Intrigued by ‘The Glee Project’ star? Find out his net worth, movies and other facts about Melissa Benoist’s ex husband Blake Jenner.
Who is Blake Jenner? Get to know Melissa Benoist’s ex husband
Blake Jenner is a renowned American actor and singer with a net worth of $1.5 million. He was born as Blake Alexander Jenner in Miami, Florida in 1992. Jenner is best known for his role as Ryder Lynn on the TV series, ‘Glee’. Jenner also appeared in television commercials when he was a teenager. Blake Jenner had taken acting and improvisation classes at The Groundlings. Later, Jenner got involved with a local sketch comedy group called ‘Impromedy’ and performed at the Roxy Performing Arts Theater. He relocated to Los Angeles after graduating high school. Jenner made his debut with the 2010 short, ‘Fresh 2 Death’. He also appeared on the TV Series, ‘Melissa & Jay; in 2011 and in the film, ‘Cousin Sarah’ in 2011. Jenner bagged the leading role in the shorts, ‘Wurlitzer’ and ‘The Truth in Being Right’. 2012 saw him star as Ryder Lynn on the Fox musical comedy-drama, ‘Glee’. In order to get that role, Jenner won ‘The Glee Project’ from the Oxygen Reality competition in 2012. In 2013, Jenner won the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout for Glee. Soon later, he got engaged to his Glee co-star Melissa Benoist in 2013. He wrote a screen title, ‘Billy Boy’ in 2013 which was funded through kickstarter.com.
Early life and career
Jenner was born and raised in Miami, Florida. From a very young age, he was interested in music and films. He began playing drums at the age of 9. Jenner attended the Felix Varela High School where he joined the drama society Troupe 6162 of his school. He also played varsity football and did some wrestling. Blake Jenner wanted to pursue a career in acting. So he left Miami, and moved to Los Angeles after finishing his graduation. He took many jobs while residing there including a waiter, clothing store associate and even a parrot salesman in order to support himself while auditioning for roles. he did not stop attending his improvisation classes at The Groundlings meanwhile. He eventually did a guest show with the same company after two years. Jenner was cast in short films, ‘Wurlitzer’ and ‘The Truth in Being Right’ in 2011. He also appeared in the horror film, ‘Cousin Sarah’. Jenner made a guest appearance on ABC Family’s sitcom, ‘Melissa & Joey’ in the role of Miller Collins. Jenner was selected to audition as one of the 15 contestants on the second season of ‘The Glee Project’ which was an Oxygen reality competition. He won the show and as a prize won the guaranteed seven-episode arc on the following season of Glee. After appearing as Ryder Lynn on the fourth season of Glee, he won the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star. Jenner was promoted to the fifth season of the ‘Glee’ series along with co-stars, Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist, Becca Tobin and Alex Newell. Jenner wrote the screenplay for ‘Billy Boy’ in 2013. He along with Benoist asked their fans to help fund the project’s production on Kickstarter and managed to reach its $100,000 goal by end of 2013. Jenner was soon cast in the horror film, ‘Within’. In 2015, Jenner appeared in a recurring role as Adam Foster on Supergirl, playing opposite his wife Melissa Benoist who starred as the series’ title character. In 2016, Jenner bagged the role of Jake Bradford in the comedy film, ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ Jenner also played a role in the drama ‘The Edge of Seventeen’. ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ was released in 2016 where he plays the role of the brother of a teenage girl. Jenner also joined the drama film, ‘The Vanishing of Sidney Hall’ in 2016. Jenner will next be seen in the crime/drama film, ‘American Animals’. ‘American Animals’ will release on 19th January, 2018. Jenner got married to his former ‘Glee’ co-star Melissa Benoist in the year 2015. She filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, in late December 2016.
Interesting facts about Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner
Here are some interesting facts about Melissa Benoist and her ex husband Blake Jenner: 1. They both met each other on the sets of Glee and their onscreen characters had a romantic connection with each other. The two started dating while they were filming hte show and eventually got engaged in 2013. 2. Benoist and Jenner, were secretly married in late March in 2015. They kept the news a secret and the news of their marriage was leaked after a few months. They got married after filming for Supergirl finished. 3. They had a small wedding and then honeymooned in Europe. Their marriage was attended mostly by their family. After the wedding, the adorable couple honeymooned together in Europe and shared pictures of their trip on Instagram, although fans didn’t know they were on their honeymoon at the time. 4. Benoist and ex husband Jenner worked on a movie funded through Kickstarter in 2013. They raised $110.057 and the movie was called, ‘Billy Boy’.