Missy Peregrym

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Missy Peregrym
Missy Peregrym at TIFF 2014.jpg
Born Melissa Peregrym
(1982-06-16) June 16, 1982 (age 36)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s)
Zachary Levi
(m. 2014; div. 2015)

Melissa Peregrym (born June 16, 1982) is a Canadian actress and former fashion model. She is most known for her role as 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]

Early life[edit]

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]

Career[edit]

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]

Personal life[edit]

Peregrym married American actor Zachary Levi in June 2014.[17] Peregrym filed for divorce in April 2015. The separation date is listed in court documents as December 3, 2014.[18]

Charity work[edit]

In 2006, Peregrym joined forces with TOMS,[19] a non-political movement dedicated to provide safe footwear for communities in South America.[20] Peregrym has spoken about her experiences in Argentina and of its impact on the communities she visited.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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[edit]

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 8 episodes
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 13 episodes
2006 Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles Molly Griggs 3 episodes
2007 Heroes Candice Wilmer 6 episodes
Reaper Andi Prendergast 31 episodes
2010–2015 Rookie Blue Andy McNally 74 episodes
2012 Cybergeddon Chloe Jocelyn 9 episodes
Cybergeddon Zips 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 Episode: "Day 4: Below the Line"
2017–Present Van Helsing Scarlett Harker/Scarlett Van Helsing Recurring
2018 FBI Special Agent Maggie Bell Main Cast

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jancelewicz, Chris. "2016 Canadian Screen Awards nominees: 'Rookie Blue,' 'Vikings,' 'Big Brother Canada' nominated". Global News. Retrieved March 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ Keller, Joel. "Missy Peregrym of 'Rookie Blue' Doesn't Want to Be Famous". HuffPost TV. Archived from the original on February 26, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dead reckoning". Canada.com. Archived from the original on May 14, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ Mills, Nancy (July 7, 2011). "Peregrym's tough cop role is just an act". USA Today. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Interview: Missy Peregrym". MoviesOnline. Archived from the original on April 15, 2006. Retrieved April 18, 2006. 
  6. ^ a b "Rookie Blue". ABC. Archived from the original on February 6, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ Afan, Emily. "10 To Watch: Missy Peregrym". Playback Online. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  8. ^ Ausiello, Michael. "Exclusive: Heroes Casts New "Temptress"". TV Guide. Retrieved December 22, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Full cast and crew for "Heroes" Chapter Seventeen 'Company Man' (2007)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 25, 2007). ""Heroes" co-star morphs into "Reaper" TV role". Reuters. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Rookie Andy McNally". GlobalTV.com. Retrieved December 22, 2017. 
  12. ^ Gelman, Vlada (October 16, 2015). "Rookie Blue Cancelled After 6 Seasons". TVLine. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Cybergeddon". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  14. ^ Chmielewski, Dawn. "'CSI' creator Anthony Zuiker's 'Cybergeddon' plays out on the Web". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 7, 2012. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  15. ^ Miska, Brad (February 17, 2015). "Backcountry stars Missy Peregrym and Eric Balfour". GlobalTV.com. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Canadian Screen Awards – Academy". www.academy.ca. Archived from the original on April 4, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  17. ^ Marquina, Sierra. "Zachary Levi Secretly Marries Girlfriend Missy Peregrym In Maui: Pic – Us Weekly". Usmagazine.com. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Zachary Levi & Missy Peregrym Secret Wedding Ends In Even More Secret Divorce". TMZ.com. April 18, 2015. Retrieved December 22, 2017. 
  19. ^ a b Stipp, Christopher (December 8, 2006). "10 Quick Questions". asitecalledfred.com. Retrieved December 22, 2017. 
  20. ^ "TOMS Company Overview". TOMS.co.uk. Archived from the original on February 14, 2013. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 

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