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Actress Best Known for the "X-Men" Film Series, "Nip/Tuck" and "Taken"

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Famke Janssen is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onatopp in "GoldenEye," Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series, Ava Moore on "Nip/Tuck" and Lenore Mills in "Taken" and its sequel, "Taken 2." 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.

In 1984, Janssen moved to the United States to begin her professional career as a fashion model. She signed with Elite Model Management and worked for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Victoria's Secret. She starred in a 1988 commercial for the perfume Exclamation by Coty, Inc. Her looks have been compared to Hedy Lamarr and other 1940s films stars.

After retiring from modelling in the early 1990s, Janssen had guest roles on several television series, including a starring role in the 1992 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "The Perfect Mate," as empathic metamorph Kamala, opposite Patrick Stewart, with whom she later starred in the X-Men film series. Her first film role was alongside Jeff Goldblum in the 1992 crime drama film "Fathers & Sons."

In 1995, Janssen appeared in Pierce Brosnan's first James Bond film, "GoldenEye," as femme fatale Xenia Onatopp. She also appeared in "Lord of Illusions" with Scott Bakula. In an attempt to fight against typecasting after her Bond girl performance, Janssen began seeking out more intriguing support roles, appearing in John Irvin's "City of Industry," Woody Allen's "Celebrity," Robert Altman's "The Gingerbread Man" and Ted Demme's "Monument Ave."

In 2000, Janssen played superhero Dr. Jean Grey in the Marvel Studios film "X-Men." She later reprised the role in the 2003 sequel, "X2" where her character shows signs of increasing powers but at the end of the film, she is presumably killed. Janssen returns as a very much alive Jean whose death in "X2" awoke her dark alternate personality, Phoenix in "X-Men: The Last Stand." At the end of the film, she is killed by Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman), who only does it because Jean asks him to, not wanting to hurt anyone when Phoenix is in control. For that role, she won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. She returned as Jean in the 2013 film "The Wolverine" as a hallucination of Wolverine's.

In 2014, Janssen reprised her role of Jean Grey in a brief cameo for "X-Men: Days of Future Past," as did a few of the original actors from the first three films including Anna Paquin and James Marsden. In the film, Wolverine went back in the time and changed the course of the future, causing the death of Jean and Scott to have never happened.

In addition, Janssen had a prominent role in the second season of the popular TV series "Nip/Tuck," as the seductive and manipulative life coach Ava Moore, which earned her Hollywood Life's Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award.

In 2011, Janssen made her directorial début with the drama "Bringing Up Bobby." She also wrote the screenplay to the film, which stars Milla Jovovich, Bill Pullman and Marcia Cross. She reprised her role as Lenore Mills in "Taken 2" and starred as the main villain Muriel in "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters."

Janssen has starred in the Netflix Original, horror thriller television series "Hemlock Grove" since 2013 where she plays the role of family matriarch Olivia Godfrey.

Janssen appeared with her dog Licorice, a brindle Boston Terrier, in a 2007 PETA campaign to raise awareness for animal rights. The campaign used the slogan "Be an Angel for Animals." In 2008, she was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime at a United Nations anti-corruption conference held in Nusa Dua, Bali.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Famke Janssen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Famke Janssen for your next private or corporate function.
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Famke Janssen

Actress Best Known for the "X-Men" Film Series, "Nip/Tuck" and "Taken"

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Famke Janssen Biography

Famke Janssen is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onatopp in "GoldenEye," Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series, Ava Moore on "Nip/Tuck" and Lenore Mills in "Taken" and its sequel, "Taken 2." 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.

In 1984, Janssen moved to the United States to begin her professional career as a fashion model. She signed with Elite Model Management and worked for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Victoria's Secret. She starred in a 1988 commercial for the perfume Exclamation by Coty, Inc. Her looks have been compared to Hedy Lamarr and other 1940s films stars.

After retiring from modelling in the early 1990s, Janssen had guest roles on several television series, including a starring role in the 1992 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "The Perfect Mate," as empathic metamorph Kamala, opposite Patrick Stewart, with whom she later starred in the X-Men film series. Her first film role was alongside Jeff Goldblum in the 1992 crime drama film "Fathers & Sons."

In 1995, Janssen appeared in Pierce Brosnan's first James Bond film, "GoldenEye," as femme fatale Xenia Onatopp. She also appeared in "Lord of Illusions" with Scott Bakula. In an attempt to fight against typecasting after her Bond girl performance, Janssen began seeking out more intriguing support roles, appearing in John Irvin's "City of Industry," Woody Allen's "Celebrity," Robert Altman's "The Gingerbread Man" and Ted Demme's "Monument Ave."

In 2000, Janssen played superhero Dr. Jean Grey in the Marvel Studios film "X-Men." She later reprised the role in the 2003 sequel, "X2" where her character shows signs of increasing powers but at the end of the film, she is presumably killed. Janssen returns as a very much alive Jean whose death in "X2" awoke her dark alternate personality, Phoenix in "X-Men: The Last Stand." At the end of the film, she is killed by Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman), who only does it because Jean asks him to, not wanting to hurt anyone when Phoenix is in control. For that role, she won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. She returned as Jean in the 2013 film "The Wolverine" as a hallucination of Wolverine's.

In 2014, Janssen reprised her role of Jean Grey in a brief cameo for "X-Men: Days of Future Past," as did a few of the original actors from the first three films including Anna Paquin and James Marsden. In the film, Wolverine went back in the time and changed the course of the future, causing the death of Jean and Scott to have never happened.

In addition, Janssen had a prominent role in the second season of the popular TV series "Nip/Tuck," as the seductive and manipulative life coach Ava Moore, which earned her Hollywood Life's Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award.

In 2011, Janssen made her directorial début with the drama "Bringing Up Bobby." She also wrote the screenplay to the film, which stars Milla Jovovich, Bill Pullman and Marcia Cross. She reprised her role as Lenore Mills in "Taken 2" and starred as the main villain Muriel in "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters."

Janssen has starred in the Netflix Original, horror thriller television series "Hemlock Grove" since 2013 where she plays the role of family matriarch Olivia Godfrey.

Janssen appeared with her dog Licorice, a brindle Boston Terrier, in a 2007 PETA campaign to raise awareness for animal rights. The campaign used the slogan "Be an Angel for Animals." In 2008, she was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime at a United Nations anti-corruption conference held in Nusa Dua, Bali.

Famke Janssen Videos

  • Famke Janssen On "Jack Of The Red Hearts" | AOL BUILD
  • Famke Janssen is a fan of BlackBerry, not of selfies - YouTube
  • Hemlock Grove Season 2 Interview With Famke Janssen - YouTube

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  • How to book Famke Janssen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Famke Janssen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Famke Janssen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Famke Janssen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Famke Janssen?

    Booking fees for Famke Janssen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Famke Janssen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Famke Janssen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Famke Janssen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Famke Janssen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Famke Janssen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Famke Janssen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Famke Janssen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Famke Janssen for your event is available upon request. Famke Janssen generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rebecca Romijn, Halle Berry, Rachelle Lefevre, Natalie Martinez and Ashley Hinshaw. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Famke Janssen for an upcoming event.

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  • Famke Janssen On "Jack Of The Red Hearts" | AOL BUILD
    Famke Janssen is a fan of BlackBerry, not of selfies - YouTube
  • Hemlock Grove Season 2 Interview With Famke Janssen - YouTube
    FAMKE JANSSEN THE WOLVERINE 2013 INTERVIEW - YouTube

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