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Famke Janssen


Famke Beumer Janssen was born on November 5, 1964 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and has two other siblings. 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 literature at Columbia University and studied ... See full bio »

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 2016 De Held (pre-production)
Tara
 2014/I 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/I Taken
Lenore
 2007 Alibi (TV Movie)
Christie Winters
 2007 Turn the River
Kailey
 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 »

Publicity Listings:

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'm a firm believer in taking risks in life, because you'll never get anywhere unless you do, and the more risk involved the greater the outcome - or the worse, but you never know so you've got to go for it. See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

Statuesque, model-like figure See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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