Famke Beumer Janssen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈfɑmkə ˈbøːmər ˈjɑnsə(n)]; English pronunciation: /ˈfɑːmkə ˈdʒænsən/; born November 5, 1964) is a Dutch actress and former fashion model. Janssen is also a UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity.
She is best-known for playing the villainess Bond girl Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye and Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series. According to MTV, Janssen "mastered the art of the beautiful but deadly villainess."
Janssen played superheroine Dr. Jean Grey/Phoenix in X-Men, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. She won a Saturn Award for her role in X-Men: The Last Stand. She also starred in the movies Lord of Illusions, The Faculty as Miss Elizabeth Burke, House on Haunted Hill, I Spy, Rounders, Deep Rising, Hide and Seek, Taken and Turn the River, for which she was awarded the Special Jury Best Actress Award at the 2007 Hamptons International Film Festival.
In addition, Janssen had a prominent role in the second season of the popular TV show, Nip/Tuck, as the seductive and manipulative life coach, Ava Moore. She reprised her role in the final two episodes of the series. She has continued to branch out into television, appearing in TV pilots for NBC and Showtime, 2007's cop drama Winters and 2009's The Farm, a pilot for a potential spinoff of The L Word set in a women's prison. Both were rejected by their respective networks. Janssen also provides the Dutch-language narration for the Studio Tram Tour at all Disney parks.
In July 2010, filming began on Janssen's directorial debut Bringing Up Bobby. Janssen also wrote the screenplay to the film, which stars Milla Jovovich, Bill Pullman and Marcia Cross.
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Famke Janssen "Bringing Up Bobby" photocall at the American Film Festival in Deauville, France