Melissa Marie Benoist (born October 4, 1988) is an American actress and singer known for her portrayal of Marley Rose on season four and the first part of season five on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee. She has also 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 the film Whiplash (2014), which won top prizes (Grand Jury and Audience awards) at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, January 2014. She has completed filming Danny Collins, set for a 2015 release, starring Jennifer Garner, Al Pacino, and Annette Bening. She will be starring as Supergirl in the CBS television series of the same name.