You may know Missy Peregrym from her appearances on some of the most notable commercials on TV or as an actress who has featured in a number of movies and TV shows. This Canadian born beauty has flourished in her career of almost two decades and it appears she is not backing down anytime soon. We have compiled seven interesting things that everyone should know about her. To find out all, including details about her personal life, keep reading this article.
7 Things You Must Know About Missy Peregrym
1. Missy Peregrym Early Life
Missy Peregrym’s full name is Melissa Peregrym and she was born on the 16th of June, 1982 in the famous city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She was raised with her two sisters by her loving parents; Rev. Darrell Peregrym and Vanessa Peregrym. The family eventually moved to Surrey, a beautifully serene city located in British Columbia, Canada.
2. Education History
Missy Peregrym attended Fleetwood Park Secondary School after the family moved from Montreal to Surrey. When she was done with high school, she enrolled at Aurora College, where she graduated in 2004. While she was in school, Missy played basketball and soccer. She also did a bit of snowboarding during her school days.
3. She Used To Be a Bit of a Tomboy
Without providing so many details, Missy Peregrym once revealed in an interview that while growing up, she was a bit of a tomboy. This simply means that she acted typically how most boys would act in terms of her dressing and behaviour. It is not clear when she was able to get over that phase in life.
4. She Began Modeling As a Teenager
We admire Miss Peregrym a great deal for her ambition even in the early stages of her life. Her professional career began when she was barely 18 years old when she signed with the LizBell Agency. This agency helped hone her modeling skills and landed her a couple of fashion modeling jobs and even commercials.
5. Her Most Notable Commercials are for Mercedes-Benz and the Olympic Games
After a couple of years spent working as a fashion model for various clothing lines and designers, Missy entered into the world of commercials, appearing in commercials for some of the biggest companies in the world, including Mercedes-Benz, the Olympic Games, and Sprint-Canada.
6. Marital Life
In June 2014, Missy Peregrym got married to American actor Zachary Levi. The marriage lasted for less than a year as Missy filed for divorce in April of 2015. The couple was officially separated in December 2015.
Three years later, Peregrym fell in love with Australian actor Tom Oakley and the two exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony in Los Angeles on the 30th of December, 2018.
7. Charity Work
Missy Peregrym is one celebrity who strongly believes in giving back to society and her work in Southern America affirms that. In 2006, she partnered with the popular shoe company TOMS to donate footwear to underprivileged communities on the continent. She has further outrightly spoken about her experience in countries like Argentina and the impact she has made on these communities.
Movies and Television Shows
Many of us recognize Missy Peregrym from her lead role in the 2018 series FBI where she appears as Maggie Bell. However, the actress’s career started as far back as 2002 when she was cast in the lead role of Tory Stratton in the movie Back Sash.
In 2003, she guest appeared in TV series like Smallville, Tru Calling, Jake 2.0 and Andromeda. In 2006, she reappeared in 3 more episodes of Smallville and played the role of Haley Graham in the film Stick It (2006) and as Casey Wade in Wide Awake (2007). In 2007, she clinched a recurring role in the very popular series Heroes and also was the lead character in the series Reaper where she played the role of Andi Prendergast.
For five years (2010 to 2015) Missy acted the lead role of Andy McNally in the popular series Rookie Blue, a Canadian police drama series that also starred Gregory Smith. Her performance in Rookie Blue earned her a nomination in the Canadian Screen Awards. In 2012, she gave a stellar performance in the nine-episode series Cybergeddon, which won her a Streamy Award in 2013.
In 2016 and 2017, she appeared in multiple episodes of a couple of television series including The Night Shift and Ten Days in the Valley.