Maggie q has built her career around playing tough women, who aren’t afraid to get in on the action formerly a successful model and actress starting out in Asia. She has had a steady rise in Hollywood including notable performances in mission impossible 3, the divergent series, and working alongside Kiefer Sutherland on the hit television series designated survivor.
10 Facts About Maggie Q
10 Early Life
Margaret Denise Quigley was born on May 22, 1979, in Honolulu Hawaii to a Vietnamese mother and a father of Irish and Polish descent. She has two half-siblings from her mother’s previous marriage as well as two older sisters.
She was an exemplary student she studied at Mililani want elementary school and wheeler intermediate school before enrolling at Mililani high school, where she was part of the cross-country track and field and swims teams after she graduated in 1997.
She wanted to study veterinary science and even received an athletic scholarship from a private university, however, it soon became apparent to her that her family could not support her academic dreams financially thus. She decided to leave Honolulu so she could accumulate the necessary amount of money to further her education.
9 She Started As A Model
It was at the advice of a friend that she moved to Asia to try her luck modeling first in Tokyo and later. Taipei before eventually ending up in hong-kong during this period she adopted the moniker maggie q as the Chinese could not pronounce Quigley properly.
8 She Was Somewhat of A Protege To Jackie Chan
The most important turning point in her career occurred when she met superstar Jackie chan under his tutelage. She learned the importance of professionalism and the necessity of doing one’s own stunts despite never having practiced martial arts before her background in sports helped her to successfully undergo.
The training after her debut show house of the dragon became a hit. She made an easy transition to the big screen with films such as a model from hell gen y cops and manhattan midnight winning the adoration of Chinese film fans in the process. Her portrayal of jane Quigley and gen y copsim pressed chan so, much that she got her a small part in his 2001 American film rush hours too.
7 Her Breakthrough Role
After establishing herself in hong kong she relocated to us full-time in 2006 beginning with her breakthrough role as Jen and tom cruise’s mission impossible three major roles followed in blockbuster films like live free or die hard before maggie q dedicated her time to the lead role in the tv series Nikita in 2010 the show ran for four seasons while maggie q began work on the divergent trilogy of films.
6 She Did Nearly All Her Own Stunts In Two Months After Surgery
In the action movie, the protege maggie q stars as an assassin avenging the death of an important person in her life it’s a physically demanding role, stunts, and fights which is nothing new for the actress but the timing of the film was unusual. she started shooting two months after having spinal surgery she said even though.
It was against my doctor’s recommendations, I know my body and heal quicker than most. I was gentle with myself during the rehearsal process talk about the mind over the body.
She assumed everyone on set was informed ahead of time about her surgery and was startled to find out that wasn’t the case.
I will never forget the look on the stunt coordinator’s face when I told him. She really looked like she was going to cry, because his job is to protect me and keep me safe.
Maggie q powered through and was able to execute 98 of the stunts on her own.
5 She Was Forced To Turn Down To Return To The Mission Impossible
Franchise twice maggie q has been asked to return to the mission impossible franchise twice after appearing in 2006’s mission impossible3. The actress said prior contractual obligations prevented her return as imagine Jen lay. she told yahoo
I did [mission impossible 3] and they wanted me back for four [ 2011’s Mission:Impossible -Ghost Portocol ]but I was on a show, then they wanted me back for five[ 2015’s Mission:Impossible – Rogue Nation] and I couldn’t do it because I was contracted.
Although Maggie q doesn’t state which shows. She was contracted to that preventative turn. she was starred in the CW’s hitman show Nikita from 2010 to 2013 and in the CBS crime drama stalker between2014-2015.
4 She Has Her Own Business
In addition to acting maggie q is also a self-starting entrepreneur she has a technologies company in Asia that brings like social over to that side of the world for western talent a supplement company activated you and a sustainable activewear line keep up.
3 Her Diet Is Strictly Plant-Based
She doesn’t call herself a vegan maggie q who ditched animal products more than 20 years ago revealed that even though she follows a strict vegan diet she does not call herself a vegan she told the beat.
I don’t [call myself vegan], because it has become a weird, negative term and people feel very judged by it. so, I like plant-based better because it’s friendlier: it’s inclusive.
You can judge people they have to be where they’re at and you have to accept them for where they are.
2 She Used To Have A Rule About Only Dating Vegan
In an interview with Tamron, hall q admitted that she used to have a rule about only dating people who are vegan.
She said it’s very silly because… you can’t expect people to be where you’re at when you meet them. So, you need to meet them and give it time, allow people the time to know you and your ethics, and come on board if they feel like it.
I used to be a person who, likes forced my beliefs on people and you had to live the way that I did. I found a gentler approach actually works better.
Maggie q was previously engaged to Dylan McDermott the stalker-stars met in 2014 and got engaged in2015 but ultimately called it quits four years later the designated survivor alum who has also previously been linked to just in long brett Ratner and daniel who have not publicly dated since Mcdermott.
1 She Gets Honest About Why She Would Never Play A Bond Girl
Any actor who worked with someone in the vicinity of the James bond franchise is bound to be asked whether or not they’d ever want to jump into that particular sandbox at some point but don’t expect maggie q.
In a double 07 adventure, any time soon while promoting the protege maggie q was asked about whether or not. She’d want to play a potential female James bond that question led to the revelation that at some point in the franchise’s past.
Oh, I would never play a bombed girl. I personally wouldn’t make that choice. I think bond girls are awesome. I would rather be bond. I’m sorry I’m not going to suppress skill sets because they need somebody to look good in a film.
She was considered for the role of a bond girl only to be passed up. She was in bond material it seemed to work out for the better considering maggie q shared these feelings with people about what goes into the role of a bombed girl.