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Famke Janssen is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Néerlandaise born on 5 november 1964 at Amstelveen (Pays-bas)

Famke Janssen

Famke Janssen
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Birth name Famke Beumer Janssen
Nationality Pays-bas
Birth 5 november 1964 (54 years) at Amstelveen (Pays-bas)

Famke Beumer Janssen (/ˈfɑːmkə ˈjɑːnsən/; [ˈfɑmkə ˈbøːmər ˈjɑnsə(n)]; born 1964) is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye (1995), Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series (2000–present), Ava Moore on Nip/Tuck and Lenore Mills in Taken (2008) and its sequels, Taken 2 (2012) and Taken 3 (2015). In 2008, she was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity by the United Nations. She made her directorial debut with Bringing Up Bobby in 2011.

Biography

Début de carrière
Famke Janssen est née à Amstelveen aux Pays-Bas. En plus de sa langue maternelle, le néerlandais, elle a appris l'anglais, l'allemand et le français. Elle a deux sœurs, Antoinette Beumer (réalisatrice) et Marjolein Beumer (actrice). C'est en 1984, après s'être installée aux États-Unis, que Famke Janssen entame sa carrière de mannequin pour l'agence Elite. Elle travaille alors pour Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, et Victoria's Secret. Ce n'est qu'après avoir obtenu son diplôme en littérature et art dramatique à l'Université Columbia qu'elle part pour Los Angeles pour poursuivre sa formation d'actrice, débutée sous la tutelle d'Harold Guskin, en suivant les cours de Roy London et en décrochant ses premiers rôles.


Carrière d'actrice
Après s'être installée à Los Angeles, Famke obtient ses premiers petits rôles dans des séries télé comme Star Trek : La Nouvelle Génération et Melrose Place. En 1992, elle décroche son premier rôle dans un long métrage aux côtés de Jeff Goldblum dans le film Fathers & Sons. Mais c'est en 1995 qu'elle se fait vraiment remarquer dans son rôle de femme fatale dans GoldenEye, le premier James Bond joué par Pierce Brosnan.

En 1998, elle apparaît dans huit films, dont The Faculty, Un cri dans l'océan, Les Joueurs et notamment RPM.

En 2000, elle prête ses traits à Jean Grey dans le blockbuster de Bryan Singer, X-Men. Elle reprend son rôle dans X-Men 2 en 2003, puis dans X-Men : L'Affrontement final en 2006, cette fois sous la direction de Brett Ratner.

Elle joue entre-temps le rôle d'Ava Moore, une transsexuelle manipulatrice professionnelle du coaching, dans les saisons 2, 3 et 6 de la série Nip/Tuck en 2004 et 2005.

Entre 2008 et 2015, elle fait partie de la distribution principale de la populaire franchise d'action produite par Luc Besson, et menée par Liam Neeson, Taken.

C'est elle-même qui a enregistré la version néerlandaise de la visite commentée dans tous les parcs d'attraction Disney.

Elle passe derrière la caméra, en 2011, pour son premier film Bringing up Bobby. avec Milla Jovovich et Marcia Cross dans les rôles principaux.

En 2013 elle est membre du jury des longs-métrages du Festival du cinéma américain de Deauville, sous la présidence de Vincent Lindon.

Elle revient en 2013 dans le rôle de Jean Grey, le temps d'apparitions dans Wolverine : Le Combat de l'immortel, de James Mangold, puis X-Men: Days of Future Past, de Bryan Singer, sorti en 2014.

Parallèlement, elle interprète le premier rôle féminin de la série d'horreur Hemlock Grove, produite par Eli Roth, le temps de trois saisons diffusées exclusivement sur la plateforme Netflix.

En 2016, elle tient le rôle de Susan Hargrave dans trois épisodes de la troisième saison la série The Blacklist, dont l'un servira d'épisode pilote d'un spin-off, The Blacklist: Redemption, dont elle sera l'actrice vedette et qui sera diffusée en 2017.


Vie personnelle
Elle vit à New York dans le quartier de Greenwich Village. Elle a été mariée au scénariste et réalisateur Tod Culpan Williams, fils de l'architecte Tod Williams, entre 1995 et 2000.

Le prénom Famke signifie « petite fille » en frison, la langue parlée dans la province de Frise aux Pays-Bas.

Son chien est un terrier de Boston tacheté du nom de Licorice avec lequel elle voyage régulièrement. Ses écrivains préférés sont les sœurs Brontë, Vladimir Nabokov et Jean Rhys.

La taille de ses pieds lui a valu une certaine notoriété lors de la sortie de GoldenEye car il a fallu lui faire faire des chaussures sur mesure (elle chausse du 46).

Famke Janssen est végétarienne et a également posé pour PETA. En plus du néerlandais, elle parle couramment anglais, allemand et français.

Best films

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
(Actress)
The Wolverine (2013)
(Actress)
X2 (2003)
(Actress)
Taken 2 (2012)
(Actress)
GoldenEye (1995)
(Actress)
Taken 3 (2014)
(Actress)

Usually with

Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer
(4 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(5 films)
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(6 films)
Rory Cochrane
Rory Cochrane
(4 films)
Mark Cullen
Mark Cullen
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Famke Janssen (45 films)

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Actress

Untitled Cullen brothers film
Directed by Mark Cullen, Robb Cullen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Gangster films
Actors Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa, Thomas Middleditch, Famke Janssen, John Goodman, Elisabeth Röhm
Roles Katey Ford
Rating52% 2.648722.648722.648722.648722.64872
When a Los Angeles-based private detective tries to retrieve his stolen dog from a gang, the gang leader forces the detective to do some jobs before getting the dog back.
Once Upon a Time in Venice, 1h34
Directed by Mark Cullen, Robb Cullen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa, Thomas Middleditch, John Goodman, Famke Janssen, Adam Goldberg
Roles Katey Ford
Rating52% 2.6496752.6496752.6496752.6496752.649675
Un détective privé se fait voler son chien par une bande de criminels, qui lui propose de travailler pour elle s'il veut le récupérer.
Unity
Unity (2015)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Herself - Narrator (voice)
Rating74% 3.7388053.7388053.7388053.7388053.738805
UNITY will be a documentary that explores humanity’s transformation. It will be a film about "compassion for all beings", all “expressions of life”, and going beyond any and all “separation based on form”. The film is presented in five chapters: 'Cosmic', 'Mind', 'Body', 'Heart' and 'Soul'.
X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2h12
Directed by Bryan Singer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Politique, Films about religion, Transport films, Time travel films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Robot films, Disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Adan Canto, Peter Dinklage, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰)
Roles Jean Grey / Phoenix
Rating79% 3.9962653.9962653.9962653.9962653.996265
In the future, robots known as Sentinels are exterminating mutants and their human allies. A band of mutants, including Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Iceman, Bishop, Warpath, Blink and Sunspot, evade the Sentinels due to Pryde's ability to send a person's consciousness to the past. Pryde's group convenes with Logan, Storm, Professor Charles Xavier, and Erik Lehnsherr at a monastery in China. Pryde sends Logan's consciousness 50 years back in time to 1973 to prevent Mystique from assassinating Dr. Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels. Following the assassination, Mystique was captured, and her DNA was used by Trask's company to improve the Sentinels, whose ability to adapt to any mutant power makes them almost invincible. Xavier and Lehnsherr advise Logan to find both of their younger selves for help.
A Fighting Man, 1h28
Directed by Damian Lee
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films
Actors Dominic Purcell, James Caan, Adam Beach, Louis Gossett Jr., Kim Coates, Famke Janssen
Roles Diane Schuler
Rating56% 2.804692.804692.804692.804692.80469
L'histoire de deux hommes qui se rencontrent en tête à tête dans le ring pour un combat qui va changer leur vie. Un homme se bat pour la rédemption et le pardon, tandis que les autres combats pour l'espoir et le changement. En fin de compte, gagnent ou perdent, ils se rendent compte qu'ils ont besoin de l'autre pour le faire à travers.
Taken 3
Taken 3 (2014)
, 1h49
Directed by Olivier Megaton
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Forest Whitaker, Jon Gries, Dougray Scott
Roles Lenore Mills - St. John
Rating60% 3.000963.000963.000963.000963.00096
Former covert operative Bryan Mills visits his daughter, Kim, who has just discovered she's pregnant, at her L.A. apartment to deliver an early birthday gift. After an awkward visit, he invites his ex-wife, Lenore, to dinner. Although she refused the invitation, she shows up at his apartment revealing her distress over marital problems with her current husband, Stuart, and indicates her desire to be with Bryan, who feels the same way, but says they need to refrain until her marriage is resolved. Later, Stuart visits Bryan and asks him to stay away from Lenore as they attempt to reconcile. Bryan reluctantly agrees.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, 1h28
Directed by Tommy Wirkola
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about families, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Witches in film, Musical films, Comedy horror films, Steampunk films, Children's films
Actors Jeremy Lee Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Pihla Viitala, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann
Roles Muriel
Rating60% 3.0465853.0465853.0465853.0465853.046585
Abandoned by their father deep in a forest, young Hansel and Gretel enter a gingerbread house and are captured by a cannibalistic witch. The witch forces Hansel to continuously eat candy to fatten him up, and enslaves Gretel, ordering her to prepare the oven, but the siblings outsmart her and incinerate her in the fire of the oven. In the fifteen years that follow, Hansel and Gretel become famed witch hunters, slaying hundreds of witches. The pair find that they are somehow immune to spells and curses, but the incident in the gingerbread house has left Hansel diabetic. He needs a shot of insulin every few hours or he will get sick and die.
The Wolverine, 2h6
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films, Martial arts films, Samurai films, Superhero films, Yakuza films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Gangster films
Actors Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen, Tao Okamoto
Roles Jean Grey / Phoenix
Rating66% 3.3471453.3471453.3471453.3471453.347145
In 1945, Logan is held in a Japanese POW camp near Nagasaki. During the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Logan rescues an officer named Ichirō Yashida and shields him from the blast.
Taken 2
Taken 2 (2012)
, 1h32
Directed by Olivier Megaton
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Road movies, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Šerbedžija, Leland Orser, Jon Gries
Roles Lenore
Rating62% 3.1493253.1493253.1493253.1493253.149325
At the funeral of his son Marko and associates in Tropojë, Albanian mafia head Murad Hoxha vows to seek vengeance on his son's killer. Traveling to Paris with his men, he interrogates and tortures former intelligence agent Jean-Claude Pitrel, whose business card was found at the scene of Marko's death, but finds no information. He then bribes a corrupt police official for Pitrel's files and deduces that his old friend Bryan Mills was responsible and is in Istanbul.
Down the Shore, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Famke Janssen, James Gandolfini, John Magaro, Maria Dizzia, Edoardo Costa, Gabrielle Lazure
Roles Mary
Rating59% 2.9515652.9515652.9515652.9515652.951565
The owner of a Jersey shore amusement park is forced to confront his dark past when an enigmatic Frenchman shows up on his doorstep claiming to be his late sister's widowed husband.
The Chameleon, 1h42
Directed by Jean-Paul Salomé
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes L'usurpation d'identité, Escroquerie
Actors Marc-André Grondin, Famke Janssen, Ellen Barkin, Emilie de Ravin, Tory Kittles, Brian Geraghty
Roles Jennifer Johnson
Rating56% 2.801712.801712.801712.801712.80171
A young man (Marc-André Grondin) in Spain shaves off all his body hair and turns himself in to the police. The man claims to be a 16-year-old boy from Louisiana named Nicholas Mark Randall, who had been missing for four years. His story is that he was kidnapped by a child prostitution ring in France who physically altered his appearance, including changing his eye color.
Taken
Taken (2008)
, 1h33
Directed by Pierre Morel
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, Gangster films
Actors Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshofsky, Katie Cassidy
Roles Lenore
Rating77% 3.897123.897123.897123.897123.89712
Retired CIA field operative Bryan Mills attempts to build a closer relationship with his daughter, Kim, who lives with her mother, Lenore, and her wealthy stepfather, Stuart. While overseeing security at a concert for pop star Sheerah, Bryan saves her from a violent stalker. As a thank you, Sheerah offers to assess Kim's talent as a singer. Before Bryan can tell Kim, she asks her father for permission to travel to Paris with her best friend, Amanda. He initially refuses, but eventually agrees after Lenore pressures him. At the airport, he learns the girls are actually following U2 during their European tour, something Lenore knew but kept from him.
The Wackness, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Levine
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Famke Janssen, Olivia Thirlby, Method Man, Mary-Kate et Ashley Olsen
Roles Kristin Squires
Rating69% 3.498293.498293.498293.498293.49829
In New York City in 1994, Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) is trading marijuana in exchange for therapy from his psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffery Squires (Ben Kingsley). Luke graduates from high school but while dealing at a party, he finds out that Justin (Aaron Yoo) and other people have gone away for the summer. Except him and his classmate, Stephanie (Olivia Thirlby), Dr. Squires' stepdaughter. When Luke returns home, he finds his parents arguing over money and their probable eviction.
100 Feet
100 Feet (2008)
, 1h36
Directed by Eric Red
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Famke Janssen, Bobby Cannavale, Ed Westwick, Michael Paré, Patricia Charbonneau, Jonathan Sanger
Roles Marnie Watson
Rating55% 2.7511552.7511552.7511552.7511552.751155
Marnie Watson (Famke Jannsen) is being driven home in a police car after killing her abusive husband in self-defense—to be placed under house arrest. She is escorted home by Shanks (Bobby Cannavale), a police officer and former partner of her husband. After they get inside, another officer arrives to fit Marnie's ankle bracelet telling her she cannot move more than 100 feet (30 m) from the detector in the hallway and if the alarm sounds for more than three minutes, the police will be notified.
The Ten
The Ten (2007)
, 1h33
Directed by David Wain
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Paul Rudd, Famke Janssen, Adam Brody, Gretchen Mol
Roles Gretchen Reigert
Rating51% 2.55092.55092.55092.55092.5509
1 "Thou Shalt Worship No God Before Me" A guy (Adam Brody) becomes a celebrity after falling out of a plane and becoming permanently embedded in the ground thanks to superstar agent (Ron Silver). After a swift rise to stardom, he becomes prideful and arrogant, referring to himself as a god. His career falls apart and he loses everything. His fiancée (Winona Ryder) leaves him for a TV anchor man.