Rebecca Romijn

Model, Actress
When model Rebecca Romijn turned to acting after years on the fashion runways and in the pages of Sports Illustrated, Hollywood attempted in vain to typecast her as a wild heartbreaker. After a few plunges into ... Read more »
Born: 11/05/1972 in Berkeley, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (72)

The Librarians 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

House of Style 1989 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 - 2004, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant 2014 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Phantom Halo 2014 (Movie)

Ms. Rose (Actor)

The Con Artist 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bettie Page Reveals All 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Burning Love 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

King & Maxwell 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

NTSF:SD:SUV 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Possessing Piper Rose 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds 2012 (Movie)

Heidi (Actor)

Chuck 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack & Jill 1999 - 2002, 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Primetime Glick 2000 - 2002, 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cleveland Show 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Eastwick 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Project Runway 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Countdown To The Emmys 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Lake City 2008 (Movie)

Jennifer (Actor)

Carpoolers 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Drawn Together 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Late Show With David Letterman 2007 (Tv Show)

Guest

Lies & Alibis 2006 (Movie)

Lola Davies (Actor)

Pepper Dennis 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 MTV Movie Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

Raven Darkholme/Mystique (Actor)

Man About Town 2005 (Movie)

Nina (Actor)

Trippin' 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Godsend 2004 (Movie)

Jessie Duncan (Actor)

Maxim Hot 100 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Punisher 2004 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

X-Pose: X2 Mutants Uncovered 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

X2: X-Men United 2003 (Movie)

Mystique (Actor)

Femme Fatale 2002 (Movie)

Laure Ash/Lily (Actor)

Friday Night Super Bowl Bash 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Rollerball 2002 (Movie)

Aurora (Actor)

S1M0NE 2002 (Movie)

cameo appearance (Actor)

The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Later 1993 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV20: Live and Almost Legal 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Run, Ronnie, Run 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

1st Annual Laureus Sports Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

House of Style: 10th Anniversary Special 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intern 2000 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Just Shoot Me 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Martin Short Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

X-Men 2000 (Movie)

Mystique (Actor)

X-Men: The Mutant Watch 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Celebrity Weddings: In Style 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

GQ Men of the Year Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 12th Annual Kid's Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit '98 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hefner: Unauthorized (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

When model Rebecca Romijn turned to acting after years on the fashion runways and in the pages of Sports Illustrated, Hollywood attempted in vain to typecast her as a wild heartbreaker. After a few plunges into sexually charged drama, the statuesque beauty surprisingly found a more natural fit in comedies. However, it was Romijn's nearly nude, coated-in-blue portrayal of Mystique in the blockbuster "X-Men" franchise (2000, 2003, 2006) that instantly transformed her into a sex symbol with the comic book crowd and led to a surge in her popularity with the general public. But her continuing struggle against typecasting as one-dimensional eye-candy eventually earned Romijn excellent opportunities on television. With her quick wit and sometimes goofy personality, she proved an appealing supporting comedienne on "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-) and her own unfortunately ill-marketed vehicle, "Pepper Dennis" (WB, 2005-06), both of which helped usher in a new era of comedic television roles for the down-to-earth bombshell who was that rare commodity - beloved by both men and women.

Relationships

Elizabeth Kuizenga

Mother
Dutch/American Divorced from Rebecca's father

Jerry O'Connell Actor

Husband
Met fall 2004 after Romijn's split from John Stamos Engaged in September 2005 Married July 14, 2007 in Los Angeles, CA

Charlie O'Connell

Daughter
Born Dec. 28, 2008; twin of Dolly; father, Jerry O'Connell

Dolly O'Connell

Daughter
Born Dec. 28, 2008; twin of Charlie; father, Jerry O'Connell

Jaap Romijn

Father
Dutch Divorced from Rebecca's mother

Tamara Romijn

Sister
Born in 1975

John Stamos Actor

Husband
Met in 1994 at a Victoria's Secret fashion show Became engaged in December 1997 Married Sept. 19, 1998 Divorced March 1, 2005

EDUCATION

Berkley High School

Berkley , California

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz , California
Completed only one year, before she left to pursue modeling full time

Milestones

2012

Cast in Tyler Perry written and directed drama feature "Good Deeds"

2011

Made a cameo in the prequel "X-Men: First Class"

2009

Cast as Roxie on the short-lived ABC series "Eastwick," based on the John Updike novel and 1987 feature film

2007

Joined the cast of ABC's "Ugly Betty" as Alexis Meade, a male-to-female transsexual

2006

Reprised the role of Mystique in the third installment of the "X-Men" series, "X-Men: The Last Stand"

2006

Played the series lead on the short-lived "Pepper Dennis" (The WB)

2006

Appeared in the documentary "Wet Dreams" about her attempt to choreograph one of the Bellagio's famous water fountain routines; premiered at the CineVegas Film Festival

2004

Starred opposite Thomas Jane and John Travolta in "The Punisher"

2004

Starred opposite Greg Kinnear as parents who clone their son after he was killed in an accident in the thriller "Godsend"

2003

Again played Mystique in "X2"

2002

Had a small role as an actress doubling for the computer generated female lead of "Simone"

2002

Starred as con woman Laure Ash in Brian De Palma's erotic thriller "Femme Fatale"

2002

Played the female lead in "Rollerball," a remake of the 1975 sci-fi film of the same name

2000

First major movie role; playing the evil mutant Mystique in "X-Men"

1999

Had recurring role as David Spade's model wife on the NBC comedy "Just Shoot Me"

1999

Portrayed Hugh Hefner's daughter Kimberly in the USA Network TV-movie "Hefner: Unauthorized"

1999

Made a cameo in the blockbuster comedy "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"

1998

Landed small but unforgettable part as a drunken, bearded lady in Norm Macdonald's big-screen comedy "Dirty Work"

1998

Made TV acting debut on an episode of "Friends" (NBC); played Ross' (David Schwimmer) messy girlfriend

1998

Succeeded Daisy Fuentes as host of MTV's "House of Style"

1995

Moved to NYC and divided time between U.S. and Europe

1992

Spent three years in Paris modeling for magazines like Elle, Sports Illustrated, Marie Claire, etc.

1991

Began modeling career after being recruited by a Parisian model scout

Raised in Berkeley, CA

Bonus Trivia

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"I don't mind doing sort of sexy, raunchy pictures if there's a sense of humor about it." – Romijn to Detour magazine, September 1998

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"Sometimes I find myself having to try extra hard to be goofy and disarming to prove to people that, yeah, I pick my nose just like you do." – Romijn to Movieline magazine, February 2000

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"I grew up in this hippie environment in Berkeley, where they don't really care if you're good-looking. It's a very anti-vain place where it's cool to own a progressive bookstore or to work with abused children, but not to want to be in the spotlight or even to pay much attention to your looks. I honestly never even put makeup on or had my hair done until I started modeling in 1991. Neither my sister nor I ever really thought about the way we looked growing up. In our teens, we didn't know or care about makeup or designers or anything like that. We both lucked out in the genes department. In fact, my first agent wanted to hire my mom as a supermodel-making machine. It was like, 'I'll pay you to make more babies.'" – Romijn to Movieline magazine, February 2000

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"In some ways, coming from the modeling background that she did, she probably has to work harder to break these preconceived notions and she worked really hard on this role, but never in a way that looked affected. She has a really strong, natural ability that makes an impact without feeling forced." – Greg Kinnear on working with Romijn in "Godsend" to Premiere magazine, April 2004

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"When I have structure, I get so much more done. If I have nothing to do, I won't do anything. I will sit at home and watch TV all day." – Romijn to Emmy magazine, Issue 1, 2006

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