By now, you should know that in Hollywood, even babies are celebrities. When your mother or father is a celebrity, you are instantly a star. Sometimes, even if your grandparents are celebrities, you will get plenty of media attention. Otis Paradis Oakley is the firstborn son of Missy Peregrym.
The Canadian actress welcomed her baby boy with her second husband, Tom Oakley. How much do we know about the young boy? Let’s take a look!
Who is his famous mother?
Born Melissa Missy Peregrym on June 16, 1982, she is a Canadian actress and former fashion model. Melissa Peregrym is famous for her roles including Haley Graham in the 2006 movie Stick It, Officer Andy McNally on the ABC television series Rookie Blue, and Maggie Bell on the CBS TV series FBI.
Born in Montreal to Rev. Darrell Peregrym, a Pentecostal minister, and Vanessa Peregrym, a housewife, she was a tomboy growing up.
When she was 18 years old, Missy began her professional modeling career. She signed with Lizbell Agency, and during her modeling career, she moved to shooting commercials. The agency encouraged her to try shooting commercials.
That shift from print to screen helped her transition to an acting career. During this period, she did commercials for Spring Canada, Mercedes-Benz, and even the Olympics.
In 2000, she made her acting debut, appearing in an episode of the television series Dark Angel. She also had guest star roles in The Chris Isaak Show, Black Sash, Smallville, Tru Calling, Life as We Know It, Andromeda, Heroes, and more.
In 2004, she had an uncredited cameo in the superhero film Catwoman. It wasn’t until 2006 that she made her film debut, appearing in the lead role of the movie Stick It. The movie followed the story of a rebellious teenager who is forced to return to her former life in gymnastics.
Here is a fun fact. While many assumed that Missy Peregrym is also a gymnast in real life, she actually used a stunt double for the scenes in Stick It.
From there, she continued playing the role of Candice Wilmer on the television series Heroes. That role was explained by production as “a female temptress”.
From 2007 to 2009, she had her first lead television role, appearing in The CW series Reaper. Fun fact: Nikki Reed played the role in the unaired pilot, but Missy took her spot. The story of the TV show followed a young man who became a bounty hunter for the devil.
Her big break came in 2010 when she was selected to play the role of Police Officer Andy McNally in the Canadian television series Rookie Blue. It aired in North America as well, on ABC. Rookie Blue ran for six seasons, finishing its end in 2015. That role helped her earn a nomination for a Canadian Screen Award in 2016. In the end, she lost to Tatiana Maslany from the Orphan Black.
In 2018, she got another big role, portraying the main character Agent Maggie Bell in FBI. The series runs on CBS and is currently in its fifth season. Missy has left the show two times. The first time was when she was pregnant with her son Otis Paradis Oakley during season 2. Her character went on a secret undercover mission, allowing her to be on maternity leave.
Following her second pregnancy, she left the show again.
She was previously married to American actor Zachary Levi from June 2014 to April 2015. In 2018, she got married to Australian actor Tom Oakley.
Who is his father?
Otis is a celebrity child with two parents in the entertainment business. His mother is Canadian actress Missy Peregrym, and his father is no slouch as well. Tom Oakley is a successful film producer and actor.
The Australian actor starred in Emerald Falls, All My Friends are Leaving Brisbane and Talk to Someone.
Born in Sydney, Australia, in 1981, he grew up in a Christian family and has followed his faith since then.
You can say Otis Paradis Oakley is an international star and baby. He is the son of two people from completely different continents. His mother is Canadian, while his father was born in Australia.
It was the Canadian actress that shared the first look of her first child on social media. She posted a picture on Instagram with her newborn son.
She first revealed her pregnancy in October 2019 for the first time, one year after she got married to her husband.
Revealing the news about her firstborn, she wrote, “Otis Paradis Oakley. Born March 21st”. In the picture, she was wearing a navy blue top and held her son to her chest.
She continued by writing, “These afternoon naps are the *greatest* feeling in the world. A huge thank you to Dr. Brennan & his wonderful wife, Jais, as well as the staff at Lennox Hill for helping us bring our son into this (crazy) world. Thank you for continuing to be there for new families during this time”.
In the end, she added the hashtag #blessed.
Does he have any siblings?
Otis is the firstborn child of the Canadian actress and Australian actor. But he is not the only one. Two years after his birth, the family welcomed their second child.
His sister Mela Josephine Oakley was born on June 6, 2022, but was announced publicly in July 2022. Otis’ mother Missy was the one to share a post on Instagram again.
Helping mom welcome daughter
Here is an interesting fact. Otis was the one to help his mother reveal her second pregnancy. On February 6, 2022, the FBI star announced her second pregnancy via an Instagram video.
In the video, we see Peregryn with her son Otis, who patted her belly. In the caption, she wrote, “I didn’t have time to make an adorable announcement. What I will always have time for, is this family, and I am psyched that we are adding a new babe this summer blah blah blah”.
Peregrym and Oakley welcomed their first baby in 2020, after getting married in the summer of 2018.
Is he on social media?
Let’s pause for a moment. Otis is only three years old as of June 2023. He is way too young to have a social media platform. After all, even Instagram has an age rule and restriction of at least 12 years.
Yes, there are sometimes profiles of babies with their parents managing them. But Otis doesn’t need that.
His mother, on the other hand, is quite active on social media. She has more than 400k followers on Instagram. There, she posts about her family, including her children and husband. For example, she celebrates the anniversary with Tom every year.
As we said before, Otis Oakley is only three years old. He is way too young to be earning money. Until he finishes his education and begins a career, his mother will be the one bringing food to the table. Melissa Peregryn earns enough money through her acting so that Otis can have a peaceful and calm life.
As of June 2023, Missy has a net worth of more than $3 million.