Famke Janssen (first name Famke Beumer) was born on November 5, 1965, in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.
Biography and Career :
Famke Janssen was born on November 5, 1964, in Amstelveen, Netherlands. She is a Dutch actress and former fashion model.
Janssen has two sisters, director Antoinette Beumer and actress Marjolein Beumer. She studied economics for a year at the University of Amsterdam, before coming to the United States in 1984. He began her career as a fashion model, signing with Elite Model Management. After retiring from modeling, she enrolled at Columbia University for studying writing and literature.
Janssen obtained her first parts appearing in guest roles on TV series, after moving to Los Angeles. In the year of 1992 she was offered the role of Jadzi
a Dax of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but turned it down to pursue film roles.
Her first role was with Jeff Goldblum in the 1992 film Fathers & Sons. Janssen also appeared in the first James Bond film, GoldEye, as femme fatale Xenia Onatopp. She played superheroine Dr. Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men trilogy. Janssen won a Saturn Award for her role in X-Men: The Last Stand. She also had roles in the movies Lord of Illusions, The Faculty, House on Haunted Hill, I Spy, Rounders, Deep Rising, Hide and Seek, Taken and Turn the River. She was awarded the Special Jury Best Actress Award for her role in Turn the River, at the 2007 Hamptons International Film Festival.
As for her charitable work, on January 28, 2008, she was appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity at the Second Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, held in Nusa Dua, Bali.
Janssen was married to the writer and director Tod Culpan Williams from 1995 to 2000. She currently lives in West Village in New York City.
Why is Famke Janssen Famous?
She is Famous for playing the villainess Bond girl Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye and Dr, Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series.
Why do we love Famke Janssen?
We love Famke Janssen because of her integrity, as she was appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity.
The Four Saints (2005) (announced)
2006 MTV Movie Awards (2006) (TV) (pre-production) .... Presenter
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) .... Dr. Jean Grey/Phoenix
... aka X-Men 3 (Singapore: English title) (USA: working title)
... aka X3 (International: English title: informal short title) (USA: promotional abbreviation)
The Treatment (2006) .... Allegra Marshall
- KiKi (2005) TV Episode .... Ava Moore
- Joan Rivers (2004) TV Episode .... Ava Moore
- Trudy Nye (2004) TV Episode .... Ava Moore
- Oona Wentworth (2004) TV Episode .... Ava Moore
- Julia McNamara (2004) TV Episode .... Ava Moore
Hide and Seek (2005) .... Katherine
Eulogy (2004) .... Judy Arnolds
X2 (2003) .... Jean Grey
... aka X-Men 2 (Singapore: English title) (USA: working title)
... aka X-2 (USA: poster title)
... aka X-Men 2: X-Men United (USA: promotional title)
... aka X2: X-Men United (USA: promotional title)
I Spy (2002) .... Special Agent Rachel Wright
... aka I-Spy (USA: promotional title)
Don't Say a Word (2001) .... Aggie Conrad
Made (2001) .... Jessica
- The Ex-Files (2001) TV Episode .... Jamie
- The Man with the Bag (2000) TV Episode .... Jamie
X-Men (2000) .... Jean Grey
Circus (2000) .... Lily
Love & Sex (2000) .... Kate Welles
House on Haunted Hill (1999) .... Evelyn Stockard-Price
The Faculty (1998) .... Miss Elizabeth Burke
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998) .... Fiona
Celebrity (1998) .... Bonnie
Rounders (1998) .... Petra
RPM (1998) .... Claudia Haggs
Deep Rising (1998) .... Trillian St. James
The Gingerbread Man (1998) .... Leeanne Magruder
Snitch (1998) .... Katy
... aka Noose (Australia: DVD title) (USA: working title)
... aka Monument Ave. (USA: new title)
City of Industry (1997) .... Rachel Montana
Dead Girl (1996) .... Treasure
In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross (1995) (TV) .... Xenia Onatopp
GoldenEye (1995) .... Xenia Onatopp
Lord of Illusions (1995) .... Dorothea Swann
... aka Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions
Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes (1994) .... Dr. Sara Lee Jaffee
- Voyeur (1994) TV Episode .... Cleo
Model by Day (1994) (TV) .... Lady X
- Michael's Game (1994) TV Episode .... Diane Adamson
"Star Trek: The Next Generation"
... aka Star Trek: TNG (USA: promotional abbreviation)
- The Perfect Mate (1992) TV Episode .... Kamala
Fathers & Sons (1992) .... Kyle Christian
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