Janssen, Famke 1964(?)–

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JANSSEN, Famke 1964(?)–


Some sources cite original name as Famke Beumer; born January 1, 1964 (some sources cite November 5, 1965), in Amsterdam, Netherlands; married Tod Williams (a director, writer, actor, and producer), 1995 (divorced, 2000). Education: University of Amsterdam, B.S.; Columbia University, M.A., 1992; studied acting with Harold Guskin in New York City and Roy London in Los Angeles.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Dallas Smith, Peters Fraser & Dunlop, Drury House, 34–43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England. Manager—Eric Kranzler, Management 360, 9111 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist—Catherine Jeffery, I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress. Also worked as a model. Dutch–language narrator for tours at Disney theme parks.

Awards, Honors: MTV Movie Award nomination (with Pierce Brosnan), best fight, 1996, for GoldenEye; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actress in a horror film, 2000, for House on Haunted Hill; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actress in a science fiction film, 2001, for X–Men.


Film Appearances:

Kyle Christian, Fathers & Sons, Pacific Pictures Distribution, 1992.

Dr. Sara Lee Jaffee, Relentless IV (also known as Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes), 1994.

Dorothea Swann, Lord of Illusions (also known as Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions), United Artists, 1995.

Xenia Zaragevna Onatopp, GoldenEye, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1995.

Treasure, Dead Girl, 1996.

Claudia Haggs, RPM, 1997.

Rachel Montana, City of Industry, Orion, 1997.

Bonnie, Celebrity, Miramax, 1998.

Fiona, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Paramount, 1998.

Katy, Monument Ave. (also known as Noose and Snitch), Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Leeanne, The Gingerbread Man, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1998.

Miss Elizabeth Burke, The Faculty, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1998.

Petra, Rounders, Miramax, 1998.

Trillian St. James, Deep Rising, Buena Vista, 1998.

Evelyn Stockard–Price, House on Haunted Hill, Warner Bros., 1999.

Dr. Jean Grey, X–Men (also known as X–Men 1.5), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2000.

Kate Welles, Love & Sex, Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Lily Garfield, Circus, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000.

Aggie Conrad, Don't Say a Word, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2001.

Jessica, Made, Artisan Entertainment, 2001.

Special agent Rachel Wright, I Spy (also known as I–Spy), Columbia, 2002.

Dr. Jean Grey, X2 (also known as X–Men 2, X–Men 2: X–Men United, and X2: X–Men United), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

Judy, Eulogy, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Family of the Year, VIP 3 Medienfonds, 2004.

Katherine, Hide and Seek, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2005.

The Four Saints, c. 2005.

Dr. Jean Grey and Phoenix, X–Men 3, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ava Moore, Nip/Tuck, FX Channel, beginning 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lady X, Model by Day, Fox, 1994.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Xenia Onatopp, In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross, 1995.

The Making of "Lord of Illusions," 1995.

Herself, X–Men: The Mutant Watch, Fox, 2000.

(Uncredited) Xenia Onatopp, The James Bond Story (also known as 007: The James Bond Story), American Movie Classics, 2000.

(In archive footage) Best Ever Bond, Independent Television, 2002.

Reel Comedy: I Spy, Comedy Central, 2002.

Herself, X–pose: X2 Mutants Uncovered, Fox, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 1999.

2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

Presenter, The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (also known as The 16th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards), Independent Film Channel, 2001.

2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Kamala, "The Perfect Mate," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1992.

Cleo, "Voyeur," The Untouchables, syndicated, 1994.

Diane Adamson, "Michael's Game," Melrose Place, Fox, 1994.

Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1995.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1997, 1998.

Jamie, "The Man with the Bag," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2000.

Jamie, "The Ex–Files," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2001.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001.

Guest, Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2002, 2003.

Guest, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC, 2003.

Guest, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2003.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2003.

Guest, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003.

(In archive footage) Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Also a guest in Telenoticias.



The Uncanny Suspects, Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

X–Factor: The Look of "X–Men," Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

X–Men Production Scrapbook, Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

The Second Uncanny Issue of X–Men! Making "X2" (also known as The Second Uncanny Issue of X–Men), Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.



Bikini, November, 1998, pp. 60–65.

Cosmopolitan, November, 2002, p. 134.

Empire, December, 1999.

InStyle, June, 2000, pp. 245–46, 248.

Maxim, July, 2000, pp. 146–48.

Movieline, October, 1997.

New York Times, November 15, 1998.

Starlog, December, 1993.

Time, January 26, 1998, p. 77.

US Weekly, March, 1995; December, 1995.