Keira Knightley – Height, Weight, Age, Movies & Family – Biography

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley is a popular British actress and model, popular for her roles in films like ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl.’ She was born on 26th March 1985 in Teddington, England. Her father, Will Knightly, was an established TV actor, and her mother, Sharman Macdonald, was a renowned playwriter. Keira has an elder brother, Caleb Knightley.

Seeing her father as a TV actor and her mother involved in playwriting instilled creativity in Keira since childhood. She started getting offers from an early age and entered the industry at a very young age. Keira looks like former actress Natalie Portman that made her popular and landed her a role in the film ‘Star Wars: Episode One, The Phantom Menace. It was a turning point in her career, and since then, there has been no looking back.

She was also involved in many modeling assignments and has worked with some prestigious brands. Her acting helped her win many awards and accolades and gave her worldwide recognition.

Keira Knightley Childhood Accomplishments

Since Keira’s parents were involved in theatre and had contacts, getting roles in the television shows was not a big deal for her. Due to her parents, she was introduced to ballet and theatre at a young age. It also created her interest in acting and pursuing it as a profession, just like her father.

At first, she acted in local amateur productions and played written by her mother. When Keira was 6, she got her own agent and started her childhood career in the industry. At the age of 10, she played a role in ‘The Treasure Seekers’ and, in the following year, appeared in a television film, ‘Coming Home.’ At the same time, she was also offered a role in Star Wars: Episode One, The Phantom Menace.’

While continuing her studies, she worked in the television film ‘Princess of Thieves’ and in the next year worked in the film ‘Bend It Like Beckham’, which was a turning point in her career.

Keira Knightley Awards and Achievements

  • Golden Globe Award for the film ‘Pride and Prejudice.’
  • Nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in 2009 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in the play ‘The Misanthrope.’
  • Favorite Female Action Star
  • Favorite On-Screen Match-Up

Best Known for

  • For portraying the role of Frankie, a school student in a psychological thriller, ‘The Hole.’
  • A Comedy film, ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ in 2002.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’

Apart from these popular films, she also acted in British films, ‘Pure,’ ‘Love, Actually,’ ‘Silk,’ ‘King Arthur,’ ‘Never Let Me Go,’ and many more. She also appeared in the television mini-series ‘Doctor Zhivago’ and a comedy film, ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.’ Her work in a romantic drama, ‘Anna Karenina’ was also highly appreciated.
Apart from acting, she also models for different brands and is a brand ambassador of companies like Chanel perfume and Ausprey jewelers.

Other than her professional work, Keira is also a well-known activist and philanthropist. She is one of the many faces of Amnesty International. She supported different organizations like the American Library Association, WaterAid, the SMA Trust, Comic Relief Charity, Oxfam, Women’s Aid, and the United Nations’ refugee agency UNHCR.

Keira Knightley Body Measurements

Interesting Facts about Keira Knightley

  1. A throwback picture of Keira in ‘The Edge of Love.’
  2. A throwback to Keira attending the Tribeca dinner hosted by Chanel in honor of “Begin Again.”
  3. Keira attending the 4th BFI London Film Festival – ‘Never Let Me Go’ Premiere.
  4. An old picture of Keira from her movie, ‘Atonement.’
  5. Keira photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth for Harper’s Bazaar UK, 2012.
  6. Keira suffered from dyslexia, which caused her difficulty in studying.
  7. When Keira acted in the film ‘Star Wars: Episode One The Phantom Menace,’ the director, George Lucas, didn’t reveal that Keira was one of the cast. When the film was released, even her mother was not able to recognize her on screen.

Keira Knightley Most Favorite Things

Keira Knightley Pre-relationships

Keira dated actor Jamie Dorman from 2003 to 2005. When the couple parted ways, she got into a relationship with Rupert Friend till 2010. in the following year, Keira dated musician James Righton and married him in May 2013. They are blessed with two girls.

Family and Personal Life of Keira Knightley

Keira lives with her husband, whom she married in May 2013. They live in Los Angeles with their two beautiful daughters.

Keira Knightley Personal Info

What is Keira Knightley’s net worth?

The estimated net worth of this popular British actress from films like ‘Bend it like Beckham,’ ‘Pride & Prejudice’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean is $80 million.

What are her sources of income?

Keira is active in films and has several endorsement deals and modeling assignments that are her major sources of income.

How much is Keira Knightley educated?

Keira attended Stanley Junior School in the early days and later when to Esher College to study art, history, and English literature. Since she has dyslexia, she faced difficulty in studying during high school. She quit college to focus entirely on her acting and modeling career.

Does Keira Knightley smoke?

Leira is a big-time smoker and is often spotted smoking between the work breaks on the set.

Controversies of Keira Knightley

Keira grabbed the limelight when she told in an interview that she did not let her daughters watch Disney movies like The Little Mermaid and Cinderella, where a woman waits around for a man to save her. She revealed this on Ellen DeGeneres’s show.

Keira Knightley House

Keira has properties in different parts of the world. She owns lavish mansions, apartments, and condos in London, New York, and Beverly Hills.

Keira Knightley Cars

Among her car collection, she loves riding her Range Rover.

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