Maggie Q was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a Polish and Irish-American father and
Vietnamese mother who met while her father was stationed in Vietnam. Maggie is
the youngest of 5 children. She has two sisters and two half-siblings from her
mother's previous marriage in Vietnam. After graduating high school she
travelled to Japan and China to earn money as a model. In 1998 she got her first
role in a Chinese TV series, and she has been acting ever since.
While relatively unfamiliar to her native American audience, she is a superstar in Hong Kong. Maggie Q has appeared in Chinese films speaking Cantonese, despite her non-Chinese heritage.
Maggie is currently dating British-Korean superstar Daniel Henney. Maggie Q has also been romantically linked in the past with Chinese American superstar Daniel Wu (for a year, before either became famous).
Maggie Q appeared on Malaysian Star papers according to the papers when she first arrived in Hong Kong looking to further her modeling career and acting ambitions. No one could quite pronounce her name, but as fate would have it, popular Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily dubbed her the more easily pronounceable "Maggie Q", setting into motion a glittering career trajectory that would conquer the Hong Kong movie and modelling industries before finding its way to bright lights of Hollywood.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaai, Maggie Q is of American-Vietnamese parentage with Polish and Irish blood from her father's side. Despite growing up in the United States, the 26-year-old chose to pursue modeling in Japan, followed by an unhappy stint in Taiwan before settling down in Hong Kong.
With Maggie Q's alluring pan-Asian pin-up looks and impressive martial arts/athletic prowess, Quigley is set for a career in the limelight.
Roles in glossy action-adventure movies Naked Weapon and Gen Y Cops heralded her arrival as one of the more promising young actresses in Hong Kong film scene.
Well publicized romances with her Naked Weapon and Gen Y Cops so-stars Daniel Wu and Edison Chen also kept her in the public's eyes. While her transition from modeling to acting may have been gradual, Quigley now enjoys equal status with some of the biggest Hong Kong stars.
Considering that in Maggie Q's first few Hong Kong movie films she could not speak Cantonese well-she actually had to learn her lines phonetically while some lines may also have been dubbed-her achievement thus far is remarkable.
But now, having scored a plum supporting role in the upcoming Hollywood
blockbuster Mission impossible:ΙΙΙ(MI3) after a long, protracted audition
process, Maggie Q has arrived in the big league.
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