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Famke Janssen Biography

Birth Name:
Famke Beumer Janssen
Birth Place:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Name means "little girl" in Frisian, a language spoken in the northern regions of The Netherlands
  • Studied economics at the University of Amsterdam and literature at Columbia
  • Early TV roles included guest spots on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Melrose Place
  • Appeared in a sexy PETA campaign with her beloved Boston terrier, Licorice, in 2007
  • Is a UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity
  • Speaks English, Dutch and French fluently