Keri Russell is a well-known American dancer and actress admired for her ability to play whatever role she lands with utmost ease and perfection. At the start of her career, she focused more on dancing rather than acting and would go on to be a focal member of the Mesa Stars Dance and Drill team – a team that would eventually compete in the hit reality TV show, Star Search. Although they didn’t win, her career changed for the better as she was spotted by scouts from Disney. This made it possible for her to make her acting debut in 1991 when she was featured in All New Mickey Mouse Club.
Keri Russell Bio (Age)
Keri Lynn Russell was born on March 23, 1976, in Fountain Valley, California, USA. She is an American by nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group. As a little girl, she was known to exhibit an insane obsession for dancing; an obsession that never waned as the year rolled by. In fact, it was her talent at dancing that first brought her to the spotlight.
Her journey to stardom began at the age of 15 after she scored a role on the rerun of the original The Mickey Mouse Club alongside Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera. The following year she played the role of Mandy Park in the comedy film, Honey I Blew up the Kid. In 1993 after The Mickey Mouse Club came to an end, she moved to Southern California in order to expose herself to a wider range of acting opportunities. It didn’t take her long before she bagged a role on the CBS sitcom, Daddy’ Girls. But then, the show added little significance to her career as it ended as sooner as it began.
From 1994 to 1998, Keri Russell made a couple of appearance in several movies and hit TV shows such as The Lottery, Malibu Shores, 7th Heaven, Roar, The Curve, and When Innocence is Lost in which she played the character of Erica French. Her big break eventually came in 1998 after she got cast to play the role of Felicity Porter in the hit TV show, Felicity. The show gained widespread recognition, earning her a Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Drama.
Since she stormed the limelight, Keri has been a part of a good number of movies, TV shows, and theatrical plays; most notably, The Magic of Ordinary Days, Into the West, Bedtime stories, The Americans, and Dawn of the Planet Apes.
What’s Her Net Worth?
Having won a Golden Globe and an OFTA television award, Keri Russell can sure be regarded as one of the very best in the movie industry. With such an impressive CV, it’s only right for one to expect her to be worth a truckload of money and she doesn’t disappoint. As at the time of this writing, her net worth is pegged at an estimate of $8 million.
Keri Russell’s Parents, Husband, and Kids
Most people are oblivious of the fact that Keri Russell is actually the second child of her parents, David and Stephanie Russell. She has two siblings: an older brother named Todd and a younger sister known as Julie. Born into a wealthy family, her mother was a homemaker while her father was an executive on the board of Nissan Motors. As a result of the nature of his job, they were prone to frequent moving.
Most people inquire into the marital status of the famous actress only to be surprised that she isn’t married. Anyway, she is currently in a relationship with the popular Welsh actor, Matthew Rhys, with whom she has a son. And, she was once married to Shane Deary. They got married in New York on February 14, 2007, but divorced during the summer of 2013. She and Deary are parents to 2 children who go by the names River Russell Deary (born on June 9, 2007) and Willa Lou Deary (born on December 27, 2011).
Height and Other Body Measurements
The beautiful actress has an average height of 5 feet 4 inches and a body weight of 52 kg. Speaking about her other body measurements, she has a chest size of 33 inches, a slim waist of 25 inches, and a hip size of 34 inches.