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Famke Janssen


Famke 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 writing and ... See full bio »

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Known For

X-Men
X-Men Jean Grey
(2000)
X2
X2 Jean Grey
(2003)
X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men: The Last Stand Jean Grey / Phoenix
(2006)
GoldenEye
GoldenEye Xenia Onatopp
(1995)

Filmography

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 2017 This Is Your Death (completed)
Ilana Katz
 2017 Mes trésors
 2016 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Jean Grey
- Joel Hurwitz (2016) ... Jean Grey (voice)
 2015 SuperMansion (TV Series)
Frau Mantis
- Lex as a Weapon (2015) ... Frau Mantis (voice)
- They Shoot Omega Pets, Don't They? (2015) ... Frau Mantis (voice)
 2015 Jack of the Red Hearts
Kay Adams
 2014 A Fighting Man
Diane Schuler
 2012 Taken 2
Lenore
 2011 Down the Shore
Mary
 2004-2010 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Ava Moore
- Hiro Yoshimura (2010) ... Ava Moore
- KiKi (2005) ... Ava Moore
- Joan Rivers (2004) ... Ava Moore
- Trudy Nye (2004) ... Ava Moore
 2009 The Farm (TV Movie)
Valentina Galindo
 2008 Puppy Love (TV Series)
Maya
 2008 100 Feet
Marnie
 2008/I Taken
Lenore
 2007 Alibi (TV Movie)
Christie Winters
 2007 Turn the River
Kailey
 2003 X2
Jean Grey
 2002 I Spy
Rachel
 2001 Made
Jessica
 2000-2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Jamie
- The Ex-Files (2001) ... Jamie
- The Man with the Bag (2000) ... Jamie
 2000 X-Men
Jean Grey
 2000 Circus
Lily
 1998 Celebrity
Bonnie
 1998 Rounders
Petra
 1998 RPM
Claudia Haggs
 1996 Dead Girl
Treasure
 1994 Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes (Video)
Dr. Sara Lee Jaffee
 1994 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Cleo
- Voyeur (1994) ... Cleo
 1994 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Diane Adamson
- Michael's Game (1994) ... Diane Adamson
 1993 Model by Day (TV Movie)
Lex / Lady X
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Appears in commercials for a charity for fighting against HIV See more »

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11 Interviews | 6 Articles | 12 Pictorials | 55 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 »

Trivia:

Was inspired to become an activist against corruption after playing Lenore in Taken (2008). She now serves as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office against Drugs and Crime. See more »

Trademark:

Natural brunette hair See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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