List of Famous people named Russell

Name Russell is among the most common names in Australia. Similar names: Russel, Ruselli. Here are some famous Russells:

Russell Wilson

Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). Wilson initially played football and baseball for North Carolina State University from 2008 to 2010 before transferring to Wisconsin. He played college football for the University of Wisconsin during the 2011 season, in which he set the single-season FBS record for passing efficiency (191.8) and led the team to a Big Ten title and the 2012 Rose Bowl. He also played minor league baseball for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and the Asheville Tourists in 2011 as a second baseman, and as of 2019 his professional baseball rights are held by the Somerset Patriots, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.

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Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook III is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a nine-time NBA All-Star and earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for the 2016–17 season. He is also an eight-time All-NBA Team member, led the league in scoring in 2014–15 and 2016–17, and won back-to-back NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player awards in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, the year he won the league MVP award, Westbrook became one of two players in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season, along with Oscar Robertson in 1962. He also set a record for the most triple-doubles in a season, with 42. He went on to average a triple-double the following two seasons also, as well as lead the league in assists and become the first player to lead the league in points and assists in multiple seasons. He ranks second all-time in career triple-doubles in NBA history.

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Russell Brand

Russell Edward Brand
First Name Russell
Last Name Brand
Born on June 4, 1975 (age 48)
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Russell Edward Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, writer, and activist.

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Russell Tovey

Russell George Tovey
First Name Russell
Last Name Tovey
Born on November 14, 1981 (age 42)
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Russell George Tovey is an English actor. He is known for playing the role of werewolf George Sands in the BBC's supernatural drama Being Human, Rudge in both the stage and film versions of The History Boys, Steve in the BBC Three sitcom Him & Her, Kevin Matheson in the HBO original series Looking and its subsequent series finale television film Looking: The Movie, Titanic midshipman Alonzo Frame in the Doctor Who episode "Voyage of the Damned" and as Henry Knight in BBC TV series Sherlock. He has also starred as Harry Doyle in the drama-thriller series Quantico on the ABC network.

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Russell Crowe

Russell Ira Crowe
First Name Russell
Last Name Crowe
Born on April 7, 1964 (age 60)
Height 179 cm | 5'10

Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer, director and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia. He came to international attention for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the epic historical film Gladiator (2000), directed by Ridley Scott, for which Crowe won an Academy Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, an Empire Award, and a London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Leading Actor, along with ten other nominations in the same category. Crowe's other award-winning performances include portrayals of tobacco firm whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand in the drama film The Insider (1999) and John F. Nash in the biopic A Beautiful Mind (2001).

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Russell Gilbert

First Name Russell
Last Name Gilbert
Born on October 17, 1959 (age 64)

Russell Gilbert is an Australian comedian and actor from Footscray, Victoria, best known for his radio and television appearances, on programs such as The Comedy Company, Hey Hey It's Saturday and Thank God You're Here; he is also a live stage and film actor.

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Russell Martin

Russell Kenneth Alexander Martin

Russell Kenneth Alexander Martin is a professional football coach and former player. He is the head coach of Championship club Swansea City.

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Russell T Davies

Stephen Russell Davies
First Name Russell
Last Name Davies
Born on April 27, 1963 (age 61)
Height 196 cm | 6'5

Stephen Russell Davies, better known as Russell T Davies, is a Welsh screenwriter and television producer whose works include Queer as Folk, The Second Coming, Casanova, the 2005 revival of the BBC One science fiction franchise Doctor Who, Cucumber, Years and Years and It's A Sin.

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Russell Simmons

First Name Russell
Last Name Simmons
Born on October 4, 1957 (age 66)
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Russell Wendell Simmons is an American entrepreneur, record executive, writer, and film producer. He is chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, co-founded the hip-hop label Def Jam Recordings, and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and Tantris. Simmons' net worth was estimated at $340 million in 2011.

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Russell M. Nelson

First Name Russell
Last Name Nelson
Born on September 9, 1924 (age 99)

Russell Marion Nelson Sr. is an American religious leader and former surgeon who is the 17th and current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nelson was a member of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for nearly 34 years, and was the quorum president from 2015 to 2018. As church president, Nelson is accepted by the church as a prophet, seer, and revelator.

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