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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 23 March 1976Fountain Valley, California, USA
Birth NameKeri Lynn Russell
Nickname Care Bear
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Keri Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, to Stephanie (Stephens) and David Harold Russell, an executive at Nissan Motors. She began her career on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991. She stayed with the show until 1993. After leaving The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) (where she, along with her castmates recorded an album, MMC), she moved to LA to pursue an acting career. She starred in Aaron Spelling's Malibu Shores (1996) on NBC.

Keri's breakthrough role came in 1998 where she played "Felicity Porter" in the WB's popular series Felicity (1998). In 1999, Keri won her first Golden Globe award for her role in Felicity (1998) in which she continued until the show ended in 2002. Keri pursued a movie career starring alongside Mel Gibson in We Were Soldiers (2002) and Joan Allen in The Upside of Anger (2005). In 2004, Keri made her Broadway debut in "Fat Pig" alongside Andrew McCarthy and Jeremy Piven.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Cindy <CindaMac97@aol.com> and Suzey

Spouse (1)

Shane Deary (14 February 2007 - 2013) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (22)

On People magazine's '50 Most Beautiful' list.
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 The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) in order to film the short-lived sitcom Daddy's Girls (1994).
Is still friends with fellow The All New Mickey Mouse Club (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 The All New Mickey Mouse Club (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.
According to an interview which appeared in the October 1999 issue of Jane Magazine, she claims to have lost her virginity at age 15.
Is good friends with Mission: Impossible III (2006) and August Rush (2007) co-star Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Briefly attended Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida when she worked on the Emerald Cove (1993).
She is of English, with smaller (to varying degrees) amounts of German, German-Swiss, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Manx (Isle of Man), Dutch, and Danish ancestry.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a daughter named Willa Lou Deary on December 27, 2011. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Shane Deary.
Is in a relationship with Matthew Rhys since 2013.
Wed her now ex-husband Shane Deary at the Harrison restaurant in NYC's West Village on Valentine's Day, 2007, before ten immediate family members.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a son named River Russell Deary on June 9, 2007. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Shane Deary.
(January 6, 2016) Expecting her 3rd child and 1st child with her boyfriend Matthew Rhys.

Personal Quotes (18)

People - not just in their teenage years - hold on to this fantasy of love when they're not ready to have a real relationship.
Yeah, 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.
Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
It's sad when girls think they don't have anything going on except being pretty.
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.
Dance is definitely what I love doing much more than anything else.
People expect all women to react the same to pregnancy. But anyone who's been around pregnant women knows that it's not all cutesy and sweet. You spaz out and you're angry and you have tantrums.
People still take it really personally. They come up to me at breakfast places like, 'When are you growing your hair back?'
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!
I am literally the worst person at keeping secrets. I'd be the worst spy of all time.
Anything that opens you up emotionally is going to impact your acting. Parenthood, becoming a mom, certainly does that.
I love doing laundry! It's so satisfying. I love the way it smells. I love doing the sheets.
I am positive I was not a neglected child. I remember reading 'The Jungle Book' and 'The Sleeping Beauty.'
Dance has helped me with everything. It was a great foundation for discipline, hard work and, unfortunately, the ever-elusive idea of perfection. It lends itself easily to fight choreography, because that's what it really is. Choreography. And knowing how to move with someone.
Acting is a strange profession, and, yes, sometimes I struggle with its worth, its value in the world.
Naps are the key to relieving stress. When you are working on two hours of sleep, the fact that cheese comes on something when you ordered it with no cheese is enough to send you crying under the covers for an hour.
I am crazy for dessert. I eat everything. No one should be denied anything... just don't eat the whole thing.
I know not every mom is a secret KGB spy, but every mom has this whole other life. Every dad and every person has this whole other life.

Salary (2)

Felicity (1998) $30,000 /episode
The Americans (2013) $100,000 / episode

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