Famke Beumer Janssen

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Date Of Birth 5 November 1964, Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Famke Janssen was born in Holland, where she began her professional career as a model. She later moved to the U.S., where she has made her home since 1984. Initially settling in New York, she majored in literature and writing at Columbia University and studied acting with Harold Guskin. She then went to L.A., where she has continued to study acting under Roy London. Famke made her feature film debut with Jeff Goldblum in "Fathers & Sons" (1982). This model-turned-actress broke into Hollywood in the early 90s. She played the role of the sexy Russian assassin Xenia Onatopp in Goldeneye (1995). Her acting career has bloomed since then with her starring in films such as House on Haunted Hill (1999), Hide and Seek (2005), a reoccurring role on FX's "Nip/Tuck" (2003), and the blockbuster movies X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).