Keri Russell net worth (and 5 things you might not know about The Diplomat star)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 18: Keri Russell attends Netflix's "The Diplomat" New York Premiere at Park Lane Hotel on April 18, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 18: Keri Russell attends Netflix's "The Diplomat" New York Premiere at Park Lane Hotel on April 18, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage) /

Whether you know her from The Americans, Felicity, Waitress, Cocaine Bear, or any of her other amazing movies and shows, Keri Russell has definitely been in something you loved.

Thankfully, she’s back with another binge-worthy television series that fans around the world will be talking about all spring. Russell headlines the new Netflix original political drama series The Diplomat, marking her first major series regular role since her Emmy-winning FX series ended.

As you’re watching Russell dominate the screen as US ambassador Kate Wyler, you might be wondering about some facts about the actress’ life, since she tends to be one of the more private personalities in Hollywood. We’re sharing some things you need to know about Russell below!

What is Keri Russell’s estimated net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Keri Russell’s net worth is estimated to be about $12 million for her work in film and television. Russell started working as a professional actress in 1991 at the age of 15 and has achieved a level of success that allowed her to earn about $100,000 per episode of The Americans toward the end of its run.

How old is Keri Russell now?

Many fans still remember Russell as the curly-haired college student Felicity Porter from The WB’s Felicity. As of April 2023, Russell is 47 years old. She was born on March 23, 1976 in Fountain Valley, California, though her family also lived in Texas, Arizona, and Colorado. Russell now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and three children.

Keri Russell isn’t on Twitter or Instagram

If you’re hoping to follow Keri Russell on Twitter or Instagram and keep up with her personal life and professional projects, you won’t find The Diplomat star on any of these apps. The grounded and private actress doesn’t have accounts on social media sites (at least none that are public-facing), opting to remain outside the accessibility of modern celebrity.

When Keri Russell was 15, she was in The Mickey Mouse Club

Even though we might know her now for all of her major television and film roles, Russell’s first-ever on-screen role on television was in 1991 at 15 years old when she joined the cast of the All-New Mickey Mouse Club. She was in the cast between 1991 and 1994 and was joined by fellow stars Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and more.

Russell mostly danced and acted on the variety series, and during a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, she quipped at a photo of her in a recording studio, saying she can’t sing. Although she was older than her fellow famous Mickey Mouse Club peers at the time, she praised Spears, Aguilera, Timberlake, and Gosling for their talent. Russell has remained close with two of her cast members, Lindsey Alley and Ilana Miller.

Keri Russell has won a Golden Globe and landed three Emmy nominations

For her role in Felicity, Russell won a Golden Globe Award in 1999 for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series – Drama. She went on to earn two more Golden Globe nominations in the same category for her performance in The Americans.

Additionally, Russell nabbed three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the series’ final three seasons. We’ll have to wait and see if The Diplomat earns her any awards recognition. She’s well overdue for an Emmy win!

After starring in The Americans, Keri Russell made her Broadway debut

Following a successful six-season run, The Americans finished airing in May 2018. By August of the same year, Russell was announced to have joined the cast of Burn This, the Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s play. Burn This opened in March and April 2019 and later closed in July 2019. Academy Award-nominated actor Adam Driver also starred in the play and was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance.

Keri Russell’s husband Matthew Rhys starred in The Americans with her

When Russell started starring in The Americans in 2013, she met her now husband Matthew Rhys. Russell and Rhys played married spies Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings, and even though the characters’ marriage was a constant rollercoaster, the actors were able to find love off-screen.

The couple began dating in 2014 after separating from her first husband, Shane Deary, in 2013 and later divorcing in mid-2014. Russell shares two children, daughter Willa (born 2007) and son River (born 2011), with Deary, and she has a son named Sam (born 2016) with Rhys.

Watch Keri Russell in The Diplomat on Netflix!

Next. 40 best Netflix shows to watch (and 15 shows you should skip). dark