Maggie Q

  • Birth Name: Margaret Denise Quigley
  • Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Model

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.


  • Dennis Quigley — Father
  • Daniel Wu — Ex-significant Other
  • Martin Quigley — Brother
  • Nicole Quigley — Sister
  • Andrea Quigley — Sister
  • Dylan McDermott — Fiancé
  • Kathy Quigley — Mother
  • Maria Quigley — Sister