Rebecca Romijn's Biography
Rebecca Alie Romijn (pronounced ro-MAIN; born November 6, 1972) is an American actress (2000-present) and former model (1991-2001). She is best known for her role as Mystique in the X-Men films, and for her role as Alexis Meade on the hit show Ugly Betty.
Romijn co-starred for two seasons on the Emmy nominated ABC comedy series Ugly Betty as Alexis Meade, formerly known as Alex Meade, the presumed dead brother of current MODE Magazine editor Daniel (Eric Mabius).
In its debut season, the show won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and the Writers Guild Award for Best New Series.
Beautiful blonde Rebecca Romijn continues to maintain her leading lady status in Hollywood with roles in a number of prominent film and television projects.
As of Fall 2009 she has the starring role as Roxie -- a free spirited artist who is discovering her inner-witch -- on ABC's The Witches of Eastwick.
Rebecca recently wrapped production on the feature film “The Love Child,” opposite Donald Sutherland and Sarah Roemer.
Previously Romijn starred in the blockbuster hits “X-Men,” “X2” and “X3: The Last Stand,” opposite Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry. However it was her role in Brian De Palma’s “Femme Fatale,” opposite Antonio Banderas, that won her critical acclaim.
In this film noir thriller, she plays a woman attempting to go straight while being haunted by her shady con-woman past. Other film credits include, “The Punisher,” “Godsend,” Rollerball,” “Simone,” “Lies and Alibis,” “Man About Town” and “Lake City.”
Romijn previously starred on the WB series Pepper Dennis. She began crossing over from the fashion world to TV with memorable appearances on the hit television shows Friends and Just Shoot Me, as well as hosting MTV’s House of Style.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Jerry O'Connell, and their twin daughters Dolly (named for Dolly Parton) and Charlie.