Mar. 23rd, 1976
Fountain Valley, California, USA
Keri Russell's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2014 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
2010 - Extraordinary Measures
2008 - Bedtime Stories
2007 - Waitress
2007 - The Girl in the Park
2007 - August Rush
2006 - Mission: Impossible III
2006 - Rohtenburg
2005 - The Upside of Anger
2002 - We Were Soldiers
2000 - Mad About Mambo
Guest TV Roles
Herself (Seasons 4-6)
Widow Carr (Voiced)
Keri began her career on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991. She stayed with the show until 1993. After leaving "MMC" (1989) (where she, along with her fellow 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.
- Parents are David and Stephanie.
- After Keri had her hair clipped in August 1999, this affected the overall performance of _"Felicity" (1998)_ (qv), 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.
- Had a child in real life almost exactly a year after playing a pregnant woman in _Waitress (2007)_ (qv).
- Wed Shane Deary at the Harrison restaurant in NYC's West Village on Valentine's Day, 2007, before ten immediate family members.
- (August 1999) Cut her signature long, curly locks.
- Is still friends with fellow _"MMC" (1989)_ (qv) cast member 'Ilana Miller (I)' (qv). She brought Ilana with her to the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.
- Did not return for the final season of _"MMC" (1989)_ (qv) in order to film the short-lived sitcom _"Daddy's Girls" (1994)_ (qv).
- Siblings are Todd and Julie.