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You've Seen Famke Janssen in a Ton of Movies, But What Are Her Best TV Works?

Heisenberg Published On Fri Mar 20 2020   Modified On Fri Mar 20 2020
You've Seen Famke Janssen in a Ton of Movies, But What Are Her Best TV Works?

Learn about some of the best TV works of the famous actress Famke Janssen.

You are well familiar with Famke Janssen as 'Jean Grey' from the movie series 'X-Men.' Her fame comes not only from the 'X-Men' movies but also from some of the other prominent films and television series she's been involved with. 

Recently the subject of plastic surgery rumors, there are several series and films Famke's been part of, which is why it is not possible to discuss every one of them. So we have listed brief information on each of her major works, listed below.

The 'X-Men' Film Series

The 'X-Men' movies are one of the most notable films she's played in her career. She played the role of the superhero 'Dr. Jean Grey', starring since the first part of the series in 2000. 

Watch: 'X-Men (2000)' Trailer

Famke returned to the role in 2003, the sequel 'X2' of the first movie. In the film, her character's powers go overboard, and the movie ends, leaving the audience thinking she's died.

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However, Janssen again makes the appearance in 2006's 'X-Men: The Last Stand' to play the dark alternate personality 'Phoenix' of her previous character. Her 'Phoenix' character in the movie goes out of control and, in the end, gets killed by 'Wolverine', despite 'Logan's remaining love for her. The character 'Wolverine' does so only in the request of 'Dr. Grey', who is unable to do anything because the 'Phoenix' had already taken full control of her body.

Watch: 'The Wolverine' Official Trailer

In the 2013 film 'The Wolverine,' Famke makes a return as 'Jean' to appear in Wolverine's hallucination, again to come back for the brief cameo in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'

The 'Taken' Film Trilogy

Famke Janssen acted in the 2008 movie 'Taken,' starring the reputed Liam Neeson as the character 'Bryan Mills.' The first film of the trilogy was a commercial success grossing over a combined $929 million worldwide. She played the role 'Lenore Mills' in the movie. 

Watch: 'Taken' Official Trailer

Famke returned to play the same character in the next two sequels of the movie in 2012 and 2014. 

Netflix's 'How to Get Away with Murder'

'How to Get Away with Murder' is an American legal thriller television series which airs on ABC. The series stars Viola Davis, who plays the leading character 'Annalise Keating,' a high-profile criminal defense attorney and law professor at Middleton University.

The story of the series revolves around the professor who gets involved in a twisted murder plot along with her law students, changing the course of their normal lives.

Watch: 'How to Get Away with Murder' Trailer

Famke made her appearances in the series in the recurring role of the character 'Eve Rothlow.' She featured in 8 episodes of the series from 2015 to 2019.

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'Hemlock Grove'

The Netflix-horror series 'Hemlock Grove' features Famke Janssen as the leading role in the character 'Olivia Godfrey.' The show's story deals with the unusual secrets and dark evils hidden deep in the small town Hemlock Grove in Pennsylvania.

Watch: 'Hemlock Grove' First Trailer

The actress Famke was part of the cast in the series from 2013 to its end in 2015. 

'The Blacklist: Redemption'

Famke Janssen played in the 2017 spin-off 'The Blacklist: Redemption' of the NBC crime thriller series 'The Blacklist,' while also having been a part of the main series as well.

Watch: 'The Blacklist: Redemption' Official Trailer

Famke Janssen portrays the leading role in this spin-off, with the character Susan Scott "Scottie" Hargrave. Her character is the head of the branch of a covert mercenary organization named Halcyon Aegis' Grey Matters. 

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