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Ten fun facts about Keri Russell


1. A Career in Pictures

Keri Russell began her career in 1991 when she was cast on the Mickey Mouse Club show, where she remained for two years until 1993. During her time on the show, she gained recognition for her singing and dancing abilities, and it was the start of a successful career that has spanned over two decades. She has since gone on to star in a number of hit television shows and movies, including Felicity, Mission: Impossible III, and The Americans.

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2. A Multi-Talented Performer

Keri Russell is a multi-talented performer who has been dazzling audiences with her acting and dancing skills since she was a child. She first gained recognition as a member of the Mickey Mouse Club, where she was chosen for her impressive dancing and acting abilities. Throughout her career, she has continued to hone her craft, becoming an accomplished dancer and a sought-after actress. Her talent and dedication have earned her numerous awards and accolades, making her one of the most respected performers in the industry.

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3. From "Felicity" to Stardom

Keri Russell skyrocketed to fame in 1998 when she was cast as the lead role of Felicity Porter in the hit WB series "Felicity". Her portrayal of the titular character earned her critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. Russell's performance in the show was so successful that it launched her into stardom and she has since gone on to star in numerous films and television shows.

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4. Golden Globe Winner

In 1999, Keri Russell won her first Golden Globe award for her role as the titular character in the hit show "Felicity". The show, which ran from 1998 to 2002, followed the life of a young woman as she navigated college and relationships. Russell's portrayal of the character earned her critical acclaim and the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama.

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5. From war drama to FX series

Keri Russell began her movie career with a bang, starring alongside Mel Gibson in the 2002 war drama "We Were Soldiers" and Joan Allen in the 2005 comedy-drama "The Upside of Anger". She then made her Broadway debut in 2004, appearing in Neil LaBute's "Fat Pig" alongside Andrew McCarthy and Jeremy Piven. This was the start of a successful career that has seen her appear in numerous films and television shows, as well as earning her a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the FX series "The Americans".

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6. Keri Russell's Haircut Causes Controversy

Keri Russell caused a stir when she cut her long, curly hair for the second season of the show Felicity. This drastic change in her appearance caused a huge controversy, and unfortunately, it resulted in a decline in viewership. The 'hairstyle change' was so significant that it was even mentioned in the New York Times.

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7. Middle Child of Three Siblings Shares Advice for Surviving Life

Keri Russell is the middle child of three siblings, with an older brother Todd and a younger sister Julie. Growing up, Keri was surrounded by family and loved ones, and her siblings have been a major part of her life. Todd and Julie have been a source of support and encouragement for Keri throughout her career, and she is grateful for their presence in her life.

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8. From "The Americans" to "Always"

In 1994, Keri Russell made an appearance in the music video for Bon Jovi's hit single "Always". She played the role of the other woman, alongside the lead female character, in the video which was directed by Marty Callner and featured a star-studded cast. The video was a huge success, and it helped to further propel Russell's career as an actress.

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9. CoverGirl's New Spokeswoman

In 2006, Keri Russell was chosen to be the face of CoverGirl Cosmetics, becoming one of the few celebrity models and spokespeople for the iconic beauty brand. As part of her role, she starred in a series of television and print advertisements, helping to promote the company's products and services. Her involvement with CoverGirl was a major milestone in her career, and she continues to be a popular choice for beauty campaigns.

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10. Keri Russell in "Mission Impossible III"

Keri Russell starred alongside Tom Cruise in the 2006 blockbuster hit, Mission Impossible III. The movie was a major success, grossing over $397 million worldwide and receiving positive reviews from critics. Russell's performance was praised for her ability to hold her own against Cruise, and the film was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

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