'Glee' actress Melissa Benoist cast as 'Supergirl' for CBS superhero drama

January 22, 2015 10:08 PM

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'Glee' actress Melissa Benoist cast as 'Supergirl' for CBS superhero drama

The 26-year-old starlet, who also turned heads in role in 'Whiplash,' will play Superman's cousin in prime-time drama that CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler calls 'a coming-of-age opportunity for us.'

Benoist, who began playing the good-hearted and somewhat wistful Marley Rose on the fourth season of "Glee," will take off next year as Kara Zor-El in the much-anticipated new CBS prime-time drama "Supergirl."

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