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The Character Everyone Forgets Melissa Benoist Played On Blue Bloods

Fans of The CW's Arrowverse know Melissa Benoist best as Kara Danvers, aka Supergirl, the titular star of the long-running superhero drama of the same name. Since her casting in 2014, Benoist has appeared as the girl of steel in "Supergirl," "Arrow," "The Flash," "Batwoman," and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow." Before she donned the red cape, however, the young actress made a name for herself in the world of film and television with a number of other roles (via IMDb).

Early in her career, Benoist appeared in 42 episodes of Fox's hit musical comedy-drama "Glee," where she played Marley Rose, a student at William McKinley High School and a leading member of the school glee club. Benoist starred in the fourth and fifth seasons of the series but departed before the sixth season premiere when she was cast in "Supergirl." While her commitment to the superhero drama has kept her busy for the last six years, she has also made time to perform in a handful of movies.

In 2014, she starred in the Academy Award-winning film "Whiplash," opposite Miles Teller, and two years later appeared in Peter Berg's "Patriots Day," which starred Mark Whalberg. Surprisingly this was Benoist's second role that involved a Whalberg brother.

Years before she took center stage on television or appeared in any big films, she made a brief appearance in the first season of CBS's "Blue Bloods."

Melissa Benoist played a victim's friend on Blue Bloods

Long before "Blue Bloods" was one of the most popular series on CBS, Melissa Benoist appeared in the show's third episode as a friend of a victim of sexual assault. Known in the episode only by her first name of Renee, Benoist appears in two relatively small scenes. Intent on finding the attacker, Detectives Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) and Ava Hotchkiss (Yvonna Kopacz Wright) interrogate students on campus in a largely fruitless effort to learn more information about the school environment. This is where they cross paths with Renee. Unfortunately, she isn't able to help them with their case.

Eventually, DNA proves the attacker to be another student, the son of an Argentinian diplomat. This complicates the situation as her attacker is shielded from prosecution by diplomatic immunity. However, the team's investigation proves that the attack is only one in a series of sexual assaults that occurred as a part of a sick club initiation. After being confronted by nearly every member of the Reagan police family, the attacker is eventually forced to turn himself in and face judgment for his crimes.

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN's National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).