoist is an American actress and singer born on October 4, 1988, in Houston, Texas. She is best known for her role as Kara Danvers/Supergirl in the television series “Supergirl”. Benoist has also appeared in various films and television shows, including “Whiplash” and “Glee”. She has been recognized for her performances, winning the Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her work on “Supergirl”. Outside of acting, Benoist is also a skilled singer and has released several singles throughout her career. She has been an advocate for various social causes, including gender equality and mental health awareness. Melissa Benoist continues to work in the entertainment industry, showcasing her talent and versatility as an actress and singer.