Birth Name: Margaret Denise Quigley
Nickname/Stage Name: Maggie Q
Birth Date: May 22, 1979
Occupation: Actress, Model
Years Active: 1998 till Present
Net Worth: $9 million
Maggie Q was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father is Irish/Polish, while her mother is Vietnamese. She has four siblings.
She got engaged to actor Dylan McDermott in January 2015 but the couple revealed to the public in February 2019 that they had ended their four-year engagement.
Quigley attended Mililani Waena Elementary School and Wheeler Intermediate School before proceeding to Mililani High School, graduating in 1997.
She started her modeling career in Tokyo, Japan when she was 17. Her foray into the movie industry began in 1998 in the TV drama House of the Dragon.
Quigley made her film in Model from Hell (2000) and in the same year starred in the action thriller Gen-Y Cops. After that, she got a role alongside Jackie Chan in Rush Hour 2 (2001).
She played the role of an assassin in the 2002 action film Naked Weapon. Her Hollywood breakthrough came when she appeared in Mission: Impossible III (2006) alongside Tom Cruise.
The following year, she starred with Bruce Willis in Live Free or Die Hard. Between 2010 and 2021, the actress has had roles in the series Nikita, the movies Divergent, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, and The Protégé.
Asian Excellence Award (2007)
Hawaii International Film Festival Award (2009)
"We rarely grow when we are happy, we grow when we hurt."
"Our choices are going to determine the future for our children, our children's children, and their children. I take that responsibility very seriously."
"Sometimes, you are famous before you are good."
"I'm just totally into being strong. There's something about wanting to get a jar or whatever out of a high cupboard or moving a sofa over because my dog's bone rolled under it, and not having to call anyone for help. There's comfort in that."
She is the youngest of five children.
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.
Her intensive training taught her the importance of professionalism and always doing her own stunts.
Model from Hell (2000)
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Naked Weapon (2002)
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Mission Impossible III (2006)
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
The Warrior and the Wolf (2009)
Fantasy Island (2020)
The Protégé (2021)
An actress known for playing strong female characters.