Keri Russell

  • Birth Name: Keri Lynn Russell
  • Birth Place: Fountain Valley, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Was a member of the Mesa Stars Dance and Drill team, which toured the U.S.; several dance scholarships followed.
  • Worked briefly as a model.
  • Had a three-year stint as a Mouseketeer on The New Mickey Mouse Club from 1991 to 1994.
  • Almost wasn't cast on Felicity because executive producer J.J. Abrams initially thought that she was too beautiful for the lead part; she later generated much press when she cut her trademark locks at the beginning of the show's 1999 season.
  • In 2004 made her stage debut in the off-Broadway production of Neil LaBute's Fat Pig. Her costars included Andrew McCarthy and Jeremy Piven.
  • Tested for the role of Lois Lane for the 2006 movie Superman Returns (the part went to Kate Bosworth).
  • Is a member of the Adrienne Shelly Foundation's advisory board; Russell starred in Shelly's final film, Waitress, in 2007.

Awards

  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2019, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Matthew Rhys — Significant Other
  • Julie Russell — Sister
  • Stephanie Russell — Mother
  • David Russell — Father
  • River Russell Deary — Son
  • Todd Russell — Brother
  • Willa Lou Deary — Daughter
  • Shane Deary — Husband (separated)
  • Sam — Son
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