Keira Knightley Biography

Keira Knightley

Quick Facts Of Keira Knightley

Celebrated Name Keira Knightley
Age 35 Years
Nick Name Keira
Birth Name Keira Christina Knightley
Birth Date 1985-03-26
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Birth Nation United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Teddington, England
Nationality British
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Aries
Father Will Knightley
Mother Sharman Macdonald
Siblings 1
Brothers Caleb Knightley
School Stanley Junior School
High School Teddington School.
College / University Ester college
Educational Qualification Art, History and English Literature.
Marital Status Married
Husband James Righton
Married Date May 4, 2013
Children 2
Daughter Edie and Delilah
Body Build/Type Slim
Height 5ft. 7inch.(1.7m)
Weight 55kg(121 lbs)
Body Measurement 32-23-33 inches
Shoe Size 9(US)
Dress Size 4 (US)

Keira Knightley is a well known British actress who has been the face of the film industry for a very long time. Nominated for two British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards and winning 25 awards altogether, Knightley has been a recognizable talented personality. She has appeared in many movies such as "Bend it Like", "Begin Again", and "The Everest". Further, she was appointed as the Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to drama and charity.

What is Keira Knightley famous for?

  • Famous for her role in popular movies like "The Pirates of the Caribbean", and "Pride and Prejudice". 

When was Keira Knightley born?

Keira Knightley was born on March 26, 1985, in Teddington, England, United Kingdom. Her birth name is Keira Christina Knightley. Knightley belongs to British nationality and English is her ethnicity. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

Keira Knightley Movies

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Knightley was born in a well family to Will Knightley(father) and Sharman Macdonald(mother). Her father was a TV actor while her mother was a renowned play writer. She was raised in her hometown with all luxury along with her elder brother, Caleb Knightley. 

She did her early schooling from Stanley Junior School and then from Teddington School. She was diagnosed with a disease called dyslexia for which her treatment was carried at her young age Due to this reason, she was a very slow reader and cannot read out loud. Since her childhood, she was interested in acting. 

She also played in the play "After Juliet" which was written by her mother. She attended Ester college where she mainly focused on art, history and English Literature. Shen then left her studies to concentrate on her acting career. Knightley at the age of six began working in commercials and small television roles. 

Keira Knightley's career HIghlights

  • Keira Knightley made her first on-screen appearance in "Screen One"(1993) and her feature film debut was in Innocent Lies(1995).
  • Knightley made her breakthrough career with the comedy film, "Bend It Like Beckham" in 2002.
  • She then landed the role of Elizabeth Swann in film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"(2003).
  • Shen then played several roles in many movies like, "Love Actually", "King Arthur", "The Jacket", "Domino"
  • Knightley even got nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for starring as Elizabeth Bennet in "Pride & Prejudice"(2005).
  • She then appeared in several period dramas, including "Atonement"(2007), "The Duchess"(2008), "A Dangerous Method"(2011), "Anna Karenina"(2012), and "Colette"(2018).
  • Her sole release of 2015 was in the biographical disaster film, "Everest".
  • She made a cameo appearance as Elizabeth Swann in 2017's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales".
  • She was appointed as the Officer of the Order of the British Empire(OBE) in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity.
  • Knightley then appeared in the film, "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms"(2018), "The Aftermath"(2019), "Official Secrets"(2019).
  • She will be seen in the upcoming films, "Silent Night" and "Misbehaviour"(which is about the crowning of the first black Miss World at the 1970 Miss World Pageant". 

Keira Knightley Husband

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Who is Keira Knightley Married to?

Keira Knightley is a married woman. She is married to a musician, James Righton after being in 2-year relations with him. The couple tied a knot on May 4, 2013, in Mazan. Vaucluse. They together are blessed with two daughters, Edie and Delilah. She believes in equal paternity and is currently living a happy life with her husband and daughters in East London.

Previously, in 2001, Knightley dated Del Synnott, an actor with whom she met during the filming of "Princess of Thieves". The couple, however, broke up in 2003. She then subsequently dated popular actor and model, Jamie Dornan in 2003 until 2005. She then dated "Pride & Prejudice" co-star, Rupert Friend in 2005. The couple was in relation for 5 long years until they broke up in December 2010. 

Also, when Knightley was 22, she had a mental breakdown and was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder. She even had to have hypnotherapy to prevent panic attacks. Knightley is also the face of an Amnesty International campaign to support human rights. 

What is the net worth of Keira Knightley?

The 34 years old actress, Keira Knightley has been able to rise and flourish in her career as she has been working in the film industry since she was 6. Knightley has managed to amass a fortune worth million dollars through several movies and dramas. she has an estimated net worth of around $60 million. 

Knightley reportedly earned $5 million to $7 million per film for her role as Elizabeth Swann in the "Pirates of the Caribbean film". She adds few more dollars to her fortune through her endorsements like Asprey, Shiatzy Chen, Lux haircare products, and Chanel. 

How Tall is Keira Knightley?

Keira Knightley is a beautiful actress who has a well maintained hour glass slim body physique. Knightley has a fair complexion with an oval face and distinct high cheekbones, black hair, and brown eyes. Knightley stands tall with a height of 5ft. 7inch. while her body weighs around 55kg. She has a body measurement of 32-23-33 inches with 9(US) as her shoe size and 4(US) as her dress size. 

Did You Know?

  • Keira Knightley was diagnosed with a disease called dyslexia when she was too young.
  • Knightley is the face of an Amnesty International campaign to support human rights.
  • She was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder at the age of 22.

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