Over the years, the Jill Clayburgh has bequeathed several memorable roles to audiences, from an affluent Upper East Sider in Unmarried Woman to, most recently, Kristin Wiig’s quirky mom in Bridesmaids. And her generosity extends to the theater, too. Last night at the New York City Ballet Fall Gala at New York’s Lincoln Center, Keri Russell credited the late actress, who she starred with in 1997’s When Innocence Is Lost, for introducing her to the ballet.
“When I first moved to New York, Jill Clayburgh had tickets every year and I used to use her seats to the matinee,” she told InStyle. “The ballet is such a fun, fancy part of being in New York.” Russell, in a black minidress by Johanna Ortiz, walked the red carpet arm in arm with her boyfriend, Matthew Rhys, who donned a Domenico Vacca suit—the same one he wore to the White House to meet Barack Obama. “The good president!” he said, laughing.
Inside, Russell and Rhys joined NYCB board of directors vice chair Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Michelle Monaghan, Prabal Gurung, Hari Nef, and others for this year’s performance, which showcased four choreographer and designer collaborations: Lauren Lovette and Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim of Monse, Justin Peck and Tsumori Chisato, Gianna Reisen and Virgil Abloh of Off-White, and Troy Schumacher and Jonathan Saunders.
Keri and Matthew attended the New York City Ballet’s 2017 Fall Fashion Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 28 in New York City. keri looks really beautiful wearing Johanna Ortiz.
This year’s gala Chairmen were Claire and Christopher Mann, Karen and Tommy Murphy, Betsy and Rob Pitts, and Sarah Jessica Parker. The onstage program featured four World Premiere ballets, including:
– World Premiere ballet by Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette in partnership with Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim of MONSE and Oscar de la Renta
– World Premiere ballet by Resident Choreographer Justin Peck with costumes by Tsumori Chisato
– World Premiere ballet by recent School of American Ballet alumna and former New York Choreographic Institute participant Gianna Reisen in collaboration with Virgil Abloh of Off-White
– World Premiere ballet by Soloist Troy Schumacher paired with Jonathan Saunders
– Events New York City Ballet’s 2017 Fall Fashion Gala – September 28 2017
Keri attended two Emmy after parties. First was Governors Ball where she posed with J.J. Abrams. The second one was the Netflix Primetime Emmy Party where she was photographed with Elisa Pugliese, Keegan-Michael Key and Matthew Rhys.
– Events Netflix Primetime Emmys Party – September 17 2017
– Events The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball – September 17 2017
Phew! Keri Russell was totally fine with not winning the Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series during the star-studded event in L.A. on Sunday, September 17.
“It’s such a cool thing to be nominated and I’m always very secretly thankful I don’t have to speak publicly,” The Americans actress, 41, exclusively told Us Weekly after the show.
“Always secretly relieved. Always,” she added. “I just go, ‘Oh my God. Thank God.’”
The win eventually went to Elisabeth Moss for her gritty role in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The two were also up against Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder), Claire Foy (The Crown), Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) and Robin Wright (House of Cards).
Russell, now happy that the categories were all announced, let her hair down for the rest of the night. She and her longtime partner, costar Matthew Rhys, hit up the Governors Ball together.
“Now you can have fun!” she told Us, holding up a beer. She was later spotted dancing with a group of friends to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin.’”
The couple met on set of FX’s The Americans in 2013 and are parents of son Sam, 15 months.
Keri and Matthew Rhys attended the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17 in Los Angeles. Keri was wearing a J. Mendel gown, Tom Ford shoes, a Tyler Ellis bag, and Nikos Koulis jewelry. Sadly Keri didn’t win. The award goes to Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale.
– Events 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – September 17 2017
On the Saturday night before the Emmys, an assemblage of television stars from the stable of FX shows gathered at Craft, in Century City, Los Angeles, to celebrate its 55 nominations. For the second consecutive year, Vanity Fair and FX teamed up to host a starry, festive affair ahead of television’s biggest night. Actors from Atlanta, Feud, Louie, Better Things, American Horror Story, The Americans and more sipped on cocktails and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres as they caught up, comparing notes on their awards weekend plans and celebrating their success over the past year.
Real life-couple and The Americans co-stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys held court in the back of the restaurant, almost always surrounded by a group of well-wishers.
– Photoshoots Vanity Fair and FX’s 2017 Emmy Party Portraits – September 16
Sharing a sweet moment on Sunday, Matthew Rhys lent a helping hand to Keri Russell’s hair.
At the Vanity Fair and FX’s pre-Emmys celebration at the Century City eatery Craft in Los Angeles, Rhys was photographed standing in front of Russell, giving her hair-do a final adjustment.
Rhys, 42, wore a navy blue jacket and dark jeans while Russell, 41, wore a long, tiered red dress with spaghetti straps.
Both Rhys and Russell have received Emmy nominations for the final season of their hit Cold War spy drama, The Americans.
Back in June, Rhys told PEOPLE that one of they keys to making his real-life relationship with Russell work while they are also spending almost every day together on set together at The Americans was making sure they both got alone time.
He also expressed his gratitude for Russell’s positive attitude. “She has the patience of a saint, so that helps,” he said. “That is basically it.”
Well, Rhys admitted there was one other tool that really helped.
“And alcohol,” Rhys added with a laugh. “The great leveled, the great equalizer. Everything is so much better after a good, solid half bottle of red wine!”
Keri and Matthew arrived at the FX and Vanity Fair Emmy Celebration at Craft on September 16 in Century City. Keri looks absolutely gorgeous in wearing J Mendel Spring 2018 tangerine ruffled gown.
– Events FX and Vanity Fair Emmy Celebration – September 17 2017
Keri and Matthew Rhys attended ‘mother!’ New York Premiere at Radio City Music Hall on September 13 in New York City. It looks like they had so much fan at the red (black) carpet. It was a nice surprise to see them before the Emmy weekend.
– Events Mother New York Premiere – September 13 2017