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Keri Russell

Lowest Rated:   0% Dead Man's Curve (1998)
Birthplace:   Fountain Valley, California, USA
With green eyes, clear skin, and a head of hair that any pre-Raphaelite would envy, Keri Russell became one of the most recognizable young actresses of the late 1990s. Propelled to fame by her title role on the WB Network's Felicity, Russell quickly endeared herself to critics and viewers with her searching and honest portrayal of a college freshman facing life on her own for the first time.Born Keri Lynn Russell on March 23, 1976 in Fountain Valley, California, 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 was cast as herself on the newly-revived 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 in 1992's Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. After her TV commitment ended, Russell moved to Los Angeles and in 1996 was cast in Aaron Spelling's Malibu Shores. In the same year, she did more film work in the little-seen The Babysitter's Seduction, and she continued her film work in 1997 with the comedy Eight Days a Week. In 1998, with her career flagging, Russell got her big break playing confused college freshman Felicity Porter, a part she nearly wasn't considered for because the show's creators felt she was too beautiful to have the problems her character did.Suddenly the subject of countless interviews and magazine covers, Russell found herself as one of television's hottest commodities, especially in the wake of the Golden Globe she netted for her portrayal of Felicity. Unsurprisingly, this new status led to a new range of opportunities, including her role in The Curve (1998), a thriller which had its premiere at Sundance and co-starred Matthew Lillard. After the conclusion of Felicity in 2001, Russell worked steadily in small but valuable roles in the films We Were Soldiers, The Upside of Anger, and The Management of Ordinary Days. Russell played a major role as a covert operative kidnapped by a weapons dealer in Mission Impossible III. Though she didn't manage to secure the role of Lois Lane for Superman Returns (2006) (that honor went to Kate Bosworth), Russell snagged the lead role of a small-town waitress in the highly acclaimed independent comedy Waitress (2007) and also played the lead in the modest hit August Rush (2007). The following year, she played Adam Sandler's love interest in Bedtime Stories.In 2010, Russell made an attempt to return to television in the Fox series Running Wilde, opposite Will Arnett. The show was canceled after only 13 episodes. However, in 2013, she scored a hit series with FX's Soviet spy-drama The Americans, playing a KGB officer posing as an American in 1980s Washington DC; she nabbed an Emmy nomination for her work on the show in 2016.


Highest Rated Movies



47% Free State of Jones
  • Serena Knight
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • Ellie
$183.3M 2014
30% Austenland
  • Jane Hayes
$2.2M 2013
41% Dark Skies
  • Lacy Barrett
$17.5M 2013
19% Goats
  • Judy
61% Leaves of Grass
  • Janet
$68.5k 2010
28% Extraordinary Measures
  • Aileen Crowley
$11.9M 2010
88% Wonder Woman
  • Wonder Woman
25% Bedtime Stories
  • Jill
$110M 2008
71% The Girl in the Park
  • Celeste
37% August Rush
  • Lyla Novacek
$31.6M 2007
89% Waitress
  • Jenna
$18.7M 2007
No Score Yet Rohtenburg (Grimm Love)
  • Actor
70% Mission: Impossible III
  • Lindsey Farris
$133.4M 2006
No Score Yet Butterfly---A Grimm Love Story
  • Katie Armstrong
74% The Upside of Anger
  • Emily Wolfmeyer
$18.8M 2005
No Score Yet Magic of Ordinary Days
  • Livy Dunne
63% We Were Soldiers
  • Barbara
$78.1M 2002
57% Mad About Mambo
  • Lucy McLoughlin
0% Dead Man's Curve
  • Emma
No Score Yet When Innocence Is Lost
  • Erica French
22% Eight Days a Week
  • Erica
No Score Yet The Lottery
  • Felice Dunbar
No Score Yet She Cried No
  • Actor
No Score Yet Freshman Fall
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Babysitter's Seduction
  • Michelle Winston
No Score Yet Clerks
  • Actor
41% Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
  • Mandy Park


No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
96% The Americans
  • Elizabeth Jennings Elizabeth
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Chew
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Colbert Report
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
32% Running Wilde
  • Emmy Kadubic
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Scrubs
  • Melody
  • 2007

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