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Curly Russell

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Curly Russell was a significant bassist in the first many years of bebop for he could keep up simply because an accompanist using the rapid tempoes of that time period. Hardly ever really a soloist (definitely not on the amount of an Oscar Pettiford), Russell was a tireless performer who specific in offering a swinging defeat for the business lead voices. After playing a little bit of trombone, Russell turned to bass and he proved helpful professionally from age 18. He was with Don Redman in 1941 and produced his documenting debut in 1943 with Benny Carter’s Orchestra. In 1944 Russell became a member of Dizzy Gillespie’s group and through the following decade he used the who’s who of bop including Charlie Parker (1945, 1948 and 1950), Tadd Dameron (1947-49), Bud Powell, Stan Getz, Pal DeFranco (1952-53) as well as the Artwork Blakey Quintet with Clifford Dark brown (1954). Furthermore, Russell documented with Dexter Gordon, Horace Sterling silver, Coleman Hawkins, Mls Davis and Thelonious Monk amongst others, although not as a head. Through the mid-to-late 1950’s Curly Russell steadily drifted from jazz into tempo and blues, finally falling away from music altogether.

Quick Facts


Died July 3, 1986, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Bassist
Nationality American
Music Songs Confirmation, Part1, Evil Eye, Let It Stand, The Way You Look Tonight, Part 1, Philharmonic Blues, All God's Chillun Got Rhythm, Slow Drag, Terry's Tune, A Night In Tunisia: Salt Peanuts, Confirmation, Part2, Speeway, The Way You Look Tonight, Part 2, Medley: Lover Come Back To Me/ A Ghost Of A Chance With You/Just You, Just Me, Michelle, Cuddles, A Night in Tunisia, T & S, Lover, Come Back to Me / a Ghost of a Chance / Just You, Just Me


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#Fact
1 Was 7 months pregnant with her son Sam when she completed filming the 4th season of The Americans (2013).
2 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a son named River Russell Deary on June 9, 2007. Child's father is her ex-husband, Shane Deary.
3 Gave birth to her 3rd child, a son named Sam at age 40 in May 2016. Child's father is her boyfriend, Matthew Rhys.
4 In a relationship with Matthew Rhys since 2013. They have one child together.
5 Wed her now ex-husband Shane Deary at the Harrison restaurant in NYC's West Village on Valentine's Day, 2007, before ten immediate family members.
6 Is in a relationship with Matthew Rhys since 2013.
7 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a daughter named Willa Lou Deary on December 27, 2011. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Shane Deary.
8 She is of English, with smaller (to varying degrees) amounts of German, German-Swiss, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Manx (Isle of Man), Dutch, and Danish ancestry.
9 Briefly attended Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida when she worked on the Emerald Cove (1993).
10 Is good friends with Mission: Impossible III (2006) and August Rush (2007) co-star Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
11 According to an interview which appeared in the October 1999 issue of Jane Magazine, she claims to have lost her virginity at age 15.
12 Currently (2006) serving as a model and spokesperson for Cover Girl cosmetics.
13 Keri was not a strong singer when she was on The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) in the early nineties. She very rarely sang solo. She was hired for her acting and dancing abilities.
14 Is still friends with fellow The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) cast member Ilana Miller. She brought Ilana with her to the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.
15 Did not return for the final season of The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) in order to film the short-lived sitcom Daddy's Girls (1994).
16 Read for the part of Lois Lane for Superman Returns (2006), but lost to Kate Bosworth.
17 She attended Highlands Ranch High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
18 After Keri had her hair clipped in August 1999, this affected the overall performance of Felicity (1998), where it affected fan consensus and the Nielsen ratings. A letter-writing campaign saved the show for another season, and the WB network came up with a resolution, where young stars will not alter their current hairstyles as a strategy to avoid a TV series airing on the WB network, to cause it to be cancelled, or for worse, having an actor/actress fired or subsequently terminated out of his/her contract.
19 Is an accomplished Dancer.
20 Raised in Mesa, Arizona and Denver, Colorado.
21 Siblings are Todd and Julie.
22 Parents are David and Stephanie.
23 Cut her signature long, curly locks. [August 1999]
24 On People magazine's '50 Most Beautiful' list. [1999]


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free State of Jones 2016 Serena
The Americans 2013-2016 TV Series Elizabeth Jennings
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014 Ellie
Arrested Development 2013 TV Series Widow Carr
Dark Skies 2013 Lacy Barrett
Austenland 2013 Jane Hayes
Goats 2012 Judy
Running Wilde 2010-2011 TV Series Emmy Kadubic
Extraordinary Measures 2010 Aileen Crowley
Leaves of Grass 2009 Janet
Wonder Woman 2009 Video Wonder Woman (voice)
Bedtime Stories 2008 Jill
August Rush 2007 Lyla Novacek
The Girl in the Park 2007 Celeste
Scrubs 2007 TV Series Melody O'Harra
Waitress 2007 Jenna Hunterson
Grimm Love 2006 Katie
Mission: Impossible III 2006 Lindsey Farris
Into the West 2005 TV Mini-Series Naomi Wheeler / Five Horses
The Magic of Ordinary Days 2005 TV Movie Livy
The Upside of Anger 2005 Emily Wolfmeyer
Felicity 1998-2002 TV Series Felicity Porter
We Were Soldiers 2002 Barbara Geoghegan
Mad About Mambo 2000 Lucy McLoughlin
Cinderelmo 1999 TV Movie Princess
Dead Man's Curve 1998 Emma
Roar 1997 TV Series Claire
7th Heaven 1997 TV Series Camille
When Innocence Is Lost 1997 TV Movie Erica French
Eight Days a Week 1997 Erica
The Lottery 1996 TV Movie Felice Dunbar
Malibu Shores 1996 TV Series Chloe Walker
The Babysitter's Seduction 1996 TV Movie Michelle Winston
Clerks. 1995 TV Short Sandra
Married with Children 1995 TV Series April Adams
Daddy's Girls 1994 TV Series Phoebe
Emerald Cove 1993 TV Series Andrea McKinsey (1993)
Boy Meets World 1993 TV Series Jessica
Honey I Blew Up the Kid 1992 Mandy Park

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Austenland 2013 performer: "Hot in Herre"
August Rush 2007 performer: "Für Elise"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series / Presenter: Outstanding Limited Series
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Today 2004-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 70th Annual Tony Awards 2016 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Message to Younger Self / Herself
Style Code Live 2016 TV Series Herself
The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Drama Series (credit only)
The Chew 2015 TV Series Herself
In Character With... 2015 TV Series Herself
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Andy Serkis: Rediscovering Caesar 2014 Video short Herself
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Humans and Apes: The Cast of 'Dawn' 2014 Video short Herself
Janela Indiscreta 2014 TV Series Herself
Días de cine 2014 TV Series Herself
Made in Hollywood 2013-2014 TV Series Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Reel Junkie 2014 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2014 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2013-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Insider 2014 TV Series Herself
The 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Drama Series
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables 2014 TV Series Herself
The Colbert Report 2014 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1999-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 3rd Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards 2013 TV Movie Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Drama Series (credit only)
The View 2005-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Rachael Ray 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Reality - Competition Program
Tavis Smiley 2007-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Movie Loft 2009 TV Series Herself
Martha 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1999-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 17th Annual Gotham Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
Access Hollywood 2007 TV Series Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
CMT Hot 20 Countdown 2007 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1998-2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
Creating 'The Upside of Anger' 2005 Video documentary short Herself
The 59th Annual Tony Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Revival of a Musical
HBO First Look 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
We Were Soldiers: Getting It Right 2002 Video documentary short Herself / Barbara Geoghegan
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Teen Choice Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998-2001 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
1999 MTV Movie Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
The Teen Choice Awards 1999 1999 TV Special Herself
MADtv 1999 TV Series Herself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a TV-Series Drama
MMC in Concert 1993 TV Special Herself
The All New Mickey Mouse Club 1991-1993 TV Series Herself / Herself (Seasons 4-6)
Honey I Blew Up the Kid: The Making of 'Honey I Blew Up the Kid' 1992 Video documentary short Mandy Park

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
E! True Hollywood Story 2007 TV Series documentary
Dawson's Creek 1999 TV Series Felicity Porter

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Drama Series The Americans (2013)
2014 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Drama The Americans (2013)
2006 Camie Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005) · Richard Welsh (producer)
· Andrew Gottlieb (producer)
· Brent Shields (director)
· Ann Howard Creel (author of the book)
· Camille Thomasson (screenplay writer)
· Skeet Ulrich (actor)
· Mare Winningham (actor)
1999 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Felicity (1998)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a New Drama Series Felicity (1998)
1999 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards TV - Breakout Performance Felicity (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Americans (2013)
2016 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actress The Americans (2013)
2016 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama The Americans (2013)
2015 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series The Americans (2013)
2014 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress in a Television Series The Americans (2013)
2014 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series The Americans (2013)
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series The Americans (2013)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actress The Americans (2013)
2013 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best TV Actress The Americans (2013)
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Drama The Americans (2013)
2013 WIN Award Women's Image Network Awards Outstanding Actress Drama Series The Americans (2013)
2008 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Drama August Rush (2007)
2007 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Seduction Waitress (2007) · Nathan Fillion
2007 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Breakthrough Performance August Rush (2007)
2006 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Movies - Choice Actress: Drama/Action Adventure Mission: Impossible III (2006)
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
2002 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actress, Drama Felicity (1998)
2001 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actress Felicity (1998)
2000 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actress Felicity (1998)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Drama Series Felicity (1998)
1999 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actress Felicity (1998)
1993 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Youth Series or Variety Show MMC (1989) · Josh Ackerman
· Lindsey Alley
· Rhona Bennett
· Nita Booth
· Mylin Brooks
· Blain Carson
· J.C. Chasez
· Tasha Danner
· Dale Godboldo
· Tony Lucca
· Ricky Luna
· Jennifer McGill
· Terra McNair
· Ilana Miller
· Jason Minor
· Matt Morris
· Kevin Osgood
· Marc Worden
1993 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Motion Picture Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)

TitleSalary
The Americans (2013) $175,000 / episode
The Americans (2013) $100,000 / episode
Felicity (1998) $30,000 /episode

#Quote
1 I know not every mom is a secret KGB spy, but every mom has this whole other life. Every dad and every person has this whole other life.
2 I am crazy for dessert. I eat everything. No one should be denied anything... just don't eat the whole thing.
3 Naps are the key to relieving stress. When you are working on two hours of sleep, the fact that cheese comes on something when you ordered it with no cheese is enough to send you crying under the covers for an hour.
4 Acting is a strange profession, and, yes, sometimes I struggle with its worth, its value in the world.
5 Dance has helped me with everything. It was a great foundation for discipline, hard work and, unfortunately, the ever-elusive idea of perfection. It lends itself easily to fight choreography, because that's what it really is. Choreography. And knowing how to move with someone.
6 I am positive I was not a neglected child. I remember reading 'The Jungle Book' and 'The Sleeping Beauty.'
7 I love doing laundry! It's so satisfying. I love the way it smells. I love doing the sheets.
8 Anything that opens you up emotionally is going to impact your acting. Parenthood, becoming a mom, certainly does that.
9 I am literally the worst person at keeping secrets. I'd be the worst spy of all time.
10 I want to be able to raise my kid. I was totally being a martyr about it at first, thinking I could totally do it on my own, which I did for a while. I've hired a babysitter before, but as for a full-time caregiver... for a control freak like me, it ain't gonna happen!
11 People still take it really personally. They come up to me at breakfast places like, 'When are you growing your hair back?'
12 People expect all women to react the same to pregnancy. But anyone who's been around pregnant women knows that it's not all cutesy and sweet. You spaz out and you're angry and you have tantrums.
13 Dance is definitely what I love doing much more than anything else.
14 Who knows? Maybe years from now I'll be on a ranch in Colorado with 10 kids. The whole point of life is to experience a little bit of everything, and I think it's better when there are a few surprises thrown in.
15 It's sad when girls think they don't have anything going on except being pretty.
16 Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
17 Yeah, I like being on my own. I do. I tend to be a loner, so I'm okay. I'm not okay when I have to be around everyone all the time.
18 People - not just in their teenage years - hold on to this fantasy of love when they're not ready to have a real relationship.


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