Keri Russell Biography
Keri Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, United States, as Keri Lynn Russell. She is an American actress and dancer who came to fame after starring in the series Felicity and portrayed Felicity Porter, which earned her a Golden Globe Award.
Russell is also well known for her role as KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings on the FX spy thriller series The Americans (2013–2018), where she bagged Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations.
Keri Russell Age
Keri Lynn Russell was born on March 23, 1976, in Fountain Valley, California, United States. She is 42 years old as of 2019.
Keri Russell Family|Keri Russell Parents
Keri Lynn Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, and raised in Coppell, Texas; Mesa, Arizona; and Highlands Ranch, Colorado, too (mother) Stephanie (née Stephens), a homemaker, and David Russell, a Nissan Motors executive. She has two siblings an older brother by the name Todd and a younger sister by the name Julie.
Keri Russell Husband |Keri Russell Matthew Rhys,
Russell has been in a relationship with Matthew Rhys, her American co-star since 2014, the two have a son named Sam Evans. She was previously married to Shane Deary, a carpenter on February 14, 2007, whom she met through a friend in 2006. The couples were blessed with two children a son by the name River Russell Deary, and a daughter named Willa Lou Deary. The two later separated in early summer 2013.
Keri Russell Kids | Keri Russell Children
Russell has three children one daughter and two sons. River Russell Deary, (son) born in 2007 and Willa Lou Deary,(daughter) born in 2011. These were from her previous marriage with Shane Deary. She also has a Son, Sam Evans, born in 2016, from Matthew Rhys.
Keri Russell Height
The American actress stands at 1.64 m tall.
Russell made her television appearance 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 also featured in the sitcom ‘Boy Meets World’. She featured 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, Keri 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. 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 featured 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, Russell starred in the movie ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ alongside actors Gary Oldman and Andy Serkis.
Keri Russell Net Worth
Keri Russell has an estimated net worth of $8. million.
Keri Russell Star Wars
Keri Russell has starred in the upcoming American epic space opera film Star Wars Episode IX as TBA, which is set for release on December 20, 2019.
Keri Russell Felicity
In the TV series, Felicity, Keri Russell, starred in as, Felicity Porter. The series follows around the fictional college experiences of the title character, Felicity Porter as she attends the “University of New York” (based on New York University), across the country from her home in Palo Alto, California. In these TV series, she won a Golden Globe Award.
Keri Russell Mickey Mouse Club
In The Mickey Mouse Club, Keri Russell featured in as Andrea McKinsey. These were her first TV show appearance where she appeared as a cast member at the age of 15.
Keri Russell Short Hair
Keri Russell Waitress
Keri Russell starred in the film Waitress, a 2007 American independent cooking-themed comedy-drama as Jenna Hunterson where she portrayed as a pregnant woman. It revolves the stars Keri Russell as a young woman trapped in a small town, an abusive marriage, and a dead-end job, who faces an unwanted pregnancy.
Keri Russell Golden Globes 2019
Keri Russell received a nominated Golden Globe Award for the best actress, Television Series Drama.
Keri Russell Movies and TV shows
2019-2010 Movies and TV shows
2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
2018 Running Wild with Bear Grylls
2016 Free State of Jones
2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
2013–2018 The Americans
2013 Arrested Development
2013 Dark Skies
2010–2011 Running Wilde
2010 Extraordinary Measures
2010-2000 Movies and TV shows
2009 Wonder Woman
2009 Leaves of Grass
2008 Bedtime Stories
2007 The Girl in the Park
2007 August Rush
2006 Mission: Impossible III
2006 Grimm Love
2005 Into the West
2005 The Magic of Ordinary Days
2005 The Upside of Anger
2002 We Were Soldiers
2000 Mad About Mambo
1999-1991 Movies and TV shows
1998 The Curve1999 CinderElmo
1997 7th Heaven
1997 Eight Days a Week
1997 When Innocence Is Lost
1996 The Babysitter’s Seduction
1996 The Lottery
1996 Malibu Shores
1995 Married… with Children
1994 Daddy’s Girls
1993 Boy Meets World
1992 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
1991–1993 Mickey Mouse Club
Keri Russell Interview
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys on Saying Goodbye to ‘The Americans’
Published: March 29, 2018
Collider: How does it feel to not only make six seasons of a show but to actually be telling the story and finishing it up to the way that everybody wants to finish it up?
KERI RUSSELL: Good. I feel like we’re getting out at the right time before it gets old and everyone thinks it bad, and we think it’s bad. I’m still interested in it. I still think the storylines are true and exciting. It feels like such a win to be able to do six full seasons and get out while we’re still excited by it.
MATTHEW RHYS: I agree. I think they’re doing the right thing, in getting out in a timely manner, before wringing the towel dry. It’s true, we’re still interested in it and we hope the audience is. There’s a lot to tie up. There’s a lot to do, in the final 10 episodes.
Throughout its run, it’s been and stayed one of the best dramas on TV, with such strong writing. Your showrunners, Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, have said that this final season is very emotional for them, but does the final season feel anything like you thought it would?
RUSSELL: I don’t know.
RHYS: Yes and no.
RUSSELL: We shoot a lot outside, in the dead of winter, and it’s such an uphill sprint, every year, anyway. I’m still head down, charging up that hill. So, reading those last scripts, of Episodes 8, 9 and 10 were definitely emotional, but I don’t have enough time to reflect yet. I think we will, two months after. There’s still so much work to be done that you kind of can’t sit back and see it yet. And the truth is that Joe [Weisberg] and Joel [Fields] have done their work. They’ve written it, so they’re reflecting now, but we’re still in the middle of it.
What was it like to read the last episode and see where the characters ended up?
RHYS: It was very emotional. I got very emotional. It has been a long journey, and a big one, as well. For these characters, from where we found them to where we leave them, it’s been huge. So, yeah, I got very teary, at the end.
RUSSELL: I just feel like they pitched it in the perfect tone, which is hard to do. Being a fan of reading the show – because we can’t really claim to watch the show ‘cause we don’t – we love to read it. I just feel like they got the tone right. I hope for everyone who watches it, it will be satisfying. It was really satisfying for me, being a part of it, to read the ending. I think they pitched it right.
I love the moment, last season, when your characters finally actually married each other, which was so beautiful. Joe and Joel told me that they’ve been trying to do that since Season 1, but it just never worked. Were you hoping to get to a moment like that for them?
RHYS: No, I wasn’t. That was such a surprise and a left field moment. I went, “Wow!” I thought it was great. I think it was good that they waited that long because it was earned then. It was far more earned than it would have been in Season 1. It was sweet and poignant and sad, in a way. It was a number of things, as the show always is.
Even just hearing their real names gave me chills.
What can you say about their journey, in this last season, as a family and as a couple?
RUSSELL: What I like about the start of the season, which I think Joe and Joel have done very well through so many of the seasons, is really track a long-term marriage. We start the season, like many long-term relationships, at that moment where you’re so far from each other. You go through moments of incredible intimacy and electricity, and then you go through moments where you’re just so far that you’re living separate lives. They’re just really lonely and far apart when we start Season 6. You have to figure out if they can find their way back because they’re really not connecting and they’re just in different worlds like people get. That’s where it’s at. I think Elizabeth is incredibly alone and alienated because she’s doing all this work, and the stress is getting worse and worse. Imagining Philip in this other world just continues to fracture the relationship and the family.
RHYS: I’d agree. I can’t put that any better. I love the echo of Episode 1 in Season 1, where you meet these two people, who are at a great distance from each other. And then, you go through this huge five-season journey with them, where you see them get close, grow apart, get close, grow apart. And then, we start the final season poles apart and you go, “Oh, god, how will they get back?” It’s really indicative of a long-term relationship. They write so strongly to that.
As your own lives blurred the personal and professional, in making the show, did you learn a new appreciation, in getting to watch each other and really seeing what you guys did, or are you so in it that it’s hard to really step out of it, in that way?
RUSSELL: I definitely have an appreciation for his work. When you’re doing a scene together, and you’re in a good working relationship, it feels like you’re playing tennis with someone that’s really compatible with you. You just have that, with certain people. When we are in a good space, that works. You don’t have to think about it. It’s just fun and exciting.
RHYS: Yeah, that’s true.
RUSSELL: There’s certain chemistry that just doesn’t work, but this is an easy one and it’s enjoyable. When we have a really good, big scene, it’s good. It’s fun.
It also seems like, as you get to know each other better, you can call each other on your bullshit when it doesn’t feel true.
RUSSELL: Yeah, or if someone’s in a bad mood, you know it. You’re like, “What the fuck is up with you?!”
RHYS: Yeah, and it informs scenes sometimes. You wouldn’t be human if you could just flip a switch that easily, coming in from some blazing argument.
RUSSELL: Yeah, in which the crew is like, “Uh oh!”
What can you say about the relationship between Elizabeth and Paige, this season?
The family dynamic on this show has always been so compelling.
RUSSELL: And I feel like it’s really relatable. None of us are spies, but the issues are very relatable.
Keri Russell News
Keri Russell Talks Making Her Broadway Debut in BURN THIS
Published: May. 7, 2019