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Famke Janssen


Famke Beumer Janssen was born on November 5, 1964 in Amstelveen, Netherlands, and has two siblings, director Antoinette Beumer and actress Marjolein Beumer. She studied economics for a year at the University of Amsterdam. Moving to America in 1984, Famke modeled for Chanel in New York City. Later, taking a break from modeling, she majored in ... See full bio »

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 2016 New Amsterdam (pre-production)
Agatha Van Der Donck
 2016 Kickback (pre-production)
Anna
 2016 This Is Your Death (post-production)
Ilana Katz
 2014 A Fighting Man
Diane Schuler
 2012 Taken 2
Lenore
 2011 Down the Shore
Mary
 2008/I Taken
Lenore
 2007 Turn the River
Kailey
 2002 I Spy
Rachel
 2001 Made
Jessica
 2000 X-Men
Jean Grey
 2000 Circus
Lily
 1998 Celebrity
Bonnie
 1998 Rounders
Petra
 1998 RPM
Claudia Haggs
 1996 Dead Girl
Treasure
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Appears in commercials for a charity for fighting against HIV See more »

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11 Interviews | 6 Articles | 11 Pictorials | 21 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't want to be exploited. That of course, as an actress, is a real challenge, not to be exploited. So I'm just going to keep looking for as many different types of roles as I can find in different genre movies. That's my goal, my aim. I like doing that. I've had a pretty varied career so far. See more »

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Was cast as Serleena in Men in Black II (2002) but had to drop out due to a death in the family. Lara Flynn Boyle was cast in her place. See more »

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Statuesque, model-like figure See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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