The americans Wiki
The americans Wiki

Keri Russell is an American actor who portrays Elizabeth Jennings in The Americans.


Keri Lynn Russell (born March 23, 1976) 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), Dark Skies (2013), and starred in the FX television series The Americans until it ended in 2018.

Personal Life[]

She was previously married to a carpenter Shane Deary but they divorced in 2013. They have two children, a son named River and a daughter named Willa.

The same year, rumors circulated that she had started a relationship with her The Americans co-star Matthew Rhys, who she first met in the early 2000s. Their relationship eventually became public with the news that she was expecting another child and in May 2016, she gave birth to a son named Sam - her third child and Rhys' first.  Due to her pregnancy during filming Season Four some scenes had to be digitally altered and she had to wear heavy sweaters in order to hide her growing bump.


  • She appears in the music video for Bon Jovi's 1994 hit "Always".
The Americans Logo2 Main Cast
Season One
Keri RussellMatthew RhysNoah EmmerichHolly TaylorKeidrich SellatiMaximiliano Hernández
Season Two
Keri RussellMatthew RhysNoah EmmerichAnnet MahendruHolly TaylorKeidrich SellatiSusan MisnerAlison Wright
Season Three
Keri RussellMatthew RhysHolly TaylorNoah EmmerichKeidrich SellatiCosta RoninRichard ThomasAlison WrightLev GornAnnet MahendruSusan Misner
Season Four
Keri RussellMatthew RhysHolly TaylorNoah EmmerichCosta RoninKeidrich SellatiLev GornRichard ThomasAlison WrightDylan BakerAnnet MahendruSusan Misner
Season Five
Keri RussellMatthew RhysNoah EmmerichCosta RoninBrandon J. DirdenKeidrich SellatiHolly Taylor
Season Six
Keri RussellMatthew RhysHolly TaylorNoah EmmerichBrandon J. DirdenMargo MartindaleCosta RoninKeidrich Sellati