Melissa Marie Benoist (/bəˈnɔɪst/; French: [bənwa]; born October 4, 1988) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She portrays Kara Danvers/Supergirl in the lead role on Supergirl. She reprises her role in special guest starring appearances in the third and fourth seasons of The Flash, fifth and sixth seasons of Arrow and second and third seasons of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, as well as portraying Kara/Overgirl. She voices the latter in Freedom Fighters: The Ray. In the fourth season of Supergirl, she portrays Red Daughter.