Now look here, Missy

Missy Peregrym was actually christened “Melissa,” but given her reportedly tomboyish childhood, perhaps she thought her given name was a trifle too girly. (As though “Missy” isn’t.) Born in Montréal in 1982, she’s done a few films and a whole lot of television. Her first starring role was Reaper on the CW from 2007 to 2009.

Missy Peregrym in her Reaper days

From there, she went to Rookie Blue, which aired for six years on Canada’s Global network and on ABC in the States.

Missy Peregrym at the Canadian Screen Awards

Her most recent film was Backcountry (2014), a scarefest set in the Canadian woods. And if she needs a ride, all she has to do is call.

Missy Peregrym out of the car

For those who must have video, here’s a 2014 interview from George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.

Well played, George. I think.



  1. McGehee »

    15 March 2016 · 9:17 pm

    Back when TV Guide was still small-form and included local listings, I read an article about Melissa Sue Anderson playing Laura Ingalls’ older sister on “Little House on the Prairie” in which it was mentioned she went by “Missy” offscreen.

    I gather it’s not an uncommon diminutive for that name.

  2. CGHill »

    15 March 2016 · 9:28 pm

    It would so seem. (Younger sibling mangling the formal form? I can imagine that.)

  3. McGehee »

    16 March 2016 · 7:58 am

    Heck, even the name’s own owner having initial difficulty could explain it.

  4. Roger Green »

    16 March 2016 · 8:37 am

    I relate to her religious conflicts. Very interesting to me.

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