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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)

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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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Serves as the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity 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:

[on character's past and future versions in the "X-Men" films] I'm actually really excited about it. And its not the first time obviously that it's happened. In the 'X-Men' series, they've been doing this for years. Although women, it's interesting because they're replaced, and the older versions - or more mature, whatever the politically correct version of that is - are never to be seen again. ... See more »

Trivia:

Her favorite horror movie is The Shining (1980). Her all-time favorite movie is The Awful Truth (1937). See more »

Trademark:

Statuesque, model-like figure See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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