Maggie Q 39th Birthday Special: Biography | Movies | Facts | Love Life
Maggie Q 39th Birthday Special: Biography | Movies | Facts | Love Life
Margaret Denise Quigley, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, is the daughter of an American father and a Vietnamese mother. After graduating from Mililani High School, she moved to Hong Kong to start a career in modeling, and it was at that time that she changed her name to Maggie Q, which was easier for the Chinese to pronounce. In 1998, she began her acting career by making appearances in Chinese TV series.
In 2001, after gaining fame throughout most of Asia, Maggie Q went to the movies performing one of the supporting roles in Rush Hour 2 alongside Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. But it’s the following year that Maggie Q really asserts herself as an actress by holding one of the leading roles in the Chinese film banned by the under-16 Naked Weapon. In 2003, she tries to work as a producer by financing Terrans of Shaun Monson, with Joaquin Phoenix.
After briefly reuniting with Jackie Chan in The World in 80 Days (2004) and starring in the hit drama Rice Rhapsody, Maggie Q turns to darker roles in Daniel Lee’s detective film Dragon Squad. She continues in this direction by playing alongside Tom Cruise and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Mission: Impossible III (2006) before participating in the blockbuster Die Hard 4 – Return to Hell (2007), in which she plays a terrorist who gives wire to the famous John McClane (aka Bruce Willis). These last roles give it a certain notoriety in the United States.
Maggie Q continues to participate in films with prestigious castings playing in 2008 in Manipulation with Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman, and in 2010 in the collective film New York, I Love You, with Ethan Hawke, Andy Garcia, among others. Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen. In 2014 and 2015, she plays Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet as Tori, an audacious fitness tester, in the first two parts of the saga Divergent, adapted from Veronica Roth’s hit novels.
In parallel, the actress has also had a successful career on television since 2010. She first held four seasons in the title role of Nikita, alongside including Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca. Then, a few months after stopping the show in 2013, Kevin Williamson, Scream’s screenwriter and creator of Dawson and Following, offers her the female lead in her new series, Stalker. Against Dylan McDermott, Maggie Q plays Lieutenant Beth David, head of a Los Angeles Police Department charged with investigating harassment cases.
- Maggie Q’s Profile
Maggie Q is an actress /model from Honolulu, Hawaii on May 22, 1979. She was born to a Polish Irish American father and a Vietnamese mother. Her parents met in the Vietnam War and moved to Hawaii with a child with their mother’s foster parent.
- Maggie Q appearance movie
Maggie Q was a dream to be a veterinarian but after becoming a model, underwriting in Tokyo and Taiwan, she entered Jackie Chan office and grabbed a chance to make a leap in the Hong Kong film world. And established the status of stars in Asia.
- Genex Cup 2 (2000)
Police action with Hong Kong New Generation star co-starred. Maggie is playing FBI agent Jane.
- Maggie Q’s Manhattan Midnight (2001)
A story that will kill a target sister mistakenly, a killer who will escort the original target from atonement consciousness. Maggie Q plays a target woman’s target woman.
- Rush hour 2 (2001)
The second popular series where Jackie Chan made a combination with Chris Tucker. Maggie Q is a cameo appearance, but she sold his face to the world with this work.
- Lady Weapon (2002)
A murderer who was kidnapped and brought up as a killer is a story that encounters a CIA agent investigating a kidnapping case and goes through the organization. Maggie Q is a starring star.
- Magic Kitchen (2004)
Sammi Chen, Andy Lau, Jerry Yen appearance, comedy touch love romance. Maggie-Q plays a role of a friend of the hero.
- 80 Days (2004)
Starring Jackie Chan, a remake version of “The Eight Days World Tour” (1956). Maggie Q is playing the role of a female investigator.
- Dragon · squat (2005)
A story depicting the battle between an investigator ordered to escort the witness and international terrorists, directed by Steven Seagal. Maggie plays the role of a terrorist’s sniper. It is reminiscent of Nikita.
- Mission Impossible 3 (2006)
Starring Tom Cruise, the third popular spy action series. Maggie plays Zane, a member of the team led by Ethan Hunt. Take the Orange Lamborghini Gallardo and take a look at the Maggie infiltrating the Vatican with a red dress.
- Die · Hard 4 (2007)
Bruce Willis starring in popular action series fourth volume. Maggie Q acts as a subordinate/lover of the leader of the terror group and plays McLain detectives and deadly fighting.
- Sangokushi (2008)
A story with Andy Lau starring Zhao Yun as the main character. Maggie Q plays the granddaughter of Cao Shu of Cao Cao, the last opponent of Zhao Yun.
- Warrior & Wolfe (2009)
A story of a mythical and magnificent love based on Inoue’s short story “Love Story”. Maggie Q acts as a woman of the Haran family and is starring with Odagiri Joe.
- Confidential Command Dog x Dog (2010)
Action comedy depicting an American illegal construction organization. Maggie plays the “female pope” of the team “Omega”.
- The King of Fighters (2010)
The fighting type fighting game which made a big hit became a movie. Maggie plays the leading actor Shiranui.
- Priest (2011)
Horror action works depicting the battle between mankind and vampire, based on Korean cartoons. Maggie plays the female warrior prestige.
- Play the leading character Nikita with the drama “Nikita”
Maggie Q served as a starring in the drama series “Nikita” produced in the United States. From 2011 to 13 all four seasons 83 episodes depict the story of unprecedented three years of director Luc Besson’s “Nikita”.
- Rumors of Nakada Hidetoshi and association
Maggie Q was rumored to have a relationship with Hidetoshi Nakada who belonged to Parma of Serie A in Italy.
- Maggie Q says, “I like Asians, I can not imagine dating with white people, even if they are not cute they do not have to be beautiful, they can accept the faults.”.
Film “divergent” series appeared
- Maggie Q has appeared in a popular SF action movie “Divergent” depicting Chicago in the near future, the final war.
- The first work will be published in 2014, the second work “Divergent NEO” will be released in March 2015 in the United States, and will be released in Japan in October the same year.
In this series, human beings form a new society from the lessons of the final war. In the personality test at the age of 6, she will live in five communities of “desireless” “peace” “nobility” “brave” “learning”.
Maggie Q is playing the role of the examiner Tori Uoo of the test.
- The future of Maggie Q
In January 2015, Maggie Q engaged to Dylan McDermott, who had been involved with the co-starring in the American CBS crime drama “Stalker”.
It is expected that Maggie Q, which has a good personal life, will continue to play an active part in various works.
Stalker: the beautiful love story of Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott
Colleagues on the screen, in love with the city: for a few months, Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q, the two stars of Stalker, tonight on TF1, are in a relationship. Better, they are engaged! (May 4, 2015) A romance born on the set of the series.
This is called a real love at first sight! In accepting to play Beth Davis and Jack Larsen, the two main characters in the controversial Stalker series, Maggie Q, 35, and Dylan McDermott, 53, probably did not imagine they would find anything but major roles in a series very exposed … Yet, both actors have found love!
During the summer of 2014, while they are shooting the series currently broadcast on TF1, they fall in love with each other. And, if they remained for a long time extremely discreet on their history, they ended up formalizing things. Last January, the American press said they were fiances for a few months. A news recently confirmed by the main interested in an interview given to the American channel E! “Dylan did not ask her in marriage, but he told her that we were going to get married, which she finds even funnier!” Maggie Q. “He said to me,” We can not offer you marriage, because we can not take the risk of saying no. ” And she is full of praise when she talks about her future husband and their relationship: “May your soul and your spirit be at peace when you think about your future with someone, that’s what most important … ”
For the moment, discretion remains on the date of their union. It will be the first marriage of the actress and the second for Dylan McDermott, married for thirteen years to the Iranian actress Shiva Rose Afshar (they separated in 2008, ed), with whom she had two daughters, Colette, 18, and Charlotte, 9 years old. And the latter gets along wonderfully with her new mother-in-law, according to the pictures of their trio escapades, where the little girl does not let go of Maggie Q.’s hand for a second. A beautiful story … and really not the cinema!