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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 - present) (separated) (2 children)

Trivia (26)

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.
Wed Shane Deary at the Harrison restaurant in NYC's West Village on Valentine's Day, 2007, before ten immediate family members.
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).
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.
Was 7 months pregnant with her son River when she completed filming August Rush (2007).
Returned to work 9 months after giving birth to her son River to begin filming Bedtime Stories (2008).
Returned to work 6 months after giving birth to her daughter Willa in order to begin filming The Americans (2013).
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 1st child at age 31, a son River Russell Deary on June 9, 2007. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Shane Deary.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a daughter Willa Lou Deary on December 27, 2011. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Shane Deary.
(Early summer 2013) Separated from her husband of 6 years Shane Deary.

Personal Quotes (4)

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.

Salary (1)

Felicity (1998) $30,000 /episode

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