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Keri Russell

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Keri Russell Biography

Born Keri Lynn Russell on March 23, 1976 in Fountain Valley, CA, the oldest of three, she was raised in the Southwest and in Denver. Russell studied dancing from an early age. She later found that her love of dancing was good preparation for acting, insofar as both disciplines demanded self-discipline and an adherence to timing and choreography. Dancing led to a modeling stint, which in turn led to a trip to Los Angeles, where in 1991 she landed her first regular TV gig as one of the Mouseketeers on the Disney Channel's "All New Mickey Mouse Club". Russell stayed with the show until 1993, during which time she lived at Disney World, where the show was taped. During her time on the Mickey Mouse Club, Russell landed her first film role as the babysitter for a giant toddler in the Disney-produced sequel 1992's Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. After her TV commitment ended, Russell moved to Los Angeles . Read Full Bio >>

Keri Russell Awards

2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Drama August Rush (2007). Nominated
2006 Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005) (TV). Won
2006 Teen Choice Awards Movies - Choice Actress: Drama/Action Adventure Mission: Impossible III (2006). Nominated
2005 Satellite Awards Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005) (TV). Nominated
2002 Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actress, Drama "Felicity" (1998). Nominated

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Keri Russell Trivia

  • On People magazine's '50 Most Beautiful' list. [1999]
  • Cut her signature long, curly locks. [August 1999]
  • Parents are David and Stephanie.
  • Siblings are Todd and Julie.
  • Raised in Mesa, Arizona and Denver, Colorado.
  • Is an accomplished Dancer.
  • After Keri had her hair clipped in August 1999, this affected the overall performance of "Felicity" (1998), where it affected fan consensus and the Nielsen ratings. A letter-writing campaign saved the show for another season, and the WB network came up with a resolution, where young stars will not alter their current hairstyles as a strategy to avoid a TV series airing on the WB network, to cause it to be cancelled, or for worse, having an actor/actress fired or subsequently terminated out of his/her contract.
  • She attended Highlands Ranch High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
  • Read for the part of Lois Lane for Superman Returns (2006), but lost to Kate Bosworth.
  • Did not return for the final season of "MMC" (1989) in order to film the short-lived sitcom "Daddy's Girls" (1994).
  • Is still friends with fellow "MMC" (1989) cast member Ilana Miller. She brought Ilana with her to the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.
  • Keri was not a strong singer when she was on "MMC" (1989) in the early nineties. She very rarely sang solo. She was hired for her acting and dancing abilities.
  • Currently (2006) serving as a model and spokesperson for Cover Girl cosmetics.
  • She and her fiancé, Shane Deary, were married on Valentine's Day, 2007, at a restaurant in New York City. Deary is a contractor.
  • Wed Shane Deary at the Harrison restaurant in NYC's West Village on Valentine's Day, 2007, before ten immediate family members.
  • Gave birth to a boy, River Russell Deary, on June 9, 2007 in New York City.
  • Keri and her husband are remodeling a brownstone in Brooklyn [November, 2007].
  • Had a child in real life almost exactly a year after playing a pregnant woman in Waitress (2007).

Keri Russell Photos

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    The Cinema Society Hosts A Screening of Sony Pictures Classics "Austenland" in New York City - Arrivals

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    "Austenland" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" New York City Premiere - Arrivals

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    FX's "The Americans" Season One New York City Premiere - Arrivals

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    2010 Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

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    2010 Fox Upfront Programming Presentation Afterparty - Arrivals

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