A familiar face to audiences worldwide, Keri Russell has starred in a number of major motion pictures, independent films and television shows.

Most recently, Russell starred in the romantic comedy film Austenland opposite Jennifer Coolidge and Bret McKenzie, directed by Jerusha Hess, and the thriller Dark Skies from Dimension Films. Russell will next be seen on the big screen in July in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which reunites her with director Matt Reeves, who created Felicity with J.J. Abrams.

Russell’s other film credits include August Rush, The Girl in the Park, Mission Impossible III, The Upside of Anger,We Were Soldiers, Mad About Mambo, Dead Man’s Curve, Eight Days A Week,Leaves of Grass, Goats, Bedtime Stories with Adam Sandler, Extraordinary Measures with Harrison Ford, and of course the romantic film Waitress for which she received rave reviews.

Russell first garnered attention when she starred in the title role of the hit television series Felicity from J.J. Abrams. Just four months after the show’s acclaimed premiere on the WB, she was honored with a Golden Globe® Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series.

Some of Russell’s other television credits include the miniseries Into the West, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation The Magic of Ordinary Days, Running Wilde with Will Arnett and The All New Mickey Mouse Club.

In 2005, Russell made her Off-Broadway stage debut in Neil LaBute’s play, Fat Pig, opposite Jeremy Piven.

Russell and her family live in Brooklyn, New York.