Maggie Q

by ethnic on December 29, 2007

Birth Name: Margaret Denise Quigley

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 22, 1979

*Irish, Polish, French (father)
*Vietnamese (mother)

Maggie Q is an American actress and model.

Maggie was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Her father is American-born, and is of Irish, Polish, and French descent. Her mother is Vietnamese. Her parents met when her father was stationed in Vietnam.

She became popular starring in Hong Kong movies, and took Mandarin and Cantonese lessons to aid her career. In the U.S., she became known after her major role in the film Live Free or Die Hard (2007).


photo by Helga Esteb /

{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

Connerfromvine June 5, 2016 at 11:15 am

why the long face?

Greyface March 30, 2016 at 4:38 am

must be weird for her father to have a kid that just looks like the mom only

like I bet they would look awkward in public as father and daughter, like he stole her lol

cwm85 November 4, 2015 at 11:07 am

She definitely looks euro Asian. Clearly her eyes show that… either way that’s what she is. My neighbors across the street from where I grew up was a Jewish and Vietnamese and looks a lot like Maggie.

cwm85 October 3, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Always thought she was a nice looking woman. I think asian or mixed with asian are good looking people anyway. My childhood neighbor lived across the street and was Jewish and Vietnamese mix and they favor each other.

M June 6, 2015 at 12:50 am

She looks like a Mestizo Hispanic.

Your Mom June 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm

She appears to have some Black influences. She looks very manly and has a long horse-like face. Very unattractive. I think Kristin Kreuk is the prettiest Eurasian girl.

ssempre July 11, 2014 at 9:28 pm

She doesn’t look like she has any black influences… Why do you think that?

WTF April 17, 2014 at 4:52 pm

She looks Mediterranean.

J.J. July 12, 2014 at 2:44 am

no she doesn’t in any way shape or form, if you see her in die hard 4 she looks exactly what she is

someone from the internet August 21, 2014 at 4:09 am

She looks only a quarter Asian. Could pass for Italian.

andrew August 21, 2014 at 5:04 am

she cant because she looks part Asian, dear “someone from the internet”

Daron April 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

She looks like Cindy Crawford.

xoxo November 4, 2015 at 7:24 am

Not at all. She looks like Jennifer Lopez.

I wouldn’t have thought she was part Asian either, she looks Hispanic and white.

Check7t February 25, 2014 at 11:31 pm

She looks white to me.

Your Mom June 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Predominately White with a bit of Black thrown in there.

someone from the internet August 21, 2014 at 6:25 am

I’m sorry, but I don’t see any black features on her. What do you consider “black”?

neiltennant January 17, 2014 at 5:27 am


i know a girl called Lisa from my work

who is of german and polish descent, she looks exactly like her

i don’t see the vietnamese at her, she could pass as full european girl

for me for example HILLARY DUFF or Miranda COSGROVE look more asian than her

ihatemostpeople February 22, 2014 at 5:05 pm

She also could pass as a Latina.

marjanel April 18, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Every person in this world can pass as a latino, because latino ia not a race is only relationed with language.

JasonBaker April 20, 2014 at 6:13 am

Exactly!!! People just don’t seem to understand that.

JasonBaker April 20, 2014 at 6:14 am

There’s no way Hilary Duff looks Asian, leave alone when compared to Maggie Q.

AnonymousPerson January 3, 2014 at 9:58 pm

She looks Hispanic to me. She has the weirdest nose.

ethnic January 4, 2014 at 2:18 am

Not that weird.

theropod October 12, 2013 at 12:59 am

No little bit of African American? Perhaps distant relative?

JasonBaker December 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Why? She doesn´t look Black

AnonymousPerson January 3, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Wtf, are you blind?! She doesn’t look black at all….

hanna January 12, 2014 at 5:14 am

she looks freaking white,and well her features looks vietnamese

ihatemostpeople February 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm

You realize that doesn’t even make sense right? You contradicted yourself when you said she looks “white”, but yet she has “Vietnamese features”. Wtf???

Your Mom June 12, 2014 at 4:14 pm

To the user “theropod”: I was thinking the same thing. She does look partially Black.

J.J. October 4, 2013 at 9:00 am

correction; her eyes are hazel (light brown) and her hair is virtually black (noirette) I think it should be listed

neiltennant May 11, 2013 at 11:17 am

she has a jewish nose

nnnnn May 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm

He ment a big nose.

steveh March 14, 2013 at 6:13 am

She is pretty and very looks like french.

andrew March 14, 2013 at 10:13 am
ihatemostpeople February 22, 2014 at 5:08 pm

@ andrew: Bitch please. She looks white or Hispanic.

ooo February 27, 2012 at 12:28 am


I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm

She is not that pretty.

ihatemostpeople March 8, 2014 at 8:34 am

I agree with Roger Scientist. She’s highly overrated. I’ve seen prettier Eurasians in real life who aren’t even famous. It’s funny how Asians love to hype up Eurasians, and have them represent their race instead of full Asians. Just look at Miss Philippines. She’s half white, and you know how much Filipinos love mixed Filipinos. Even in their telenovelas. All the Filipino actors are mixed with white. Smh! It’s not just Asian people who do this. Black people love hyping up mulatto people and having them represent the black race and black beauty. Just look at Halle Berry, Paula Patton, etc…. They’re called “black actresses” when clearly they look mixed.

ihatemostpeople March 8, 2014 at 8:31 am

The whitest looking Asian I’ve ever seen. Even Keanu Reeves who is less Asian than her, looks more Asian.

Reitaa 'Latina' Rodriguez January 10, 2012 at 10:59 am

She is soo pretty… So jel

Amanda January 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I love watching Nikita!

SparkleTime January 7, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Pretty lady. Love her on Nikita.

nathalie May 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm

i heard that it was because she was so popular with her chinese audiences that she learned mandarin. that true??

Briana February 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

This is true. I watched a Mandarin movie with Maggie Q and she was speaking Mandarin Chinese. Not Cantonese, There are different types of Chinese languages. So I thought I should be specific. You are correct, however.

The-Comment-er March 16, 2011 at 10:56 pm

gorgeous :]

I love you, Roger Scientist March 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm
idk March 16, 2011 at 10:50 pm

she is super pretty

ethnic January 4, 2010 at 10:56 am

I dont think so.

tyler January 4, 2010 at 8:50 am

is she married to jackie chan?

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