Famke Janssen

Biography

Date of Birth 5 November 1964, Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Birth Name Famke Beumer Janssen Height 6' (1.83 m) Janssen was born in the Netherlands, the only brunette in a family of blondes. There, besides her native Dutch, she learned to speak English, German, and French. She moved to the United States in 1984 and began her professional career as a fashion model. She was signed with Elite Model Management, and worked for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Victoria's Secret. After studying writing and literature at Columbia University, she moved to Los Angeles to establish her acting career. Janssen currently lives in New York City, in Greenwich Village. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Janssen obtained her first parts, appearing in guest roles on TV series (such as Star Trek: The Next Generation and Melrose Place). Her first film role was with Jeff Goldblum in Fathers & Sons (1992). Later she appeared in the first Pierce Brosnan James Bond film, GoldenEye, as femme fatale Xenia Onatopp. In 1998, she starred in eight films. Janssen played superheroine Dr. Jean Grey/Phoenix in X-Men, X2, and X-Men: The Last Stand. Janssen also starred in the movies Lord of Illusions, The Faculty, House on Haunted Hill, I Spy, Rounders, and Deep Rising. In addition, Janssen had a prominent role in the second season of the popular TV show Nip/Tuck as seductive and manipulative life coach Ava Moore. Janssen has signed on toplining a new police drama for NBC. The show will be created by David Shore, also the creater and executive producer of House (tv series). The writer of House - Peter Blake will also help develop the project. The show will be a light drama with procedural elements that center on a female police officer (Janssen). From Wikipedia

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Birth Name

Famke Beumer Janssen

Birth Place

Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Birth Date

11/5/1964
Known For
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Taken 3

Lenore St. John

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Muriel

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X-Men

Jean Grey

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Taken 2

Lenore

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Hide and Seek

Katherine

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I-Spy

Rachel

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Don't Say a Word

Aggie Conrad

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100 Feet

Marnie Watson

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The Vault

Margaret

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The Wackness

Kristin Squires

Starring In
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Locked In

Katherine

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Boy Kills World

Hilda Van Der Koy

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Knights of the Zodiac

Vander Guraad

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Redeeming Love

Duchess

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Door Mouse

Mama

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Dangerous

Agent Shaughnessy

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The Vault

Margaret

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The Postcard Killings

Valerie Kanon

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Primal

Dr. Ellen Taylor

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The Poison Rose

Jayne Hunt

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Asher

Sophie

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Bayou Caviar

Nic

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The Show

Ilana Katz

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Jack of the Red Hearts

Kay Adams

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Unity

Narrator (voice)

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Taken 3

Lenore St. John

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A Fighting Man

Diane Schuler

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

Jean Grey

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The Wolverine

Jean Grey

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Muriel

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Taken 2

Lenore

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Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

Herself

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Down The Shore

Mary

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The Chameleon

Jennifer Johnson

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The Farm

Valentina Galindo

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100 Feet

Marnie Watson

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Taken

Lenore

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The Wackness

Kristin Squires

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The Ten

Gretchen Reigert

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Turn the River

Kailey Sullivan

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X-Men: The Last Stand

Jean Grey / Phoenix

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The Treatment

Allegra Marshall

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Hide and Seek

Katherine

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Eulogy

Judy Arnolds

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Eulogy

Judy Arnolds

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X-Men 2

Jean Grey

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Bond Girls Are Forever

Xenia Onatopp (archive footage) (uncredited)

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I-Spy

Rachel

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Best Ever Bond

Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Dinner for Five - Season 1

Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2003)

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De Superman à Spider-Man : L'aventure des super héros

Jean Grey (archive footage)

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Don't Say a Word

Aggie Conrad

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Made

Jessica

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X-Men

Jean Grey

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Love & Sex

Kate Welles

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Circus

Lily

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House on Haunted Hill

Evelyn Stockard-Price

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The James Bond Story

Onatopp (uncredited)

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The Faculty

Miss Elizabeth Burke

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Celebrity

Bonnie

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Rounders

Petra

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Deep Rising

Trillian St. James

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The Gingerbread Man

Leeanne Magruder

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Noose

Katy

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The Adventures of Sebastian Cole

Fiona

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RPM

Claudia Haggs

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City of Industry

Rachel Montana

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Wolverine

Jean Grey

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Dead Girl

Treasure

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GoldenEye

Xenia Onatopp

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Lord of Illusions

Dorothea Swann

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Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes

Dr. Sara Lee Jaffee

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Model by Day

Lex / Lady X

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Gallagher: Mad as Hell

Jean Grey

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