Famke Janssen earned critical-acclaim for her star-making performance opposite Jon Favreau in
Valerie Breiman's Love and Sex, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000.
Previous credits include William Malone's House on Haunted Hill opposite Geoffrey Rush, Robert
Rodriguez' The Faculty, John Dahl's Rounders, opposite Edward Norton and Matt Damon, and
Woody Allen's Celebrity, opposite Kenneth Branagh and Leonardo DiCaprio. Additional credits
include Stephen Sommers' Deep Rising and Robert Altman's The Gingerbread Man, in which she
starred opposite Kenneth Branagh and Robert Downey, Jr. In addition, Janssen played a lowerclass
Irish-American Bostonian in Ted Demme's Monument Avenue opposite Martin Sheen and
Billy Crudup. She also starred in John Irvin's City of Industry opposite Harvey Keitel, and as the
lasciviously lethal assassin, "Xenia Onatopp," in the James Bond megahit Goldeneye.
Janssen recently starred in X3: The Last Stand, directed by Brett Ratner, where she reprises her
role as Jean Grey. She also starred in X-Men and X-2, both directed by Bryan Singer. She also
reprised her role on the FX original drama series Nip/Tuck for which she received a Movieline
Breakthrough Award for her star turn on the show.
Other films to her credit include Hide and Seek with Robert DeNiro, Eulogy, featuring Piper
Laurie, Ray Romano, Rip Torn, Debra Winger, Kelly Preston and Zooey Deschanel, director Betty
Thomasâ€™ I Spy, opposite Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson, Gary Fleder's thriller Don't Say A Word
opposite Michael Douglas, and in Jon Favreau's Made, in which she co-starred with Favreau and
A true leading lady, Famke Janssen refuses to fill a stereotype. By taking on a wide range of
roles in both studio and independent features and working with some of Hollywood's best
directors, she has proven herself to be not only one of the most beautiful actresses in the
business, but also one of the most talented and diverse. Born in Holland, Janssen moved to the United States where she majored in writing and literature at Columbia University and studied
stagecraft with Harold Guskin.
Janssen recently received two awards for her work in The Treatment. She was the recipient of a
Career Achievement in Acting Award from the Hamptons Intl. Film Festival and she received the
Susan B. Anthony Failure is Impossible Award for the breadth and distinction of her work from
the High Falls International Film Festival.
coming up she has a part in the ensemble comedy The Ten , and she is the lead is two upcoming films Eric Red's 100 Feet and Chris Eigeman's Turn the River she will also star in her new TV show Winters.
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