Keri Russel is an American actress and dancer. She came to fame for portraying the title role of Felicity Porter on the WB drama series Felicity (1998–2002), for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Similarly, Russell also starred as KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings on the FX spy thriller series The Americans (2013–2018), for which she received Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations.
Early life of Keri Russel
Keri Russel was born on March 23, 1976, 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 due to 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. Furthermore, Keri Russel 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.
Since 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. Russell appeared on Married… with Children in a 1995 episode (“Radio Free Trumaine”, production 9.24).
In 2006, Russell became engaged to Shane Deary, a carpenter she met through mutual friends. The couple tied a knot in New York on February 14, 2007. They have two children together: a son born in 2007 and a daughter born in 2011. Russell and Deary separated in early summer 2013. Since 2014, Russell has been in a relationship with her The Americans co-star Matthew Rhys. They have a son, born in 2016.
- Full Name: Keri Lynn Russell
- Date of Birth: March 23, 1976
- Age: 43 years
- Birth Place: Fountain Valley, California, United States
- Height: 1.63 m
- Partner: Matthew Rhys (since 2014–)
- Upcoming movies: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Antlers
- Children: Willa Lou Deary, River Russell Deary, Sam Evans
- Residence: Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Occupation: Actress, dancer
- Years active: 1991–present
- Spouse(s): Shane Deary (m. 2007; separated 2013)
- Net Worth: $8 million
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