Keri Russell gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Source:AFP Published: 2017/5/31 17:03:39

Actress Keri Russell, best known for her role as a ruthless KGB operative in the long-running series The Americans, was honored on Tuesday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 41-year-old actress told AFP she was awestruck to receive the 2,613th star on the famous sidewalk alongside other celebrities such as Judy Garland.

"It's such an incredible, iconic moment," she said.

A native of California, Russell first garnered attention for her title role in the hit television series Felicity, for which she won a Golden Globe Award in 1999.

She was again nominated last year - but did not win - for her role in FX's critically acclaimed The Americans, which is set in the 1980s and follows a husband and wife team of undercover Soviet operatives in the US.

Felicity creator J.J. Abrams lauded Russell's talent during the ceremony, describing her as someone who shied away from the limelight and one of the "sweetest" people he knows.

"What she does so beautifully is become other people. And she does it in a way that most actors would only dream of being able to do," Abrams said.


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