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Keri Russell Biography

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

Fast Facts

  • Was a member of the Mesa Stars Dance and Drill team, which toured the U
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  • ; 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
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  • 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

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

Relationships

  • Todd Russell -- Brother
  • Willa Lou Deary -- Daughter
  • David Russell -- Father
  • Shane Deary -- Husband (separated)
  • Stephanie Russell -- Mother
  • Julie Russell -- Sister
  • River Russell Deary -- Son
  • Sam -- Son