Missy Peregrym

Missy Peregrym

Birth name: Melissa Peregrym
Born: June 16, 1982
Age: 38
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Biography

Melissa Peregrym (born June 16, 1982) is a Canadian actress and former fashion model. She is most known for her roles as Haley Graham in the 2006 film Stick It and Officer Andy McNally on the ABC and Global Television Network series Rookie Blue (2010-2015), for which she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in 2016.[1]

Peregrym was born in Montreal to Rev. Darrell Peregrym, a minister,[2][3] and Vanessa Peregrym, a housewife.[4] She describes herself as having been a tomboy while growing up.[5]

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Career

At age 18, Peregrym began her professional career with the Lizbell Agency.[6] It was during her early modelling career that she was encouraged by her agency to move over to commercials.[7] Due to this shift from print to screen, she did commercials for Mercedes-Benz, Sprint Canada, and the Olympic Games.[6]

Peregrym in 2009

In 2000, Peregrym made her acting debut in an episode of Dark Angel, which shot in Vancouver, British Columbia. Building upon her debut role, she performed in guest star roles on The Chris Isaak Show, Black Sash, Jake 2.0, Smallville, Tru Calling, Life as We Know It, Andromeda, Heroes, and in the television film Call Me: the Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss.

After an uncredited cameo in 2004's superhero film Catwoman, Peregrym made her film debut in 2006, playing the lead role in Stick It, a film revolving around a rebellious teenager who is forced to return to her former life in gymnastics.

Peregrym then played the role of an illusion-generating Candice Wilmer on the television series Heroes. Billed by production staff, in promotional materials as "a female temptress".[8] She was due to appear in the episode titled Parasite, but she made her debut appearance in a non-speaking role in episode Company Man the week before.[9]

Peregrym at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival

Peregrym had her first lead television role on The CW's series Reaper from 2007 to 2009. Nikki Reed initially played the role in the unaired pilot. Reaper was about a young man named Sam who became a bounty hunter for the devil.[10]

Peregrym in 2010 then played a lead role in Canadian television series Rookie Blue in the role of police Officer Andy McNally.[11] The series aired simultaneously in North America on the Global Television Network in Canada and on ABC in the United States. The show ran for six seasons, and was canceled in 2015.[12]

In 2012, Peregrym was cast in the leading role of Chloe Jocelyn in Yahoo.com's web-based series Cybergeddon. Nine chapters were filmed and are available for viewing as of September 27, 2012. The project was supported and funded in part by Norton.[13][14] In 2013, she won a Streamy Award for her role in the web series Cybergeddon.[citation needed]

In 2014, Peregrym co-starred with Jeff Roop and Eric Balfour in the survival bear attack film Backcountry.[15]

In 2016, Peregrym was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for her role in Rookie Blue,[1] but ultimately lost to Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany.[16]

In 2018, Peregrym starred in FBI, a new series on CBS.[17]

Personal life

Peregrym married American actor Zachary Levi in June 2014.[18] Peregrym filed for divorce in April 2015. The separation date is listed in court documents as December 3, 2014.[19]

Charity work

In 2006, Peregrym joined forces with TOMS,[20] a shoe company which also donates safe footwear for communities in South America.[21] Peregrym has spoken about her experiences in Argentina and of its impact on the communities she visited.[20]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Catwoman Beau-line Graphics Model Uncredited
2006 Stick It Haley Graham
2007 Wide Awake Casey Wade
2011 Something Red Amy Short
2012 Cybergeddon Chloe
2013 The Proposal Sara Short
2014 Backcountry Jenn
2017 Pyewacket Voice

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Dark Angel Hottie Blood Episode: "Love in Vein"
The Chris Isaak Show Julia Episode: "Gimme Shelter"
2003 Black Sash Tory Stratton Main role
Jake 2.0 Girl in Bar Episode: "Jerry 2.0"
Tru Calling Gina Episode: "Putting Out Fires"
2004 Smallville Molly Griggs Episode: "Delete"
Andromeda Lissett Episode: "Time Out of Mind"
Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss Tina TV movie
Life As We Know It Jackie Bradford Main role
2006 Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles Molly Griggs 3 episodes
2007 Heroes Candice Wilmer Recurring role, 6 episodes
Reaper Andi Prendergast Main role
2010-2015 Rookie Blue Andy McNally Main role
2012 Cybergeddon Chloe Jocelyn 9 episodes
Cybergeddon Zips Chloe Jocelyn Episode: "Chloe"
2016 Motive Jessica Wilson Episode: "In Plain Sight"
Hawaii Five-0 Bridget Williams Episode: "Ka Luhi"
2017 Law and Order SVU Zoey White Episode: "Net Worth"
Saving Hope Layla Rowland Episodes: "We Need to Talk About Charlie Harris" & "Fix You"
The Night Shift Lt. Reagan Episode: "Resurgence"
Ten Days in the Valley Jamie Episodes: "Day 4: Below the Line" & "Day 5: Back to Ones"
2017-present Van Helsing Scarlett Harker/Scarlett Van Helsing Recurring role
2018 FBI Special Agent Maggie Bell Main role

[ Source: Wikipedia ]