Who is Maggie Q?
Maggie Q is an American actress, model, animal rights activist who is well known for starring in Designated Survivor, Mission: Impossible III, Nikita, Live Free or Die Hard, Queen of Canton.
Full Name: Margaret Denise Quigley
Age: 40 years old
Date of Birth: May 22, 1979
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Father’s name: N/A
Mother’s name: N/A
Profession: Actress, Model
Net Worth: $9 million
Relationship status: Single
Height: 5 ft. 6 inches
Weight: 57 kg
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Dark brown
Early/Personal life, Family:
She was born Margaret Denise Quigley on May 22, 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA to the father of Irish, Polish descent and immigrant mother of Vietnamese ethnicity. Her parents had first met during the Vietnam war and her father was stationed in Vietnam.
She has 4 siblings- two older sisters and two older half-siblings from her mother’s previous marriage. Her sisters are named Andrea Quigley, Maria Quigley, Nicole Quigley and brother is named Martin Quigley. Their ethnicity is Multi-ethnic (Irish, Polish, Vietnamese) and holds American citizenship.
Career and Education:
Maggie Q attended Mililani Waena Elementary School and Wheeler Intermediate School. After that, she joined Mililani High School where she was an active athlete. She was on her school’s cross country, track, and field, and swim teams. She graduated in 1997.
In addition, she was awarded an athletics scholarship to a private university where she had intended to study veterinary science. However, as her family could not support her financially, she left her hometown in the summer to work and earn enough money so that she could join the college in the fall.
At the age of 17, Maggie Q started her modeling career in Tokyo, Japan. She then moved to Taipei, Taiwan but struggled to find work. After that, she went to HongKong, where she began to use the stage name “Maggie Q” as Asian audiences could not pronounce Quigley, was not also not easy.
She was discovered by Jackie Chan and taught her the importance of professionalism and advised her to do her own stunts.
Maggie Q was cast in 2001’s Rush Hour 2 which gained her recognition in Hollywood.
After that, she appeared in films including Naked Weapon (2002), Around the World in 80 Days (2004), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Deception (2008), Priest (2011), The Divergent Series (2015, 2016), Fantasy Island (2020), The Argument.
Moreover, she depicted recurring roles in TV series such as in Young Justice (2012-2019) and lead/the main role in Nikita (2010-2013), Stalker (2014-2015), Designated Survivor (2016-2019), Queen of Canton.
Relationships and Affairs:
Previously, she dated Daniel Wu, Daniel Henney (2005), Justin Long (2007), Brett Ratner (2008 – 2010).
After that, she dated her Stalker co-star, Dylan McDermott, in 2014. And on January 14, 2015, it was announced that she and her longtime boyfriend have gotten engaged. Unfortunately, in February 2019, the couple split instead of getting married.
Net worth and Salary:
She has an estimated net worth of around $9 million USD.
Wiki and Facts:
She is active on social networking sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Maggie Q is active with several hundred thousand followers and counting.