FX's The Americans revolves around two Soviet KGB spies, Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, who pose as an American couple living in a Washington, D.C. suburb. The series is set in the 1980s during the cold war and follows the couple as they struggle to balance their job for their country and raising their kids, Page and Henry. The situation gets much more complicated when a FBI agent, Stan Beeman, moves in across the street. Former CIA agent Joe Weisberg created the series, which first premiered on January 30, 2013. The series has been renewed for its final two seasons and will end in 2018. The Americans is universally critically and commercially acclaimed. The series has been nominated for several awards, including The Golden Globes, Peabody Award and Primetime Emmy Awards. Additionally, the series has received high praise for its writing, directing and depiction of the 80s. In particular the series has been praised for its phenomenal cast.
The cast is outstanding but it’s the women that steal the spotlight in the series. The Americans happens to feature some of the most talented and beautiful people in Hollywood. The women of The Americans are incredibly beautiful. Some of the women are dangerous killers that must be avoided at all costs. However, they still set the screen on fire with their killer looks. Here is a look at 15 Hottest Pics of The Americans cast.
15 Keri Russell – Elizabeth Jennings
Elizabeth Jennings is intelligent, beautiful and dangerous. She is a KGB spy living with her husband Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) in America. They appear to be simple travel agents raising their family but actually have a greater mission. The gorgeous Keri Russell portrays Elizabeth Jennings to universal praise. Keri Russell had her first break when she was 15 and was a cast member of the All-New Mickey Mouse Club. Her other fellow cast members included Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling. In 1993 she starred in Honey, I Blew Up the Kids and later appeared in Married…with Children and Boy Meets World. Keri Russell has received universal praise for her performance as Elizabeth Jennings. She has been nominated for several awards, including Critics’ Choice Television Awards, Saturn Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. Keri Russell is still one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, even when she is trying to get information out of an American spy.
14 Annet Mahendru – Nina Sergeevna Krilova
Nina Sergeevna Krilova works at the Soviet Embassy but is blackmailed by Stan Beeman and the FBI to provide them with information. She later turns on the FBI and informs the KGB of her actions. Additionally, she enters into an intense love affair with Stan. It should come as no surprise that just about every character ends up falling madly in love with Nina. Annet Mahendru plays the role of Nina Krilova in The Americans. Her first big role was in the series Love Monkey along with Tom Cavanagh. Later, she guest starred in several TV series, including Entourage, 2 Broke Girls and Mike & Molly. She also appeared in several independent and low budget films, including Escape From Tomorrow, Sally Pacholok and Bridge and Tunnel. She had her big breakthrough with her role in The Americans. With that success she continued to land roles in major TV series, such as The Blacklist, X-Files and Tyrant.
13 Wrenn Schmidt – Kate
Kate was Philip and Elizabeth’s KGB handler. She was young and full of excitement for her job. She did lack experience compared to other KGB handlers but she was passionate about the cause and their mission. She proves herself to be loyal and tough when confronted with a life-threatening situation. The beautiful Wrenn Schmidt portrayed Kate in The Americans. She started her career in theater and appeared in a number of plays. She has appeared in several TV series, such as Law & Order, Mercy and Blue Bloods. She gained wide recognition for her role as Julia Sagorsky Harrow in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. She also had recurring roles in both Tyrant and Person of Interest. She has also appeared in numerous films, including Our Idiot Brother, I Saw the light and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Currently, she stars as Megan Holter in the horror series Outcast. Her time on The Americans was short but memorable and had a lasting impact.
12 Gillian Alexy – Annelise
Annelise is the beautiful and manipulative wife of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense. Philip gets closer to her posing as a Swedish intelligence officer using the name Scott Burkeland in order to get information. At first she loves the life of a spy but soon everything comes crashing down. Philip is forced to use several women but he seems to care about Annelise the most. The beautiful Gillian Alexy portrayed Annelise in The Americans. She appeared in several Australian series, such as All Saints, Packed to the Rafters and Home and Away. Gillian had her first taste of major success with her role as Tayler Geddes in the TV series McLeod’s Daughters. She also had a prominent role as Gitta Novak on the FX series Damages. Additionally, she appeared in Law & Order: SVU, Blue Bloods and NCIS. She appeared in The Americans for a few episodes but left a lasting impact. She currently stars as G’Winveer Farrel in Outsiders.
11 Laurie Holden – Renee
Laurie Holden will make her debut in The Americans in season 5. Very little is known about the second last season and about Holden’s character. However, it’s safe to assume that with the addition of Laurie Holden it promises to be exciting. Laurie Holden will portray Renee who becomes a new woman in Stan Beeman’s life. Early in her career she appeared in a number of popular TV series, including Murder, She Wrote, Due South and The Outer Limits. She has appeared in several memorable films, such as The Majestic, Silent Hill and Dumb and Dumber To. She had her big breakthrough with her recurring role as Marita Covarrubias in the cultural phenomenon The X-Files. Later, she had a memorable role as Olivia Murray in The Shield. However, she is best known for her starring role as Andrea in the massively popular horror series The Walking Dead. She will certainly be a positive and exciting addition to The Americans.
10 Keri Russell – Black Dress
Keri Russell had her big breakthrough with her role as Felicity Porter in the critically acclaimed series Felicity. J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves created Felicity that aired from September 29, 1998 to May 22, 2002. In addition to Keri Russell it also starred Scott Speedman, Tangi Miller, Greg Grunberg, Scott Foley and Amy Jo Johnson. The series followed Felicity as she attended the fictional University of New York and attempts to navigate through life while dealing with relationships and friendships. Keri Russell received universal praise for her role and won a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Drama Series. She went on to have a very successful career before landing the starring role in The Americans. In this picture, she wears a black dress while flashing her gorgeous smile. She teases all of her fans by slowly unzipping the back of her dress. In The Americans, she has participated in several hot and steamy scenes leaving viewers all hot and bothered.
9 Aimee Carrero – Lucia
Lucia is a Sandinista freedom fighter that works with Elizabeth and Philip Jennings. She has the same goal in mind as the Jennings but goes about it in a slightly different way. She is dangerous, passionate and rebellious. All these traits end up working against her. The smoking hot Aimee Carrero portrayed Lucia in The Americans. She has appeared in several TV series, such as The Middle, Baby Daddy and The Mentalist. She played the role of Angie in the film and TV series Level Up. Later, she appeared in the TV film Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, the horror film Devil’s Due and the TV series Young & Hungry. She has also done extensive voice work for animated films and TV series. She voiced a character in the film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel in 2009. In 2016, she began to provide the voice for the first Latina princess, Princess Elena, in the Disney series Elena of Avalor. She appeared as Lucia in the second season of The Americans.
8 Julia Garner – Kimberly Breland
Both Elizabeth and Philip find themselves having to develop a romantic relationship with certain targets that can sometimes be uncomfortable. Philip was forced to get close to a very young girl, Kimberly Breland, in an attempt to spy on her father, the head of the CIA. Soon Kimberly starts to develop feelings for the older Philip. The breathtaking Julia Garner portrayed Kimberly Breland in The Americans. Initially, Julia began taking acting lessons to get over her intense shyness. However, she soon began auditioning and landing some major roles. She made her film debut with the 2011 film Martha Marcy May Marlene. She gained wider recognition and starred in Electrick Children. She also appeared in several memorable films, including The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Not Fade Away and The Last Exorcism Part II. She landed starring roles in We Are What We Are and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. She had a recurring role in The Americans in seasons 3 and 4.
7 Susan Misner – Sandra Beeman
Sandra Beeman is the ex-wife of FBI agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich). Stan had done extensive undercover work with a white supremacist group and after his work was completed, they moved to a suburb in Washington, D.C. across from the Jennings family. Susan and Stan’s relationship was strained and difficult but she tried her best to make it work. The incredibly beautiful Susan Misner portrays Sandra Beeman in The Americans. She had her big break with her memorable role in the soap opera One Life To Live. Early in her career she guest starred in several hit TV series, such as CSI, Law & Order and Without a Trace. She also appeared in the 2002 musical Chicago. Later, she landed several recurring roles, including In Treatment, Gossip Girl and The Good Wife. She continues to land promising recurring in roles in TV series such as Gotham, Elementary and Billions. She has gained wider recognition for her role in The Americans.
6 Holly Taylor – Page Jennings
Page Jennings is the only daughter and eldest child of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings. She is born and raised in the United States and is unaware that her parents are Soviet KGB agents. However, she is smart enough to know that something suspicious is going on with her parents. Holly Taylor portrays Page Jennings in The Americans. She is currently 19 years old but will certainly be a heartbreaker soon. She started taking dancing lessons at 3 years old and eventually started her career on Broadway. At the age of 11, she was a cast member of the Broadway play Billy Elliot. She played the role of Sharon Percy. She performed in the play at the Imperial Theatre in New York City for two years. She’s also appeared in several commercials and had minor roles in the independent films Ashley and Worst Friends. Her big breakthrough came when she was cast as Page in The Americans.
5 Annet Mahendru – Green With Envy
Be warned that staring at this picture for too long can cause loss of breathe, butterflies and that warm fuzzy feeling. Annet looks so incredibly hot in this pic that it could have brought an early end to the cold war. However, if that happen then The Americans wouldn’t have such an awesome time period to set the series in. Annet Mahendru only started acting in 2006 and is still at the early stages of her career. She will certainly continue to land major and starring roles and will likely be a dominant force in Hollywood. In this picture, she leaves her rivals green with envy as she rocks this all green outfit. She wears a green hat and short green dress that shows off her beautiful legs. It’s no surprise that Annet’s incredible beauty can cause Americans and Russians to fight over her. Annet is one of the most beautiful women in the world.
4 Keri Russell – Jeans
Here Keri Russell wears a simple outfit of jeans and a top but her incredible beauty makes this outfit and picture smoking hot. Her career continued to skyrocket after her success from Felicity. The series dropped in ratings as the show progressed but many still praised her performance. She later went on to star in several films, such as The Upside of Anger and Mission Impossible III. Keri Russell received universal praise for her role in The Waitress. Adrienne Shelly directed the film, which was released on May 25, 2007. It also starred Nathan Fillion and Cheryl Hines. After being cast on The Americans she continues to land movie roles. In 2014, she starred in the Dawn of The Planet of the Apes. Currently, her role in The Americans keeps her pretty busy.
3 Allison Wright – Martha Hanson
Philip and Elizabeth Jennings sometimes form relationships with unsuspecting people in order to use them. This is done in order to gain information and to further their cause. They will wear a disguise and go undercover to achieve their mission. Philip went undercover as “Clark” and started a relationship with Martha Hanson. She is the secretary at the FBI. She falls madly in love with “Clark” but soon everything starts to unravel. The stunning and beautiful Allison Wright portrays Martha Hanson in The Americans. In addition to television, she appeared in the films The Nanny Diaries and The Accountant. She made her TV debut with her breakthrough role in The Americans. She also portrays Majorie in the Amazon series Sneaky Pete along with Giovanni Ribisi. Sneaky Pete is created by David Shore and Bryan Cranston and has received widespread praise. She’s also appeared in Blue Bloods, Confirmation and Feud: Bette and Joan.
2 Annet Mahendru – Traditional
It is not wise to underestimate the true skills and abilities of Nina Krilova. She starts out as a simple clerical worker at the Soviet Embassy but soon joins the KGB. She is intelligent, cunning and knows how to make men fall in love with her. Annet Mahendru is equally as intelligent as her counterpart and from the looks of this picture many men fall in love with her too. Her mother is Russian and her father is Indian, which has helped her learn several languages. She is fluent in Hindi, Russian, Persian, German, French and English. Originally, she had plans to work for the United Nations but later decided to pursue acting. She studied Improv at The Groundlings in Los Angeles. In this pic, she shows her Indian side as she wears traditional Indian attire. Her incredible beauty shines through in this picture. Annet always looks beautiful even when betraying the American government.
1 Keri Russell – The Beautiful Spy
Elizabeth and Philip Jennings have a loving and caring relationship. It wasn’t always like that and there were times where it was strictly about work. However, at the end of the day they both love each other. That love is so strong that it transferred to real life. Currently, Keri Russell is in a relationship with her Americans co-star Matthew Rhys. Matthew Rhys gained wide recognition for his role as Kevin Walker in the TV series Brothers & Sisters. Keri Russell was previously married from 2007 to 2013. Russell and Rhys have been in a relationship since 2013, which is around the time the series first debuted. They have one son, Sam, born in May 2016. Nobody can blame Matthew Rhys for falling in love with such a beautiful and talented actress. This picture clearly demonstrates her incredible beauty. She wears a simple all black outfit while showing off her stunning legs.