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Keira Knightley Bio, Age, Husband, Children, Net Worth, Movies & Wiki

Keira Knightley is a British actress and model. She is renowned for her films like ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl’. She appeared in the entertainment industry at a very young age. Grew up in Richmond, London, she used to represent in several local amateur productions like After Juliet’. She appeared on television for the first time in the Royal Celebration’. After that, she showed in a number of television films like A Village Affair’ and Coming Home’, to name a few.

Her physical resemblance with celebrated actress Natalie Portman received her a presence in the film Star Wars: Episode One The Phantom Menace’. It was a turning point in her acting career. As a full-time actress, she performed in films like ‘Pure’, a British film unfolding the story of drug addicts. She has also acted in the sequels of the film The Pirates of the Caribbean’. Apart from acting, she has done modeling assignments for a number of famous brands. A beneficiary of the Golden Globe award, she was also nominated for an Academy Award for her outstanding performance in the film Pride and Prejudice’.

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

WIki/Biodata

Birth NameKeira Christina Knightley
Nick NameKeiK
Age(as in 2020) 35 years
ReligionAtheist
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignAries
Birth PlaceTeddington, London, UK
Date of Birth26 March 1985
NationalityEnglish
ResidenceLondon
Home TownTeddington
HobbiesNot Known

Family

Mother's NameSharman Macdonald (Playwright)
Father's NameWill Knightley (Theatre and TV actor)
BrotherCaleb Knightley (Older Brother)
SisterNone

Boyfriends/Affairs

Affairs/Boyfriends• Del Synnott (2001-2003) – Keira started dating British actor Del when she met him on the set of 2001 TV movie Princess of Thieves. The relationship went for two years when the duo finally broke out in 2003.

• Jamie Dornan (2003-2005) – Irish actor, Jamie Dornan (he is 6 inches taller than her) first met Keira in New York during a photo shoot. She again dated him for 2 years from August 2003 to August 2005. It was reported that the Irish actor had a hard time handling Knightley’s success.

• Adrien Brody (2005) – After the actors Keira and Adrien Brody met on the set of The Jacket (2005), they started dating each other. At that time, they were filming the movie in Scotland. The relationship was live only for the duration of the movie shooting.

• Rupert Friend (2005-2010) – Now, this time the relationship went longer than before. Another English actor, Rupert Friend did friendship with her and dated her after they both met on the set of 2005 movie Pride & Prejudice. They didn’t start dating until the film shooting had wrapped up. They finally separated in November 2010.

Marital Status, Husband and Children

Husband/Spouse James Righton– British musician, who plays keyboard for the rock band Klaxons got introduced to Knightley via Alexa Chung, their mutual friend. They started dating in 2011 and the dating relationship converted into engagement on May 25, 2012.
Keira Knightley With Her Husband And Children

Keira Knightley With Her Husband And Children

Marriage Date4 May 2013 in Mazan, Vaucluse, South of France.
ChildrenDaughter- Edie (b. May 2015)

Education

SchoolStanley Junior School
Teddington School
College/UniversityEsher College in Elmbridge, England
Educational QualificationGraduated
ProfessionActress, model
Brands Endorsed• Asprey Diamonds in 2003
• Lux (Japanese brand)
• American Library Association’s “Read” program
• She has appeared in numerous commercials and print ads for Chanel Coco’s perfumes.
• Knightley has served as the spokesperson for the Amnesty International charity.
Career ManagerUnited Agents Ltd.
MGMT Entertainment

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’7”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms- 54 kg
in pounds- 119 lbs

Figure Measurements

Breast Size32 Inches
Hips Size33 Inches
Waist Size23 Inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityWhite, She is of English descent on her father’s side and has Welsh and Scottish ancestry on her mother’s side.
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorDark Brown
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress Size4 (US) or 36 (EU) or 8 (UK)
Shoe Size9 (US)

Favourite Things

Favorite MusicThe English Riviera (By Metronomy)
Songs of Love and Hate (By Leonard Cohen)
Favorite BookThe Passion (By Jeanette Winterson and Donna Ball)
The Sun Also Rises (By Ernest Hemingway)
The Old Man and the Sea (By Ernest Hemingway)
Favorite FilmsLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
True Grit (2010)
Black Swan (2010)
Blue Valentine (2010)
Favorite Designers
A.P.C
Favorite ActorJohnny Depp
ControversiesIn April 2009, Knightley appeared in a video to raise awareness of domestic abuse entitled Cut shot for Women's Aid. The video created controversy, with some sources calling it too graphic, while other groups support the video for showing a realistic depiction of domestic violence.

Born in Teddington, London, Keira Knightley is the daughter of Will Knightly, a TV actor, and Sharman Macdonald, a renowned playwright. She also has an elder brother. She received her early education from Stanley Junior School. She received medical treatment for dyslexia when she was very young. Due to this, she faced difficulty in school.
She made her television debut in the ‘Royal Celebration’, which was aired in 1993.

After acting in the television film ‘A Village Affair’ in 1995, she portrayed the role of a German Princess in ‘The Treasure Seekers’. In 1998, she appeared in another television film ‘Coming Home’. In the same year, she played the role of Sabe, a handmaiden in the film ‘Star Wars: Episode One The Phantom Menace’.

She continued her studies along with acting in the television film ‘Princess of Thieves’ in 2001. After completing her school examination in 2001, she acted in the film ‘Bend It Like Beckham’. At that time, she was attending Esher College where she studied art, history, and literature. She left her studies after one year to concentrate on her acting career.

In May 2012, Knightley announced her engagement to British musician James Righton of the Klaxons. She and Righton wed in early May 2013, and Knightley gave birth to their first child in May 2015, a daughter named Edie.

In addition to acting, Knightley has worked as a model, appearing in ads for companies like Chanel. Unlike other actresses of her generation, Knightley doesn’t crave the nightlife and instead prefers to cook for friends when she has free time.

Keira Knightley Net Worth

Keira Knightley has a net worth of $60 million dollars.

Estimated Net Worth in 2019$60 million
Previous Year's Net Worth (2018)Under Review
Annual SalaryUnder Review
Income SourceActress, model

So far, Knightley’s highest-grossing film is Star Wars: Episode I–The Phantom Menace (1999), with a lifetime gross of $474,544,677. Her other high-grossing films include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), with a lifetime gross of $423,315,812; Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), with a lifetime gross of $309,420,425; and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003); with a lifetime gross of $305,413,918, according to Box Office Mojo.

Keira Knightley Movies And TV Shows

  • Knightley had her first professional acting job at the age of seven and went on to make a string of appearances on British television. In her mid-teens, she landed her first major role in the film Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace (1999).
  • That same year, Knightley had a supporting role in the television miniseries Oliver Twist with Sam Smith, Julie Walters, and Robert Lindsay.
  • In 2002 Knightley had a career breakthrough with Bend It Like Beckham. She played tomboy soccer player Juliette “Jules” Paxton in this surprise hit.
  • She also showed herself to be a risk-taker that same year, playing the female lead in the TV film Doctor Zhivago. Knightley tackled a role that Julie Christie made famous in the 1962 feature film.
  • Knightley landed her first blockbuster hit in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Based on a ride at Disneyland, this adventure tale starred Johnny Depp as the notorious pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow.
  • Knightley’s character, Elizabeth Swann, got caught up in the action along with Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), and she reprised her role in the film’s 2006 and 2007 sequels.
  • With her classic good looks, Knightley became the go-to girl for period dramas. She played Guinevere in 2004’s King Arthur with Clive Owen and Ioan Gruffudd. The following year, Knightley starred in a screen adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, directed by Joe Wright.
  • She earned an Academy Award nomination for her work in the film. Then in 2008, Knightley played the title character in The Duchess, a biopic of an 18th-century royal.
  • “I do a lot of period pieces because that’s my taste because I want to work in Europe because that’s my home and generally speaking that’s what’s made in England,” Knightley later said in a 2015 New York Times interview. “I love history, you know, but actually because they’ve been the most interesting characters for me that I’ve been offered.”
  • Knightley has nonetheless handled historical, contemporary, and futuristic roles with equal ease. She appeared in the popular ensemble dramatic comedy Love Actually (2003).
  • Knight later co-starred in the quiet science-fiction tale Never Let Me Go (2010) with Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan, and then portrayed real-world pioneering psychoanalyst Sabina Spielren in A Dangerous Method (2011).
  • Knightley continued to tackle a variety of roles. In 2012 she appeared opposite Steve Carell in the apocalyptic tale Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and also returned to sumptuous period garb to star in Anna Karenina. Jude Law plays Anna’s repressed husband in the film and Aaron Taylor-Johnson co-stars as Anna’s lover.
  • The actress went on to work in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), a spy thriller following the life of the popular CIA analyst character of the same name. Chris Pine was cast as Ryan while Knightley portrayed fiancée Cathy.
  • In 2014 Knightley also co-starred in the music comedy/drama Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo and the romantic comedy Laggies. During the fall, she was featured as a code-breaking whiz in the WWII drama The Imitation Game, earning both Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Supporting Actress.
  • The following year, Knightley made her Broadway debut in the play Thérèse Raquin, based on the 1867 Émile Zola novel about a beleaguered married woman who goes down an illicit path.

Movies List

1995
Innocent Lies
1996
The Treasure Seekers
1999Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
2001Deflation
The Hole
Princess of Thieves
2002Thunderpants
Pure
Bend It Like Beckham
New Year's Eve
The Seasons Alter
2003Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Love Actually
Gaijin
2004
King Arthur
2005The Jacket
Domino
Pride & Prejudice
2006Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2007Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Atonement
Silk
2008The Edge of Love
The Duchess
2009The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers
2010Never Let Me Go
Maze
Last Night
Steve
London Boulevard
2011A Dangerous Method
2012Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Anna Karenina
2013Once Upon a Time
Begin Again
2014Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Laggies
The Imitation Game
2015Everest
2016
Collateral Beauty
2017Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
2018Colette
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
2019Official Secrets
Berlin, I Love You
The Aftermath
2020Misbehaviour
(Not Released) Silent Night

TV Shows & Serials List

1993Screen One
1995A Village Affair
The Bill
1996
The Treasure Seekers
1998
Coming Home
1999
Oliver Twist
2001
Princess of Thieves
2002
Doctor Zhivago
2007Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind
2011
Neverland
2017Red Nose Day Actually

Facts

  1. She had dyslexia when in school and so found difficulty in reading the words fluently. She was helped to overcome the difficulties with dyslexia at 6.
  2. Due to her dyslexia problem, she focused more on an acting career.
  3. Keira supports West Ham United Supporter Football club.
  4. She could also be heard in the video game version of the Pirates of the Caribbean in 2003 as she narrated the scenes in that game.
  5. She has been featured in the music video Don’t Wanna Let You Go by 5ive in 2000.
  6. In 1999, Keira portrayed the role of Polly in the radio adaptation of the 1853 novel Villette. This novel was broadcasted as a three-hour radio serial on BBC Radio 4.
  7. She loves to collect shoes.
  8. As per Daily Mail, she earned £1.5 million in 2012 but spent only £30,000 on herself like clothes, shoes, and all the other expenses. The questions started arising if she was living a cheap life.
  9. She is not on social media.

FAQ

What Happened To Keira Knightley?
Glatzer Died Of Complications From Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis In 2015. “The Film Is Part Of The Amazing Love Story Between Those Two Men,” Says Knightley. “They Wanted To Make This Together For So Long. We All Felt That Richard Was Very Present.
Is Natalie Portman Friends With Keira Knightley?
Both Actresses Entered Our Collective Consciousness Around The Same Time, So We Could Be Forgiven For Thinking They Were One And The Same Or At Least Long-lost Sisters. Turns Out, They’re Not. Portman (Left), The Star Of Such Films As “Star Wars” And “Black Swan” Was Born In Israel.
What Nationality Is Keira Knightley?
English
Why Is Keira Knightley Not In Pirates Of The Caribbean 4?
Even Though She Made A Brief Return To The Series In Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Keira Knightley Does Not Expect To Set Sail For The High Seas Again As A Part Of The Franchise. According To The Los Angeles Times, Her Reasoning Is That The Films Simply Take Too Long To Shoot.

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