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Maggie Q Biography
Maggie Q, whose real name is Margaret Denise Quigley, is an American actress and model. The Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment recognized her for her work in both acting and activism, awarding her the Humanitarian Award. Additionally, PETA Asia-Pacific presented her with the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity Award.
Maggie Q Age
How Old Is Maggie Q? Margaret Denise Quigley was born on May 22, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. She is 44 years
Maggie Q Nationality
She is of mixed heritage, with her father being of Polish and Irish descent and her mother being of Vietnamese origin. Therefore, her nationality is American.
Maggie Q Ethnicity | Maggie Q Race
Q is of mixed ethnicity, Irish, Polish and Vietnamese.
Maggie Q Parents | Maggie Q Family | Maggie Q Mother | Siblings
Her parents divorced when she was young, and her mother remarried to a man of Chinese descent.
Four siblings exist, two of whom were born biologically and two of whom were adopted. Her biological sister’s name is Nicole Quigley, and her brother’s name is James Quigley. Her adopted siblings’ names are Andrew and Mia.
She has spoken publicly about her difficult childhood, which included poverty and abuse, but she credits her experiences with shaping her into the strong and independent woman she is today.
Maggie Q Husband | Is Maggie Q Married?
The Designated Survivor actress is not married yet.
Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott | Maggie Q Fiance | Maggie Q Dating |Engaged | Boyfriend
On January 14, 2015, it was announced that Maggie was engaged to her Stalker co-star Dylan McDermott having met on-set in early 2014. In 2017, the couple stated that they are not in any rush to have an actual wedding ceremony. The couple had split as of February 2019 after a four year engagement.
Maggie Q Model
She started her career as a model in Japan when she was 17 years old. She worked there for several years before moving to Hong Kong to pursue acting. Her breakthrough role came in the Hong Kong action movie “Gen-X Cops” in 1999.
In 2002, she made her Hollywood debut in the movie “Mission: Impossible II,” where she played the character of Nyah Nor doff-Hall. She has also appeared in other Hollywood movies such as “Live Free or Die Hard,” “Divergent,” and “The Con Is On.”
Apart from her acting career, she is also known for actively advocating for animal rights. She actively participates in campaigns promoting vegetarianism and collaborates with various animal welfare organizations.
As a model, she has appeared in numerous fashion campaigns and magazine covers. She has been the face of brands such as PETA Asia-Pacific, Levi’s, and L’Oreal.
Actress Maggie Q
She actively engages in activism and philanthropy in addition to her acting career. She demonstrates a strong commitment to environmentalism and animal rights and participates in various charitable organizations, including the animal rights group PETA.
Maggie Q Martial Arts
She began her martial arts training when she was a teenager, studying Taekwondo and competing in national and international tournaments.
She later trained in Wushu, a Chinese martial art that emphasizes speed, agility, and fluidity of movement, and Muay Thai, a combat sport that originated in Thailand and focuses on striking techniques using the fists, elbows, knees, and shins.
In addition to her training in traditional martial arts disciplines, has also studied Krav Maga, a self-defense system developed by the Israeli military. Krav Maga is designed to be effective in a variety of situations, emphasizing practical techniques and real-world scenarios.
Maggie Q Mission Impossible
She played the character of Zhen Lei in the 2010 movie “Mission: Impossible III”. In the movie, Zhen Lei is an IMF (Impossible Mission Force) agent who assists Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) in his mission to recover stolen “rabbit’s foot” technology from a dangerous arms dealer.
Zhen Lei is a skilled martial artist and helps Ethan Hunt in several action-packed scenes throughout the movie. Maggie Q’s performance in the film was widely praised by critics and audiences alike..
Maggie Q Die Hard
She appeared as Mai Linh in the Bruce Willis movie Live Free or Die Hard in 2007, the fourth film in the Die Hard series, and also as her in Balls of Fury.
She played fictional Cao Ying, a granddaughter of the warlord Cao Cao in Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon in 2008. It was her first ancient Chinese costume performance.
Q also appeared in the drama/thriller movie Deception that same year starring Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman, as Tina. She also stars in the video game Need for Speed: Undercover as the seductive lead character, federal agent Chase Linh, the player’s only contact to the Tri-City Police.
Maggie Q Nikita
Q became the lead character, an assassin gone rogue, on the CW series Nikita in 2010. The series is based on the 1990 French film of the same name. Since the premiere of the film, Maggie has been incorrectly described as the first Asian American series lead in an American television drama.
The actress Anna May Wong is the first Asian American series lead of an American television series with her show The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong which aired 1951.
She received mostly positive reviews for her role in the series. The character was then included in TV Guide’s lists of “TV’s Sexiest Crime Fighters” and “TV’s Toughest Ladies”.
Maggie played the role of Dauntless faction member Tori Wu, in the film Divergent, the adaptation of the same-titled novel in 2014. She reprised her role in the sequel to Divergent, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, which began filming on May 27, 2014 and was later released on March 20, 2015.
Maggie Q Stalker
Maggie also starred in the CBS drama series Stalker by Kevin Williamson as Detective Beth Davis along with Dylan McDermott and Mariana Klaveno.
The series then premiered on October 1, 2014 for the 2014–15 fall television season. The series was then ordered for a full season on October 27, 2014. It was however canceled after one season, leaving the show on a cliffhanger.
She started filming for A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island, starring alongside Frank Grillo, Anna Sophia Robb, Dianna Agron, John Leguizamo, Ed Westwick, Mary McCormack, Christopher McDonald and Minnie Driver in October 2013.
The film is directed by Aram Rappaport and also produced by Hilary Shor, Atit Shah and Aaron Becker. The series is set to release in 2016.
Maggie Q Divergent
Maggie reprised her role in The Divergent Series: Allegiant, the third installment of the Divergent series, which was then released on March 18, 2016.
It was then announced in February 2016 that she would co-star opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the ABC drama series Designated Survivor as Hannah Wells, a leading FBI agent. The show was later renewed by Netflix for a third season which will air sometime in 2019.
Maggie Q Movies and TV Shows
Here are some of her notable movies and TV shows:
- Mission: Impossible III (2006)
- Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
- Balls of Fury (2007)
- Priest (2011)
- Divergent (2014)
- Insurgent (2015)
- Allegiant (2016)
- The King of Fighters (2010)
- The Death of Me (2020)
- The Protégé (2021)
- Nikita (2010-2013)
- Designated Survivor (2016-2017)
- Stalker (2014-2015)
- Hawaii Five-0 (2010-2020)
- The CW’s Vampire Diaries (2014)
- Modus (2015)
- Conspiracies (2019)
- Slumber Party (2000)
- House of the Dragon (2022)
Maggie Q Net Worth
Through her wide career in modelling, acting, activism, the Designated Survivor star has an estimated net worth of $9 million.
Maggie Q Height
The Die Hard star stands at a height of 1.68 m.
Maggie Q Weight
The Nikita star has a moderate weight of 51 Kg.
Maggie Q Measurements
- Breast/Bust size 31 in / 79 cm
- Waist size 22 in / 56 cm
- Hips size 31 in / 81 cm
- Bra size 36A (US) / 80A (EU)
- Cup size A (US)
- Dress Size 2 (US) or 32 (EU)
- Shoe (Feet) Size 9.5 (US) or 40 (EU)
Maggie Q Tattoo
Margaret has five tattoos: a cross on her right forearm, Tibetan script and also a little triangle on her left forearm, and an African adverb on her side.
She also has one of a phoenix on her left hip, which she has had to conceal for most of her roles except Nikita. Maggie also suffered temporary hearing loss in her right ear, this is when her eardrum was damaged during an explosive stunt.
Maggie Q Vegan | Maggie Q Diet
Q is a well-known actress and animal rights activist who has been a vegan for many years. She follows a plant-based diet, which means she doesn’t consume any animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs, and honey.
Has been very vocal about her vegan lifestyle and often shares recipes and tips on social media. She believes that a plant-based diet is not only better for her health, but it also reduces the impact on the environment and is kinder to animals.
In terms of her diet, She focuses on whole, nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. She also emphasizes the importance of staying hydrated and getting enough protein and healthy fats in her diet.
Overall, Maggie Q’s vegan diet is a key part of her commitment to living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.