Missy Peregrym, along with her two sisters, were born in
Montreal, Quebec, to a minister and a homemaker. Peregrym was born in
Montreal but has lived most of her life in Surrey, British Columbia,
having attended Fleetwood Park Secondary School. She describes herself
as having been a "tomboy" while growing up, who babysat the neighbour
kids and was heavily involved in high school athletics, including
soccer, snowboarding, basketball and outdoor sports on the local
Missy Peregrym lives in Vancouver where Reaper is shot. She is bilingual, speaking English and French.
Missy Peregrym began modeling at the age of eighteen, she has appeared in commercials for Mercedes-Benz, Sprint Canada, and the Olympics. She made her acting debut in a 2000 episode of the television series Dark Angel, and spent the next several years appearing in television roles, including episodes of 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.
After an uncredited role in 2004's Catwoman, Missy Peregrym made her film debut playing the lead role in 2006's Stick It, about a rebellious teenager who is forced to return to her former life in gymnastics but ends up liking her old life and continues to live it. She also appears in the web-only short film Le Montage.
Missy Peregrym portrayed illusion-generating Candice Wilmer on the television series Heroes. Billed in promotional materials as "a female temptress" set to appear in the 18th episode, she actually debuted in a non-speaking role the prior week. She was cast in The CW's new series Reaper as the female lead, in the role that was originally intended to be played by Nikki Reed, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Reaper is about a young man named Sam who becomes a bounty hunter for the devil. Missy currently plays the role of the Sam's love interest, Andi.
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