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  1. Her Name Means Honeybee
  2. Born in Montreal
  3. Supports TOMS
  4. Spent Some Time Modeling
  5. Self-Described Tomboy
  6. Had TV Debut on Dark Angel
  7. Had Movie Debut on Stick It
  8. Technically, She Was On Catwoman
  9. Coached High School Basketball
  10. Has a Role in Van Helsing

10 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About 'FBI Star' Missy Peregrym

Missy Peregrym, the talented Canadian actress and former fashion model, has captivated audiences with her performances on both the big and small screens. She celebrates her birthday today, and in honor of her special day, we're taking a closer look at some intriguing facts that you probably didn't know about her. From her early beginnings in modeling to her breakout role in the popular television series, "Rookie Blue", Missy has had an impressive career in the Entertainment industry. Most recently, she's been garnering critical acclaim for her portrayal of Special Agent Maggie Bell on the hit show, "FBI".

Still, while many fans may think they know everything about Missy, there are still many surprising details about her life that remain unknown. In this article, we'll delve into ten fascinating facts that shed light on Missy's background, her interests, and her achievements, both on and off-screen. So join us as we celebrate Missy Peregrym's birthday by discovering some lesser-known aspects of this talented star's life. Let's scroll down and check them out!


#1. Her Name Means Honeybee

Melissa is a personal name that comes from the Greek word for "honeybee," which is originated from the Greek word for "honey." In short, Melissa was said to be one of the nymphs who nursed Zeus, who had been entrusted to them by his mother Rhea to save him from being devoured by his father Cronus like his siblings. Melissa, unlike the other nymphs, fed Zeus honey, which is why he developed a taste for the sweet substance even after he became King of the Gods on Mount Olympus.

#2. Born in Montreal

Peregrym was born in Montreal, which is one of the most important cities in Canada. It should come as no surprise to French speakers that Montreal is named after Mount Royal, which is located in the city's center. Nowadays, Montreal is interesting because it is one of the most bilingual cities in Canada, as evidenced by the fact that nearly 60% of its population speaks both English and French.

#3. Supports TOMS

Peregrym has been known to support charitable causes, with TOMS being an excellent example. To summarize, TOMS exists to provide safe footwear to South American communities, which can be very important for a person's well-being. Hookworms, for example, can burrow into the human body with bare feet before settling in the intestines to suck up nutrition, leaving their victims fatigued and bloated.

#4. Spent Some Time Modeling

Peregrym started out as a model when she was 18 years old. She appeared in print at first. However, her agency eventually recommended that she started appearing in commercials, which resulted in her appearing in a number of commercials promoting brands such as Mercedes-Benz and the Olympic Games.

#5. Self-Described Tomboy

It's interesting to note that Peregrym claimed to have been a bit of a tomboy as a child. She even made a joke about not being allowed to wear white jeans when she was young because she would have quickly dirtied them from playing in the dirt.

#6. Had TV Debut on Dark Angel

Peregrym made her television debut in 2000 on the cyberpunk series Dark Angel, which followed a genetically enhanced super soldier who had escaped government control and into the post-apocalyptic setting of what was then the far future of 2019. In addition to that humorous side note, it's noteworthy to point out that Dark Angel marked James Cameron's TV debut after his successful film directing career.

#7. Had Movie Debut on Stick It

Source: Touchstone Pictures
As a result, Peregrym made her acting debut in the 2006 film Stick It, in which she portrayed the lead part of a rebellious girl who is compelled to return to the strict world of competitive gymnastics that she had run away from. It suffices to say that Peregrym had to undergo extensive training for the role she performed because she did not have a history in gymnastics.

#8. Technically, She Was On Catwoman

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Peregrym technically made his film debut in Catwoman, even if it was only a cameo. With that said, in terms of the reputation of that particular movie, the less said about it, the better.

#9. Coached High School Basketball

Having said that, Peregrym's athletic experience helped him. In fact, she spent some time coaching high school basketball, which she enjoyed so much that she considered becoming a physical education teacher at one point.

#10. Has a Role in Van Helsing

Source: Dan Power/Nomadic Pictures Corp./Syfy

Aside from Rookie Blue, Peregrym has worked on a variety of series in a range of genres. She has, for example, appeared in Van Helsing, a SyFy series about a near-future world overtaken by vampires, with deadly repercussions. Vanessa Van Helsing is the main character, and she has a twin sister named Scarlett Van Helsing, who is performed by Peregrym.

Which fact is the most fantastic on the list? Let's share your opinions in the comments!

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