->''"Not 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."''
-->-- '''Maggie Q''' on typecasting

Margaret Denise Quigley (known to the most of us as Maggie Q) is an American (of Irish, Polish and Vietnamese descent, via Hawaii) actress and former model. After being scouted by JackieChan, she starred in lesser-known films such as ''Film/NakedWeapon'' and ''Rice Rhapsody'' before going on to roles in ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII'' and ''Film/BallsOfFury''. She now stars in the popular CW Television Network series ''Series/{{Nikita}}''.

She is probably perhaps known for playing a female spy/action hero/ActionGirl in a lot of her roles, and usually doing her own stunts while she's at it.
!!Maggie's roles include the following tropes

* ActionGirl: She performs all of her own stunts despite never having had martial arts training, as many assume.
%%* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive
%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Some of Maggie's later work, ''Nikita'' being a prime example.
* DysfunctionJunction: Most evident in ''Nikita'' and ''Naked Weapon''.
* FemmeFataleSpy: Nikita, while unquestionably an Action Girl, can sometimes double as this.
%%* GunPorn
%%* HoneyTrap
* IJustWantToBeNormal: She has played (more than once) a character of a young woman forced to be a spy.
** RealitySubtext: Some of her interviews have had her expressing a desire to try out drama and romance instead of full-blown action.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: On screen, a DarkActionGirl or at least an ActionGirl. In RealLife, ''a ball of fun'' in all her interviews and one appearance in the new ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway.''
* OldShame: Her first film, ''Model from Hell'', as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCPNg0ZMMfw&t=6m12s here.]]