List of Famous people with last name Russell
Kurt Vogel Russell is an American actor. He began acting on television at the age of 12 in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company where, according to Robert Osborne, he became the studio's top star of the 1970s.
William Felton Russell is an American former professional basketball player who played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1956 to 1969. A five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a 12-time All-Star, he was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty that won eleven NBA championships during his 13-year career. Russell and Henri Richard of the National Hockey League are tied for the record of the most championships won by an athlete in a North American sports league. Russell led the San Francisco Dons to two consecutive NCAA championships in 1955 and 1956, and he captained the gold-medal winning U.S. national basketball team at the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Wyatt Hawn Russell is an American actor and former ice hockey player. He is best known for his roles as Corporal Lewis Ford in Julius Avery's 2018 horror film, Overlord, and as Dud in the AMC dramedy, Lodge 49. He is set to play John Walker / U.S. Agent in the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Keri Lynn Russell is an American actress. She came to fame for portraying the title role of Felicity Porter on the WB drama series Felicity (1998–2002), for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Russell also starred as KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings on the FX spy thriller series The Americans (2013–2018), for which she was nominated for Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.
D'Angelo Danté Russell is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected as a McDonald's All-American in 2014 and played college basketball for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Playing point guard, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team with the Lakers in 2016. He was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in 2017, and received his first All-Star selection in 2019. In the 2019 off-season he joined the Golden State Warriors via a sign-and-trade deal, and was then traded to the Timberwolves at the 2020 trade deadline.
George William Russell is a British racing driver currently competing in Formula One, contracted to Williams. He was the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Champion for ART and the 2017 GP3 Series Champion. Following his Formula 2 championship win, Russell signed for Williams in 2019, making his début at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix, alongside Robert Kubica. Russell is contracted to drive for Williams until the conclusion of the 2021 season, although he stood in for Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix.
Addison Wayne Russell is an American professional baseball shortstop who is a free agent. Russell was drafted 11th overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. He was traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2014. In 2015, Baseball America listed Russell as the third-best prospect in professional baseball. He made his MLB debut with the Cubs in April 2015 and was an All-Star in 2016. That same year, Russell won a World Series ring with the Cubs.
Leon Russell was an American musician and songwriter who was involved with numerous bestselling pop music records during his 60-year career. His genres included pop, country, rock, folk, gospel, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk rock, blues rock, surf, standards, and Tulsa Sound.
Julius "Nipsey" Russell was an American comedian, poet, and dancer best known for his appearances as a panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, including Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth, and Pyramid. His appearances were often distinguished by short, humorous poems he recited during the broadcast, which led to his nickname "the poet laureate of television". He had one of the leading roles in the film version of The Wiz as the Tin Man. He was a frequent guest on the Dean Martin Celebrity Roast series.
Steven Jay Russell
Steven Jay Russell is an American con artist, known for escaping from prison multiple times. I Love You Phillip Morris, a film about his life and crimes, was produced in 2009. In 2011, his crimes were featured on the television series I Almost Got Away with It, in the episode "Got A Boyfriend to Support". He was also the subject of On The Run, a 2005 episode of The Discovery Channel series King of Cons.
Taylor Russell is a Canadian actress. She is known for starring on the show Lost in Space and in the films Escape Room and Waves.
Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was an American actress, singer, and model. She is known as one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s.
JaMarcus Trenell Russell is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons with the Oakland Raiders. Highly coveted at LSU, where he won the Sugar Bowl in 2007 and received the game's MVP honors, he was selected by the Raiders first overall in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Harold John Avery Russell was a Canadian-born American World War II veteran who became one of only two non-professional actors to win an Academy Award for acting. Russell also has the distinction of being the only performer to sell his Oscar award at auction.
Andre Dwayne Russell is a Jamaican professional cricketer and plays internationally for the West Indies and for Jamaica in West Indian domestic cricket as an all-rounder. He has played in more than 300 Twenty20 matches for a range of sides in leagues throughout the world. Russell scored a century in a record 40 balls in the 2018 Caribbean Premier League and took a hat-trick in the same match, becoming the second player to take a hat-trick and score a century in the same Twenty20 match.
Richard Brevard Russell Jr. was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 66th Governor of Georgia from 1931 to 1933 before serving in the United States Senate for almost 40 years, from 1933 to 1971. Russell was a founder and leader of the conservative coalition that dominated Congress from 1937 to 1963, and at his death was the most senior member of the Senate. He was for decades a leader of Southern opposition to the civil rights movement.
Ryan Kamey Russell is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Purdue on a football scholarship. He played with the Dallas Cowboys for the 2015 season; the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2016 and 2017 seasons; and was signed by the Buffalo Bills for the 2018 season before the team trimmed their roster to meet league regulations.
David O. Russell
David Owen Russell is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His early directing career includes the comedy films Spanking the Monkey (1994), Flirting with Disaster (1996), Three Kings (1999), and I Heart Huckabees (2004). He gained recent critical success with biographical sports drama The Fighter (2010), the romantic comedy drama Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and the crime film American Hustle (2013). All three of the films were commercially successful and acclaimed by critics, having earned Russell three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, as well as a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for Silver Linings Playbook and a Best Original Screenplay nomination for American Hustle. Russell received his seventh Golden Globe nomination for the semi-biographical comedy-drama Joy (2015).
Lynne Russell is an American journalist and author. She was the first woman to solo anchor a prime time network nightly newscast as the host of CNN Headline News from 1983 to 2001, as well as six years as co-host of The Week in Review with Bob Cain on CNN.
Davy Russell is an Irish National Hunt jockey. He has been Irish jump racing Champion Jockey three times, and has won the Grand National (twice), the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris.