Famke Beumer Janssen[2] is a supporting actress on How to Get Away with Murder, who portrays Eve Rothlo.


Life and CareerEdit

Famke Beumer Janssen was born c. 1964 in Amstelveen in the Netherlands.[3] Her first name, Famke, means "girl" in Frisian language, the native language of the Dutch province Friesland.[4] She was given both her mother and father's surnames: Beumer and Janssen. She retained the name Janssen.[5] She has two sisters, director Antoinette Beumer and actress Marjolein Beumer, both of whom changed their surnames to simply Beumer.[6] In addition to her native Dutch, Janssen speaks English and French. She also learned German, but has not kept up with it.[7] Following her high school graduation, Janssen studied economics for a year at the University of Amsterdam, which she later called "the stupidest idea I ever had."[6] In the early 1990s, she enrolled at Columbia University to study creative writing and literature. She graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.


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