More Maggie Q Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Live Free or Die Hard)Maggie Q's sexy and seductive visage has sold millions of top name products and magazines all over Asia and has graced the silver screen in more than a few Hong Kong movies. As one of Asia's leading models and actresses, this Eurasian beauty from Hawaii is making her mark in Hollywood.
In 2006, Maggie co-starred in Mission: Impossible III for Paramount Pictures, starring opposite Tom Cruise. She portrayed Zhen, one of his four principle team members. The action-thriller was shot on locations throughout Europe, Asia and the United States and was directed by J.J. Abrams, the creator of such popular television series as Lost, Alias and Felicity.
Next, Maggie stars in the Rogue Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment comedy Balls of Fury with Dan Fogler, George Lopez and Christopher Walken. The film is about an ex-ping pong champion, who enters the secret world of ping pong to find the man who killed his father. The film is being produced by Spyglass's Jonathan Glickman and was written and directed by Robert Ben Garant.
Born in Hawaii to an American father and Vietnamese mother, Maggie spent her childhood competing in swimming and track and field events. At the age of 18, she moved to Hong Kong to pursue a career in modeling. She quickly rose to the status of a top model in many parts of Asia and has appeared on more than 100 magazine covers including various Asian editions of Time, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Madame Figaro, Marie Claire and Elle.
Maggie began her acting career in the TV drama House of the Dragon, which was a huge hit in Asia. Following the success of the series, she starred in the horror film Model from Hell. She made such an impression on Jackie Chan in the film Gen-Y Cops, opposite Paul Rudd, that Chan had her cast in the award-winning film Manhattan Midnight.
In 2002 she starred as a femme fatale in the popular action film Naked Weapon, described as a cross between Charlie's Angels and The Matrix because of its extensive stunts and CGI-enhanced special effects. The film was directed by Tony Ching Siu Tung, who was also the action choreographer for films like Hero and House of Flying Daggers. Through her experiences working with Jackie Chan and Tony Ching Siu Tung and in working on numerous action films, Maggie has developed a talent for hand-toÂ¬hand combat. She used these skills during production on Mission: Impossible III, Rush Hour 2 and Around the World in 80 Days.
Additional film credits include The Counting House, a horror film for Italy's Rai Entertainment; the Hong Kong feature Dragon Squad, where she plays a sniper; and the German/Singapore television mini-series House of Harmony.
Maggie is currently the celebrity spokesperson for LUX Personal Wash Products and SOFINA Facial Skin-Care in China. She has also had successful campaigns with Derma Logical (Hong Kong), Coca-Cola (Japan), Haojue Suzuki Motorcycle (China), Lancel Image Girl (Asia) and Shiseido UV White (Japan).