Supergirl – Kara Danvers, AKA Kara Zor-El AKA Supergirl was sent to earth when her home planet Krypton was being destroyed at age 13 to protect her baby cousin Kal-el. On her way to Earth, her pod got knocked off course and for years she was trapped in a deep sleep in the phantom zone until something set her pod back on course. She now lives on Earth where her cousin has grown up to be Superman and she has decided to live the simple life, that is until enemies from her home planet keep appearing to destroy the human race.
Portrayed by Melissa Benoist.
Melissa Benoist made her feature film debut just one year after graduating high school, appearing in the 2008 drama “Tennessee” alongside Mariah Carey, Adam Rothenberg and Ethan Peck. She appeared in several television series, including BLUE BLOODS and THE GOOD WIFE, on The Network, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Homeland,” before being cast in the role of Marley Rose for seasons four and five of “Glee.”
Recently, Benoist was cast in the Universal Pictures feature film “Lowriders,” which takes place in the world of lowrider cars and street tagging in East Los Angeles. She will also appear in the feature films “Billy Boy,” which she collaborated on with actor/singer Blake Jenner, who also wrote the film; and “Band of Robbers,” a comedic thriller based on Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”
Earlier this year, Benoist joined Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale and Christopher Plummer in the feature film “Danny Collins,” the story of an aging rocker on a journey of self-discovery. Benoist played Jamie, a desk clerk at the hotel frequented by the musician.
In 2014, Benoist starred alongside Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in the Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning film “Whiplash,” based upon writer/director Damien Chazelle’s own experiences in the Princeton High School Studio Band.
Benoist was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado.