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Famke Janssen
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General Information
Full Name

Famke Beumer Janssen

Birthdate

5 November 1965

Birthplace

Amstelveen, Netherlands

Imdb Profile

Famke Janssen

Portrays

Olivia Godfrey

Season(s)

Season 1
Season 2


Famke Beumer Janssen (pron.: /ˈfɑːmkə ˈjænsən/; born 5 November 1965 is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter, and former fashion model. She is known for playing the villainous Bond girl Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye (1995), Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series (2000–2013), and Lenore Mills in Taken (2008), and its sequel, Taken 2 (2012). In 2008, she was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity by United Nations. She made her directorial debut with Bringing Up Bobby in 2011.


Early Life And EducationEdit

Janssen was born in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Her first name, Famke, means "little girl" in West Frisian, the native language of the Dutch province Friesland. She has two sisters, director Antoinette Beumer and actress Marjolein Beumer. In addition to her native Dutch, Janssen speaks English and French. She also learned German, but has not kept up with it. Following her high school graduation, Janssen studied economics for a year at the University of Amsterdam, which she later called "the stupidest idea I ever had." In the early 1990s, she enrolled at Columbia University to study creative writing and literature.

Personal Life And ActivismEdit

Janssen was married to writer and director Kip Williams, son of architect Tod Williams, from 1995 to 2000. Janssen appeared with her dog Licorice, a brindle Boston Terrier, in a 2007 PETA campaign to raise awareness for animal rights. The campaign used the slogan "Be an Angel for Animals." On 28 January 2008, she was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime at a United Nations anti-corruption conference held in Nusa Dua, Bali.

FilmographyEdit

Film:Edit

  • Fathers & Sons (1992)
  • Model By Day (1994)
  • Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes (1994)
  • GoldenEye (1995)
  • Lord of Illusions (1995)
  • Dead Girl (1996)
  • City of Industry (1997)
  • Monument Ave. (1998)
  • The Gingerbread Man (1998)
  • Deep Rising (1998)
  • RMP (1998)
  • Rounders (1998)
  • Celebrity (1998)
  • The Adventures of Simon Cole (1998)
  • The Faculty (1998)
  • House on Haunted Hill (1999)
  • Love & Sex (2000)
  • Circus (2000)
  • X-Men (2000)
  • Made (2001)
  • Don't Say A Word (2001)
  • I Spy (2002)
  • X2 (2003)
  • Eulogy (2004)
  • Hide and Seek (2005)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
  • The Treatment (2006)
  • The Ten (2007)
  • Turn The River (2007)
  • Winters (2007)
  • The Wackness (2007)
  • Taken (2008)
  • 100 Feet (2008)
  • The Farm (2009)
  • The Chameleon (2010)
  • Down The Shore (2011)
  • Bringing Up Bobby (2011)
  • Taken 2 (2012)
  • Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
  • In The Woods (2013)
  • The Wolverine (2013)
  • Unity (2013)
  • Famous (2013)
  • A Fighting Man (2014)

Television:Edit

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (1992)
  • Melrose Place (1994)
  • The Untouchables (1994)
  • Ally McBeal (2000-2001)
  • Nip/Tuck (2004/2005/2010)
  • Puppy Love (2005)
  • Hemlock Grove (2013)

GalleryEdit

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