Margaret Denise Quigley, professionally known as Maggie Q (born May 22, 1979), is an American actress and former fashion model. She currently stars as the titular character on the action-thriller TV series Nikita.
In 2006, she starred alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III. She played Zhen, the only female member of the IMF team. In 2007, she appeared as Mai Linh in the Bruce Willis movie Live Free or Die Hard, the fourth film in the Die Hard series, and as Maggie in Balls of Fury.
In 2008, Q played fictional Cao Ying, a granddaughter of the warlord Cao Cao in Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon, her first ancient Chinese costume performance. That same year, she also appeared in the drama/thriller movie Deception starring Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman, as Tina, an investment banker[ who introduced Jackman's character to an exclusive anonymous sex club list.
Q also stars in the video game in the Need for Speed franchise Need for Speed: Undercover, as the seductive lead character, federal agent Chase Linh, who is the player's only contact to the Tri-City Police.
In 2010, she became the lead character, an assassin gone rogue, on the new CW series, Nikita, a revamp of the movie/TV title
Q was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.Her father works for the government, and is of Irish, and Polish descent. Her mother is a golf course employee, and is a Vietnamese immigrant. Her parents met while her father was stationed in Vietnam during the war. Q grew up with four siblings.
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Maggie Q Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre