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Hawaii-born, American actress and former fashion model

Margaret Denise Quigley, better known as Maggie Q (Vietnamese: Lý Mỹ Kỳ (Lei Mei-Kei), Chinese: 李美琪; pinyin: Lǐ Měiqí; born May 22, 1979), is a Hawaii-born, American actress and former fashion model. She initially gained fame in Hong Kong.

She began acting in Hong Kong and elsewhere in East Asia. Because of her non-Chinese heritage, many of her film appearances are in English or dubbed in Chinese languages. She has, however, stated that she took Mandarin and Cantonese lessons during her career in East Asia and is able to speak both languages to varying degrees. Among her first film appearances were the lead roles in the Hong Kong action thrillers Gen-Y Cops and Naked Weapon, in which she played the martial artist assassin Charlene Ching. She has also played the titular role of Harmony in the German-Singapore telemovie collaboration Das Haus Der Harmonie, opposite leading Singaporean actress Fann Wong.