On People magazine’s ’50 Most Beautiful’ list. 
Cut her signature long, curly locks. [August 1999]
Parents are David and Stephanie.
Siblings are Todd and Julie.
Raised in Mesa, Arizona and Denver, Colorado.
Is an accomplished Dancer.
After Keri had her hair clipped in August 1999, this affected the overall performance of “Felicity” (1998), 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.
The ratings for her show Felicity dropped dramatically when she cut her hair for the second season.
After winning a Golden Globe for Best Actress, Drama Series, for Felicity, she reportedly asked for a sizable raise and walked off the set when the network refused. Russell was receiving an estimated $20,000-$30,000 per episode – the same pay as her non-leading co-stars.
She attended Highlands Ranch High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
She was named for her grandfather Kermit and spent most of her childhood relocating between Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and California because of her father’s job.
During her summer 1999 hiatus from Felicity, she took a vacation to Ireland, revisiting the country where she made Mad About Mambo and took a camping trip to Yosemite, part of which was photographed for InStyle magazine.
She was in a music video for Bon Jovi “Always”.
She did a TV commercial for J.C. Penney in 1994.
She got $30,000 per episode for her role in Felicity
Read for the part of Lois Lane for Superman Returns (2006), but lost to Kate Bosworth.
Did not return for the final season of “MMC” (1989) in order to film the short-lived sitcom “Daddy’s Girls” (1994).
Is still friends with fellow “MMC” (1989) cast member Ilana Miller. She brought Ilana with her to the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.
Keri was not a strong singer when she was on “MMC” (1989) in the early nineties. She very rarely sang solo. She was hired for her acting and dancing abilities.
Currently (2006) serving as a model and spokesperson for Cover Girl cosmetics.
She and her fiancé, Shane Deary, were married on Valentine’s Day, 2007, at a restaurant in New York City. Deary is a contractor.
Wed Shane Deary at the Harrison restaurant in NYC’s West Village on Valentine’s Day, 2007, before ten immediate family members.
Gave birth to a boy, River Russell Deary, on June 9, 2007 in New York City.
Keri and her husband are remodeling a brownstone in Brooklyn [November, 2007].
Had a child in real life almost exactly a year after playing a pregnant woman in Waitress (2007).
Learned to play the cello, taking lessons for four hours a day, for her role in August Rush in 2007
Was the voice of Wonder Woman in the animated movie Wonder Woman in 2009
Gave birth to her second child, Willa Lou Deary in December 2011
After lengthy negotiations, she was cast as the lead role in the FX drama series, The Americans in 2012
Currently in a long term relationship with her co-star from The Americans, Matthew Rhys
Gave birth to her third child, a boy named Sam Evans, in May 2016
She was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 2017
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