With her charm, talent and passion Keri Russell took the acting industry by storm as soon as she stepped into the lime light. In no time, she positioned herself as one of the Hollywood’s most promising starlet of 21st century and award-winning performance in 1999’s series “Felicity” was the icing on the cake. People Magazine listed her in its “50 Most Beautiful” list. She is celebrated for her performance in movies like “Mission Impossible III”, “Waitress”, “August Rush”, “Extraordinary Measures”, and “Dawn of the Planet of Apes”. In 2016, she will start filming her upcoming movie “The Free State of Jones”.
Green-eyed beauty Keri Russell felt the first verge of her life on 23rd of March, 1976. Native of Fountain Valley, CA, Keri is a daughter of an automotive executive David Russell and a homemaker Stephanie. Middle of three children, she has a younger sister named Julie and older brother named Todd. She spent major portion of her childhood living in Texas, prior her family decided to relocate to Mesa, Arizona, where she took an earnest interest in entertainment and began taking ballet and jazz lessons, eventually touring the nation with a drill and dance team. She attended the Highlands Ranch High School in Colorado. Keri received a reputed scholarship in Denver, CO. Disney’s talent scout discovered her after she appeared on Star Search.
Unlike her professional life, her personal life is not a fairy tale. Her six years of marriage with Shane Deary came to an end when the problem between the couple could not be solved. The couple has started their relationship after being introduced by their mutual friend and announced their engagement in 2006. After nearly a year of engagement, on 14th of February 2007, they exchanged the marriage vow. In early summer of 2013, Keri and Shane started living separately. Though they have filed for divorce verdict is yet to come. Keri has two children with her former husband. She welcomed her first child, River Russell Deary on 9th of June 2007 and her second child and only daughter Willa Lou Deary took birth on 27th of December 2011. In early 2014, the news of her dating her co-star of “Americans”, Matthew Rhys was confirmed. Previously she dated Scott Speedman, Joseph Lawrence and Tony Lucca.
Keri first appeared on small screen at age fifteen on Disney Channel’s “All-New Mickey Mouse Club”. She remained on the show for three years from 1991 to 1994. She made her feature debut in 1992, playing the unlucky babysitter in “Honey I Blew Up the Kid”. Following this, she appeared in television films, such as “Clerks”, ‘The Babysitter’s Seduction”, “The Lottery” and “When Innocence Is Lost”. She then appeared in the jocular teen sex comedy titled “Eight Days a Week”, portraying a prototypical sexy lass. Back on the small screen, she depicted a high school senior & single mother in “When Innocence Was Lost”. Following a guest role in “7th Heaven”, she landed a role in offbeat “Roar”. Before starring in a star making series “Felicity”, she starred in teen thriller titled “Dead Man’s Curve”. Instantly hit “Felicity” earned her a number of awards and nominations including Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series – Drama and Teen Choice Award for TV – Breakout Performance. The success of “Felicity” opened her doors to a number of high profile Hollywood films, including “Mission Impossible III” for which she earned Teen Choice Award nods for Choice Movie Actress – Drama / Action Adventure. For her performance in television movie “The Magic of Ordinary Days”, she earned Satellite Award nomination for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film.
Her acting credits include movies like “Grimm Love”, “Waitress”, ‘The Girl in the Park”, “August Rush”, “Bedtime Stories”, “Leaves of Grass”, “Extraordinary Measures”, “Goats”, “Austenland”, “Dark Skies” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”. Back on the small screen, she is playing Elizabeth Jennings in “The Americans” for which she has earned a number of nominations, including Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama. Throughout her career, she has collected a fortune of eight million dollars.
In her spare time, she loves enjoying her hobbies, such as dancing, hiking, gardening, mountain biking and listening music. More detailed information is available in wiki.