Famke Janssen

Actor, Model
Multilingual former model Famke Janssen's breakthrough came as a killer sadomasochistic Soviet Bond Girl who killed men by squeezing them between her thighs, but she quickly proved to be an intelligent, hardworking ... Read more »
Born: 11/05/1965 in Netherlands

Filmography

Actor (52)

How To Get Away With Murder 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack of the Red Hearts 2015 (Movie)

Kay (Actor)

Taken 3 2015 (Movie)

Lenore St. John (Actor)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Hemlock Grove 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Kickback 2014 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

A Fighting Man 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Down the Shore 2013 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 2013 (Movie)

Muriel (Actor)

The 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Wolverine 2013 (Movie)

Jean Grey (Actor)

Taken 2 2012 (Movie)

Lenore (Actor)

The Chameleon 2011 (Movie)

Jennifer Johnson (Actor)

100 Feet 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Taken 2009 (Movie)

Lenore (Actor)

The Wackness 2008 (Movie)

Mrs. Kristin Squires (Actor)

Turn the River 2008 (Movie)

Kailey Sullivan (Actor)

The Ten 2007 (Movie)

Gretchen Reigert (Actor)

The Treatment 2007 (Movie)

Allegra Marshall (Actor)

The 2006 MTV Movie Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

Jean Grey/Phoenix (Actor)

Hide & Seek 2005 (Movie)

Katherine Carson (Actor)

Eulogy 2004 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

X-Pose: X2 Mutants Uncovered 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

X2: X-Men United 2003 (Movie)

Jean Grey (Actor)

I Spy 2002 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Ally McBeal 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Don't Say A Word 2001 (Movie)

Aggie Conrad (Actor)

Made 2001 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

Circus 2000 (Movie)

Lily Garfield (Actor)

Love and Sex 2000 (Movie)

Kate Welles (Actor)

X-Men 2000 (Movie)

Jean Grey (Actor)

X-Men: The Mutant Watch 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Sebastian Cole 1999 (Movie)

Fiona (Actor)

The House on Haunted Hill 1999 (Movie)

Evelyn Price (Actor)

Celebrity 1998 (Movie)

Bonnie (Actor)

Deep Rising 1998 (Movie)

Trillian (Actor)

Monument Ave. 1998 (Movie)

Katy (Actor)

Rounders 1998 (Movie)

Petra (Actor)

The Faculty 1998 (Movie)

Miss Burke (Actor)

The Gingerbread Man 1998 (Movie)

Leeanne (Actor)

City of Industry 1997 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

RPM 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Goldeneye 1995 (Movie)

Xenia Onatopp (Actor)

Lord of Illusions 1995 (Movie)

Dorothea Swann (Actor)

Melrose Place 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Relentless IV 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fathers and Sons 1992 (Movie)

Kyle (Actor)

In the Woods (Movie)

(Actor)

Model by Day (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Bringing Up Bobby 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Bringing Up Bobby 2012 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Bringing Up Bobby 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Multilingual former model Famke Janssen's breakthrough came as a killer sadomasochistic Soviet Bond Girl who killed men by squeezing them between her thighs, but she quickly proved to be an intelligent, hardworking actress eager to be taken seriously. Following up her "GoldenEye" (1995) success with a string of well-received turns in "Rounders" (1998) with Matt Damon, Woody Allen's "Celebrity" (1998) and "Love & Sex" (2000) with Jon Favreau, Janssen proved her chops by entering the Marvel Comics universe. Adding mainstream luster to her ever-growing indie cred, Janssen appeared in the blockbuster franchise "X-Men" (2000, 2003, 2006) franchise as Dr. Jean Grey-turned-Phoenix. Coming off of that high, Janssen starred in "Taken" (2008) as Liam Neeson's ex-wife, and played a memorably twisted recurring role as "life coach" Ava Moore on "Nip/Tuck" (FX, 2003-2010). A striking beauty and fanboy favorite, Janssen continued to carve out a respected, impressive career filled with fascinating leading and character roles.

Relationships

Marjolein Beumer Screenplay

Sister
Born Oct. 27, 1966

Antoinette Beumer Director

Sister
Born 1962

Tod "Kip" Williams Director

Husband
Together since 1988 Married 1995 Divorced 2000

EDUCATION

University of Amsterdam

Columbia University

New York , New York 1988 - 1992
While at the University, studied acting with Harold Guskin

Milestones

2013

Featured in the Netflix original horror series "Hemlock Grove"

2013

Appeared in "The Wolverine"

2013

Cast opposite Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters"

2012

Reprised role opposite Liam Neeson in action sequel "Taken 2"

2011

Made feature directorial and writing debut with "Bringing Up Bobby"; film starred Milla Jovovich, Bill Pullman, and Marcia Cross

2008

Appeared in "The Wackness" with Ben Kingsley

2008

Co-starred with Liam Neeson as the parents of a kidnapped young woman (Maggie Grace) in "Taken"

2007

Co-starred with Chris Eigeman and Ian Holm in "The Treatment"

2006

Reprised role of Dr. Jean Grey in Brett Ratner's "X-Men: The Last Stand"

2005

Starred opposite Robert DeNiro and Dakota Fanning in the thriller "Hide and Seek"

2004

Featured in the ensemble black comedy "Eulogy"

2004

Joined the cast of FX's "Nip/Tuck" as seductive transsexual life coach Ava Moore

2003

Reprised role of Dr. Jean Grey in "X2"

2002

Played the female lead in "I Spy" opposite Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson

2001

Appeared in Favreau's mob comedy "Made"

2000

Played the lead in the romantic comedy "Love & Sex"; first collaboration with writer/director Jon Favreau

2000

Cast in a recurring role as Robert Downey Jr.'s ex-wife on Fox series "Ally McBeal"

2000

Cast as superheroine Dr. Jean Grey/Phoenix in Bryan Singer's "X-Men"

1998

Co-starred with Matt Damon and Edward Norton in "Rounders"

1998

Appeared in Woody Allen's "Celebrity"

1995

Landed breakthrough role as Bond girl Xenia Onatopp in "GoldenEye" opposite Pierce Brosnan's 007

1994

First lead role, Fox TV-movie "Model by Day"

1992

First film role, opposite Jeff Goldblum in "Fathers and Sons"

1992

First TV appearance, "The Perfect Mate" episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

1984

Moved to NYC

Signed with Elite Model Management and worked for Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel

Raised in the Netherlands

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