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Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell 

Chris Abraham
Updated October 13, 2018 9.3k views 97 items
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Russell. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Russell on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Russell as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Russell along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Russell, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Russells include Kurt Russell, Bill Russell, and Keri Russell, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

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Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 67 from Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) 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 ...more
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 85 from West Monroe, Louisiana, United States of America
William Felton Russell (born February 12, 1934) is an American retired professional basketball player who played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from ...more
Keri Russell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 42 from Fountain Valley, California, United States of America
Keri Lynn Russell (born March 23, 1976) is an American actress and dancer. She came to fame for portraying the title role of Felicity Porter on the WB drama series Felicity (1998–2002), for ...more
Jane Russell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Dec. at 90 (1921-2011) from USA, Minnesota, Bemidji
Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011) was an American film actress and one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s. Russell moved from the ...more
Kris Russell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 31 from Caroline, Canada
Kris Russell (born May 2, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally drafted in the ...more
David O. Russell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 60 from New York City, USA, New York
David Owen Russell (born August 20, 1958) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His early directing career includes the comedy films Spanking the Monkey (1994), Flirting with ...more
Rosalind Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Dec. at 69 (1907-1976) from USA, Connecticut, Waterbury
Catherine Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976) was an American actress, comedian, screenwriter and singer, known for her role as fast-talking newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson in ...more
JaMarcus Russell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 30 from Mobile, Alabama
JaMarcus Trenell Russell (born August 9, 1985) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at LSU, where he finished 21–4 as a starter and was named MVP of the 2007 ...more
Bertrand Russell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Dec. at 98 (1872-1970) from Trellech, United Kingdom
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, (; 18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, essayist, social critic, political ...more
Betsy Russell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 55 from USA, California, San Diego
Elizabeth "Betsy" Russell (born September 6, 1963) is an American actress who is best known for her roles in Private School (1983), Tomboy (1985), and Jill Tuck, one of the primary ...more
Naomi Russell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Leon Russell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 76 from Lawton, Oklahoma, United States of America
Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges; April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016) was an American musician and songwriter who was involved with numerous bestselling pop music records during his ...more
Gail Russell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Dec. at 37 (1924-1961) from Chicago, Illinois, USA
Gail Russell (born Elizabeth L. Russell, September 21, 1924 – August 26, 1961) was an American film and television actress.
Ken Russell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Dec. at 84 (1927-2011) from Southampton, England
Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell (3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011) was a British film director, known for his pioneering work in television and film and for his flamboyant and controversial style. ...more
Theresa Russell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 61 from USA, California, San Diego
Theresa Lynn Russell (née Paup; born March 20, 1957) is an American actress. Russell made her film debut in The Last Tycoon (1976) directed by Elia Kazan, followed by a lead role opposite ...more
Cameron Russell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 31 from Boston, Massachusetts
Cameron Chase Russell (born June 14, 1987) is an American model. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she graduated from Columbia University with majors in Economics and Political science. Russell ...more
Reb Russell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Dec. at 84 (1889-1973) from Jackson, Mississippi
Ewell Albert "Reb" Russell (March 12, 1889 – September 30, 1973) was an American Major League Baseball player for the Chicago White Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Russell was drafted ...more
Brenda Russell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 69 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Brenda Russell (née Gordon; born April 8, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Russell has a diverse musical style which encompasses pop, soul, dance, and jazz. She has ...more
Nipsey Russell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Nipsey Russell Dec. at 87 (1918-2005) from Georgia, USA, Atlanta
Julius "Nipsey" Russell (September 15, 1918 – October 2, 2005) was an American comedian, poet, and dancer best known for his appearances as a panelist on game shows from the 1960s ...more
David Russell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 66 from Glasgow, United Kingdom
David Russell (born 1953 in Glasgow) is a classical guitarist. He plays Matthias Dammann guitars. Widely known for his near flawless tone and diverse repertoire, Russell is one of the most ...more
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 22 from Louisville, Kentucky
D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected ...more
Arthur Russell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Dec. at 41 (1951-1992) from Oskaloosa, Iowa, United States of America
Arthur Russell (born Charles Arthur Russell Jr.; May 21, 1951 – April 4, 1992) was an American cellist, composer, producer, singer, and musician from Iowa, whose work spanned a disparate range ...more
Willy Russell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 71 from Whiston, United Kingdom
William Russell (born 23 August 1947) is an English dramatist, lyricist and composer. His best known works are Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine, Blood Brothers and Our Day Out.
Adam Russell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age 35 from North Olmsted, Ohio
Adam William Russell (born April 14, 1983) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. In 2004, Russell was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the sixth round as the 179th overall
Darrell Russell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Russell
Age Died at 29 (1976-2005) from Pensacola, Florida, United States of America
Darrell Anthony Russell, Jr. (May 27, 1976 – December 15, 2005) was an American football defensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He died ...more