Maggie Q is an American actress, film producer, and activist who has been active in this entertainment field since 1998. Starting her career from modeling, she eventually stepped into stage acting, TV series, and movies. Though she wanted to become a veterinary scientist from an early age, she could not come up with the required funding due to her family’s financial limitations.
She then began her career as a model, moved to Tokyo, and settled in Hong Kong. After her interest in acting, Jackie Chan provided her training, and she made her screen debut in the television drama ‘House of the Dragon,’ and two years later, she starred in her first feature film, ‘Model from Hell.’ Now she has been active in both the Chinese and American film industries.
|Full Name||Margaret Denise Quigley|
|Birth Date||May 22, 1979|
|Birth Place||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Age||41 years old|
|Height||5 feet and 6 inches (1.68m/168cm)|
|Weight||48 kg (106lbs)|
|Body Measurement||33-23-34 inches|
|Net Worth||$9 million|
Maggie Q is known as Margaret Denise Quigley. On May 22, 1979, she was born in Honolulu, Hawaii as the youngest daughter of a Vietnam veteran and his property investor wife. She has four siblings and is currently 41 years old with Gemini sun sign.
Maggie Q studied at Mililani Waena Elementary School and Wheeler Intermediate School. For her highs schooling, she enrolled at Mililani High School. After graduating in 1997, she wanted to study veterinary science and even received an athletic scholarship from a private university. Unfortunately, her family could not support her academic dreams financially, and thus she decided to leave Honolulu to accumulate the necessary amount of money to further her education.
Maggie Q holds an American nationality. She follows Christianity/Catholicism as her religion and is of Irish and Polish descent.
Miss Q stands 5 feet and 6 inches (1.68m/168cm) tall and weighs around 48 kg (106lbs). Her body measurements are 33-23-34 inches, respectively. She has a pair of hazel-colored eyes with black hair color complimenting her slim body figure.
Maggie Q previously dated many media personalities like Daniel Henney, Justin Long, and Brett Ratner. She then got engaged to actor Dylan McDermott in 2015, but sadly they separated in February 2019.
Apart from her personal life, she is also an animal rights activist. She has been involved with PETA and has participated in many campaigns. Moreover, she has also been the owner of a historic country home in Pound Ridge, New York, from July 2013.
Maggie Q has active social media accounts. Her Instagram account (@maggieq) has 446 thousand followers, she and Twitter handle (@MaggieQ) have 274.2 thousand followers. Likewise, her official Facebook page has 357.1 thousand likes and 458.24 thousand followers.
Maggie Q made her debut TV appearance in 1998 in the series ‘House of the Dragon’ as a recurring role of Devine. She was then seen in ‘Mission in Trouble’ after 3 years as Yeung Lan. In 2005, she was featured in the TV film ‘House of Harmony. After that, in 2010, she landed her lead role as Nikita Mears in the thriller drama TV series Nikita. This series ran till 2013.
During that time, in 2012, she also lent her voice to the character Wonder Women in ‘Young Justice.’ This show ran till 2019. Likewise, from 2014 till 2015, she featured in the leading role in ‘Stalker.’ In 2016 till 2019, she appeared as Hannah Wells in ‘Designated Survivor.’
After Maggie’s debut show, she became a significant hit and received many big-screen offers. Her debut film was ‘Model from Hell’ in 2000, and the same year she also did Gen-Y Cops. She then appeared in another Chinese film, ‘Manhattan Midnight’ in 2001, which helped her gain popularity among Chinese film fans. Jackie Chan was so impressed by her work that he offered her a small part in his 2001 American film Rush Hours 2. She then featured in ‘Naked Weapon’ in 2002 opposite Daniel Wu.
Between 2003 and 2005, she appeared in ‘The Trouble-Makers,’ ‘Magic Kitchen,’ ‘Around the World in 80 Days,’ and ‘Dragon Squad.’ Moreover, she received her breakthrough role in the 2006 film Mission: Impossible III’ as Zhen Lei. She also played in the fourth installment of the film series ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ in 2007. These two movies established her as a candidate to be the next action star in American cinema. After that, in 2008, she appeared in Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon and in Deception. The following year she appeared as Harran Women in ‘The Warrior and the Wolf.’
Furthermore, she played Mai Shiranui in the 2010 film ‘The King of Fighters’ based on SNK’s Fighters series of fighting games. She was also cast in the Divergent trilogy. She starred as Tori Wu throughout the film series in 2015 and 2016 named ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ and ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’ respectively. Maggie Q then featured in many other movies like ‘Slumber’ in 2017, ‘The Con Is On’ in 2018, and ‘Fantasy Island’ in 2020. Her upcoming movie projects are ‘The Asset’ and ‘The Argument.’
Maggie Q won the Best Supporting Film Actress at the 2007 Asian Excellence Awards for her film ‘Mission: Impossible III.’ She also received Maverick Award at the 2009 Hawaii International Film Festival for ‘The Warrior and the Wolf.’
Net Worth of Maggie Q
Maggie Q is a beautiful and outstanding actress, has gained name, fame, and a handsome amount of wealth. Her estimated net worth as of 2021 is $9 million.