Maggie Q

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Margaret Denise Quigley
  • Birth Place: Honolulu, HI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/22/1979, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor; model
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Maggie Q Fast Facts:
  • Is half Vietnamese; parents met while her American father was stationed in Vietnam.
  • Moved to Hong Kong at 18 to pursue modeling and acting work.
  • Learned her lines for her feature debut, The Legendary Tai Fei (1999), phonetically because she did not speak Cantonese.
  • Shortened her last name to Q after Asian audiences had trouble pronouncing Quigley.
  • First major U.S. film role was opposite Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III (2006).
  • Lost hearing in one ear after a stunt explosion blew out her eardrum.
  • Named Person of the Year in 2007 by PETA Asia-Pacific and is a PETA spokesperson.
  • First series-regular role came in 2010, when she was cast as the title character in CW spy drama Nikita.
  • Maggie Q Relationships:
  • Dennis Quigley - Father
  • Kathy Quigley - Mother
  • Maria Quigley - Sister
  • Daniel Wu - Ex-significant Other
  • Martin Quigley - Brother
  • Andrea Quigley - Sister
  • Nicole Quigley - Sister

Watchlist

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
"How much I cry! The last time I cried that hard was The Land Before Time! I was at a party with my lawyer at the Toronto Film Festival. Before we went out to this party, she had done all her makeup and looked pretty. We were sitting there, and I was like, "Oh my God! Extreme Makeover! Let's just watch the last half-hour," which is the worst half-hour, the worst of the best. At the end of that half-hour, we were a mess, and she looked at me, like, "Thanks, Maggie! Now we're going to go out all puffy in the face!" "

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