Keri Russell is mainly known for the role of Felicity Porter on the television series Felicity (1998-2002), for which she won a Golden Globe.
She has since appeared in several films including Mission: Impossible III (2006), Waitress (2007), August Rush (2007), Extraordinary Measures (2010), Looking for Jane (2013), Apes Revolution (2014), and Free State of Jones (2016), where she plays alongside Gugu Mbatha-Raw. From 2013 she plays Elizabeth Jennings in the TV series The Americans, who earned her second Golden Globe nomination, the first Emmy Award and the victory of a Satellite Award.
Born in Fountain Valley, California, because of her father’s work is initially raised in Texas, then moved to Arizona and Colorado. Studied dance for many years, getting scholarships that will allow her to continue her studies. Young enters the world of the show by participating in the Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club program alongside future stars Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. Through this three-year experience, arrives in theaters participating in the movie of 1992 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid.
After participating in several television films and obtaining small stakes in TV series, in 1998 she obtained the popularity thanks to the role of Felicity Porter, star of the series Felicity. Will work in the series for four seasons until 2002, and thanks to the fame achieved get roles in films like Mad About Mambo, We Were Soldiers and The Upside of Anger.
In 2006, she is working alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III, and in 2007 participated in three films: she is the star of Waitress, starring opposite Robin Williams and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in August Rush and in The Girl in the Park starring opposite Sigourney Weaver and Kate Bosworth.
On February 14, 2007 she married carpenter Shane Deary, from whom she had two children: River Russell Deary (born June 9, 2007) and Willa Lou Deary (born 27 December 2011). In December of 2013 the couple reveals that they separated the summer of that year after six years of marriage. Also in 2013, the actress began dating Matthew Rhys, co-star in The Americans: January 7, 2016, a source close to the couple announced that Russell expects by Rhys their first child.