Keira Knightley was born on March 26, 1985, in England, she is a renowned actress and her film debut has happened at the age of nine in A Village Affair (1994). she featured a major part in Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace and then became famous for her performance as tomboy Jules Paxton in Bend It Like Beckham. Later on, she acted in films including Atonement, Pirates of the Caribbean, A Dangerous Method and Anna Karenina and also earned Oscar nominations for the movies Pride & Prejudice and The Imitation Game.
Keira Knightley Career Growth
Keira Christina Knightley is from a show-business family. Will Knightley was her father and her mother is playwright Sharman Macdonald. She was bought up in the London suburb with her older brother Caleb. Knightley later confessed that playing with dollhouses may have influenced her career choice as she was always making up stories, playing with them for hours made her an actress.
Apart from acting, Knightley worked as a model and appeared in ads for companies like Chanel. Knightley doesn’t have any interest in nightlife and prefers to cook for friends when she has free time.
Keira Knightley Family
Knightley announced her engagement with British musician James Righton of the Klaxons in 2012 and married Righton in May 2013. Knightley gave birth to a baby girl named Edie in May 2015.
Movies To Remember
Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace
Knightley started her first professional acting job at the age of seven and went on to make appearances on British television. Later on, she landed her first major role in the film Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace (1999). Knightley also got a supporting role in the television miniseries Oliver Twist starring Sam Smith, Julie Walters, and Robert Lindsay.
Bend It Like Beckham
Knightley got a career breakthrough with Bend It Like Beckham. She portrayed tomboy soccer player Juliette “Jules” Paxton in this surprise hit. She also played the female lead in the TV film Doctor Zhivago.
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Knightley got her first blockbuster hit in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Based on a ride at Disneyland, starring Johnny Depp as a pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow. Knightley’s character, Elizabeth Swann reprised her role in the film’s 2006 and 2007 sequels.
Pride And Prejudice
Knightley became the go-to girl for period dramas by her good looks. Knightley starred in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, directed by Joe Wright. She earned an Academy Award nomination. She also played a title character in a biopic of an 18th-century royal, The Duchess.
Love Actually, A Dangerous Method
Knightley handled historical, contemporary and futuristic roles easily. She featured in the popular dramatic comedy Love Actually (2003). She featured in a quiet science-fiction tale Never Let Me Go (2010) and then portrayed real-world pioneering psychoanalyst Sabina Spielren in A Dangerous Method (2011).
Imitation Game, Begin Again
Knightley took up a variety of roles. She was starred in Anna Karenina. The actress also worked in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), a spy thriller a life of the popular CIA analyst character
In 2014 Knightley co-starred in the music comedy/drama Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo and the romantic comedy Laggies. she was also featured as a code-breaking whiz in the WWII drama The Imitation Game, earning both Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Supporting Actress.
Keira Knightley Net Worth
Keira Knightley is estimated to have a net worth of around $60 Million She earned the most staying as a full-time professional actress.
Quick Facts About Keira Knightley
NAME: Keira Knightley
BIRTH DATE: March 26, 1985 (age 34)
EDUCATION: Esher College
PLACE OF BIRTH: London, England, United Kingdom
FULL NAME: Keira Christina Knightley
ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
Net Worth: $60 Million