Keri Russell


Keri Lynn Russell (born March 23, 1976) is an American actress. On TV she is best known for portraying the titular character on the drama series Felicity (1998–2002), which won her a Golden Globe Award, and Elizabeth Jennings on the FX spy thriller series The Americans (2013–2018), which earned her nominations for several Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. In 2017, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

She made her film debut in Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992), with Rick Moranis, Martha Strassman, Robert Oliveri, John Shea, and Lloyd Bridges. Other early films include The Curve (1998), with Matthew Lillard; Michael Davis’s Eight Days a Week (1998), with Joshua Schaefer, R.D. Robb, and Buck Kartalian; Mad About Mambo (2000), with William Ash and Brian Cox; We Were Soldiers (2002), with Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, and Barry Pepper; and The Upside to Anger (2005), with Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood, Alicia Witt, and Mike Binder (who also directed).

Films in the mid to late 2000s include J.J. Abrams’s Mission: Impossible III (2006), with Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan, Billy Crudup, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Maggie Q, Laurence Fishburne, and Simon Pegg; Rhotenberg (2006), with Thomas Kretschmann; Waitress (2007), with Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Shelly (who also directed), Eddie Jemison, Jeremy Sisto, and Andy Griffith; The Girl in the Park (2007), with Sigourney Weaver, Kate Bosworth, Elias Koteas, and Alessandro Nivola; August Rush (2007), with Freddie Highmore, Meyers, Terrence Howard, and Robin Williams; Bedtime Stories (2008), with Adam Sandler, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Laura Ann Kesling, Guy Pearce, Aisha Tyler, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Lucy Lawless, and Courteney Cox; and the animated film Wonder Woman (2009), with Fillion, Alfred Molina, Rosario Dawson, Marg Helgenberger, Oliver Platt, and Virginia Madsen.

Films in the 2010s include Extraordinary Measures (2010), with Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Courtney B. Vance, Patrick Bauchau, Jared Harris, Alan Ruck, and Dee Wallace; Leaves of Grass (2010), with Edward Norton, Tim Blake Nelson (who also directed), Pruitt Taylor Vince, Richard Dreyfuss, and Susan Sarandon; Goats (2012), with David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga, Graham Phillips, Justin Kirk, and Ty Burrell; Austenland (2013), with JJ Feild, Jane Seymour, Bret McKenzie, and Jennifer Coolidge; Dark Skies (2013), with Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, and J.K. Simmons; Matt Reeves’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), with Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Toby Kebbell, and Kodi Smit-McPhee; Gary Ross’s Free State of Jones (2016), with Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Mahershala Ali; and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), with Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams.

Films in the 2020s include Scott Cooper’s Antlers (2021), with Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, and Amy Madigan; Elizabeth Banks’s Cocaine Bear (2023), with O’Shea Jackson Jr., Christian Convery, Alden Ehrenreich, Brooklynn Prince, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Margo Martindale, Matthew Rhys, and Ray Liotta.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)* – directed by Randal Kleiser
  • The Babysitter’s Seduction (1996) – directed by David Burton Morris – TV movie
  • The Lottery (1996) – directed by Daniel Sackheim – TV movie
  • When Innocence Is Lost (1997) – directed by Bethany Rooney – TV movie
  • The Curve (1998) – directed by Dan Rosen
  • Eight Days a Week (1998) – directed by Michael Davis
  • Sesame Street: CinderElmo (1999) – directed by Bruce Leddy – TV movie
  • Mad About Mambo (2000) – directed by John Forte
  • We Were Soldiers (2002) – directed by Randall Wallace
  • The Upside to Anger (2005) – directed by Mike Binder
  • The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005) – directed by Brent Shields – TV movie
  • Rohtenburg (2006) – directed by Martin Weisz
  • Mission: Impossible III (2006) – directed by J.J. Abrams
  • Waitress (2007)* – directed by Adrienne Shelly
  • The Girl in the Park (2007) – directed by David Auburn
  • August Rush (2007)* – directed by Kristen Sheridan
  • Bedtime Stories (2008) – directed by Adam Shankman
  • Wonder Woman (2009) – directed by Lauren Montgomery
  • Extraordinary Measures (2010) – directed by Tom Vaughan
  • Leaves of Grass (2010) – directed by Tim Blake Nelson
  • Goats (2012) – directed by Christopher Neil
  • Austenland (2013) – directed by Jerusha Hess
  • Dark Skies (2013) – directed by Scott Stewart
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) – directed by Matt Reeves
  • Free State of Jones (2016) – directed by Gary Ross
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)* – directed by J.J. Abrams
  • Antlers (2021) – directed by Scott Cooper
  • Cocaine Bear (2023)* – directed by Elizabeth Banks