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American Melissa BENOIST

born Melissa Marie BENOIST

American actress, singer and dancer

Source :  Jean-Yves BAXTER

Born: on October 04, 1988 in Littleton, Colorado, United States  (30 years)


Benoist was born on October 4, 1988, in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Julie and Jim Benoist, a physician. They divorced when she was young. Her paternal great-grandfather was of French descent. She has two biological sisters: Jessica, a novelist, and Kristina, an ecological scientist, and five half-siblings from her father's remarriage. She was raised mostly by her mother in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, after her parents' separation. She started dance classes at the age of three, focusing on jazz, ballet and tap. When she was four years old, her aunt put her in a church play she was directing.

As a teen, Benoist performed anonymously at Disneyland various medleys of musical songs for three summers with the Academy of Theatre Arts, a musical theatre school located in Littleton, Colorado run by Paul Dwyer and Alann Worley. She performed locally in a number of productions including Cinderella and Bye Bye Birdie at Town Hall Arts Center, and instead of attending high school graduation parties, she performed the play Evita with other cast members at the shut-down Country Dinner Playhouse.

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- Category Actor, Singer & Musician