More Famke Janssen Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Hide and Seek)Famke Janssen reprised her X-Men role of Jean Grey in the box-office smash X2, and starred in the recent independent film Eulogy. Previously, Janssen starred in I Spy opposite Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson, Don't Say a Word opposite Michael Douglas, and Made co-starring Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn.
Janssen earned critical-acclaim for her performance opposite Jon Favreau in Valerie Breiman's Love and Sex, which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. Her credits also include House on Haunted Hill opposite Geoffrey Rush, John Dahl's Rounders opposite Edward Norton and Matt Damon, and Woody Allen's Celebrity, opposite Kenneth Branagh and Leonardo DiCaprio. Additional film appearances include The Faculty, Deep Rising, The Gingerbread Man, Monument Avenue, City of Industry and the James Bond hit Goldeneye.
Biography #3 (for X-Men 2)Famke Janssen starred with Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson in Betty Thomas' I Spy, based on the successful 1960s TV series. She stars with Ray Romano in the upcoming independent film Eulogy.
Initially known as the lasciviously lethal assassin, Xenia Onatop, in the James Bond megahit GoldenEye, Janssen received critical acclaim for her star making performance opposite Jon Favreau in the romantic comedy Love and Sex, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
She appeared in Gary Fleder's Don't Say a Word, with Michael Douglas, Rounders, opposite Matt Damon, John Turturro and John Malkovich, Woody Allen's Celebrity, with Winona Ryder, Kenneth Branagh and Leonardo DiCaprio, and House on Haunted Hill, opposite Geoffrey Rush.
Her film credits also include Ted Demme's Monument Avenue, Robert Rodriguez' The Faculty, Stephen Sommers' Deep Rising, Robert Altman's The Gingerbread Man, John Irvin's City of Industry, Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions, and Paul Mones' Fathers and Sons, which marked her feature film debut.
Born in Holland, Janssen moved to the United States where she has made her home for the last twelve years. She majored in writing and literature at Columbia University and studied stage craft with Harold Guskin.
Bio courtesy Fox for "X-Men 2" (30-Apr-2003)