Wyatt Russell

Wyatt Hawn Russell (born July 10, 1986)[1] is an American actor and former hockey player. Russell portrayed Corporal Lewis Ford in Julius Avery's 2018 horror film Overlord, Dud in AMC's Lodge 49 and John Walker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021).

Wyatt Russell
Wyatt Russell on Wizard Radio Media.jpg
Russell in 2018
Wyatt Hawn Russell

(1986-07-10) July 10, 1986 (age 35)
  • Actor
  • former hockey player
Years active1996–present
Sanne Hamers
(m. 2012; div. 2017)
(m. 2019)

Early lifeEdit

Russell was born on July 10, 1986, in Los Angeles, California,[1] to actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.[2][3] He is a grandson of actor Bing Russell, and a half-brother of actors Oliver Hudson and Kate Hudson.[4] He is of German, English, Scottish, Irish; and Hungarian-Jewish descent (from his maternal grandmother).


Russell played ice hockey for numerous amateur and pro hockey teams as a goaltender including the Richmond Sockeyes, Langley Hornets, Coquitlam Express, Chicago Steel, Brampton Capitals, and Groningen Grizzlies.[5] He also played college ice hockey for the Chargers at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He retired from professional hockey in 2010, his career cut short due to injuries.[6]

Russell appeared in films, such as Soldier, Cowboys & Aliens, This Is 40, Love and Honor, We Are What We Are, and Goon: Last of the Enforcers. He also appeared in the 2014 film 22 Jump Street.[7] In 2016, he co-starred in a film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival called Folk Hero & Funny Guy. In 2016, he starred in "Playtest", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.[8]

In 2018, he and Jovan Adepo played the leads in the World War II-set horror film Overlord.[9] In 2021, he starred as John Walker in the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.[10] In 2022, Russell took on the role of real-life murderer Dan Lafferty in the FX Original mini series Under the Banner of Heaven.

Personal lifeEdit

On March 14, 2012, after two years of dating, Russell married stylist Sanne Hamers, whom he met in the Netherlands while playing hockey.[11][12] The couple separated on March 2, 2015, and divorced amicably on October 24, 2017.[13][14]

After meeting on the set of the film Folk Hero & Funny Guy in 2015, Russell began a relationship with actress Meredith Hagner.[15] They became engaged in December 2018 and married in 2019.[16] In November 2020, it was announced that they were expecting their first child.[17] Their son Buddy Prine Russell was born in March 2021.[18]

He was a goaltender for the 2022 NHL All-Star Game's break-away challenge.[19]



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Overboard Baby at Golf Course Uncredited
1996 Escape from L.A. Orphan Boy
1998 Soldier Todd (age 11)
2006 The Last Supper Doubting Thomas Short film
2010 High School Drug PSA Stoned Teenager
2011 Cowboys & Aliens Little Mickey
2012 This Is 40 Flirty Hockey Player
2013 We Are What We Are Deputy Anders
Love and Honor Topher Lincoln
2014 22 Jump Street Zook Haythe
Cold in July Freddy Russell
At the Devil's Door Sam
Midnight Rider Young Duane Allman Cancelled
2015 Prisoner Will Short film
2016 Everybody Wants Some!! Charlie Willoughby
Folk Hero & Funny Guy Jason
2017 Ingrid Goes West Ezra O'Keefe
Table 19 Teddy
Goon: Last of the Enforcers Anders Cain
Shimmer Lake Ed Burton
2018 Blaze Glyn
Overlord Corporal Lewis Ford
2021 The Woman in the Window David Winter


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Law & Order: LA Sam Loomis Episode: "Hollywood"
2013 Arrested Development Oakwood Episode: "Colony Collapse"
The Walking Dead: The Oath Paul 3 episodes
2016 Black Mirror Cooper Redfield Episode: "Playtest"
2018–2019 Lodge 49 Sean "Dud" Dudley 20 episodes
2020 The Good Lord Bird J. E. B. Stuart 3 episodes
2021 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier John Walker / Captain America / U.S. Agent Miniseries
2021 Marvel Studios: Assembled Himself Documentary; Episode: "Assembled: The Making of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"
2022 Under the Banner of Heaven Dan Lafferty Miniseries

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Breakout Star 22 Jump Street Nominated [20]


  1. ^ a b Wyatt Russell career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database Retrieved December 31, 2016. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013.
  2. ^ Diamond, Jamie (2003-02-20). "At Home with: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2016-04-05. Additional WebCitation archive December 31, 2016.
  3. ^ Pinchevsky, Tal (2012-12-19). "Former hockey pro Russell returns to family business". National Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  4. ^ "Kurt Russell Biography (1951-)". Film Reference (Advameg, Inc.). Archived from the original on April 11, 2016. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  5. ^ "Wyatt Russell". EliteProspects.com. Archived from the original on August 13, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  6. ^ Pinchevsky, Tal (March 13, 2014). "Rangers' Talbot, actor Russell share Alabama bond". National Hockey League. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  7. ^ Kit, Borys (2013-08-31). "Wyatt Russell, Son of Kurt, Joining Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill in '22 Jump Street'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2015-11-09. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  8. ^ "'Black Mirror' Season 3 Trailer: "No One Is This Happy'". Deadline Hollywood. October 7, 2016. Archived from the original on October 8, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  9. ^ Galuppo, Mia (March 20, 2017). "Wyatt Russell, Jovan Adepo to Star in Bad Robot's WWII Supernatural Thriller". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  10. ^ Couch, Aaron (August 23, 2019). "Marvel Unveils 3 New Disney+ Shows Including 'She-Hulk' and 'Moon Knight'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on August 23, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  11. ^ Kaufman, Amy (June 24, 2014). "Wyatt Russell's new goal: an acting career". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on May 7, 2016. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  12. ^ "Goldie & Kurt's Nightmare! Son Wyatt Russell Secretly Divorces Wife". RadarOnline. 2017-12-26. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  13. ^ "Russell vs. Hamers" (PDF). RadarOnline. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  14. ^ David, Mark (2018-04-10). "Actor Wyatt Russell Buys in Sherman Oaks (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  15. ^ Malkin, Marc (June 20, 2016). "Wyatt Russell Finds Love On Set Just Like His Famous Parents Did". E! Online. Retrieved June 6, 2018.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ Hautman, Nicholas (September 2, 2019). "Wyatt Russell Marries Meredith Hagner at Goldie Hawn's Aspen Home". Us Weekly. Retrieved December 27, 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. ^ Seemayer, Zach (November 15, 2020). "Kate Hudson Announces Brother Wyatt Russell Is Expecting First Child With Wife Meredith Hagner". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved December 27, 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. ^ Instagram post by Meredith Hagner (March 11, 2021)
  19. ^ Wyatt Russell to play in Breakaway Challenge at 2022 NHL All-Star Skills.
  20. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (April 18, 2021). "Teen Choice Awards: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 17, 2014.

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