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Keri Russell

  • Birthplace: Fountain Valley, California
  • Birthday: March 23

A familiar face to audiences worldwide, Keri Russell has starred in a number of major motion pictures, independent films and television shows. She currently stars as Elizabeth Jennings in FX’s The Americans.

A familiar face to audiences worldwide, Keri Russell has starred in a number of major motion pictures, independent films and television shows. She currently stars as Elizabeth Jennings in FX’s The Americans.

Most recently, Russell starred in the independent film Leaves of Grass opposite Edward Norton and Susan Sarandon and directed by Tim Blake Nelson, Goats opposite Vera Farmiga and David Duchovny and directed by Christopher Neil, and Extraordinary Measures alongside Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford. Before that, she starred opposite Adam Sandler in Bedtime Stories, and she received rave reviews for her starring role in the Fox Searchlight romantic comedy Waitress.

Russell’s other film credits include August Rush, The Girl in the Park, Mission Impossible III, The Upside of Anger, We Were Soldiers, Mad About Mambo, Dead Man’s Curve and Eight Days A Week.

Russell first garnered attention when she starred in the title role of the hit television series Felicity from J.J. Abrams. Just four months after the show’s acclaimed premiere on the WB, she was honored with a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series.

Russell’s other television credits include the miniseries Into the West, executive produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Simon Wincer, and the Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation The Magic of Ordinary Days.

In 2005, Russell made her Off-Broadway stage debut in Neil LaBute’s play, Fat Pig, opposite Jeremy Piven.

Audiences will next see her on the big screen in the romantic comedy Austenland, directed by Jerusha Hess.

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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Keri Russell, as Elizabeth Jennings
  • The Americans
  • FX Networks
  • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Keri Russell, as Elizabeth Jennings
  • The Americans
  • FX Networks
  • Fox 21 Television Studios, FX Productions

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March 03, 2015