America based talented actress and dancing queen, Keri Russell made a name for herself in Hollywood with her remarkable performance as the titular character in the long lived television series, “Felicity”. Such was the appreciation received by her role that she even bagged the Golden Globe Award for it. The overnight fame also opened the doors of the movie industry for her and she went on to star in blockbuster movies, like “August Rush”, “Mission Impossible III” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” to name a few. To know more about the net worth of Keri Russell in 2018, keep reading this article.
Keri Russell Early Life
Born on the 23rd of March, 1976, Keri Russell was christened Keri Lynn Russell at birth. She was born to parents- David, an executive in Nissan Motors and Stephanie Russell, a housewife in Fountain Valley, California. She was the 2nd child born to her parents, preceded by her brother, Todd and followed by her sister, Julie. Owing to her father’s job, Keri along with her family relocated frequently while growing up. Ever since, she was a young girl, she harbored a passion for dancing, which even landed her first role in “The Mickey Mouse Club”.
Keri Russell was married to a carpenter by profession, Shane Deary with whom she even had two kids named River and Willa before parting ways in 2013. She found love again in the same year in her co-actor, Matthew Rhys with whom she now has a son, Sam who was born in 2016.
Keri Russell Career, Awards & Achievement
As stated above, Keri Russell’s first tryst with showbiz began with Disney Channel in the “All-New Mickey Mouse Club”, a show that featured many other kids who, much like Keri, were destined to make it big in Hollywood. Some of her cast-mates were none other than Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling. The show made her into a successful child star and she went on to appear in a variety of shows, like “Married…with Children”, “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid” and “Malibu Shores” to name a few. By the time she turned 22, she had with sheer talent managed to create a name for herself, which is how she was cast as the lead in the hit series, “Felicity”. The show further embellished her upcoming career and she became America’s sweetheart.
Keri Russell maintained an active film career along with television and starred in films, like “The Curve” and “We Were Soldiers”. After she wrapped up “Felicity” she decided to head to New York to explore theatre and Broadway and even appeared in an off-Broadway show, “Fat Pig”. However, she couldn’t stay away from television for long and made a comeback with a made for television film, “The Magic of Ordinary Days” in 2005. In the same year, Keri was especially sought out for a role in the blockbuster movie, “Mission Impossible III”, an offer she decided to honor.
Keri Russell also agreed to do “The Keri Kronicles”, a reality show centered on her life and stardom in 2007. In the same year, she appeared in the critically acclaimed film, “Waitress” wherein her gritty performance attracted applause. 2007 also saw her in starring roles in films, like “Grimm Love”, “The Girl in the Park” and “August Rush”.
In 2009, Keri Russell also became the voice of “Wonder Woman”. She hit the bull’s eye yet again in 2010 with her heart-wrenching performance as a mother trying to safeguard her children from a deadly disease over which she has no control in “Extraordinary Measures”. She currently stars in a series called “The Americans” alongside her real life partner, Matthew Rhys.
Awards & Achievement
Kerri Russell has been nominated for various prestigious awards ever since her debut. Some of the honors that she did manage to bag, include:
• The 1999 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series for “Felicity”.
• Awarded the Best Actress award again at the Satellite Awards for “The Americans” in 2015.
Net Worth of Keri Russell
The total estimated net worth of Keri Russell is a considerable $10.5 million. Apart from her starry film and television career, she has also been the face of various renowned brands, like CoverGirl Cosmetics.
Looking at Keri Russell’s life one realises that no matter how hard a dream may seem in the beginning, if you just muster enough courage, you can make it a reality. Acting is the only thing Keri ever wanted to do and the fact that she went on to become one of the leading actresses in Hollywood is nothing short of a fairytale. We hope that we get to witness many more incredible performances from Keri in the years to come.