Keri Russell has a very difficult job on the FX drama series “The Americans.” She must make the viewers like and sympathize with her character Elizabeth Jennings, a KGB agent agent pretending to be an American. We will ask her about this role when she joins us for a live chat this Tuesday, June 3, at 10:00 a.m. PT; 1:00 p.m. ET on Gold Derby’s home page.
Russell and Matthew Rhys play a wife and husband living outside Washington, D.C. in the early 1980s. It is the peak of the Cold War between the United States and Russia. They are posing as a classic American couple with two children, but they are actually highly trained agents who steal secrets, murder people, and are constantly on undercover missions. They have been in the U.S. since they 1960s and are deeply hidden in their cover disguises.
For the recently aired second season, Russell was nominated last week for a Critics Choice TV Award as Best Drama Actress. The show also received nods for Best Drama Series, plus Rhys as Best Drama Actor and Annet Mahendru as Best Drama Supporting Actress.
Russell began her career at age 15 in 1991 on the “All-New Mickey Mouse Club” with future stars Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake. She then starred as the title character on “Felicity” starting in 1998 and won a Golden Globe at the young age of 22. Her film career has included roles in “Eight Days a Week,” “We Were Soldiers,” “The Upside of Anger,” “Mission: Impossible III,” “Waitress,” “August Rush,” and “Extraordinary Measures.”
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