- Real nameKeira Christina Knightley
- Date of birthMarch 26, 1985
- Age34 years
- Zodiac signAries
- BirthplaceTeddington, UK
Parents and family
- Father Will Knightley
- Mother Sharman Macdonald
- Brother Caleb Knightley
Keira Knightley husband
Keira Knightley 2 kids
Being a daughter of stage actors, Keira Knightley was doomed to succeed in performing arts. She aspired to become a star since she turned 3 and earned her first money by working in commercials and having small roles on TV.
Knightley made a TV debut in 1993 in an episode of Screen One and in 1995, she earned her first feature film role in Innocent Lies. Due to her resemblance to Natalie Portman, she was cast for Star Wars and her career started to develop pretty fast after that. In 2003, she reached the worldwide recognition thanks to portraying Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean and proceeded to appear in its sequels.
Today, Keira is most famed for her parts in Love Actually, The Jacket, Pride & Prejudice, The Edge of Love, Anna Karenina, The Imitation Game, Colette, Official Secrets and The Aftermath.
Moreover, Keira Knightley plays on stage. She started with performing at London theaters and debuted on Broadway in 2015 production of Therese Raquin. Knightley also has some endorsement deals. For instance, she is a spokesperson for Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance.
Actually, the celebrity is a great example of how hard work pays off. Being diagnosed with dyslexia in childhood, Keira didn’t allow the learning disability to affect her plans and aspirations. She still prepares painstakingly for any role. So, it’s not surprising that she was a nominee for Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Awards.
Keira was romantically linked to actor Del Synnott in 2001-2003, Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan in 2003-2005 and Rupert Friend, who played alongside her in Pride & Prejudice, in 2005-2010. She tied knots with music artist James Righton on May 4, 2013, in France. Now, they share two adorable daughters, Edie and Delilah.
A curious fact: the performer was meant to be named Kiera in honor of figure skater Kira Ivanova. However, her name was misspelled in the birth certificate.