KERI RUSSELL (Ellie) stars in the original FX series The
Americans, a drama that centers on Russian sleeper cells operating within the
United States in the 1980s.
In 2013, Russell also stars in two motion pictures: Dark Skies, a science
fiction - horror thriller, and the romantic comedy Austenland, directed by
Joshua Hess, about a woman obsessed with the BBC production of Pride and
Prejudice who travels to a Jane Austen-theme park in search of her perfect
gentleman. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
The award-winning actress previously entranced audiences with her portrayal
of the eponymous character Felicity, making the show a break out phenomenon. On
the show, Felicity Porter's rash decision to follow her high school crush to New
York becomes a path to self-discovery - and her dilemmas spoke to viewers
everywhere. For her efforts, Russell won a Golden Globe Award in 1999.
Simultaneously, Russell added to her motion picture credits, with roles in
Eight Days a Week, The Curve, Mad About Mambo and the Vietnam War drama We Were
After Felicity concluded, Russell moved to New York City where she made her
Off-Broadway stage debut in Neil LaBute's Fat Pig with Jeremy Piven and Andrew
Her on-screen charm and vulnerability led to many memorable motion picture
portraits, as Russell appeared in The Upside of Anger with Kevin Costner and
Joan Allen, Mission: Impossible III with Tom Cruise, Waitress, The Girl in the
Park, August Rush, Bedtime Stories, Leaves of Grass, Extraordinary Measures and
Her additional television credits include the mini-series Into the West,
executive produced by Steven Spielberg and the Hallmark Hall of Fame
Presentation The Magic of Ordinary Days and the television series Running Wild
opposite Will Arnett.