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Rebecca Romijn

Highest Rated:   86% X2: X-Men United (2003)
Lowest Rated:   3% Rollerball (2002)
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Birthplace:   Berkeley, California
With just as much comic timing as beauty, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos made the transition from model to actress look easy. After a memorable stint on the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me, she parlayed her previous small roles in Dirty Work (1998) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) into a full-fledged movie career.Born on November 6, 1972, Romijn-Stamos is the daughter of a Dutch father and a Dutch-American mother. Her parents, a custom toy and furniture maker and an English as a Second Language teacher, divorced when she was seven. Romijn-Stamos, whose first language is Dutch, grew up in the hippie counterculture of Berkeley in the '70s. She attended Berkeley High School where her cheerfulness, blonde locks, and long legs earned her the nickname "Jolly Blonde Giant." After graduation, she enrolled in the music program at the University of Southern California at Santa Cruz to study singing. Partially into her freshman year, Romijn-Stamos grew restless. She yearned to travel but could barely afford her tuition. A friend introduced her to a Parisian modeling scout, who convinced her to move to Paris.Within a short time, Romijn-Stamos landed the cover of French Elle and signed contracts with the cosmetics company Biotherm and the famed fashion houses of Christian Dior and Escada. Over the course of her extremely high-profile modeling career she has posed for Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated, been the Miller Light "fantasy girl" and the face of Tommy Girl, as well as graced numerous magazine covers. Yet, in 1996, Romijn-Stamos became bored with simply modeling. With the support of boyfriend John Stamos (whom she married in 1998), she took a chance on acting.In the fall of 1997, Romijn-Stamos made her small-screen debut as David Schwimmer's outrageously sloppy girlfriend on NBC's Friends. Shortly afterward, she tried out to replace Daisy Fuentes as the host of MTV's House of Style, but bombed the audition. Romijn-Stamos, who as a child fantasized about becoming an anchorwoman, boldly called the producer from a pay phone to petition for the job. Impressed by her moxie, the station hired her for the two-year gig.The burgeoning actress graduated to movies as the bearded lady in Bob Saget's Dirty Work (1998), before modeling lingerie for Mike Myers in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999). She then returned to television to play David Spade's wife on Just Shoot Me in the fall of 1999. Originally hired to appear in three episodes, Romijn-Stamos was such a big hit that producers asked her to return later in the season.Branching out from comedy, Romijn-Stamos portrayed Hugh Hefner's ex-wife, playmate Kimberly Hefner, in the television drama Hefner: Unauthorized (1999). She rang in the new millennium by donning head-to-toe blue body paint and scales for her role as Mystique in Bryan Singer's X-Men (2000). By then a savvy business woman, Romijn-Stamos negotiated to receive more money per word than any other of the film's cast members (which included Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, and Hugh Jackman) because she knew her role as the taciturn shape shifter required very few lines. Her work in the action-packed comic book adaptation lead to a part in John McTiernan's Rollerball (2002), a remake of the '70s film about the futuristic world of sports. That same year, she earned the title role in Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale (2002).While Rollerball was maligned by critics and Femme Fatale had a mixed reception, Romijn-Stamos returned to the favor of audiences and critics in the 2003 sequel X2: X-Men United with a much meatier role for Mystique than the first film. 2004 found the actress sticking with Marvel comic adaptations as she costarred opposite Thomas Jane in The Punisher. That same year, she starred with Greg Kinnear and Robert De Niro in the thriller Godsend and in 2006, she reprised the role of Mystique once again for X-Men: Th

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Love Locks
  • Lindsey
2017
8% Phantom Halo
  • Ms. Rose
2015
No Score Yet Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
  • Sally
2015
72% Bettie Page Reveals All
  • Actor
2013
30% Tyler Perry's Good Deeds
  • Heidi
2012
No Score Yet Possessing Piper Rose
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Con Artist
  • Belinda
2010
12% Lake City
  • Jennifer
2008
58% X-Men: The Last Stand
  • Raven Darkholme/Mystique
2006
38% Man About Town
  • Nina Giamoro
2006
57% Lies & Alibis
  • Lola
2006
No Score Yet Wet Dreams
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Alibi
  • Actor
2005
29% The Punisher
  • Joan
2004
4% Godsend
  • Jessie Duncan
2003
86% X2: X-Men United
  • Mystique
2003
48% Femme Fatale
  • Laure/Lily
2002
3% Rollerball
  • Aurora
2002
75% Run Ronnie Run!
  • Herself
2002
No Score Yet Intern
  • Herself
2000
81% X-Men
  • Mystique
2000
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Herself
1999
No Score Yet Sports Illustrated - Swimsuit 1999
  • Actor
1999
17% Dirty Work
  • Bearded Lady
1998
No Score Yet Sports Illustrated - Swimsuit 1998
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Sports Illustrated - Swimsuit 1996
  • Actor
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Skin Wars
2014
  • Host
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004-2016
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
38% Eastwick
2009
  • Roxie Torcoletti
86% The Librarians
2014
  • Eve Baird
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
Project Runway
2005
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Masked Woman Alexis Meade
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
42% King & Maxwell
2013
  • Michelle Maxwell
83% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Robyn Cunnings
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Judge

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