Keri Russell is an American dancer and actress who rose to fame for her portrayal of Felicity in the drama series of the same name, for which she won a Golden Globe Award. She has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award for her role as KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings in ‘The Americans on FX, for which she has received recognition. Russell has also appeared in several films, including ‘Mission: Impossible III,’ ‘August Rush,’ and ‘Extraordinary Measures.’ Born to a housewife and a Nissan Motors executive, the actress grew up away from the entertainment industry with her two siblings. She attended both Cypress Creek High School and Highlands Ranch High School. As a teenager, she acquired an interest in acting and decided to pursue it professionally. In addition to being a major celebrity, Russell is well-known for her modesty. She enjoys performing domestic duties, particularly laundry. She is extremely impassioned about dancing and prefers it to all other leisure activities. Russell resides currently in Los Angeles, California.
Keri Russell’s Career
Keri Russell made her television début at age 15 when she joined the cast of ‘All-New Mickey Mouse Club’ on the Disney Channel. She appeared in the 1992 science fiction comedy film Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. She appeared on ‘Boy Meets World’ the following year. She subsequently appeared in an episode of ‘Married… with Children’. Russell subsequently appeared in numerous television programs and films, including the soap opera “Malibu Shores.”
In 1994, she appeared with Jack Noseworthy, Jason Wiles, and Carla Gugino in the music video for “Always” by Bon Jovi. She subsequently appeared in two episodes of ‘Roar’. From 1998 to 2002, the actress portrayed the title character on the television series ‘Felicity.’ This role brought her to prominence as a television actress. During this period, she also appeared in a number of films, including “Eight Days a Week,” “Mad About Mambo,” “The Curve,” and “We Were Soldiers.”
Russell made her off-Broadway début in Neil LaBute’s “Fat Pig” in 2004, following the conclusion of the television series “Felicity.” Then, in 2005, she appeared in “The Magic of Ordinary Days,” “Into the West,” and “The Upside of Anger.” The American beauty was chosen to symbolize CoverGirl Cosmetics the following year. During this time, she also appeared on the NBC series ‘Scrubs’ and in the films ‘Waitress,’ ‘Grimm Love,’ and ‘August Rush.
In 2008, Russell appeared in the comedy film Bedtime Stories’. After this, she was offered a role in ‘Extraordinary Measures’ by CBS Films. She appeared in the series ‘Running Wilde’ from 2010 to 2011. The actress began portraying a deep-cover KGB agent on the FX series ‘The Americans in 2013. She appeared alongside Gary Oldman and Andy Serkis in the 2014 film “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
Keri’s Personal Life
Keri Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, on March 23, 1976, to Stephanie and David Russell. Her father is an administrator at Nissan Motors, while her mother is a homemaker. Russell has an older sibling named Todd and a younger sibling named Julie. The actress matriculated from Highlands Ranch High School before briefly enrolling at Cypress Creek High School.
Concerning her romantic life, she wed carpenter Shane Deary on February 14, 2007. The couple had two children, a son named River and a daughter named Willa, prior to their separation in 2013. Russell is in a relationship with actor Matthew Rhys at present. Their son’s name is Sam.
Estimated Net Worth
Keri Russell is an American actress and performer with a $12 million net worth. Russell is perhaps best known for her portrayal as Felicity in the WB drama “Felicity,” but she has also appeared in a number of other roles over the years.