The 37-year-old star of the FX crime drama The Americans married Deary, a contractor, on Valentine's Day 2007. The couple has two children, son River, 6½, and daughter Willa, 23 months.
The separation news comes a day after it was reported that two robbers entered Russell's New York City apartment early Wednesday morning while she was sleeping. The NYPD told the Associated Press that Russell was awakened at around 3 a.m. by sounds on an upper floor of her Brooklyn Heights home and called 911.
The two men apparently entered the apartment through a window and stole
electronic equipment and jewelry before fleeing. They were arrested a
short time later and all the stolen property was recovered.