Keri Russell

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Keri Russell

Born

Fountain Valley, California, USA

Birth Name

Keri Lynn Russell

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Keri Rusell, Keri Russel
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  • Keri Russell on Running Wilde.
  • Keri Russell on Running Wilde.
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Biography

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Keri started acting in 1991 when she joined the TV series "MMC". She left "MMC" in 1993 when she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a serious acting career. She was hired on to Aaron Spelling's "Malibu Shores" (1996), but her breakthrough performance came in1998 when she signed…more

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  • Trivia

    • Besides acting, Keri is also a dancer. She started her career as a dancer in the Mickey Mouse Club.

    • Her son, River Russell Deary, was born on June 9, 2007. Her daughter, Willa Lou Deary, was born on December 27, 2011. Both childs' father is her ex-husband Shane Deary.

    • In 2008, Keri was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards in the category Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actress: Drama for her work in the 2007 movie August Rush.

    • In 2006, Keri was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards in the category Teen Choice Award Movies - Choice Actress: Drama/Action Adventure for her work in the 2006 movie Mission: Impossible III.

    • In 2013, Keri was nominated for the Satellite Awards in the category Best Actress in a Series - Drama for her work in the TV series The Americans.

    • In 2005, Keri was nominated for the Satellite Awards in the category Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for her work in the 2005 TV movie The Magic of Ordinary Days.

    • Keri was nominated 4 times (1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002) for Teen Choice Awards for her role in Felicity in the category of TV - Choice Actress. However she never won in that category.

    • In 1993, Keri was nominated, together with the rest of the cast of the Mickey Mouse Club, for a Young Artist Awards in the category Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Youth Series or Variety Show.

    • In 1999, Keri won a Golden Globe for her work in the TV Felicity in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama

    • While Keri was growning up, she moved quite frequently. She lived in places like Coppell, TX, Mesa, AZ, and Highlands Ranch, CO.

    • Keri has two siblings: an older brother, named Todd, and a younger sister, named Julie.

    • Her parents are named David and Stephanie.

    • Keri had a child, River Russell Deary on June 9, 2007 in New York City. She and contractor Shane Deary, both 31, became engaged in 2006, and were married on February 14, 2007. Keri is separated from Shane since the summer of 2013.

    • In light of Keri cutting her locks on Felicity, WB entertainment president Susanee Daniels playfully said "Nobody is cutting their hair again on our network".

    • After winning a Golden Globe for Best Actress, Drama Series, for Felicity, she reportedly asked for a sizable raise and walked off the set when the network refused. Russell was receiving an estimated $20,000-$30,000 per episode - the same pay as her non-leading co-stars.

    • She was named for her grandfather Kermit and spent most of her childhood relocating between Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and California because of her father's job.

    • During her summer 1999 hiatus from Felicity, she took a vacation to Ireland, revisiting the country where she made Mad About Mambo and took a camping trip to Yosemite, part of which was photographed for InStyle magazine.

    • She studied dance while in school but her discovery by a talent scout in Denver lead to acting jobs in commercials, movies and TV.

    • She was in a music video for Bon Jovi "Always".

    • She did a TV commercial for J.C. Penney in 1994.

    • She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 in the category TV - Choice Actress for her role in Felicity.

    • In 1999, she won the Teen Choice Award in the category of TV - Breakout Performance for starring in a TV series Felicity.

    • In 1993, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award in the category of Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Youth Series or Variety Show for the TV series MMC.

    • In 1993, she was nominated for an Young Artist Award in the category of Best Young Actress Co-Starring in a Motion Picture for the movie Honey, I Blew Up the Kid.

    • In 2004, Keri made her Broadway debut in Fat Pig alongside Andrew McCarthy and Jeremy Piven.

    • She got $30,000 per episode for her role in Felicity.

    • Keri read for the part of Lois Lane for Superman Returns in 2006, but lost to Kate Bosworth.

    • She attended Highlands Ranch High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

    • In 1999, Keri was on People magazine's '50 Most Beautiful' list.

    • In 1999, Keri won her first Golden Globe award for her role in Felicity in which she continued until the show ended in 2002.

    • Her first role was on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991.

    • Her nickname is: Care Bear.

    • The ratings for her show Felicity dropped dramatically when she cut her hair for the second season.

  • Quotes

    • Keri: (on her relationship with her Felicity co-star Scott Speedman) The other day, I was crying because I had this huge issue. I texted my close girlfriend and Speedman. He called back first! He was like, 'What's going on?'

    • Keri: (on her keeping in touch with her Felicity co-star Scott Speedman) Because we live such different lives now, I don't see him that much. But when I need a great friend, he's there.

    • Keri: (on her having some fight training for her role in The Americans)We did do a little fight training type stuff a few weeks before. I did get a bloody lip, which I am sort of proud about, in the boxing training. You should see the other guy though.

    • Keri: (on her workouts to stay fit) This really nerdy workout I do in my walk-through closet in our brownstone. I do a workout video and use my own music – whatever is inspiring to me at that time, like Alabama Shakes, the Cure, or Mumford and Sons.

    • Keri: People - not just in their teenage years - hold on to this fantasy of love when they're not ready to have a real relationship.

    • Keri: I like being on my own. I do. I tend to be a loner, so I'm okay. I'm not okay when I have to be around everyone all the time.

    • Keri: It's sad when girls think they don't have anything going on except being pretty.

    • Keri: (on how motherhood changed her) It changes everything, even the way you view movies. I was watching Finding Nemo and I burst into tears. I was like, "I hope he finds his parents. Ahh!" It's uncontrollable!

    • Keri: (about her 2007 film August Rush, in which she plays a parent who gives her child up for adoption) Watching it is so much more emotional now that I'm a mother. No one tells you that when you have a baby, you literally take a crazy pill, and from then on, anything that has to do with kids--even if it isn't even your kid--you burst into tears. I can't imagine having a kid and knowing that they're out there. I'm sort of glad I wasn't a mom yet when I was filming it.

    • Keri: I made a little bit of money on Felicity, but I was really the only one of my friends on the show who didn't buy a home and a really fancy car. I was able to move to New York, have an apartment, and not work for a year. I was a kid that year. I went out dancing. I didn't get to do any of that when I had to be at work at 5 in the morning. Now, as much as I don't regret my life, I value so much being at home for dinner with my family.

    • Keri: I want to be able to raise my kid. I was totally being a martyr about it at first, thinking I could totally do it on my own, which I did for a while. I've hired a babysitter before, but as for a full-time caregiver... for a control freak like me, it ain't gonna happen!

    • Keri: People still take it really personally. They come up to me at breakfast places like, 'When are you growing your hair back?'

    • Keri: Dance is definitely what I love doing much more than anything else.

    • Keri: Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.

    • Keri: Who knows? Maybe years from now I'll be on a ranch in Colorado with 10 kids. The whole point of life is to experience a little bit of everything, and I think it's better when there are a few surprises thrown in.

    • Keri: One girl spit on me because I was the new kid in school. But mostly, I was pretty normal-not excessively popular. I definitely wasn't a hottie, big-boobed cheerleader. It didn't help that I looked 12 years old the entire four years.

    • Keri: My best friends in life are people who admit they don't have everything figured out, no matter what age they are, I hope I never stop doing that either.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Kerri Russell is the complete package.

    10
    Shes very pretty. She is also down to earth. She is someone any girl can look up to. And she is also a fantastic actress. Felicity is still one of my favorite shows. And I find myself very interested in watching all of her movies several years later. It dosent matter what the movie is about if Keri Russell is in it i know it will be great. She is also one of the few young actresses who dosent seem to be into the party scene and she has a good head on her shoulders. She also seems to be a fantastic mother.moreless
  • I love Keri Russell

    10
    What a hot redhead! That what sums up Keri Russell. I admire her very much not only for acting talent, but she ais a gorgous lady. I'm in love with her big time. It's too bad she could have been on "Mission; Impossible 3" a lot longer. I wrote about her in MI3 on another websidte. I said that she is the best thing in MI3, not Tom Cruise. she should have been on the movie a little longer. I have faith and love for Keri Russell. I wrote a few letter to her in support of her. She's lucky that she agot a number one fan in her corner. Now that's the Power of Love.moreless
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