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Missy Peregrym: In the Limelight - VIDEO

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 25th 2008 11:25AM
Missy PeregrymSome of you know her as Candice Wilmer, the Heroes character who had the ability of illusion (she could mimic someone or an environment), others know her as Andi from The CW's Reaper. With roles like these, you have to admit that Missy Peregrym is a TV star on the rise.

25-year-old Melissa "Missy" Peregrym was born on June 16, 1982, in Montreal, Quebec, but was raised in British Columbia, where Reaper is shot. As it is the case for many actors, Missy never dreamed of being an actress when she grew up. Actually, she wanted to be a coach. After graduating, she took on a job as a basketball coach. Peregrym eventually made it to the business by first being a model for print advertisements and then appearing in TV commercials for companies such as Mercedes Benz and Sprint Canada. These commercials paved the way for her first gig on TV: a guest starring role on FOX's Dark Angel.

Living in British Columbia helped Missy land many roles on Vancouver-based U.S. TV series. She played Tory Stratton on the martial arts series Black Sash, guest starred in one episode of Tru Calling, portrayed Molly Griggs in one episode of The CW's Smallville and reprised the role in three webisodes of Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles, and appeared Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda.

Along with appearing in a few other TV series, Missy also made her way to TV movies and the big screen. She was in the TV movie Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss, she played a test subject in Catwoman alongside Halle Berry, landed the lead role in the 2006 movie Stick It with Jeff Bridges, and, more recently, was part of the cast of the TV movie Wide Awake.

Before being cast on Heroes and Reaper, Missy Peregrym landed a major role on the short-lived ABC series life as we know it. The series, also starring Sean Farris, Chris Lowell, and Kelly Osbourne, followed three hormone-charged teen boys as they made their way to adulthood.

Besides acting, Peregrym, who described herself as a tomboy while growing up, plays many sports such as soccer and snowboarding and coaches a basketball team. According to some sources, the actress speaks both English and French.

As Andi on Reaper, she plays the friend/potential love interest and co-worker of Sam, the lead character whose soul was sold to the Devil and who know has to collect escaped souls and send them back to Hell.

To learn more about this up-and-coming actress, visit the following sites: Miss Peregrym's IMDb page and Missy Peregrym's Wikipedia page.

Below is a video of Missy talking about her role on Reaper.

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Tom Milller

Also good in the Bourne movies. Shorter hair, looked more 'butch' though.

March 25 2008 at 7:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dave

You forgot to mention her Oscar win for Million Dollar Baby

March 25 2008 at 5:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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vampireheart

um. ads are meant to be in between and around posts. aren't they?

March 25 2008 at 2:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Matt

I don't care. She's talking about Missy Peregrym, so she gets my undivided attention.

March 25 2008 at 2:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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