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Keri Russell
Keri Russell at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California.
Russell in 2013
Born
Keri Lynn Russell

March 23, 1976 (1976-03-23) (age 43)
Residence Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation Actress, dancer
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s)
Shane Deary
(m. 2007; separated 2013)
Partner(s) Matthew Rhys (2014–present)
Children 3

Keri Lynn Russell (born March 23, 1976) is an American actress and dancer. She came to fame for portraying the title role of Felicity Porter on the WB drama series Felicity (1998–2002), for which she won a Golden Globe Award.

Russell also starred as KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings on the FX spy thriller series The Americans (2013–2018), for which she received Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations.

Russell has appeared in several films and in 2017, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Early life and Career

Keri Lynn Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California,she has an older brother and a younger sister. The family lived in Coppell, Texas; Mesa, Arizona; and Highlands Ranch, Colorado, moving frequently due to her father's work. Russell's dancing earned her a spot on The Mickey Mouse Club.

Russell first appeared on television at age 15 as a cast member of the All-New Mickey Mouse Club variety show on the Disney Channel. She was on the show from 1991 to 1994 (Seasons 4–6) and co-starred with future actor Ryan Gosling and future pop stars Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, and Tony Lucca.

In 1992, Russell appeared in Honey, I Blew Up the Kid alongside Rick Moranis and in 1993, she had a role on the sitcom Boy Meets World. Russell appeared on Married... with Children in a 1995 episode, she further starred in several film and television roles and also had a role on the short-lived soap opera series Malibu Shores.

In 1994, Russell appeared in Bon Jovi's music video "Always". In 1997, she appeared in two episodes of Roar alongside Heath Ledger.

From 1998 to 2002, Russell starred as the title character on the successful WB Network series Felicity. In 1999, she won a Golden Globe for the role.

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