Missy Peregrym

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  • Birth Name: Melissa Peregrym
  • Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Profession: Actor, Model
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  • Stick It Friday Mar 2nd, 6:00am

  • Stick It Saturday Mar 10th, 6:10am



A statuesque model who inevitably turned to acting, this Canada-born up-and-comer wasn't always a glamour girl. A self-declared tomboy in her youth, Peregrym excelled in myriad sports, including field hockey, soccer and basketball, and even considered a career as a gym teacher before modeling became her métier at age 18. After making her TV debut on an episode of the cult sci-fi series Dark Angel, Peregrym popped up in guest spots on various shows (Smallville, Jake 2.0) before landing a regular role on the teen drama Life as We Know It. Although it was short-lived, the series earned the brunette beauty an avid adolescent fan base, which helped turn her 2006 film debut Stick It into a minor hit. Seemingly tailor-made for Peregrym, the vehicle capitalized on her good looks and athletic background by casting her as a talented but rebellious gymnast. The next year, the starlet signed on to her highest-profile part to date, as a cold and calculating illusionist on Heroes. In 2007, Peregrym further enhanced her geek cred with the role of Andi in Reaper, a cult comedy-horror series that lasted two seasons on the CW. In an odd coincidence, Peregrym took her character's first name from Reaper to her next job, playing a rookie cop named Andy (with a "y" this time) in ABC's Rookie Blue.

Fast Facts

  • Father is a minister.
  • Modeled for Mercedes-Benz, Sprint Canada and the Olympics.
  • Was working steadily as a model when her agency sent her on an audition for Dark Angel.  That part led to other small roles on series like The Chris Isaak Show and Smallville.
  • Trained for four months for her role as a rebellious gymnast in 2006's Stick It.
  • Appeared in the music video for Missy Elliot's "We Run This."
  • Enjoys soccer, basketball and snowboarding.


  • Vanessa Peregrym — Niece
  • Zachary Levi — Husband (separated)
  • Ben Roethlisberger — Ex-significant Other
  • Darryl Peregrym — Father
  • Amanda — Sister
  • Cassandra — Sister


  • Birth Name: Melissa Peregrym
  • Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Profession: Actor, Model