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Who Is The Most Famous Maggie In The World?

Updated February 8, 2021 496 votes 31 voters 11.0k views60 items

List RulesVote up all of the Maggies you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Maggie can you think of? The famous Maggies below have many different professions, including notable actors named Maggie, famous athletes named Maggie, and even musicians named Maggie.

Maggie Gyllenhaal is certainly one of the most famous Maggies on this list. One of the famous actresses named Maggie, she is an indie darling, having appeared in The Kindergarten Teacher, Secretary, and Sherrybaby. She won a Golden Globe Award for her role in The Honourable Woman.

Another of the famous people with the first name Maggie is Maggie Smith. She is best known for portraying Lady Violet Crawley on Downton Abbey. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Clash of the Titans, and the Harry Potter film series are among her notable projects.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Maggie? Just add them to the list!

  • 1

    Maggie Smith


    BirthplaceIlford, London, United Kingdom

    Dame Margaret Natalie Smith (born 28 December 1934) is an English actress. She has had an extensive, varied career on stage, film, and television, spanning over 67 years. Smith has appeared in more...  more

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    BirthplaceLower East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Margalit Ruth "Maggie" Gyllenhaal (; born November 16, 1977) is an American actress and producer. Part of the Gyllenhaal family, she is the daughter of filmmakers Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Achs,...  more

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    Maggie Q


    BirthplaceUSA, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Margaret Denise Quigley (born May 22, 1979), professionally known as Maggie Q, is an Hawaiian-American actress, model and animal rights activist. She is known for starring as the title role on The CW...  more

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  • 4

    Maggie Siff


    BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA

    Maggie Siff (born June 21, 1974) is an American actress. Her television roles have included department store heiress Rachel Menken Katz on the AMC drama Mad Men, Tara Knowles on the FX drama Sons of...  more
  • 5

    Maggie Wheeler


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Margaret Emily Wheeler (née Jakobson; born August 7, 1961) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Janice on the sitcom Friends. She was also a recurring character on Everybody...  more
  • 6

    Maggie Grace


    BirthplaceWorthington, Ohio, United States of America

    Margaret Grace Denig (born September 21, 1983) is an American actress and model. She is known for playing Shannon Rutherford on the ABC television series Lost (2004–2006; 2010), Kim Mills in the...  more

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    Maggie Lawson


    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, USA

    Margaret Cassidy "Maggie" Lawson (born August 12, 1980) is an American actress who is best known for her role as Detective Juliet "Jules" O'Hara in the TV show Psych. From 2018 - 2019, she held the...  more

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  • 8

    Maggie Ausburn


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Mary Margaret Ausburn (born on August 14, 1978) is an American known for winning the reality TV show Big Brother 6, broadcast by CBS in 2005. ...  more
  • 9

    Maggie McNamara


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Marguerite "Maggie" McNamara (June 18, 1928 – February 18, 1978) was a stage, film, and television actress and model from the United States. McNamara began her career as a teenage fashion model. She...  more
  • 10

    Maggie Cheung


    BirthplaceChina, Hong Kong

    Maggie Cheung Man-yuk (simplified Chinese: 张曼玉; traditional Chinese: 張曼玉; pinyin: Zhāng Mànyù; Jyutping: Zoeng1 Maan6 Juk2; born 20 September 1964) is an actress from Hong Kong. Raised in Hong Kong...  more
  • 11

    Maggie Rizer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Maggie Rizer (born January 9, 1978 in Staten Island, New York) is an American model, and an activist for AIDS-related causes as well as for Operation Smile. ...  more
  • 12

    Maggie Reilly


    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Maggie Reilly (born 15 September 1956) is a Scottish singer best known for her collaborations with the composer and instrumentalist Mike Oldfield. Most notably, she performed lead vocals on the...  more
  • 13

    Maggie Steed


    BirthplacePlymouth, United Kingdom

    Maggie Steed (born Margaret Baker; 1 December 1946) is an English actress and comedienne....  more
  • 14

    Maggie Shiu


    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Maggie Shiu Mei-kei, sometimes credited as Maggie Siu or Maggie Shaw, is a prominent Hong Kong actress....  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Maggie Cheung Ho-yee (Chinese: 張可頤; pinyin: Zhāng Kěyí; born 20 March 1969 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong actress, under contract to the television channel CTI....  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceAlbury, Australia

    Margaret Anne Kirkpatrick (née Downs; born 29 January 1941) is an Australian actress who is best known for her portrayal of the character Joan Ferguson, a sinister and cold lesbian prison officer,...  more
  • 17

    Maggie Castle


    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Maggie Castle is a Canadian actress, most notable for her appearance in the Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck and for her role as Jenny in Todd and the Book of Pure Evil. She also appeared in...  more
  • 18

    Maggie O'Neill


    BirthplaceBuckinghamshire, England

    Margaret O'Neill (born 15 November 1962) is an English actress. She is known for her television roles in Peak Practice (2000–2002), Shameless (2004–2007) and EastEnders (2008). In 1986 she appeared...  more
  • 19

    Maggie Tabberer


    BirthplaceParkside, Australia

    Maggie Tabberer (born 11 December 1936) is a dual Gold Logie-winning Australian fashion, publishing and media/television personality....  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Margaret Ebunoluwa Aderin-Pocock (née Aderin; born 9 March 1968) is a British space scientist and science educator. She is an honorary research associate in University College London's department of...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceHarrisonburg, Virginia

    Margaret "Maggie" Stiefvater ( STEE-vah-tər; born November 18, 1981) is an American writer of Young Adult fiction, known mainly for her series of fantasy novels The Wolves of Mercy Falls and The...  more
  • 22

    Maggie Dence


    BirthplaceVictoria, Australia

    Maggie Dence (born 1 February 1942) is an Australian stage, film and television actress. She is best known on television for her early comedy work and soap opera roles, including Rose Sullivan in The...  more
  • 23

    Maggie Han


    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island, United States of America

    Maggie Han (born 1959) is a retired American actress. Her career began with modeling jobs in the United States and France, and progressed to acting in film and television productions. She is best...  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceLake Oswego, Oregon, United States of America

    Margaret Gallagher (born September 14, 1960) is an American writer, socially conservative commentator, and activist. She wrote a syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate from 1995 to 2013 and...  more
  • 25

    Maggie O'Kane

    Maggie O'Kane is an Irish journalist and documentary film maker. She has been most associated with The Guardian newspaper where she was a foreign correspondent who filed graphic stories from Sarajevo...  more