Famke Janssen Biography
Famke Janssen is one of the renowned Dutch actress, director, as well as screenwriter. Furthermore, she is also a former fashion model. Janssen is widely known for her outstanding acting in the movies like X-Men series (2000–2014), GoldenEye(1995), Taken film trilogy (2008–2014) etc. Recently, in 2017, Janssen starred in the crime thriller movie The Blacklist: Redemption.
Famke Janssen Early life and Education
Famke Beumer Janssen was born on November 5, 1964, in Amstelveen, Netherlands. Well, in the Frisian language, Famke means “girl”. She was given both the surnames of her parents as Beumer and Janssen. Her sisters Antoinette Beumer is a director and Marjolein Beumer an actress. Famke Janssen joined the University of Amsterdam where she studied economics for a year. Later in the 1990s, she attended Columbia University and studied creative writing and literature and graduated in 1992.
Famke Janssen joined the University of Amsterdam where she studied economics for a year. Later in the 1990s, she attended Columbia University and studied creative writing and literature and graduated in 1992.
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After completing her early education, Famke Janssen joined the University of Amsterdam where she studied economics for a year. Later in the 1990s, she attended Columbia University and studied creative writing and literature. Well, she completed her graduation in 1992 with Bachelors of Arts degree.
Famke Janssen Career
Janssen started her professional modeling career in 1984 from the United States and signed with the Elite Model Management. Well, she worked for the Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Channel as well as Victoria’s Secret. However, Janssen started commercial for the perfumes exclamation in 1988. In the 1990s, she retired from her modeling career and started working as guest roles on different television series. In 1992, Janssen starred on Star Trek: The Next Generation and also gave her first movie role in Fathers & Sons.
Later in 1995, for the first time, Famke Janssen appeared in the James Bond movie GoldenEye. Furthermore, she also appeared in Lord of Illusions along with Scott Bakula. Besides this, Janssen appeared as supporting roles in the movies like City of Industry, Celebrity, Gingerbread Man and Monument Ave. Coming to 2000, Janssen appeared in the movie X-Men as a role of superhero Dr. Jean Grey along with Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry and others.
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In 2002, Janssen laned in the movie Men in Black II as a role of Serleena but she ended her acting because of death in her family. However, her prominent role in the TV series Nip/Tuck helped her win Hollywood Life’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award. Later in 2011, Janssen gave her directorial role debut in the drama Bringing Up Bobby and also wrote a screenplay for the movie.
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Well, in 2013 she starred in the movie Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters as a role of main villain Muriel. Coming to 2017, Janssen appeared in the NBC crime thriller movie The Blacklist: Redemption. Furthermore, she also starred in the Once Upon a TIme in Venice and This Is Your Death.
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Famke Janssen Personal life
The 52 years old actress, Famke Janssen is currently living a single life. However, in 1995, Janssen tied a knot with a writer as well as director Kip Williams. Kip is a son of architect Tod Williams. But the couple failed to continue their married life and after five years in 2000, they separated.
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Furthermore, she also dated Josh Peck and York Alec Shackleton in 2009 but failed to continue her relationships. Moreover, there was also rumor of her relationship with Ryan Gosling in 2004 but none of them talked anything about it. So the matter got closed.
Famke Janssen Net worth
Famke Janssen is one of the renowned actress, director as well as screenwriter. Well, with her incredible talents and hard work she is able to earn a decent amount of money. The X Men 1, 2 ,3 collected $296,872,367, $406,875,536, and $459,260,946 on Worldwide Box Office collection respectively.
Most of the movies done by Famke have crossed more than millions on box office. So, we can guess her net worth floats in million dollars. According to the data of 2017, her estimated net worth is $15 million which is totally worth.