Q later said, "I had never done a day of martial arts in my life when I started in the business.
I couldn't even touch my toes." In 1998, she started her acting career in the TV drama House of the Dragon, which was a huge hit in Asia.
The same year she also co-produced the animal treatment documentary Earthlings narrated by Joaquin Phoenix.
In 2006, she starred alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III.
She had also dated Korean-American model and actor Daniel Henney.
She has said it was not easy for her: "I had twenty bucks in my pocket.
I mean, I literally did the same thing that my mother did when she left Vietnam... had no money." But, it was in Hong Kong, that she was selected by Jackie Chan, because he saw a potential action star.
His intensive training taught her the importance of professionalism and always doing her own stunts.
Initially, she wanted to become a veterinary scientist but due to her family’s financial limitations, she could not come up with the required funding.
She left her hometown of Honolulu to earn enough money so that she could pursue her dream.