Maggie Q

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 title character on the action-thriller TV series Nikita.

Q was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father works for the government, and is American of Irish and Polish descent. Her mother,a Vietnamese supermodel, married him. 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 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.

Q has been a vegetarian for many years, and was featured in two almost nude ads for PETA Asia-Pacific. She was also responsible for the removal of all real fur from the wardrobe on the set of Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon. 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.

Q previously dated Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu who also was a costar of Naked Weapon. She had also dated Korean model and actor Daniel Henney. She has three tattoos, one of a phoenix on her hip, which she has had to conceal for most of her roles except Nikita. Q is also deaf in one ear, because her eardrum was blown out in an explosive stunt. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her seven rescued dogs.

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