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Keri Russell Biography

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Birthdate: March 23, 1976

Keri Russell Gets Her Start

Keri Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California and considers Denver, Colorado her hometown, but she spent most of her teen years in Florida. There, Keri began her career in what would turn out to be a breeding ground for future superstars; The New Mickey Mouse Club.

Keri Russells Disney Days

Keri Russell was on the Mouse Club from 1991 until '94. There Keri Russell got to act, dance and sing with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.

Keri Russell's Bikini-Fest

After the Mouse Club was cancelled in 1994, Keri Russell got the lead as Chloe on the Aaron Spelling bikini-fest Malibu Shores, which also starred fellow Mousketeer and then-boyfriend Tony Lucca and Buffy girl Charisma Carpenter. Unfortunately the show was short-lived - not even a full season.

Keri Russell Becomes Felicity

Keri Russell was destined to find a hit and landed another lead in Felicity on the WB. The 5'3 actress really got into her role as Felicity. Not only did she cut off her trademark curls for the storyline but she also briefly dated her character's main man - Scott Speedman (Ben).

Keri Russell - Did U Know?
  • Keri Russell won a Golden Globe for Best Leading Actress in a television Drama for her work on Felicity.
  • When ratings for Felicity declined after Keri Russell cut off her trademark locks, producers of the show required all of the female members of the cast to keep their hair long.
  • Keri Russell appears in Bon Jovi's 1994 music video Always.

    Keri Russell Says...
    "People still take it really personally. They come up to me at breakfast places like, 'When are you growing your hair back?'"

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