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Maggie Q

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Margaret Denise Quigley (born May 22, 1979 height 5' 5½" (1,66 m)), 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:
27
First Appeared:
In the series The New Fred and Barney Show 1979-02-03
Latest Project:
Movie Ascendant 2017-03-11
Known For
Poster of Around the World in 80 Days
Poster of Naked Weapon
Poster of The Legend of Zelda
Poster of The New Fred and Barney Show
Filmography
Movie Ascendant Tori Wu 2017-03-11
Movie Allegiant Tori Wu 2016-03-09
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
Series Nikita Nikita Meers 2010-09-09
Movie The Warrior and the Wolf Harem Woman 2009-10-02
Movie The King of Fighters Mai Shiranui 2009-11-04
Movie Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon Cao Ying 2008-04-03
Movie New York, I Love You Janice Taylor (segment "Yvan Attal") 2008-09-06
Movie Deception Tina at the Rhigha Royal 2008-04-24
Movie The Counting House Jade 2007-06-01
Movie Balls of Fury Maggie Wong 2007-08-29
Movie Barbara Wood - Das Haus der Harmonie Harmony Petersen 2005-11-30
Series Familie Sonnenfeld High Priestess 2005-02-10
Movie Dragon Squad Yuet 2005-11-10
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Female Agent 2004-06-16
Movie Magic Kitchen May 2004-01-15
Movie Rice Rhapsody Gigi 2004-10-11
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
Series The Legend of Zelda Mai Linh 1989-09-08
Series The New Fred and Barney Show Zhen 1979-02-03