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Date Of BirthMay 22, 1979
FactPosed for renowned Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee for Kee's 2006 charity photo-book, "Super Stars", which was dedicated to the victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami disaster and consisted of photographs of 300 Asian celebrities by Kee.

Maggie Q is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles in the films Mission: Impossible III (2006), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Die Hard with a Vengeance (2007), Nikita (2010), Divergent (2014), and Insurgent (2015).

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Maggie Q is of Irish and Vietnamese descent. Her parents divorced when she was two years old, and she was raised by her single mother. Maggie Q began her modeling career in Tokyo at the age of 17. She later moved to Hong Kong and then to mainland China, where she began her acting career.

Maggie Q’s first film role was in the 2000 film Gen-Y Cops. She has since appeared in a number of films, including Rush Hour 2 (2001), Naked Weapon (2002), and Around the World in 80 Days (2004). She has also starred in the television series Nikita (2010-2013) and Designated Survivor (2016-present).

Maggie Q’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. She has been married to actor Dylan McDermott since 2014. They have one child together.

General Info

Full NameMaggie Q
Date Of BirthMay 22, 1979
Height1.68 m
ProfessionTV Personality, Film producer, Activist, Actor, Model
EducationWheeler Intermediate School, Mililani-Waena Elementary School, Mililani High School


PartnerDylan McDermott


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Action
MoviesNaked Weapon, Divergent, Live Free or Die Hard, Mission: Impossible III, Balls of Fury, Insurgent, Allegiant, Priest, New York, I Love You, Rush Hour 2, Deception, Operation: Endgame, Gen-Y Cops, Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon, Around the World in 80 Days, Manhattan Midnight, The Warrior...
TV ShowsStalker, Nikita, Designated Survivor

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1I like PETA as a group for many reasons, but one of the reasons that I admire them is that they say and do the things that other groups won't do.
2I enjoy privacy. I think it's nice to have a little mystery. I think because of technology a lot of the mystery is gone in life, and I'd like to preserve some of that.
3Audiences are so much more sophisticated than they've ever been. They expect a lot more. I don't think because it's an hour of your Thursday night rather than an hour and a half of your weekend that you should be gypped at all in quality.
4I, Maggie, personally cannot tell you that you're going to save the planet. But what I do know is that we can draw a line to an issue that can conserve what we already have and what's left in a way that we can actually breathe the air, drink the water, actually grow things in soil - that matters in a real, practical way.
5My manager's biggest dream is for me to be on Letterman. She says, 'Oh, Maggie, will you promise me you'll be on 'Letterman?' What can I say? I just tell her I can't promise, but I'll try my best.
6When you come to America, it's a very serious thing. It's not like you arrive and they say, "Hey, come on! Do movies!" I can't just be hopping around. I have to focus and be still and make sure that I put the time and effort in. Because if I don't, I could lose it like that.
7I'm just totally into being strong. There's something about wanting to get a jar or whatever out of a high cupboard, or moving a sofa over because my dog's bone rolled under it, and not having to call anyone for help. There's comfort in that.
8Not only do I not want to be stereotyped as this Asian girl who fights
  • gee, what a wonder - but also I have more to offer than that.


1At the suggestion of a friend, Q began modeling in Tokyo at the age of 17, before making an unsuccessful move to Taipei, and finally trying in Hong Kong.
2His intensive training taught her the importance of professionalism and always doing her own stunts.
3She 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.
4Since September 2014, has been in a relationship with Stalker (2014) co-star, Dylan McDermott, and since January 2015 engaged to him.
5Wrapping up post-production for Mission: Impossible III (2006). [December 2005]
6Has the lead role in Nikita (2010) (TV series). [September 2010]
7She is good friends with her Nikita (2010) co-star Shane West.
8Is a vegetarian.
9Posed for renowned Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee for Kee's 2006 charity photo-book, "Super Stars", which was dedicated to the victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami disaster and consisted of photographs of 300 Asian celebrities by Kee.
10Was cast in Live Free or Die Hard (2007) without an audition.
11Her mother is a property investor.
12Attended Mililani High School with Traycee King.
13For her first several Hong Kong films, since Maggie could not actually speak Cantonese - she actually had to learn her lines phonetically. Some lines may also have been dubbed.
14Although she is actually American (born and raised in Hawaii), and of half Vietnamese descent, Maggie pursued modeling careers first in Japan, then Taiwan, then Hong Kong. Her transition into acting was almost coincidental and since then she has become both a top model and actress in Hong Kong, along with garnering a certain amount of fame across Asia.
15Is the youngest of five children.
16Spokesmodel for Shiseido cosmetics.
17Her father, who is American-born, has Irish and Polish ancestry. Her mother is Vietnamese-born. Maggie was raised in Hawaii, and was a fashion model and television personality before she became a movie actress.




Queen of CantonTV Movie pre-productionChing Shih
The Crash2017Nurse Hilary
Designated Survivor2016-2017TV SeriesHannah Wells
Slumber2016/IVAlice Arnolds
The Brits Are Coming2016Irina
Stalker2014-2015TV SeriesBeth Davis
Nikita2010-2013TV SeriesNikita
Young Justice2012TV SeriesPrincess Diana Wonder Woman
The King of Fighters2010Mai Shiranui
Operation: Endgame2010High Priestess
Lang zai ji2009Harem Woman
Need for Speed: Undercover2008Video GameChase Linh
New York, I Love You2008Call Girl (segment "Yvan Attal")
Deception2008/ITina at the Rhigha Royal
San guo zhi jian long xie jia2008Cao Ying
Gag Reel2007Video shortMai Linh
Balls of Fury2007Maggie
Live Free or Die Hard2007Mai Linh
The Counting House2007Jade
Mission: Impossible III2006Zhen Lei
Barbara Wood - Das Haus der Harmonie2005TV MovieHarmony Petersen
Mang lung2005Yuet
Hainan ji fan2004Gigi
Around the World in 80 Days2004Female Agent (as Maggie M. Quigley)
Magic Kitchen2004May
The Trouble-Makers2003Miss Clary
Naked Weapon2002Charlene Ching
Rush Hour 22001Girl in Car
Manhattan Midnight2001Susan / Hope
Gen-X Cops 2: Metal Mayhem2000Jane Quigley
Gui ming mo2000Anna


Queen of CantonTV Movie executive producer pre-production
Love Asia2006TV Movie documentary producer
Earthlings2005Documentary co-producer


Balls Out: The Making of 'Balls of Fury'2007Video documentary short special thanks
Under the Balls: The Life of a Ball Wrangler2007Video documentary short special thanks
Taped2005Short special thanks


Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Stalker
Unity2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Extra2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Stalker
The View2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Talk2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Bringing 'Divergent' to Life2014Video documentary
Janela Indiscreta2014TV SeriesHerself
E! News2014TV SeriesHerself
Sidewalks Entertainment2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Conan2011-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Whose Line Is It Anyway?2013TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
GeekRockTV2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bloody Frontier: Creating the World of Priest2011Video shortHerself
Teen Choice 20112011TV SpecialHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Film Fiend2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Unite for Japan2011ShortHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 37th Annual People's Choice Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
2008 Asian Excellence Awards2008TV Movie documentary
Caiga quien caiga2008TV SeriesHerself
Balls Out: The Making of 'Balls of Fury'2007Video documentary shortHerself - 'Maggie Wong'
Under the Balls: The Life of a Ball Wrangler2007Video documentary shortHerself - 'Maggie Wong'
Analog Hero in a Digital World: Making of 'Live Free or Die Hard'2007Video documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Winner / Outstanding Supporting Actress, Film
Love Asia2006TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Catering Impossible: M:i:III2006TV MovieHerself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
MTV Whatever Things2003TV SeriesHerself (2005)
Kela on the Karpet2003TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Match Game2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Panelist
The Wendy Williams Show2016TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2009Maverick AwardHawaii International Film Festival

Nominated Awards

2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: ActionNikita (2010)
2012IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV HeroNikita (2010)
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: ActionNikita (2010)
2011IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV HeroNikita (2010)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: ActionNikita (2010)
2010IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV HeroNikita (2010)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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