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Maggie Q

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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Born:
May 22, 1979 In Honolulu - Hawaii - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
28
First Appeared:
In the series Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-09-13
Latest Project:
Movie The Crash 2017-01-01
Known For
Poster of Designated Survivor
Poster of Stalker
Poster of Nikita
Poster of New York, I Love You
Filmography
Movie The Crash Nurse Hilary 2017-01-01
Movie Allegiant Tori Wu 2016-03-09
Series Designated Survivor Hannah Watts 2016-09-21
Series Stalker Beth Davis 2015-01-27
Movie Unity Herself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Insurgent Tori Wu 2015-03-18
Movie Divergent Tori Wu 2014-03-14
Movie Priest Priestess 2011-05-05
Movie Operation: Endgame High Priestess 2010-07-20
Series Nikita Nikita Meers 2010-09-09
Movie The Warrior and the Wolf Unknown 2009-10-02
Movie The King of Fighters Mai Shiranui 2009-11-04
Movie New York, I Love You Call Girl (segment "Yvan Attal") 2009-10-16
Movie Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon Cao Ying 2008-04-03
Movie Deception Tina at the Rhigha Royal 2008-04-24
Movie Balls of Fury Maggie Wong 2007-08-29
Movie The Counting House Jade 2007-06-01
Movie Live Free or Die Hard Mai Linh 2007-06-20
Movie Mission: Impossible III Zhen 2006-05-03
Movie Dragon Squad Yuet 2005-11-10
Movie Rice Rhapsody Gigi 2005-05-31
Movie Barbara Wood - Das Haus der Harmonie Harmony Petersen 2005-11-30
Movie Magic Kitchen May 2004-01-15
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Female Agent 2004-06-16
Movie Naked Weapon Charlene Ching 2002-11-15
Movie Rush Hour 2 Girl in Car 2001-08-03
Movie Gen-Y Cops Jane Quigley 2000-11-17
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13