Keri Russell
American actress and dancer
Keri Russell
Keri Lynn Russell is an American actress and dancer. After appearing in a number of made-for-television films and series during the mid-1990s, she came to fame for portraying the title role of Felicity Porter on the series Felicity, which ran from 1998 to 2002, and for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Russell has since appeared in several films, and currently stars in The Americans.
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TV’s White Women Antiheroes Are Promising -- And Problematic
Huffington Post - 3 months
This piece by Tallyn Owens originally appeared on The Establishment, a new multimedia site funded and run by women. One of the single most significant failures of white feminism, both historically and today, is the inability of white woman to acknowledge that they are complicit in the marginalization of other people. They use their oppression by the patriarchy to justify prioritizing issues that are most pertinent to them in feminist organizing and discourse. Centuries of idolizing and prizing white womanhood as a mode of upholding white supremacy created varying levels of both narcissism and fragility among white women, which contributes to their inability to think of themselves as capable of harm. In October, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests “dumb” and “arrogant,” showing that even (and perhaps especially) the most intellectual, revered white feminists are prone to acting far less worthy of the high praise they recei ...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Keri Russell on Her First Emmy Nomination, for ‘The Americans’
NYTimes - 6 months
Ms. Russell is an Emmy nominee for her role as Elizabeth Jennings, the K.G.B. agent and master of disguise on FX’s “The Americans.”
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PHOTOS: Keri Russell Takes a Bike Ride in NYC
ABC News - 6 months
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'Waitress' Star Finds Strength In The Female Narrative On Broadway
Huffington Post - 9 months
Much of the buzz surrounding “Waitress,” which is now playing at New York’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre, has emphasized the musical’s all-female creative team — the first in Broadway history. Still, one person hadn’t picked up on that anomaly until late in the game: the show’s leading lady, Jessie Mueller. “I honestly didn’t know that was the case until somebody brought it up. I hadn’t noticed,” Mueller told The Huffington Post. Ultimately, she believes her oversight is a positive thing: “Everybody was there simply because they were the best person for the job.” To her point, few new Broadway musicals boast such an impressive pedigree. “Waitress,” which is based on Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film of the same name, is directed by Diane Paulus, who nabbed a Tony Award for the 2013 revival of “Pippin.” Choreographer Lorin Latarro, who worked on the immersive theater sensation, “Queen of the Night,” was brought in to give the cast slick moves, while Jessie Nelson ("I Am Sam") provided t ...
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'The Americans' recap: Paige's role grows as Cold War gets hotter
LATimes - 9 months
Suburban teen Paige Jennings (Holly Taylor) plays a more prominent role each year on “The Americans” Cold War thriller. In Season 1 of this FX series, Paige knew something was strange about her travel agent parents Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip (Matthew Rhys). Unbeknownst to this snoopy 13-year-old,...
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'The Americans' recap: What to do with Pastor Tim? Spies disagree
LATimes - 11 months
Teenager Paige Jennings (Holly Taylor) bears a terrible burden in knowing that Mom and Dad are only travel agents on the side. Their main career, of course, is spying for the Soviet Union. Paige promised her parents, Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip (Matthew Rhys), that she’ll keep quiet. Yet...
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Forget 'Gilmore Girls.' Bring Back 'Felicity.'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Welcome back to Stars Hollow, y’all. The "Gilmore Girls" reunion is officially happening. As a millennial who graduated from high school in 2006, a girl who has always enjoyed relationship-oriented dramedies and female-driven media -- and, yes, a verbose little goody two-shoes nerd -- I should be chugging celebratory coffees and talking way too fast while sporting a baby tee. (Does that sound right?) But forget "Gilmore Girls," I say. What we really need is a "Felicity" reunion. Now, OK, I’m biased. Despite my aforementioned qualifications, I’ve simply never gotten into "Gilmore Girls." I’ve watched a few episodes here and there. I tried to binge it after its much-heralded arrival on Netflix, but -- how can I put this -- everything about it annoyed me. The Sorkinesque pace of the banter, Alexis Bledel’s monotone delivery and monoexpression face, Lorelai’s whole adorably-incompetent-parent schtick: it strikes me as artificial and sometimes unbearably saccharine. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Keri Russell
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 39
    She currently stars as KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings in the FX television series The Americans for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, the daughter of Stephanie (née Stephens), a homemaker, and David Russell, a Nissan Motors executive. She has an older brother, Todd, and a younger sister, Julie. The family lived in Coppell, Texas; Mesa, Arizona; and Highlands Ranch, Colorado, moving frequently because of her father's work. Russell's dancing earned her a spot on the Mickey Mouse Club. Russell first appeared on television at age 15 as a cast member of the All-New Mickey Mouse Club variety show on the Disney Channel.
  • 2014
    Age 37
    In 2014, Russell starred in the film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a sequel to the 2011 movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes alongside actors Andy Serkis and Gary Oldman.
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  • 2010
    Age 33
    Russell starred in the Fox series Running Wilde, from 2010 to 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2013, she has starred in the FX series The Americans, playing a deep undercover KGB spy living as an American in the early 1980s.
  • 2009
    Age 32
    Russell voiced Wonder Woman in a direct-to-video animated feature released March 3, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Russell starred alongside Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford in the Tom Vaughan-helmed Extraordinary Measures for CBS Films. The drama, which started filming on April 6, 2009 and was released on January 22, 2010, was the first film to go into production for the new company. Russell played Aileen Crowley, a mother who tries to build a normal home life for her sick children while her husband, John (Fraser), and an unconventional scientist (Ford) race against time to find a cure.
  • 2008
    Age 31
    In an appearance on The View on December 15, 2008, Russell said she got the part because Adam Sandler's wife Jackie had seen her in Waitress and suggested her for the movie.
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  • 2007
    Age 30
    She also appeared on the cover of the New York Posts Page Six magazine on November 11, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Russell later appeared in Bedtime Stories.
    Russell next appeared in August Rush, released in November 2007.
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    In 2007, Russell also completed roles in Butterfly: A Grimm Love Story (titled Rohtenburg for its German release), in which she played Katie Armstrong, a graduate student who writes a thesis paper on an infamous cannibal murder case, and the thriller The Girl in the Park, opposite Sigourney Weaver, Kate Bosworth and Alessandro Nivola.
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    Also in 2007, she played "Melody" on the NBC show Scrubs.
    More Details Hide Details Russell next starred in the film Waitress, which marked the fourth time Russell had played a pregnant woman. Her performance—opposite Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto, Andy Griffith and the film's director Adrienne Shelley—was positively received by critics, with Michael Sragow of The Baltimore Sun writing that Russell's performance had "aesthetic character" and "wields tenderness and fierceness with quiet heat".
    In the summer of 2007, Russell appeared in The Keri Kronicles, a reality show/sitcom sponsored by CoverGirl and airing on MySpace; the show was filmed at Russell's home in Manhattan and spotlighted her life.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 29
    Russell and Shane Deary, a carpenter she met through mutual friends, became engaged in 2006 and were married on February 14, 2007, in New York.
    More Details Hide Details The couple separated in early summer 2013. This was confirmed by her representative at a time of media inquiries when the actor's home was burglarized in early December of that year. Russell and Deary have two children together, a son River, born in 2007 and a daughter Willa, born in 2011. Russell has been in a relationship with her Americans co-star Matthew Rhys since 2013. They welcomed their first child together, a son named Sam, in late May 2016.
    In the summer of 2006, Russell was chosen to be a celebrity spokeswoman for CoverGirl Cosmetics.
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  • 2005
    Age 28
    Directing Mission: Impossible III in 2005, J. J. Abrams asked Russell to join the cast and she accepted.
    More Details Hide Details She was screen tested for the role of Lois Lane in Superman Returns but lost the role to Kate Bosworth.
    In 2005, she returned to television and film, beginning with an appearance in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie The Magic of Ordinary Days, theatrical film The Upside of Anger (alongside Kevin Costner, Joan Allen and Evan Rachel Wood), and the television miniseries Into the West.
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  • 2004
    Age 27
    When Felicity ended, Russell moved to New York City and made her off-Broadway stage debut in 2004, appearing opposite Jeremy Piven, Andrew McCarthy, and Ashlie Atkinson in Neil LaBute's Fat Pig.
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  • 1999
    Age 22
    She won a Golden Globe for the role in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Russell's long and curly hair was one of her character's defining characteristics. A drastic hairstyle change at the beginning of the show's second season was thought to cause a significant drop in the show's television ratings. During the show's run, Russell appeared in the films Eight Days a Week, The Curve, and Mad About Mambo, all of which received only limited releases in North America. Her next role was in the film We Were Soldiers (2002), playing the wife of a United States serviceman during the Vietnam War. The film was released two months before the end of Felicity's run.
  • 1998
    Age 21
    From 1998 to 2002, Russell starred as the title character on the successful WB Network series Felicity.
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  • 1997
    Age 20
    In 1997, she appeared in two episodes of Roar alongside Heath Ledger.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 19
    She subsequently starred in several film and television roles, including the 1996 made-for-television film The Babysitter's Seduction.
    More Details Hide Details That year she also had a role on the short-lived soap opera series Malibu Shores. In 1994, Russell appeared as the "other woman" in Bon Jovi's music video "Always" with Jack Noseworthy, Carla Gugino, and Jason Wiles.
  • 1995
    Age 18
    Russell appeared on Married... with Children in a 1995 episode ("Radio Free Trumaine", production 9.24).
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  • 1992
    Age 15
    In 1992, Russell appeared in Honey, I Blew Up the Kid alongside Rick Moranis and in 1993, she had a role on the sitcom Boy Meets World as Mr. Feeny's niece.
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  • 1991
    Age 14
    She was on the show from 1991 to 1994 (Seasons 4–6) and co-starred with future actor Ryan Gosling and future pop stars Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, and Tony Lucca.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Born
    Born on March 23, 1976.
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