Maggie Q (born Margaret Denise Quigley Honolulu, May 22, 1979) is an American actress and former model, with a father of Polish and Irish descent and a Vietnamese mother. His parents met while he was serving as a soldier in Vietnam. Maggie Q initially gained fame in Hong Kong.
Personal Information of Maggie Q:
- Full Name: Margaret Denise Quigley
- Nick Name: Maggie Q
- Date of Birth: May 22, 1979
- Age: 41 Year Old
- Nationality: American
- Sun Sign: Gemini
- Birth Country: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
- Occupation: Actress
- Spouse/Ex-: Dylan McDermott
- Eye Color: Hazel
- Hair Color: Black
- Height: 5’6″ (168 cm),
- Weight: 48 kg (106 Pounds)
- Waist: 23 Inches
- Hips: 34 Inches
- Body Type: Banana
- Bra Size: 30A
- Cup Size: A
- Dress Size: 2
- Shoe Size: 9 US
- Body Measurement: 33-23-34
- School: Miliani High School
- Salary: $76,000
- Net worth: $9 million
- Active Year: 1998-present
Personal Life of Maggie Q:
Maggie has been a vegetarian for years. She has appeared twice in advertising campaigns for the PETA association in Asia. She fights for the end of the use of animal furs in fashion. She was voted “Personality of the Year” and “Best Dressed Star” in 2008 by the PETA association.
She was in a relationship with Dylan McDermott, met on the set of the series Stalker. They got engaged at the end of 2014 but separated in early 2019, after 5 years of relationship.
Early Years of Maggie Q:
Her father was American and worked for the government; he was of Irish-Polish descent. His mother, Vietnamese, worked in a golf club and moved to the United States, without money and without speaking the language of the country.
Her parents met when her father was working in Vietnam during the war. Maggie Q grew up with her four siblings. She graduated in 1997 from Mililani High School.
Subsequently, she moved to Hong Kong to start a career in modeling, and it was at this time that she changed her name to Maggie Q, which is easier to pronounce for the Chinese.
In 1998, she began her acting career by making a few appearances in Chinese television series.
Professional Life of Maggie Q:
By a friend’s proposal, Maggie Q began modeling at the age of 17 in Tokyo, before going to Taipei (Taiwan) without success, she finally tried in Hong Kong.
She admits that it was not easy: “I had twenty dollars in my pocket. I mean, I did exactly the same thing my mother did when she left Vietnam not speaking the language and having no money ”.
But, it was in Hong Kong that she was noticed by Jackie Chan, who saw in her the potential of an action star. She underwent intensive training. He taught her the importance of professionalism and advised her to always do your own stunts. Q will say later: “I had never done a martial arts day in my whole life when I started in this field. I couldn’t even touch my toes ”.
In 1998, she began her acting career in the television series House of the Dragon, which enjoyed enormous success in Asia. Two years later, she went to the movies with the horror film Model from Hell, then playing FBI agent Jane Quigley in the action thriller Gen-Y Cops.
His appearance in Gen-Y Cops impressed Jackie Chan so much that he got him a role in the thriller Manhattan Midnight and allowed him to make a small appearance in Rush Hour 2, in 2001 and Around the World in Eighty Days in 2004.
While she continues to establish herself in China as an action heroine – she plays in particular Charlene Ching in the action film Naked Weapon, she tries to diversify abroad: in 2005, she thus interprets Harmony in the German series House of Harmony with actress Fann Wong. That same year, she co-produced Earthlings, a documentary on animal exploitation, whose narrator is Joaquin Phoenix.
In 2006 and 2007, she really made her arrival in Hollywood, participating in quick succession in two major Hollywood action film franchises: first by playing in Mission Impossible, a spy blockbuster worn by Tom Cruise – she there plays Zhen, the only female member of the MI Force team – and then plays the tough Mai Linh, one of John McClane’s adversaries, in Die Hard 4: Return to Hell, the fourth installment of the series eponymous films embodied by Bruce Willis. It was these roles that brought him notoriety in the United States.
At the same time, she also distinguished herself in more modest productions: the parody Balls of Fury in 2007, or the thriller Manipulation with Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman, in 2008.
That same year, it was in China that she continued to top the bill with the Hong Kong film Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms) as Cao Ying, the granddaughter of the warlord Cao Cao. This is his first ancient film in traditional Chinese costumes.
The year 2009 marked a turning point: it was first directed by French director Yvan Attal for one of the segments of the New York sketch film, I Love You, an international co-production, then was chosen above all to play the heroine.
from the action television series Nikita airing on The CW in the United States. The program, a continuation of the universe created by Luc Besson, went through four seasons between 2010 and 2013, and received positive reviews.
The actress confirms this aura with teenage audiences by lending her voice to federal agent Chase Linh, for the video game under the franchise Need for Speed: Undercover, then to the mythical character of Wonder-Woman for two episodes of the series. animated by Young Justice, in 2012.
In 2014, she returned in two long-awaited projects: first, playing Tori for the adaptation of the first part of the literary series Divergent alongside youngsters Shailene Woodley and Theo James. She will reprise her role for the following opus in this film franchise.
Then by playing one of the main characters of the thriller series Stalker alongside Dylan McDermott. This violent police series was nevertheless stopped after a single season by the CBS channel in the United States in May 2015.
The actress, coveted, was nevertheless announced in February 2016 in the leading female role of another project, the Designated Survivor series, with Kiefer Sutherland. In this political thriller, she plays FBI agent Hannah Wells.
Movies List of Maggie Q:
|Model from Hell||2000|
|Rush Hour 2||2001|
|Around the World in 80 Days||2004|
|Mission: Impossible III||2006|
|The Counting House||2007|
|Live Free or Die Hard||2007|
|Balls of Fury||2007|
|Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon||2008|
|New York, I Love You||2008|
|The Warrior and the Wolf||2009|
|The King of Fighters||2010|
|The Divergent Series: Insurgent||2015|
|The Divergent Series: Allegiant||2016|
|The Con Is On||2018|
|Death of Me||2020|
List of Television Shows of Maggie Q:
|House of the Dragon||1998|
|Mission in Trouble||2002|
|House of Harmony||2005|