Keri Russell Biography
Sun Sign: Aries
Also Known As: Keri Lynn Russell
Born in: Fountain Valley, California
Famous as: Dancer, Actress
Spouse/Ex-: Shane Deary (m. 2007–2013)
father: David Russell
children: River Russell Deary, Sam Evans, Willa Lou Deary
Partner: Matthew Rhys (2013–)
U.S. State: California
Keri Russell is an American dancer and actress who came to prominence for her role as Felicity in the drama series of the same name, for which she won a Golden Globe Award. She is also recognized for playing KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings in the FX’s ‘The Americans’ and has received nominations for the Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award. Also a movie actress, Russell has appeared in a number of movies till date, including ‘Mission: Impossible III,’ ‘August Rush’ and ‘Extraordinary Measures.’ Born to a homemaker and a Nissan Motors executive, the actress grew up with her two siblings, away from the entertainment industry. She attended Highlands Ranch High School and also went to Cypress Creek High School. She developed an interest in acting as a teenager and decided to pursue it professionally. Besides being a big celebrity, Russell is known for her down-to-earth nature. She loves doing household chores, especially laundry. She is highly passionate about dancing and loves it more than any other leisure-time activity. Currently, Russell resides in Los Angeles, California.
- Keri Russell made her television debut at the age of 15, when she joined Disney Channel’s ‘All-New Mickey Mouse Club’ as its cast member. In 1992, she appeared in the comedy science fiction flick ‘Honey, I Blew Up the Kid’. The following year, she got featured in the sitcom ‘Boy Meets World’. Soon after this, she appeared in an episode of ‘Married... with Children’. Russell subsequently had roles in various TV programs and movies including the soap opera series ‘Malibu Shores’.
- In 1994, she starred alongside Jack Noseworthy, Jason Wiles and Carla Gugino in Bon Jovi's music video for "Always". She next made an appearance in two episodes of ‘Roar’. From 1998 to 2002, the actress played the title character on the series ‘Felicity.’ This role gained her much prominence as a TV actress. During this time, she also did several films, including ‘Eight Days a Week,’ ‘Mad About Mambo,’ ‘The Curve’ and ‘We Were Soldiers.’
- Following the conclusion of the show ‘Felicity,’ Russell went on to make her off-Broadway debut by appearing in Neil LaBute's ‘Fat Pig’ in 2004. Then in 2005, she acted in the TV film ‘The Magic of Ordinary Days,’ the TV miniseries ‘Into the West’ and the theatrical ‘The Upside of Anger.’ The following year, the American beauty was chosen to represent CoverGirl Cosmetics. She also appeared in the NBC show ‘Scrubs’ and in the films ‘Waitress’, ‘Grimm Love’ and ‘August Rush’ during that period.
- Russell appeared in the comedy flick ‘Bedtime Stories’ in 2008. After this, she got the opportunity to perform in CBS Films’ ‘Extraordinary Measures’. From 2010 to 2011, she appeared in the series ‘Running Wilde’. In 2013, the actress began playing a deep-undercover KGB spy in the FX series ‘The Americans’. In 2014, she starred in the movie ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ alongside actors Gary Oldman and Andy Serkis.
- Keri Russell was born on March 23, 1976 in Fountain Valley, California, the USA to Stephanie and David Russell. Her father is a Nissan Motors executive while her mother is a homemaker. Russell has an elder brother named Todd as well as a younger sister named Julie. The actress graduated from Highlands Ranch High School and then attended Cypress Creek High School for a brief period of time.
- Coming to her love life, she married Shane Deary, a carpenter, on February 14, 2007. The couple had two kids, son River and daughter Willa, before separating in 2013. Currently, Russell is in a relationship with actor Matthew Rhys. They have a son named Sam.
|1999||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama||Felicity (1998)|
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