Keira Knightley

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Full Name Keira Knightley
Age 35 Years Old
Nick Name Keira
Gender Female
Birth Date March 26th, 1985
Birth Place Teddington, England

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About Keira Knightley

A British actress, Keira Christina Knightley is professionally known as Keira Knightley. She is best known for appearing in the films "Bend It Like Beckham" in 2002 as Juliette Paxton, "Pirates of the Caribbean" series from 2003 to 2007 as Elizabeth Swann, and "Pride & Prejudice" in 2005 as Elizabeth Bennet. She debuted with the 1995 British-French thriller film "Innocent Lies" for her role as Young Celia. Keira starred in BBC's anthology drama series "Screen One" as Little Girl in 1993. Previously, she started appearing in commercials and small TV roles when she was six. One of her first film roles was a small part in the 1999 blockbuster "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace". Additionally, she has won a BAFTA Award for her performance in Atonement and her role in the 2014 film The Imitation Game earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 2018, she'd join the cast of Disney's "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms". As recent news, she played the part of Sabe in 1999's "The Phantom Menace" when she was 12 years old, but now she has no idea who she played in the "Star Wars" franchise.  

Famous For

  • Being a British professional actress.
  • For her appearance in the films "Bend It Like Beckham" in 2002 as Juliette Paxton, "Pirates of the Caribbean" series from 2003 to 2007 as Elizabeth Swann, and "Pride & Prejudice" in 2005 as Elizabeth Bennet. 

Keira Knightley, a famous actress

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Early Life of Keira Knightley

On 26th March 1985, Keira Knightley took birth with the real name or full name of Keira Christina Knightley in Teddington, London, England. She belongs to British nationality, though she is from mixed ethnicity. Her mother is Scottish, her father is English. Subsequently, she is from the Atheist religion. Aries is her star sign and white is her race. She celebrates her birthday on 26th March of every year and she had celebrated her 35th birthday as of 2020. Her father Will Knightley is a theatre and TV actor, whereas her mother Sharman Macdonald is a playwright. She has also an older brother named Caleb Knightley. Keira attended Stanley Junior School, Teddington School, and Esher College in Elmbridge, England.

Career of Keira Knightley

  • Keira Knightley jumps off her acting career by working in commercials and small television roles at the age of six,  whereas her first on-screen appearance was in the 1993 "Screen One" television episode titled "Royal Celebration". 
  • After then, she starred in the romantic drama "A Village Affair" (1995), and landed the role of Sabe, Padme Amidala's handmaiden and decoy, in the 1999 science-fiction blockbuster "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace". 
  • The 2001 Walt Disney Productions feature film "Princess of Thieves", where she starred as the daughter of Robin Hood, which was her first major role, and she has starred in "The Hole" at the same time.
  • She struggled to get a breakthrough in 2002 when she starred in Gurinder Chadha's sports comedy film "Bend It Like Beckham". And due to her success in the "Bend It Like Beckham", she stars in the 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler film "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" as the role of Elizabeth Swann.
  • After then, she appeared in the British romantic comedy "Love Actually" in 2003, whereas her sole release of 2004 was the historical film "King Arthur", where she played as the role of Guinevere.
  • Similarly, she starred in numerous films such as The Jacket, Empire, Domino in 2005, though her most successful release of the year was "Pride & Prejudice" which became a huge commercial success, with total collections of around US$120 million worldwide, and garnered positive reviews from critics.
  • Again she reprised her role as Elizabeth Swann in the second and third productions of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series in 2006, although the "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", released in July 2006 with the worldwide collections of $1.066 billion.
  • Likewise, she has seen in the feature film, "Atonement" in 2007 as the role of two-character, Francois Girard's Silk, and Joe Wright's.
  • Subsequently, she starred in John Maybury's 2008 wartime drama "The Edge of Love", and then starred as the 18th-century English aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire in Saul Dibb's widely praised period drama "The Duchess" (2008).
  • Furthermore, the film adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy "King Lear" set to star Knightley and Anthony Hopkins was canceled due to the recession.
  • Then, she made her West End debut with Martin Crimp's version of Moliere's comedy "The Misanthrope", as well as she was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and an Evening Standard Award for her natural role. 
  • Moreover, she has appeared in several films in 2010 such as Last Night, London Boulevard, Never Let Me Go.
  • In 2011, she starred in a revival of "The Children's Hour" at the Comedy Theatre in London, whereas her only film of 2011 was David Cronenberg's historical drama "A Dangerous Method".
  • After co-starring in the 2012 comedy-drama "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World", she reunited with director Joe Wright to film their third production together, "Anna Karenina", in which she starred as the title character. 
  • After that, the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival saw the release of Knightley's first musical film "Begin Again" with Mark Ruffalo.
  • Besides, her 2014 was started with the spy thriller "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" though her next film of the year was "Laggies" which was premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival prior to its US general-release on 24th October.
  • Further, she starred in a historical drama film, "The Imitation Game". The film became a critical and commercial success, grossing over $233.6 million.
  • Her sole release of 2015 was as part of the ensemble cast in the biographical disaster film "Everest", although she made her Broadway debut playing the title role in Helen Edmundson's adaptation of Emile Zola's "Therese Raquin" at Studio 54.
  • Despite previously stating on a number of occasions that she would never return to the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film series, Knightley reprised her role of Elizabeth Swann with a cameo appearance in 2017's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales".
  • She was also seen in the biographical drama film, "Colette" in 2018, and in the following year, she was also appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity. As well, she starred as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney's adaptation of "The Nutcracker", titled "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" in the same year.
  • Correspondingly, she co-starred in "The Aftermath" in 2019 as well as played Katharine Gun in Official Secrets, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 28th January 2019 to positive reviews.
  • Additionally, she has committed to the comedy "Silent Night" and she will also additionally star in and produce adaptations of Suzanne Rindell's novel "The Other Typist" for Hulu and Sarah Perry's novel "The Essex Serpent" for Apple TV+.  Searchlight Pictures had previously planned for an "Other Typist" film with her in a starring role in 2013.
  • She has previously spoken about her decision to ban the movies "Cinderella" and "The Little Mermaid" from her children to "The Ellen Show", despite her love for them amidst her role as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney's "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms". 
  • Furthermore, she has appeared in a video to raise awareness of domestic abuse entitled "Cut" shot for Women's Aid in April 2009, and became a patron of the SMA Trust, a British charity that funds medical research into the disease spinal muscular atrophy in November 2010.
  • In addition, as a piece of fresh news, she played the part of Sabe in 1999's "The Phantom Menace" when she was 12 years old, but now she has no idea who she played in the "Star Wars" franchise.  

Awards and Achievements of Keira Knightley

  • London Film Critics' Circle
  • Online Film Critics Society
  • Irish Film & Television Academy
  • Teen Choice Awards
  • Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association
  • British Independent Film Awards
  • People's Choice Awards
  • Empire Awards
  • Brașov International Film Festival & Market
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • ELLE Woman of the Year Award

Personal Life of Keira Knightley

Reflecting on Keira Knightley's personal life, she is a married woman. She was in a relationship with musician James Righton, of Klaxons, since February 2011. Due to their victorious relationship, the couple tied the knot on 4th May 2013 in Mazan, Vaucluse. The couple's relationship is exceptional till now and hopes it will remain as same in the future too. Keira is not only an actress, but she is also a mother too. She has two daughters, Edie, born in May 2015, and Delilah, born in September 2019. Talking about her sexual orientation, she is straight.

Keira Knightley with her husband, James Righton

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Furthermore, she revealed to "The Hollywood Reporter" in 2018 that she had a mental breakdown at 22 and was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder as she struggled to adjust to her sudden rise to fame. Knightley described how at one point she did not leave the house for three months. A 41-year-old man was charged with harassment in February 2010 after trying to contact Knightley on several occasions outside the Comedy Theatre in London, where she appeared in the play "The Misanthrope".

Net Worth of Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley is among those few individuals that have such a wide range of experience and remains true to whatever she embarks on to. She has reached great heights in her career already, and she still has a lot more to do. She has a long road ahead of her and she definitely holds all the potential to make it big in the industry. Moving towards her net worth, it is around $60 million dollars as of 2020, though she also earns a handsome amount of salary too, which is also around $50,000 per year. With her hard work and the luck by her side, she can double the amount of wealth she has of today. She is sincere in her work. But, she is doing all the hard works in order to build a secure financial status for herself and her family. Furthermore, her main source of income is from an acting career. Additionally, she has appeared in numerous commercials and print ads for Chanel Coco's perfumes, as well as she, has modeled for Asprey Diamonds in 2003, Lux (Japanese brand), American Library Association's "Read" program, etc from where she earns a fine amount of money.

Body Measurement of Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley definitely has a pretty face and a magnetic personality that has cast a spell over her viewers over the years. She wears clothes that enhance her appeal more and mostly, she's spotted wearing outfits that show off her beautiful long legs. Not only a pretty face but also an ultra smoking hot body makes her so enviable.  She's got a standard height of 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm and a convincing appearance. She had the perfect body combined with good looks. Whereas, her body weight is around 54 kg or 119 pounds and body build type is average. Her usual exercise schedule has guided her to be in a marvelous body posture with an appropriate body measurement of 32-23-33 in or 81-58.5-84 cm. Talking about her hair color and eyes color, they are dark brown.