November 5, 1964
56 years old
5 ft 11½ in | 182 cm tall
36-25-35 in | 91.5-63.5-89 cm
62 kg | 137 pounds
11 US | 42 EU
Famke Beumer Janssen was born in Amstelveen, Netherlands, on November 5, 1964, is a Dutch actress.
Young Famke Janssen first started her professional career as a fashion model in United States.
She made her big screen debut in crime drama film Fathers & Sons (1992) in role as Kyle Christian.
She got her television debut in science fiction series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1992) in episode "The Perfect Mate", in role as Kamala.
Her breakthrough performance came as Xenia Onatopp in James Bond spy movie GoldenEye (1995).
She landed her directorial debut with comedy drama film Bringing Up Bobby (2011) which she also wrote and produced.
She played Jean Grey / Phoenix in the X-Men film series:
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
The Wolverine (2013)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
She portrayed Lenore "Lenny" Mills in the Taken movie trilogy:
Taken 2 (2012)
Taken 3 (2014)
She was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress – Horror for her role as Evelyn Stockard-Price in supernatural horror film House on Haunted Hill (1999).
She won the Hamptons International Film Festival for Special Recognition and for Special Prize for her role as Kailey Sullivan in drama movie Turn the River (2007).
She was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Pierce Brosnan) for her role as Xenia Onatopp in James Bond movie GoldenEye (1995).
The Faculty (1998) science fiction horror opposite Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett and Salma Hayek
Made (2001) crime comedy with Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn and Sean Combs
The Wackness (2008) coming-of-age comedy drama opposite Josh Peck, Ben Kingsley and Olivia Thirlby
Deep Rising (1998) action horror with Treat Williams and Anthony Heald
Celebrity (1998) comedy drama opposite Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis and Leonardo DiCaprio
Lord of Illusions (1995) supernatural horror with Scott Bakula and Daniel von Bargen
Don't Say a Word (2001) crime thriller opposite Michael Douglas, Brittany Murphy and Sean Bean
The Ten (2007) anthology comedy with Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba and Winona Ryder
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) action horror opposite Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton
Hide and Seek (2005) horror with Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning
I Spy (2002) buddy spy comedy opposite Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson
Primal (2019) action thriller with Nicolas Cage, Kevin Durand and Michael Imperioli
The Poison Rose (2019) thriller opposite John Travolta and Morgan Freeman
Endless (2020) romantic drama in role as Lee Douglas, with Alexandra Shipp, Nicholas Hamilton and DeRon Horton
The Postcard Killings (2020) mystery crime drama in role as Valerie Kanon, opposite Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Cush Jumbo
The Vault (2021) action adventure fantasy in role as Margaret, opposite Freddie Highmore and Sam Riley
She had recurring role as Ava Moore in FX medical drama television series Nip/Tuck (2004-2010).
Hemlock Grove (2013-2015) Netflix horror series in role as Olivia Godfrey
She had recurring role as Eve Rothlow in ABClegal thriller television series How to Get Away with Murder (2015-2020).
She had recurring role as Susan Hargrave in NBC crime thriller television series The Blacklist (2026-2018).
The Blacklist: Redemption (2017) NBC crime thriller television series in role as Susan Hargrave
When They See Us (2019) Netflix crime drama miniseries in role as Nancy Ryan
Studied economics at the University of Amsterdam.
Studied creative writing and literature at the Columbia University in New York City.
Has two sisters, Antoinette and Marjolein.
Speaks Dutch, English and French.
She is a vegan.
Fan of Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.
She narrated documentary film Unity (2014).
She dated Josh Peck (2007).
She was married to Tod Williams (1995-2000).
She is in a long-term relationship with American actor Cole Frates, since 2006.