Maggie Q

Film Actress / Actress / Model (person) / Television Actress / Voice Actress | * 05/22/1979 (42) | Honolulu, Hawaii (United States of America (USA))
Margaret Denise Quigley (born May 22, 1979), professionally known as Maggie Q, is an American actress and model. She had starring roles in the action films Mission: Impossible III (2006), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Priest (2011), and Fantasy Island (2020). She portrayed Tori Wu in the dystopian science-fiction action film Divergent (2014), and reprised her role in the sequels, Insurgent (2015) and Allegiant (2016). Q starred in the title role on The CW action-thriller series Nikita (2010–2013). She also had a main role as FBI Special Agent Hannah Wells in the political thriller series ()
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Margaret Denise Quigley (born May 22, 1979), professionally known as Maggie Q, is an American actress, animal rights activist and former fashion model. She achieved international fame starring as the title role on The CW's action-thriller series Nikita that aired in 2010-2013. In 2014, she will portray the role of Tori Wu in the film adaption of Veronica Roth's bestselling novel Divergent.Quigley was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father is of Irish and Polish descent and her mother is a Vietnamese immigrant.Her parents met while her father was stationed in Vietnam during the war. Q grew up with four siblings.Q attended Mililani Waena Elementary School and Wheeler Intermediate School. She then attended Mililani High School, where she was on the cross country, track and field, and swim teams. She won the title of "Best Body" senior year, and graduated from Mililani High School in 1997.Maggie Q is outspoken on the subject of animal rights and has taken part in PETA Asia's campaigns promoting vegetarianism. In a PETA ad, she posed nearly nude in a bed of crimson chili peppers to spread the word that going vegetarian is the best way to "spice up your life" as well as help animals, your health, and the environment. A second ad for PETA Asia features her wearing a bikini made entirely of strategically placed lettuce leaves next to the tagline "Turn Over a New Leaf – Try Vegetarian!"Early life A vegetarian for many years, she once said that giving up meat is one of the most rewarding decisions she has ever made. "I feel better, I have more energy on and off the set, and I have the satisfaction of knowing that I'm doing something to help stop animal suffering." In 2008, Maggie Q was named PETA Asia-Pacific's "Person of the Year." The same year, the organization also listed Q as one of the "Best-Dressed Celebrities" of 2008. She has since taken the step to cut all animal products from her diet by becoming a vegan.She was also responsible for the removal of all real fur from the wardrobe on the set of Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon.Q previously dated Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu who also was a costar of Naked Weapon. She has three tattoos: one on each arm and one of a phoenix on her left hip, which she has had to conceal for most of her roles except Nikita. Q also suffered temporary hearing loss in her right ear, when her eardrum was blown out in an explosive stunt.She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her three (at one point, eight) rescued dogs.

Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Maggie Q

3x Teen Choice Award for Choice Action TV Actress

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Movies with Maggie Q as Actress(35)

as Anna2021 The Protégé
as Sarah2020 The Argument
as Christine2020 Death of Me
as Gwen Olsen2020 Fantasy Island
as Irina Solokov2018 The Con Is On
as Nurse Hilary2017 The Crash
as Alice Arnolds2017 Slumber
as Tori Wu2016 Allegiant
as Herself - Narrator (voice)2015 Unity
as Tori Wu2015 Insurgent
as Tori Wu2014 Divergent
as Priestess2011 Priest
as Mai Shiranui2010 The King of Fighters
as High Priestess2010 Operation: Endgame
as Harem Woman2009 The Warrior and the Wolf
as Janice Taylor (segment "Yvan Attal")2008 New York, I Love You
as Tina at the Rhigha Royal2008 Deception
as Mai Linh2007 Live Free or Die Hard
as Jade2007 The Counting House
as Maggie Wong2007 Balls of Fury
as Zhen Lei2006 Mission: Impossible III
as Harmony Petersen2005 House of Harmony
as Yuet2005 Dragon Squad
as May2004 Magic Kitchen
as Female Agent2004 Around the World in 80 Days
as Gigi2004 Rice Rhapsody
as Miss Clary2003 The Trouble-Makers
as Charlene Ching2002 Naked Weapon
as Susan/Hope2001 Manhattan Midnight
as Girl in Car2001 Rush Hour 2
as Jane Quigley2000 Gen-Y Cops

TV Shows/Series with Maggie Q as Actress(9)

as Self - Guest2019 Tamron Hall
as Herself - Panelist2016 Match Game
as Hannah Wells2016 Designated Survivor
as Beth Davis2014 Stalker
as Nikita Meers2010 Nikita
as herself2010 Conan

Movies with Maggie Q as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2017 Slumber
Production/Producer2005 Earthlings

Additional Information

Born: Tuesday, 05/22 1979 (May) in Honolulu, Hawaii (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 42 years + 243 days)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Mililani High School
Other names for Maggie Q (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Margaret Denise Quigley"
"Lee Mei Kei"
"Li Mei-Qi"
"매기 큐"
"Мэгги Кью"
"Maggie" (Nickname)
Maggie Q frequently works together with these people:
Jackie Chan (6x, Actor)
Shaun Monson (6x, Crew)
Alec Baldwin (5x, Actor)
Mark Bomback (5x, Crew)
Kenan Thompson (5x, Actor)
Andy Richter (5x, Actor)
Veronica Roth (5x, Crew)
Hans Bjerno (4x, Crew)
John Wildermuth (4x, Crew)
Dror Mohar (4x, Crew)
Hon Chun (4x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1775, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 12/30/2021