Maggie Q

Biography

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Margaret Denise Quigley (born May 22, 1979), professionally known as Maggie Q, is an American actress, animal rights activist and former fashion model. She achieved international fame starring as the title role on The CW's action-thriller series Nikita that aired in 2010-2013. In 2014, she will portray the role of Tori Wu in the film adaption of Veronica Roth's bestselling novel Divergent.

Quigley was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father is of Irish and Polish descent and her mother is a Vietnamese immigrant.Her parents met while her father was stationed in Vietnam during the war. Q grew up with four siblings.

Q attended Mililani Waena Elementary School and Wheeler Intermediate School. She then attended Mililani High School, where she was on the cross country, track and field, and swim teams. She won the title of "Best Body" senior year, and graduated from Mililani High School in 1997.

Maggie Q is outspoken on the subject of animal rights and has taken part in PETA Asia's campaigns promoting vegetarianism. In a PETA ad, she posed nearly nude in a bed of crimson chili peppers to spread the word that going vegetarian is the best way to "spice up your life" as well as help animals, your health, and the environment. A second ad for PETA Asia features her wearing a bikini made entirely of strategically placed lettuce leaves next to the tagline "Turn Over a New Leaf – Try Vegetarian!"

Early life A vegetarian for many years, she once said that giving up meat is one of the most rewarding decisions she has ever made. "I feel better, I have more energy on and off the set, and I have the satisfaction of knowing that I'm doing something to help stop animal suffering." In 2008, Maggie Q was named PETA Asia-Pacific's "Person of the Year." The same year, the organization also listed Q as one of the "Best-Dressed Celebrities" of 2008. She has since taken the step to cut all animal products from her diet by becoming a vegan.

She was also responsible for the removal of all real fur from the wardrobe on the set of Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon.

Q previously dated Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu who also was a costar of Naked Weapon. 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. Q also suffered temporary hearing loss in her right ear, when her eardrum was blown out in an explosive stunt.

She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her three (at one point, eight) rescued dogs.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Margaret Denise Quigley (born May 22, 1979), professionally known as Maggie Q, is an American actress, animal rights activist and former fashion model. She achieved international fame starring as the title role on The CW's action-thriller series Nikita that aired in 2010-2013. In 2014, she will portray the role of Tori Wu in the film adaption of Veronica Roth's bestselling novel Divergent.

Quigley was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father is of Irish and Polish descent and her mother is a Vietnamese immigrant.Her parents met while her father was stationed in Vietnam during the war. Q grew up with four siblings.

Q attended Mililani Waena Elementary School and Wheeler Intermediate School. She then attended Mililani High School, where she was on the cross country, track and field, and swim teams. She won the title of "Best Body" senior year, and graduated from Mililani High School in 1997.

Maggie Q is outspoken on the subject of animal rights and has taken part in PETA Asia's campaigns promoting vegetarianism. In a PETA ad, she posed nearly nude in a bed of crimson chili peppers to spread the word that going vegetarian is the best way to "spice up your life" as well as help animals, your health, and the environment. A second ad for PETA Asia features her wearing a bikini made entirely of strategically placed lettuce leaves next to the tagline "Turn Over a New Leaf – Try Vegetarian!"

Early life A vegetarian for many years, she once said that giving up meat is one of the most rewarding decisions she has ever made. "I feel better, I have more energy on and off the set, and I have the satisfaction of knowing that I'm doing something to help stop animal suffering." In 2008, Maggie Q was named PETA Asia-Pacific's "Person of the Year." The same year, the organization also listed Q as one of the "Best-Dressed Celebrities" of 2008. She has since taken the step to cut all animal products from her diet by becoming a vegan.

She was also responsible for the removal of all real fur from the wardrobe on the set of Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon.

Q previously dated Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu who also was a costar of Naked Weapon. 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. Q also suffered temporary hearing loss in her right ear, when her eardrum was blown out in an explosive stunt.

She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her three (at one point, eight) rescued dogs.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 29

Birthday 1979-05-22

Place of Birth Honolulu - Hawaii - USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.maggie-q.net/

Also Known As

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island as Nurse Hilary
2016 Designated Survivor(3 episodes) as Hannah Watts
2016 Allegiant as Tori Wu
2015 Unity as Herself - Narrator (voice)
2015 Insurgent as Tori Wu
2015 Stalker(20 episodes) as Beth Davis
2014 Divergent as Tori Wu
2011 Priest as Priestess
2010 Nikita(73 episodes) as Nikita Meers
2010 Operation: Endgame as High Priestess
2009 The King of Fighters as Mai Shiranui
2009 New York, I Love You as Call Girl (segment "Yvan Attal")
2009 The Warrior and the Wolf
2008 Deception as Tina at the Rhigha Royal
2008 Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon as Cao Ying
2007 Balls of Fury as Maggie Wong
2007 Live Free or Die Hard as Mai Linh
2007 The Counting House as Jade
2006 Mission: Impossible III as Zhen
2005 Barbara Wood - Das Haus der Harmonie as Harmony Petersen
2005 Dragon Squad as Yuet
2005 Rice Rhapsody as Gigi
2004 Around the World in 80 Days as Female Agent
2004 Magic Kitchen as May
2002 Naked Weapon as Charlene Ching
2001 Rush Hour 2 as Girl in Car
2000 Te jing xin ren lei 2 as Jane Quigley
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)

Production

2005 Earthlings … Producer

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