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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)
 2014 A Fighting Man
Diane Schuler
 2012 Taken 2
 2011 Down the Shore
 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)
 2008/I Taken
 2007 Alibi (TV Movie)
Christie Winters
 2007 Turn the River
 2002 I Spy
 2001 Made
 2000-2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
- The Ex-Files (2001) ... Jamie
- The Man with the Bag (2000) ... Jamie
 2000 X-Men
Jean Grey
 2000 Circus
 1998 Celebrity
 1998 Rounders
 1998 RPM
Claudia Haggs
 1996 Dead Girl
 1994 Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes (Video)
Dr. Sara Lee Jaffee
 1994 The Untouchables (TV Series)
- 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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5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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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 »


Has a Boston Terrier named Licorice. See more »


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