Famke Janssen is a Dutch actress, director, and former fashion model. She was born on November 5, 1964, in Amstelveen, Netherlands.
Janssen began her career as a model in the late 1980s and appeared in several commercials and music videos. In the early 1990s, she transitioned to acting and landed her first major role in the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" in 1992. She then gained widespread recognition for her role as Xenia Onatopp, a Bond girl in the 1995 James Bond film "GoldenEye".
Janssen has appeared in numerous films and TV shows throughout her career, including the "X-Men" film series, in which she played the character of Jean Grey. Other notable film credits include "Rounders", "Don't Say a Word", "The Faculty", and "Taken". In addition to her acting work, Janssen has directed several films, including "Bringing Up Bobby" and "Jack of the Red Hearts".
In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, Janssen is also an advocate for human and animal rights. She is an ambassador for the non-profit organization, "AMREF Flying Doctors", which provides healthcare to underserved communities in Africa.
Janssen is known for her striking looks and commanding presence on screen, as well as her ability to play a wide range of characters, from fierce action heroines to vulnerable and complex individuals. She continues to be a prominent figure in Hollywood and remains a popular and respected actress in the industry.