Famke Beumer Janssen is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter and former fashion model. Famke Beumer Janssen was born c. 1964 in Amstelveen in the Netherlands. Her first name, Famke, means “girl” in West Frisian, the native language of the Dutch province Friesland.
She played Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye (1995), Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series(2000–14), Ava Moore on Nip/Tuck and Lenore Mills in Taken (2008) and its sequels, Taken 2 (2012) and Taken 3 (2014). 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. She is also known for her role in the Netflix Original Series Hemlock Grove (TV series) and for her role in ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder . Janssen is scheduled to star in the 2016–2017 season crime thriller, The Blacklist: Redemption, on NBC.