Burn This tells the story of four New Yorkers whose lives are uprooted by a young dancer's accidental death. Set in downtown New York in the raw and gritty 1980s, the combustible drama explores the spiritual and emotional isolation of the dangerous, sexy, raw and demanding Pale and the modern dancer Anna, and their tempestuous relationship after the two iconoclasts are brought together in the wake of a life-changing personal tragedy.
Keri Russell On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets
Keri Lynn Russell was born on March 23, 1976 in Fountain Valley, California, and is a Golden Globe-winning actress, best known for her prolific career in television and film, including starring roles in series such as WB's "Felicity" and FX's "The Americans" and in movies such as "Waitress," "Mission: Impossible III," "August Rush," and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
Russell spent her formative years moving around the States due to her father's work as a Nissan Motors executive, spending time in Texas, Arizona, and Colorado. Her first break in the entertainment industry came at 15 years old after earning a spot on Disney Channel's "All-New Mickey Mouse Club" from 1991 to 1994. She made her feature film debut as Mandy in "Honey I Blew Up the Kid" in 1992. Throughout the 90's she featured in guest roles in shows such as "Boy Meets World," "Daddy's Girls," and "Married With Children," and a recurring role as Chloe Walker in the short-lived 1996 soap opera "Malibu Shores." She then shot to fame in 1998 after being cast as the titular character of Felicity Porter on the hit WB Network series "Felicity" and would go on to star in a total of 84 episodes through to 2002, winning a Golden Globe in 1999 in the category of "Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama."
During her time on "Felicity," Russell also starred in a number of films, including "Eight Days a Week," "The Curve," "Mad About Mambo," and "We Were Soldiers."
After "Felicity" went off the air, Russell moved to New York City and officially made her off-Broadway debut in the MCC Theater production of Neil LaBute's Fat Pigs, which ran from November 2004 to February 2005 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
She also featured in a number of high-profile Hollywood movies in the following years, including the roles of Lindsey Farris in "Mission: Impossible III" in 2006, Jenna Hunterson in "Waitress" (the source material for the much loved Broadway musical) and Lyla Novacek in "August Rush" in 2007, Jill in "Bedtime Stories" in 2008, as the titular character in the 2009 animated movie "Wonder Woman," and Aileen Crowley in "Extraordinary Measures" in 2010.
Her next big TV role would be Emmy Kadubic in the Fox series "Running Wilde" from 2010 to 2011, which was followed by perhaps her most iconic role as Elizabeth Jennings in the popular FX drama series "The Americans," starring in a total of 75 episodes from 2013 to 2018 and earning three consecutive Emmy Award nominations (2016, 2017 and 2018) in the process, alongside two Golden Globe nominations (2017 and 2019) as well. Her other major film credits in recent years include the roles of Jane Hayes in "Austenland" and Lacy Barrett in "Dark Skies" in 2013, Ellie in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in 2014, and Serena in "Free State of Jones" in 2016. She will also star in Episode IX of the "Star Wars" movie franchize, scheduled for release in December 2019.
Russell makes her Broadway debut as Anna Mann in the first-ever Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's Burn This at the Hudson Theatre from March 15 through to July 14, 2019.