She has performed on stage and in television and film. Benoist rose to prominence for her portrayal of Marley Rose on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee — She started dance classes at the age of three, focusing on jazz , ballet , and tap. As a teenager, Benoist performed anonymously at Disneyland in various medleys of musical songs for three summers with the Academy of Theatre Arts, a musical theatre school she was attending, located in Littleton, Colorado , run by Paul Dwyer and Alann Worley. Instead of attending high school graduation parties, she performed the play Evita with other cast members at the former Country Dinner Playhouse. Benoist's first film was in Tennessee in along with singer Mariah Carey. In May , she auditioned for the musical comedy-drama series Glee in New York at the Roundabout Theatre Company , singing a different song for each of her five auditions including: "Fidelity" by Regina Spektor , "King of Anything" by Sara Bareilles , a Colbie Caillat song, and several musical theatre pieces. She portrayed Marley Rose on the fourth and fifth seasons of Glee. Her first appearance as Marley Rose was in the first episode of season four, titled "The New Rachel". Because the creators had been looking for Marley for a long time, she started working the day she found out she got the job.
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Former Glee actress Melissa Benoist shares her personal experience with domestic violence in a disturbing Instagram video. By Katherine Singh November 28, IStandWithMelissa has been steadily climbing since Wednesday afternoon, and with super good reason. The minute video, in which Benoist describes specific instances of abuse—including the details of a horrid eye injury—as well as the courage it took for her to leave said relationship, is incredibly difficult but important to watch. After a series of guest roles in shows like Homeland and Law and Order: Criminal Intent , the actress burst onto our screens in on the fourth season of Glee. Benoist played New Directions new kid Marley Rose, who struggled throughout the series with an eating disorder and her impoverished background. Benoist took to Instagram on November 27 to share the video with her fans. The actress detailed how she met her partner shortly after getting out of a previous relationship, and after becoming friends, their romantic relationship quickly developed. She says that five months into their relationship is when the abuse began, first as emotional manipulation—with her partner becoming jealous, checking her devices and becoming angry when she would have a romantic or flirtatious scene at work. It eventually became physical abuse when her partner threw a smoothie at her face.
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