"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 Jackie Chan
, she starred in lesser-known films such as Naked Weapon
and Rice Rhapsody
before going on to roles in Mission: Impossible III
and Balls of Fury
. She now stars in the popular CW Television Network series Nikita
She is probably perhaps known for playing a female spy/action hero/Action Girl
in a lot of her roles, and usually doing her own stunts while she's at it.
Maggie's roles include the following tropes
- Action Girl: She performs all of her own stunts despite never having had martial arts training, as many assume.