Full Name: Maggie Denise Quigley
Birth Date: May 22, 1979
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height: 5' 7"
Born May 22, 1979 in Hawaii, Maggie Q started out life as beautiful as she is today thanks to her Vietnamese mother and Irish/American father. Naturally athletic, she honed her skills and toned physique through years of competitive swimming and track and field events. At the age of 18 she relocated to Hong Kong to pursue a career in modeling where her unique fusion looks and style fast propelled her into supermodel status, with local press dubbing her ‘Maggie Q’.
Maggie has been seen on the covers of the biggest magazine titles including Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, FHM and Marie Claire. As well as publishing her own book, Wet and Wild with Maggie Q she has also been featured on the cover of Time magazine which interviewed her on her stunningly unusual looks and ability to appeal to cultures around the world.
Maggie’s first acting experience was with the TV drama House of the Dragon, which proved such a smash hit across Asia that she was asked to star in the horror film Model From Hell. Her next role was in the Jackie Chan produced action film Gen-Y Cops where she so impressed the action megastar that he had her cast in the multi-award winning Manhattan Midnight. He also made sure that he got her a cameo into the world smash hit blockbuster Rush Hour 2.
Having caught the eyes of US executives Maggie worked on the Dreamworks TV show Hong Kong Café before then returning to Hong Kong to star in the lethally enjoyable Naked Weapon. A heady mix of femme fatale action film in the mould of Charlie’s Angels, this 2002 production has stunned moviegoers across Asia by exceeding the stunts and CGI enhanced fights of recent Hollywood blockbusters like The Matrix. Such was her impact on screen and breathtaking hand to hand combat fight abilities that Jackie Chan insisted she feature in his next global blockbuster Around the World in 80 Days, which has attracted cameos from the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sammo Hung.
She enjoys a drink, likes a smoke and will not bow to the relentlessly intrusive Hong Kong media who are only ever interested in who she might be dating and not her career. She resents this aspect of the culture that treats women as inferior to men, and while never sacrificing an ounce of her gorgeous femininity she’s always doing her bit to speak up for the girls.
A massive celebrity in Hong Kong, a star across Asia, and soon the world, Maggie Q is set to become a femme fatale phenomenon and now is the chance to witness and showcase this rising star. See her next in Mission Impossible 3 with Tom Cruise.
Maggie Q Filmography
Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008) .... Cao Ying
Untitled Hugh Jackman Project (2008)
Balls of Fury (2007) .... Maggie Wong
Live Free or Die Hard (Die Hard 4.0) (2007) .... Mai Linh
Mission: Impossible III (2006) .... Zhen
The Counting House (2006) .... Jade
Barbara Wood - Das Haus der Harmonie (House of Harmony) (2005) (TV Movie) .... Harmony
Maang lung (Dragon Heat) (Dragon Squad) (2005) .... Yuet
Taped (2005) .... Maggie
Hainan ji fan (Rice Rhapsody) (2004) .... Gigi
Around the World in 80 Days (2004) .... Female Agent
Moh waan chue fong (Magic Kitchen) (2004) .... May
Yi wu liang huo (The Trouble-Makers) (2003) .... Miss Clary
Chek law dak gung (Naked Weapon) (2002) .... Charlene Ching
Rush Hour 2 (2001) .... Girl in Car
Manhattan Midnight (2001) .... Susan/Hope
Tejing xinrenlei 2 (Gen-X Cops 2: Metal Mayhem) (2000) .... Jane Quigley
Gui ming mo (Model from Hell) (2000) .... Anna
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