This woman, the one in front of me choosing between a martini and a glass of wine, is still made up from her shoot and has smoky eyes and bronzed skin and tousled bedroom hair.
We order our drinks — she settles on a glass of Sancerre, explaining that she just had a martini last week — and we quickly dispatch with the reason for our meeting: her role on the new Fox sitcom Running Wilde, from Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz and starring Will Arnett as a wealthy man-child and Russell as the object of his affection.
The couple married in New York on February 14, 2007.
The actress, famous for portraying fresh-faced girls next door since her days on Felicity, lives right around the corner from me in a leafy section of Brooklyn, and I'll see her around the neighborhood doing the most mundane things imaginable: parking her car.
Russell has an older brother Todd Russell and a younger sister Julie Russell.
I guess this particular project, it just seemed exciting to me.