11.24.09 – Influential Vietnamese: Maggie Q
Name: Maggie Denise Quigley
Date of Birth: May 22, 1980
Place of Birth: Hawaii
Profession: Actor, Model
Maggie Quigley, a renown top model and celebrated film actress of Hong Kong secured her first U.S major role in Mission Impossible lll.
Maggie was born in Hawaii to a Polish-Americian father and Vietnamese mother, and moved to Hong Kong at the age of 18. There she began her early career and rose to become an established top model and film actress of Asia. In 2006, Maggie’s foray into the U.S film industry resulted in success starring opposite of Tom Cruise. Mission Impossible lll caught international attention grossing a revenue of $397 million worldwide. Maggie quickly became a Hollywood sensation and was subsequently casted as a lead female antagonist in sequel Live free or Die Hard along side Bruce Willis. That same year Maggie starred in an adventure comedy Balls of Fury.
Maggie is recognized for her unique feature and acclaimed for her versatile character play in film. She continues to divide her time between Los Angeles and Hong Kong.
Maggie Q has graced the covers of major publications as Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, FHM, and Marie Claire.
2008 Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon
2008 New York, I Love You
Maggie speaks about her Vietnamese background:
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