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Keri Lynn Russell (born March 23, 1976 in Fountain Valley, California) is an American actress and dancer.

After appearing in a number of made-for-TV films and series during the mid-1990s, she came to fame for portraying the title role of Felicity Porter on the series Felicity, which ran from 1998 to 2002, and for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Russell has since appeared in several films including Mission: Impossible III (2006), Waitress (2007), August Rush (2007), Extraordinary Measures (2010), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and starred in the FX television series The Americans. Her first big role post-The Americans is in The Rise of Skywalker as Zorii Bliss.

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Tropes associated with her work:

  • Awesome, Dear Boy:invoked She accepted her role in The Americans because she wanted to know what happened next in the script.
  • Career Resurrection: After Felicity finished, she was mainly in small parts and little-seen films. A couple of well-received guest spots on Scrubs, a part in Mission: Impossible III and the well-received Waitress got her back on track.
  • The Cast Show Off: She was mainly hired for her dance abilities on The Mickey Mouse Club.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: As the title role in Wonder Woman.
  • I Am Not Spock:invoked Played with. She has amassed plenty of critical acclaim for other projects but Felicity is still her most well-known role. Though that might be changing as The Americans grows in stature.
  • Important Haircut: Famously in the second season of Felicity, where she cut her long curly hair completely short. As the show nosedived in ratings immediately afterwards, the WB actually came up with a mandate that young stars on their shows would not change their hairstyles too drasticallynote . Keri notably grew the hair back as quick as she could. This was not actually her choice - as the haircut was written into the script.
  • Romance on the Set: She dated and eventually had a child with Matthew Rhys - her co-star on The Americans.
  • Star-Making Role:invoked She mainly did TV movies and bit parts before Felicity.
  • Typecasting:invoked She's played a pregnant woman four times.