Maggie Q

Maggie Q


Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Birth Name

Margaret Denise Quigley



Also Known As

Mei-Kei Lei, Meiqi Li, Maggie M. Quigley, Maggie Quigley
  • Maggie Q on Nikita.
  • Maggie Q on Nikita.
  • Maggie Q as Nikita on Nikita.
  • Maggie Q as Nikita on Nikita.
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Maggie Q is an Asian American actress and former fashion model. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father is of Polish, Irish, and French descent, and her mother is Vietnamese. She graduated from Mililani high school, and went to Japan and Hong Kong after she graduated. She…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • Maggie Q: The fans are pretty intense. There was this Hong Kong cop who got access to my private phone number and address and made my life a misery. Another fan sent me a collection of photos that were a montage of theirs and mine, so in every shot it looked like we were an item. That obviously went straight up on my living room wall.

    • Maggie Q: I was at a party in St Tropez recently... and it was completely wild. No wonder rich people end up in clinics. Money most definitely equals debauchery. There were naked girls spraying each other with champagne and couples shagging all over the boat. No one even so much as tripped over me because I'm not blonde with huge tits so I just sat and observed. But let me tell you, watching is just as good.

    • Maggie Q: (on what she wishes people will take more notice of) Animal rights. It's something I'm hugely involved in. I feel animal rights is related to an all-encompassing respect for life.

    • Maggie Q: (on her philosophy) Raising awareness and inspiring change: awareness of self is a huge thing and I think it can change people.

    • Maggie Q: I love independent films. The current projects I'm looking at are darker pieces with pretty challenging ideas. I like pushing the limits. Even the books I read are not mainstream.

    • Maggie Q: Men think women who are not scared to eat are really sexy.

    • Maggie Q: I used to get really bothered and depressed about what the press wrote about me, but not anymore. They are always making up these fantastical stories about me and the men I go out with.

    • Maggie Q: We always feel like we need to compartmentalize everything in life, like she's this and she's that and he's this and he's that. And the reality when it comes to the actors is that no actor's one thing, I mean, never.

    • Maggie Q: All the loves in my life, my dogs are the greatest loves of my life. I mean, no man could ever compare to my dogs, unfortunately.

    • Maggie Q: I always play these tough roles. I never smile, I'm never sort of happy or laughing... I think I have yet to have an on-screen persona that has anything to do with Maggie, the real Maggie.

    • Maggie Q: 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.

    • Maggie Q: I've tried to stay who I am, and family and friends still say I haven't changed. To me, that's the greatest compliment.

    • Maggie Q: My parents are proud of me today, not because I'm a 'star' but rather, it's that whatever I've achieved, I've worked and done it myself.

    • Maggie Q: People compare me to so and so, and I really feel that being competitive (in that way) is a waste of time. You should be proud of what you have.

    • Maggie Q (on how she got her name shortened to just Maggie Q): What happened was when I was living and working in Hong Kong, one of the biggest newspapers there when they first started writing about me, around seven/eight years ago, they couldn't pronounce my last name. I think to them it was just like, 'Oh, uh.' And so they printed Q, Maggie Q. And because it was a big paper, everyone followed them.