Ask AP: Maggie Q

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on November 25, 2010

What can you tell me about that tattoo on Maggie Q, star of TV’s Nikita?
¬óCameron Burke, San Diego, Calif.

Hawaii native Margaret Quigley, 31, was born of Irish and Vietnamese ancestry. She has three tattoos, but the one everyone talks about is the phoenix inked on her hip. The idea for it came when she moved to Asia, where she starred in several action films and tagged along with friends who went to see fortunetellers. “They would always look at me at the end of the session and go, ‘You’re a bird,’” says the actress, 31. “I met an artist who said, ‘You’re a phoenix because you’ve come from nothing, and you’re building something.’”