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TV & Film Actress, Known for Lead Role in CW's "Nikita"

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Maggie Denise Quigley aka Maggie Q was born to a Polish-Irish American father and a Vietnamese mother. Her father met her mother during the Vietnam War. Maggie has two older half-siblings from her mother’s previous marriage, and two older sisters. The family moved to Hawaii and settled in Mililani.

Q attended Mililani Waena Elementary School and Wheeler Intermediate School. She also attended Mililani High School, where she was on the cross country, track and field, and swim teams. She won the title of “Best Bod” senior year, and graduated from Mililani High School in 1997.

At 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. She has said it was not easy for her: “I had twenty bucks in my pocket. I mean, I literally did the same thing that my mother did when she left Vietnam… didn’t speak the language… had no money.” But, it was in Hong Kong, that she was selected by Jackie Chan, because he saw a potential action star. His intensive training taught her the importance of professionalism and always doing her own stunts. Maggie later said, “I had never done a day of martial arts in my life when I started in the business. I couldn’t even touch my toes.”

In 1998, she started her acting career in the TV drama House of the Dragon, which was a huge hit in Asia. In 2000, Maggie made her film debut as Anna in the horror film Model From Hell, and went on to star as an FBI agent Jane Quigley in the action thriller Gen-Y Cops the same year. Her appearance in Gen-Y Cops impressed Jackie Chan so much that she was cast in Manhattan Midnight and Rush Hour 2.

In 2002, she starred as martial artist assassin Charlene Ching in the action film Naked Weapon. Then, in 2005, Maggie played Harmony in the German-Singaporean TV mini-series House of Harmony, opposite Fann Wong. The same year she also co-produced the animal treatment documentary Earthlings, which was narrated by Joaquin Phoenix.

Her mainstream breakthrough came in 2006, where 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 villain Mai Linh in the Bruce Willis movie Live Free or Die Hard, the fourth film in the Die Hard series. She also starred in comedy Balls of Fury as ping-pong specialist Maggie.

In 2008, Q played 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 starred in the video game 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. In addition, she also starred King of Fighters, the live-action feature based on the video game of the same name. Q also starred in the action/comedy Operation: Endgame as government assassin High Priestess. In 2011, she starred as Priestess alongside Paul Bettany in "Priest".

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  • Maggie Q Honored At Star-Studded WildAid Event

    Actress Maggie Q was honored with WildAid’s 2015 Wildlife Champion Award. A WildAid ambassador since 2012, Maggie stars in the “Say No to Rhino Horn” campaign, which in part educates consumers about the myths of rhino horn’s medicinal properties, as well as the “I’m FINished with Fins” campaign against shark fin soup. She has filmed several PSAs, and has participated in multiple...

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Maggie Q for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Maggie Q, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Maggie Q or any other celebrity of your choice.
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    Booking fees for Maggie Q, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maggie Q, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Maggie Q?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Maggie Q for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Maggie Q for your next private or corporate function.
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Maggie Q

TV & Film Actress, Known for Lead Role in CW's "Nikita"

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Maggie Q Biography

Maggie Denise Quigley aka Maggie Q was born to a Polish-Irish American father and a Vietnamese mother. Her father met her mother during the Vietnam War. Maggie has two older half-siblings from her mother’s previous marriage, and two older sisters. The family moved to Hawaii and settled in Mililani.

Q attended Mililani Waena Elementary School and Wheeler Intermediate School. She also attended Mililani High School, where she was on the cross country, track and field, and swim teams. She won the title of “Best Bod” senior year, and graduated from Mililani High School in 1997.

At 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. She has said it was not easy for her: “I had twenty bucks in my pocket. I mean, I literally did the same thing that my mother did when she left Vietnam… didn’t speak the language… had no money.” But, it was in Hong Kong, that she was selected by Jackie Chan, because he saw a potential action star. His intensive training taught her the importance of professionalism and always doing her own stunts. Maggie later said, “I had never done a day of martial arts in my life when I started in the business. I couldn’t even touch my toes.”

In 1998, she started her acting career in the TV drama House of the Dragon, which was a huge hit in Asia. In 2000, Maggie made her film debut as Anna in the horror film Model From Hell, and went on to star as an FBI agent Jane Quigley in the action thriller Gen-Y Cops the same year. Her appearance in Gen-Y Cops impressed Jackie Chan so much that she was cast in Manhattan Midnight and Rush Hour 2.

In 2002, she starred as martial artist assassin Charlene Ching in the action film Naked Weapon. Then, in 2005, Maggie played Harmony in the German-Singaporean TV mini-series House of Harmony, opposite Fann Wong. The same year she also co-produced the animal treatment documentary Earthlings, which was narrated by Joaquin Phoenix.

Her mainstream breakthrough came in 2006, where 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 villain Mai Linh in the Bruce Willis movie Live Free or Die Hard, the fourth film in the Die Hard series. She also starred in comedy Balls of Fury as ping-pong specialist Maggie.

In 2008, Q played 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 starred in the video game 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. In addition, she also starred King of Fighters, the live-action feature based on the video game of the same name. Q also starred in the action/comedy Operation: Endgame as government assassin High Priestess. In 2011, she starred as Priestess alongside Paul Bettany in "Priest".

Maggie Q Videos

  • Maggie Q Talks Designated Survivor, Her Engagement and Big Break!
    May 10, 2017 ... Maggie Q dishes about her must-see ABC drama, "Designated Survivor"!
  • Nikita Interview : Maggie Q Interview - Comic-Con 2013 - YouTube

FAQs on booking Maggie Q

  • How to book Maggie Q?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Maggie Q for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Maggie Q, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Maggie Q or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Maggie Q?

    Booking fees for Maggie Q, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maggie Q, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Maggie Q?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Maggie Q for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Maggie Q for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Maggie Q or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Maggie Q or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Maggie Q is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Maggie Q for your event is available upon request. Maggie Q generally travels from VancouverCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ellen DeGeneres, Constance Wu, Shay Mitchell, Rachelle Lefevre and Jolene Purdy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maggie Q for an upcoming event.

Maggie Q Speaker Videos

  • Maggie Q Talks Designated Survivor, Her Engagement and Big Break!
    May 10, 2017 ... Maggie Q dishes about her must-see ABC drama, "Designated Survivor"!
    Nikita Interview : Maggie Q Interview - Comic-Con 2013 - YouTube

Maggie Q News

  • Maggie Q Honored At Star-Studded WildAid Event

    Actress Maggie Q was honored with WildAid’s 2015 Wildlife Champion Award. A WildAid ambassador since 2012, Maggie stars in the “Say No to Rhino Horn” campaign, which in part educates consumers about the myths of rhino horn’s medicinal properties, as well as the “I’m FINished with Fins” campaign against shark fin soup. She has filmed several PSAs, and has participated in multiple...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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