Melissa Benoist Height

Life doesn't have to be as hard as we make it for ourselves a lot of the time.

~ Melissa Benoist

American actress, Melissa Benoist is perhaps best known for playing Supergirl in the TV series "Supergirl". She has also appeared in movies like "Whiplash", "The Longest Ride", "Lowriders", "Sun Dogs", and many others.

Melissa Benoist's height is all over the place. In Supergirl, the cast claimed that Melissa is five feet nine inches tall. The media (including IMDb) likes to portray her as five feet eight inches tall, and if that's not enough -- there are various websites on the internet that claim that Melissa actually isn't any taller than five feet seven inches tall soaking wet.

After taking a careful look at her and comparing her height to that of a few other celebrities like Grant Gustin (near 6"), Cole Sprouse (5'10"), etc, we think the internet, in general, has got the right of Melissa Benoist's real height -- she is closer to 5'7" than any other number -- and the south side of it at that.

You really don't want to trust Google -- at least where important matters such as a celebrity's real height are concerned. Leave that to professionals like us -- if you want to relax with the knowledge of the job done right.

The real height of Melissa Benoist is just a fraction under

5'7" or 171 cm

Melissa Benoist height comparison with Henry Cavill and Scarlett Johansson
Melissa Benoist (as supergirl) with Henry Cavill (6'½"), and Scarlett Johansson (5'3")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Sweden 5'11" 5'5½"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"

Data was collected from official sources wherever possible. A more detailed chart can be found here.

Here are some interesting Melissa Benoist quotes:

Melissa Benoist on being socially inept.

At school, when it came to being social, I had no idea how to do it.

Melissa Benoist on female singer-songwriters.

I love female singer-songwriters!

Melissa Benoist on being an introvert.

I was such a wallflower in high school. I did a lot of extracurricular theatre shows, but at school, I spent a lot of time by myself. I ate lunch by myself, and I was always okay with it. But I was definitely made fun of, and I always felt like an outsider.

Melissa Benoist on being lucky.

Every day, I just thank the universe that I am as lucky as I am. Because, I went through periods of time when I didn't have a single bit of work. Months and months where I was auditioning all the time. I mean, all the time, and nothing was happening.

Melissa Benoist on Supergirl.

Supergirl is this unattainable, idealistic optimist of an alien, and all of us can escape into her world, and she always saves the day.

Melissa Benoist on the process of acting.

I learned the process of this kind of acting, how things run, how chaotic it can be, and what kind of different muscles you have to flex.

Melissa Benoist on her best advice to her younger self.

If I had any advice for my 16-year-old self, it would just be to stay strong, because acting is not an easy lifestyle, especially when you are starting out. That being said, it definitely makes it all worth it when it does happen.

Melissa Benoist on her mom.

I always try to have my mother's voice in my head, because I am very proud of the morals that she tried to instill in us.

Melissa Benoist on reading about herself on a celebrity gossip website.

Reading about myself on 'Perez Hilton' was kind of the weirdest thing ever.

Melissa Benoist on Micihael Fassbender.

I'm obsessed with Michael Fassbender. He's unbelievable. I think he's a modern-day Brando. For every movie that he's done in the past couple of years, I just died for him. He's extremely fascinating.

Melissa Benoist on living inside a story.

Living out a story eight times a week is difficult and draining emotionally but very fulfilling.

Melissa Benoist on jealousy.

Jealousy is a human emotion, regardless of whether you're a Branch Davidian or you're whomever, outside in society.