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Matthew Rhys is as intriguing as his character on 'The Americans'
Matthew Rhys is as intriguing as his character on 'The Americans'

In person, Welsh actor Matthew Rhys is charmingly evasive. Rather than offering long-winded answers about himself, Rhys is just as likely to respond to a question with another question, a tendency which makes it easier to understand how he effortlessly slips into so many disparate identities on FX's Cold War drama "The Americans." Each week, Rhys plays a Soviet spy posing as a suburban American dad named "Philip Jennings." In the line of duty, he assumes numerous other personas, relying on an impressive array of wigs, facial hair and eyewear to maintain his cover. Though the gloriously authentic 1980s hair and makeup certainly come in handy, it's Rhys who...

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