She left an indelible mark on our young TV-viewing minds as Felicity Porter, our favorite University of New York student (by default), but what has Keri Russell been up to since Felicity signed off in 2002? Answer: kicking ass — both onscreen and off.
For example, one of her highest-profile gigs in recent years was an action-packed cameo as gun-wielding Agent Lindsey Farris in Mission: Impossible III, re-uniting with Felicity creator J.J. Abrams, who directed that third chapter in the blockbuster Tom Cruise franchise.
Her other movies since the end of Felicity include the romantic comedy The Upside of Anger, the indie darling Waitress, the sappy drama August Rush, and the Adam Sandler fairy tale Bedtime Stories.
Most recently, she starred opposite David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga, Modern Family’s Ty Burrell, and The Good Wife’s Graham Phillips in the Sundance comedy Goats.
On TV, she was joined by Gossip Girl’s Matthew Settle and Grey’s Anatomy’s Jessica Capshaw in portraying a pioneering family in the critically accoladed 2005 TNT miniseries Into the West. She also had a guest-starring role on Scrubs and starred in the short-lived FOX comedy Running Wilde.
Most excitingly, Keri will star alongside Brothers and Sisters’ Matthew Rhys in the upcoming FX series The Americans, in which they’ll play sleeper KGB agents residing in suburban America during the Cold War.
Keri has also thrived off-screen, marrying Shane Deary in 2007 and giving birth to son River Russell in 2007 and daughter Willa Lou in 2011.
Sounds like a role that could make us almost forget about Felicity!
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