Saturday, October 15, 2011


Maggie Q has not been in the acting industry for very long and only started acting at the age of 21, after trying her hand at modeling for a few years. Being best known for the rogue assassin she plays in the Hit TV series Nikita, Q was never a martial artist and learned all she could from experience and her good friend Jackie Chan, who also urged her to do her own stunts. She started out in the industry in a movie named Gui Ming Mo in 2000. After being spotted by Jackie Chan, who thought that she was a potential action star, she landed a role in Gen-X Cops in the same year, where she played a character named Jane Quigley alongside Paul Rudd.

In her next role Maggie Q played Susan and Hope in the movie Manhattan Midnight in 2001. The movie centered on a professional assassin who, while on mission, kills the wrong target. After learning about his mistake the professional takes it upon himself to protect the actual target from the company that hired him. The movie starred Richard Grieco in the title role. Q then went on to play a small part in the hit cop movie Rush Hour 2, where she acted alongside Chris Tucker and real life friend Jackie Chan.

In 2002 Maggie Q landed the role of Charlene Ching in the action packed movie Naked Weapon, a movie about the kidnapping and training of 40 teen girls. After the kidnapping case goes cold CIA agent Jack Chen loses all hope of finding the person he thinks is behind it, the mysterious Madame M. Years after the kidnapping Jake learns of professional assassinations taking place around the city, and he suspects that it is the work of Madame M’s highly trained assassins, the girls that were kidnapped only years before.

In 2004 Maggie Q landed the role in Around the World in 80 days, where she starred, once again with Jackie Chan as Female Agent. She then moved on to Dragon Squad and House of Harmony, where she played Harmony Peterson in 2005. She played Yuet in Dragon Squad, which centered on a battle between Interpol agents and the members of a large organized gang in Hong Kong.

In 2006 Maggie Q landed a role in the blockbuster action movie Mission: Impossible 3, where she got to star alongside Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Kerri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. In 2007 she got a chance to act alongside Bruce Willis in the blockbuster movie Live Free or Die Hard. The movie is the fourth installment of the Die Hard franchise, where Die Hard was the first, Die Hard: Die Harder, the second, and Die Hard: With Vengeance being the third.

Q then went on to roles in movies like Balls of Fury, Deception, and New York, I Love you, Operation Endgame and Priest from 2007 - 2011 and the hit TV series Nikita, where she plays the assassin named Nikita.

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