Keri Russell Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21 Jan, 2020
Facts of Keri Russell
Date of Birth: 1976 , March-23
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Keri Russell
Birth Name Keri Lynn Russell
Father David Russell
Mother Stephanie
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Fountain Valley, California
Profession Actress
Married Yes
Children River Russell Deary and Willa Lou Deary
Divorce Shane Deary
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki
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Keri Russell is an American actress and dancer who came to prominence for her portrayal as Felicity Porter in the drama series Felicity from 1998-2002. She won a Golden Globe Award for her work in the series.

Early Life Of Keri Russell

Born on March 23, 1976, Keri Lynn Russell is a well-known American actress who has played in various movies. She is also known as a dancer. She was born in California Fountain Valley and a daughter of Stephanie and David Russell.

Her father is a Nissan Motors executive whereas her mother is a homemaker. She also has one older brother, Todd and a younger sister, Julie. Their family has to move frequently because of his father’s employment.

From her childhood days, she was inclined to dancing and so she earned her spot on the Mickey Mouse club due to her remarkable talent. She was 15 at that time.

From 1991-1994 she was on the show which is from season 4-6. She co-starred with Ryan Gosling and future pop stars like Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, and Tony Lucca.

Keri Russell's Career

She appeared in various television series as well as got chance to act in several films. Some of them are Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, Boy Meets World, Married with Children etc.

In Bon Jovi’s music video “Always” she appeared as the other woman with Jack Noseworthy, Carla Gugino and Jason wiles in 1994. She got her fame by winning Golden Globe for the role of the title character on the successful WB Network series Felicity in 1999.

On the TV drama Felicity, she played the main character of a young college student in the drama. She took the decision to follow her crush on New York City. One of her character’s defining characteristics was said to be her long and curly hair as well as her slender hair legs.

This drama followed a lot of criticism as well as it has developed a devoted following. And when drastic hairstyle was changed at the beginning of the show next season there was a significant drop in the show’s television ratings. Later on, she was blamed for the drop in the show’s television ratings.

Apart from the show, she has appeared in various other films. Some of them are Eight Days a week, The Curve, and Mad about Mambo. She played the wife of the US serviceman in the film We Were Soldiers in 2002.

In 2015, she appeared in The American alongside Svetlana Efremova, Noah Nicholas and Matthew Rhys.

She also appeared in different films including Mission: Impossible III, Waitress, August Rush, Extraordinary Measures, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes etc. Apart from her films, she has done lots of hot photoshoot for the magazines with bikinis also.

Keri Russell's Net Worth

Keri Russell's net worth is $8 million at present. She has earned a huge amount of salary from her career. She earns $100 thousand per episode while working in the TV series.

She has appeared in the top grossing movies such as Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (Box Office: $76 million), We Were Soldiers (Box Office: $115 million), Mission Impossible III (Box Office: $397.8), Bedtime Stories ( Box Office: $212.9 million), and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($710.6 million).

He has won many awards including Golden Globe Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Satellite Awards, and Television Critics Association Awards.

Keri Russell's Personal Life

Katy Russell has been in a relationship with Shane Deary, a carpenter for a long time. They met through mutual friends. They became engaged in 2006.

After dating for years the couple tied the knot on February 14, 2007, in New York. They have two children together: a son, River (born in 2007), and a daughter Willa (born in 2011). They separated after six years of marriage in the summer of 2013.

Russell has been in a relationship with her The Americans co-star Matthew Rhys since 2013. They welcomed their first child together, a son named Sam, in late May 2016.