As a talented, but troubled young gymnast in the teen comedy "Stick It" (2006), actress Missy Peregrym poised herself to somersault her way from supporting roles to stardom - further solidified with roles in such high profile TV shows as "Heroes" (NBC, 2006- ) and "Reaper" (CW, 2007- ). Born June 15, 1982 in Montreal, Canada, Peregrym grew up in Surrey, British Columbia, with her minister father, mother and two sisters. As a youngster, Peregrym had little interest in movies or television. She considered herself a tomboy, playing competitive soccer, field hockey and basketball. Her original career plan to become a gym teacher or coach faded at when she turned 18, after discovering the glamorous world of modeling. A beautiful girl, she was soon featured in print advertisements for Mercedes Benz, Sprint and the Olympic games.