Top Stories

Melissa Benoist Latest News, Photos, and Videos

Melissa Benoist, Taylor Kitsch & 'Waco' Cast Celebrate Premiere in NYC - Watch Trailer Here!

Melissa Benoist is gorgeous in pink while posing alongside her co-star Taylor Kitsch at the world premiere of their mini-series WACO presented by Paramount Network at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Monday (January 22) in New York City.

The 29-year-old actress and Taylor, 36, were joined at the event by their cast mates Andrea Riseborough, Michael Shannon, Paul Sparks, John Leguizamo, Camryn Manheim, Demore Barnes, Annika Marks and Shea Whigham.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Melissa Benoist

Waco is a brand new 6-part series from Paramount Network based on the true story that shocked the world of religious leader David Koresh’s Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in 1993.

Check out Waco when it premieres on January 24 on Paramount Network – Watch trailer below!


‘WACO’ Trailer

FYI: Melissa is wearing the Solace London side twist dress from Shopbop.

melissa benoist taylor kitsch waco cast celebrate premiere in nyc 01
melissa benoist taylor kitsch waco cast celebrate premiere in nyc 02
melissa benoist taylor kitsch waco cast celebrate premiere in nyc 03
melissa benoist taylor kitsch waco cast celebrate premiere in nyc 04
melissa benoist taylor kitsch waco cast celebrate premiere in nyc 05

Taylor Kitsch & Melissa Benoist Join 'Waco' Cast for a Press Day

Melissa Benoist and Taylor Kitsch share a laugh while participating in an interview at the Build Series on Monday afternoon (January 22) in New York City.

The actors joined Michael Shannon and more co-stars from their new Paramount Network series Waco to chat about the show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Melissa Benoist

Melissa and Taylor also stopped by SiriusXM that day to continue their press duties. She was looking super chic in her leather outfit!

FYI: Melissa is wearing a Zeynep Arcay leather blazer and trousers. Taylor is wearing Frame jeans.

melissa benoist taylor kitsch press day 01
melissa benoist taylor kitsch press day 02
melissa benoist taylor kitsch press day 03
melissa benoist taylor kitsch press day 04
melissa benoist taylor kitsch press day 05

Melissa Benoist Reveals the Best Part About Playing Supergirl!

Melissa Benoist is opening up about her superhero role!

The 29-year-old Supergirl actress made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night (January 15).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Melissa Benoist

During her appearance, Melissa opened up about learning how to play Supergirl, dancing and acting since she was a kid, performing a Stephen Sondheim medley at Disneyland and playing one of David Koresh’s wives in the new mini-series, Waco.

Watch her appearance below!

Pictured below: Melissa Benoist holds hands with boyfriend Chris Wood outside of Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday (January 15).

melissa benoist jimmy kimmel live chris wood 01
melissa benoist jimmy kimmel live chris wood 04 1
melissa benoist jimmy kimmel live chris wood 04
melissa benoist jimmy kimmel live chris wood 05
melissa benoist jimmy kimmel live chris wood 06

Melissa Benoist Addresses 'Supergirl' Producer Andrew Kreisberg Firing: 'That Was A Major Disappointment'

Melissa Benoist has addressed how the firing of Supergirl producer Andrew Kreisberg has affected the series, following his sexual harassment allegations.

“That was a major disappointment, and the irony was not lost on me,” the 29-year-old actress expressed (via People) while speaking at the panel for her new mini-series Waco during the Paramount Network portion of the 2018 Winter TCA Tour on Monday (January 15) in Pasadena, Calif.

“I have to say that the way our show has recovered as a cast and a crew together, we have an atmosphere on set now that I’m extremely proud of and there are a lot of amazing men that work on our show, and we have a lot of amazing women that are in powerful positions on our show as well,” Melissa added. “Now one of our co-showrunners is a female, [Jessica Queller], and the executive producer Sarah Schechter. We’re all in the fight for equality and for a safer atmosphere in the working space.”

Melissa was joined at the panel by her co-stars Taylor Kitsch, Paul Sparks, Andrea Riseborough, Julia Garner and Rory Culkin.

Also attending a panel for their series Yellowstone were Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, and Gil Birmingham.

FYI: Melissa is wearing an Aritzia skirt.

melissa benoist addresses supergirl producer andrew kreisberg firing 01
melissa benoist addresses supergirl producer andrew kreisberg firing 02
melissa benoist addresses supergirl producer andrew kreisberg firing 03
melissa benoist addresses supergirl producer andrew kreisberg firing 04
melissa benoist addresses supergirl producer andrew kreisberg firing 05

'Supergirl' Star Melissa Benoist & Blake Jenner Have Officially Divorced

Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner are now officially divorced.

The 29-year-old Supergirl actress and the 25-year-old Edge of Seventeen actor reached a property settlement agreement which they did not file in court, telling the judge that the issues are resolved and that they are in agreement, according to TMZ.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Melissa Benoist

Melissa filed for divorce almost one year ago to the day on December 27, 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. They have no children together. TMZ reports the couple got married in 2013, though it was also reported that they tied the knot in March 2015.

The two first met on the set of Glee. Click here to see their full relationship timeline up until Melissa‘s filing last year.

Stephen Amell Stands With Melissa Benoist & Emily Bett Rickards After 'Arrow' EP Suspended For Harassment

Stephen Amell is speaking out about the accusations against Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.

During a Facebook live chat, the 36-year-old actor said that he stands behind everything that his Arrowverse co-stars Emily Bett Rickards, Melissa Benoist and Caity Lotz have shared.

“I have no interest in speaking about an ongoing investigation – but if you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m sure that you can figure it out – other than to say WB is conducting an investigation into what is being alleged against one of the producers on our show, and if they need my help in any way, shape or form, they will get it,” Stephen said.

Stephen added, “I certainly can’t pontificate in an eloquent or such a succinct manner like Emily did, like Melissa did, like Caity Lotz did. I stand behind and fully support everything that they said.”

“I told them this morning, and I tell you now – and I meant it – that if anyone ever feels anything less than 100 percent safe, or anyone feels as though they aren’t allowed to express themselves and be the person that they are, that they should come to whomever they’re supposed to go to, and I’ll stand right beside them, right behind them. I’ll speak on their behalf, if need be,” Stephen concluded.

Check out all that Stephen had to say in the video below…

Supergirl's Melissa Benoist Releases Statement Following EP Andrew Kreisberg's Suspension for Harassment

Arrow and Supergirl producer Andrew Kreisberg was suspended over the weekend following sexual harassment and assault allegations, where over 19 women and 4 men have come forward with stories from the Vancouver, Canada sets.

Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist spoke out after the allegations surfaced.

“I am a woman who leads a show that supports equality and feminism, empowerment, and fighting for what is right. I have always tried to conduct myself this way personally, as well. Sadly, the show and my career are a part of an industry that doesn’t always mirror these sentiments. This is heartbreaking, and at times makes me feel helpless. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. But I’m an optimist. I believe lasting change is possible, and when people are mistreated, they should have a safe forum to speak their truth and always be heard. And when people commit crimes or harass others, they should always be held accountable – no matter what industry they work in or how much power they wield. I’ve spoken up about it in the past – publicly and not so publicly – and I’ll continue to do so. All of us should, without fear or shame,” Melissa wrote. “We all need to hold ourselves to a higher standard. So this week, I’ll head back to work on Supergirl even more committed to being a part of changing the norm by listening when people speak up, and refusing to accept an environment that is anything less than a safe, respectful and collaborative space.”

Arrow star Emily Bett Rickards also released a statement. Click inside to see what she shared…More Here! »