Missy Peregrym

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Missy Peregrym
Missy Peregrym at TIFF 2014.jpg
Born Melissa Peregrym
(1982-06-16) June 16, 1982 (age 33)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Zachary Levi (m. 2014; div. 2015)

Melissa "Missy" Peregrym (born June 16, 1982)[1] is a Canadian actress and former fashion model. She made her feature film debut in the 2006 gymnastics comedy drama Stick It, played a recurring role as Candice Wilmer on the NBC television series Heroes, and starred in The CW television series Reaper. She starred as Officer Andy McNally on the ABC and Global Television Network series Rookie Blue.

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]


Aged 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 Olympics.[6] In 2000, Peregrym made her acting debut in an episode of the Canadian based television series Dark Angel. 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 made-for-television film Call Me: the Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss.

Peregrym at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival

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]

It would be on The CW's television series Reaper that Peregrym was handed her first lead role on a television show in 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 Officer Andy McNally.[11] The series airs simultaneously in North America on the Global Television Network in Canada and on ABC in the United States, and has completed its sixth season. The show was cancelled 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 2014, Peregrym co-starred with Eric Balfour in the survival bear attack film Backcountry.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Peregrym married American actor Zachary Levi in June 2014.[16] The marriage was short-lived and they filed for divorce in April of 2015, with the separation date listed in court documents as December 3, 2014.[17]

Charity work[edit]

In 2006, Peregrym joined forces with TOMS,[18] a non-political movement dedicated to provide safe footwear for communities in South America.[19] Peregrym has spoken about her experiences in Argentina and of its impact on the communities she visited.[18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2008, she was nominated for a Leo at the Leo Awards for Best Lead Performance by a Female in the Dramatic Series Reaper episode "Love, Bullets, and Blacktop".

On February 17, 2013, Peregrym won best actress in a performance drama, for Cybergeddon at the 3rd annual Streamy Awards.[20]



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


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Dark Angel Hottie Blood Episode: "Love in Vein"
2002 The Chris Isaak Show Julia Episode: "Gimme Shelter"
2003 Black Sash Tory Stratton 8 episodes
2003 Jake 2.0 Girl in Bar Episode: "Jerry 2.0"
2003 Tru Calling Gina Episode: "Putting Out Fires"
2004 Smallville Molly Griggs Episode: "Delete"
2004 Andromeda Lissett Episode: "Time Out of Mind"
2004 Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss Tina Movie
2004–05 Life As We Know It Jackie Bradford 13 episodes
2006 Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles Molly Griggs 3 episodes
2007 Heroes Candice Wilmer 6 episodes
2007 Wide Awake Cassie Wade Movie
2007–09 Reaper Andi Prendergast 31 episodes
2012 Cybergeddon Chloe Jocelyn 9 episodes
2012 Cybergeddon Zips Chloe Jocelyn Episode: "Chloe"
2010–15 Rookie Blue Andy McNally 57 episodes


  1. ^ "Missy Peregrym". TVGuide.com. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Keller, Joel. "Missy Peregrym of 'Rookie Blue' Doesn't Want to Be Famous". HuffPost TV. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dead reckoning". Canada.com. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Mills, Nancy (July 7, 2011). "Peregrym's tough cop role is just an act". USA Today. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "MoviesOnline". Interview: Missy Peregrym. Retrieved April 18, 2006. 
  6. ^ a b "Rookie Blue". ABC.com. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Afan, Emily. "10 To Watch: Missy Peregrym". http://playbackonline.ca. Retrieved 19 February 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ Ausiello, Michael. "Exclusive: Heroes Casts New "Temptress"". TV Guide. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Full cast and crew for "Heroes" Chapter Seventeen 'Company Man' (2007)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 25, 2007). ""Heroes" co-star morphs into "Reaper" TV role". Reuters. Retrieved July 28, 2007. 
  11. ^ "Rookie Andy McNally". GlobalTV.com. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  12. ^ http://tvline.com/2015/10/16/rookie-blue-cancelled-season-7-abc/
  13. ^ "Cybergeddon". Yahoo!. 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. ^ "Backcountry stars Missy Peregrym and Eric Balfour". GlobalTV.com. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  16. ^ Marquina, Sierra. "Zachary Levi Secretly Marries Girlfriend Missy Peregrym In Maui: Pic - Us Weekly". Usmagazine.com. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  17. ^ "Zachary Levi & Missy Peregrym Secret Wedding Ends In Even More Secret Divorce". TMZ.com. Retrieved 2015-04-18. 
  18. ^ a b Stipp, Christopher (December 8, 2006). "10 Quick Questions". asitecalledfred.com. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  19. ^ "TOMS Company Overview". TOMS.co.uk. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  20. ^ "3rd Annual Nominees & Winners". The Streamy Awards. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 

External links[edit]