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Also Known As: Keri Lynn Russell Died:
Born: March 23, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Fountain Valley, California, USA Profession: actor, model

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Actress Keri Russell seemingly materialized from nowhere to star in the popular angst-filled teen drama "Felicity" (The WB, 1998-2002), but she had actually been a teen entertainer on stage and at Disney's star-making Orlando studios for years. Audiences loved her as the intelligent but naïve Felicity Porter, a sheltered suburban girl who moves to New York to attend college and is exposed to the coarser side of life, thanks to her new big city friends. When the show ended after four seasons, television audiences lost sight of the actress who kept a low profile while strategizing on how to segue into broader adult roles. Russell's eventual follow-up projects included a small but pivotal role in J.J. Abrams' deft "Mission: Impossible III" (2006) and a co-starring role the Adam Sandler family fantasy "Bedtime Stories"(2008), but she focused mainly on meatier independent features like the acclaimed "Waitress" (2007), completing a successful transition from small screen teen fame to respected film actress. Though she found some success in features, Russell had her meatier roles on television, particularly on the Cold War espionage drama "The Americans" (FX, 2013- ), which marked a triumphant return to the...

Actress Keri Russell seemingly materialized from nowhere to star in the popular angst-filled teen drama "Felicity" (The WB, 1998-2002), but she had actually been a teen entertainer on stage and at Disney's star-making Orlando studios for years. Audiences loved her as the intelligent but naïve Felicity Porter, a sheltered suburban girl who moves to New York to attend college and is exposed to the coarser side of life, thanks to her new big city friends. When the show ended after four seasons, television audiences lost sight of the actress who kept a low profile while strategizing on how to segue into broader adult roles. Russell's eventual follow-up projects included a small but pivotal role in J.J. Abrams' deft "Mission: Impossible III" (2006) and a co-starring role the Adam Sandler family fantasy "Bedtime Stories"(2008), but she focused mainly on meatier independent features like the acclaimed "Waitress" (2007), completing a successful transition from small screen teen fame to respected film actress. Though she found some success in features, Russell had her meatier roles on television, particularly on the Cold War espionage drama "The Americans" (FX, 2013- ), which marked a triumphant return to the small screen while underscoring her talent for playing diverse roles.

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 Austenland (2013)
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 Dark Skies (2013)
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 Goats (2012)
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 Wonder Woman (2009)
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 Leaves of Grass (2009)
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 Bedtime Stories (2008)
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Raised in Dallas, TX, Mesa, AZ, and Denver, CO
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Briefly worked as a model
1991:
Appeared as a Mouseketeer on the "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel)
1992:
Played a babysitter in feature debut "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid"
1994:
Landed regular role as Phoebe Walker on short-lived CBS sitcom "Daddy's Girls"
1996:
Starred opposite Stephen Collins in NBC TV movie "The Babysitter's Seduction"
1996:
Appeared in "Eight Days a Week"
1996:
Co-starred on NBC primetime serial "Malibu Road"
1998:
Landed breakout role as a young woman who moves to New York City to be closer to her high school crush (Scott Speedman) on The WB drama "Felicity"
2000:
Cast in first feature lead in "Mad About Mambo"
2002:
Played supporting role in "We Were Soldiers"
2004:
Made Broadway debut in Neil LaBute's "Fat Pig" opposite Jeremy Piven and Andrew McCarthy
2005:
Played Joan Allen's daughter in Mike Binder's "The Upside of Anger"; film screened at Sundance
2005:
Starred in Steven Spielberg produced miniseries "Into the West" (TNT)
2006:
Played an agent trainee under the watch of Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt in "Mission: Impossible 3"
2007:
Played a pregnant waitress in an unhappy marriage in "Waitress," helmed by Adrienne Shelly, who was murdered before film's release
2007:
Co-starred with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Freddie Highmore in child prodigy drama "August Rush"
2008:
Co-starred with Adam Sandler in family film "Bedtime Stories"
2010:
Portrayed wife of biotechnology executive John F. Crowley (Brendan Fraser) in "Extraordinary Measures"
2010:
Cast as an environmental activist on Fox comedy "Running Wilde"
2013:
Starred as a KGB agent living undercover as a suburban mom on "The Americans" (FX)
2013:
Co-starred in sci-fi thriller "Dark Skies"
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Education

Highlands Ranch High School: Denver , Colorado - 1994

Notes

On the publicity over "Felicity" during the summer of 1998, Keri Russell told USA TODAY (August 6, 1998): "The media aspect of all this is very bizarre. The truth is, most people don't even know if I'm really any good, but the word has spread. Can we live up to the hype? Luckily, we have a really good show with a great cast, and I don't think people will be disappointed."

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companion:
Tony Lucca. Actor, singer. Born on January 23, 1976; met when they both appeared in "All New Mickey Mouse Club"; together as a couple from c. 1991 to c. 1999.

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father:
David Russell. Works for Nissan.
mother:
Stephanie Russell.
brother:
Todd Russell. Older; born c. 1972.
sister:
Julie Russell. Younger; born c. 1979.
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