Rebecca Alie Romijn is an American movie and television series actress. She’s also former fashion model. She is best known for her role as Mystique in the first trilogy of the X-Men film series, and as Joan from The Punisher (2004), both of which are based on Marvel Comics. She also had a recurring role as Alexis Meade on the television series Ugly Betty, and as Number One on Star Trek: Discovery. Major roles include as Eve Baird on the TNT series The Librarians, which ran for four seasons, and as the host of the game show Skin Wars.
Rebecca Romijn was born on November 6, 1972, in Berkeley, California. Her father Jaap Romijn, was Dutch-born and worked as a custom-furniture maker, and her mother, Elizabeth Romijn (née Kuizenga), is a Community College instructor of English as a Second Language (ESL) and textbook author. Rebecca attended Berkeley High School where her nickname was the “Jolly Blond Giant”, then she attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where she majored in Music, but left in 1995
She was a natural for modeling, and has posed for Sports Illustrated, Christian Dior and Victoria’s Secret, to name but a few. Rebecca first met John Stamos in 1994, at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and had her first date with him at Disneyland. They married in September 1998, but have since gotten divorced.
During her marriage with John Stamos, she was often credited as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and legally still uses this name. She is currently starring as Eve Baird in The Librarians.
In 2004 Romijn started dating actor Jerry O’Connell. They became engaged in September 2005, and married at their home in Calabasas, California, on July 14, 2007. Romijn and O’Connell have twin daughters born in 2008.