Ahoy there! Have you ever found yourself swept away by Keira Knightley’s captivating performances in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean or mesmerized by her stunning costumes in period pieces like Pride and Prejudice? Well, get ready to set sail on a journey through the life and career of this British beauty. From humble beginnings to Hollywood fame, we’ll explore how Keira Knightley rose to become one of the most talented actresses of our time. So grab your tricorn hat and lace up your corset, because it’s time for a biography fit for a queen…or should we say, an Academy Award nominee.
Keira Knightley’s Early Life
Keira Knightley was born on October 15, 1985, in London, England. Her father, Mark Knightley, is a photographer and film director; her mother, actress Toni Wright, is of Jamaican descent. Keira began acting at the age of six in a small role in the 1992 British movie The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. She continued to act throughout high school and studied drama at Bristol University before landing her first major role in the 2001 independent comedy-drama film Atonement. After playing Maud Gonneville opposite James McAvoy’s Ezio Auditore da Firenze in the 2006 historical epic Assassin’s Creed, Knightley caught Hollywood’s attention and starred in such films as Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), The Imitation Game (2014), and War Horse (2011). In 2017 she starred as Elizabeth I in the biographical drama Mary Queen of Scots.
|Real Name||Keira Christina Knightley|
|Nick Name:||Keira Knightley|
|Birth Place:||Teddington, United Kingdom|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||26 March 1985|
|Age/How Old:||37 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119 lbs
|Eye Colour:||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour:||Dark Brown|
|Education:||Teddington School, Esher Sixth Form College|
|Kids/Children Name:||Edie Knightley Righton, Delilah Knightley Righton|
|Net Worth:||$85 Million|
Keira Knightley was born in England on December 13, 1985. She started her career as a child actress, appearing in small roles in television shows and films. In 2002, she had her breakthrough role as Margo Roth Spiegelman in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Since then, she has appeared in many notable films, including Atonement (2007), Never Let Me Go (2010), and Anna Karenina (2012). She has also starred in several successful stage productions, most notably My Fair Lady (2005) and A Streetcar Named Desire (2009). Knightley is known for her natural beauty and strong acting skills. She has been nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film The Imitation Game (2014).
Personal life of Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley was born on October 23, 1982 in London, England to parents Joanne (née Owen) and Alan Knightley. Keira has two siblings, James and Kathryn. She grew up in a middle-class family and attended the independent school Stowe School in Buckinghamshire. After completing her A-levels at Westminster School, she studied drama and music at the University of Bristol before embarking on a career in acting.
Knightley made her professional debut in 2001 with an appearance in the television film Bleak House. Over the next few years, she appeared in a number of small roles on British television. In 2005, she landed her first major role as Mia Dolan in the BBC miniseries adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel Atonement. The following year, she starred alongside Colin Firth in Stephen Frears’ ensemble drama The Queen. For her performance as Queen Elizabeth II, Knightley was nominated for both an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress.
In 2009, Knightley starred opposite Mark Ruffalo in Joe Wright’s romantic drama adaption of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. The following year saw the release of Knightley’s first feature film role as Elle Woods in Steven Soderbergh’s romantic comedy Sex & Lies. In 2012, she co-starred with Rupert Friend and Tom Hiddleston in Christopher Nolan’s historical epic Les Misérables. That same year
Awards and Achievements
Keira Knightley has starred in some of the most popular films of the 21st century, but before she was a Hollywood superstar, she was a young actor on the rise. After making her stage debut at age nine in a production of “The Pirates of Penzance,” Knightley quickly became known for her work in theater. She made her feature film debut in 1999 with a supporting role in “Panic Room.” In 2001, she starred as Elizabeth Bennet in the critically acclaimed adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, “Pride and Prejudice.” The following year, she appeared in the horror film “The Borrowers” and won acclaim for her performance.
Knightley continued to make appearances on television throughout the early 2000s before landing her first leading role in 2005’s “Bella.” The film was well-received by critics and helped pave the way for Knightley’s breakout performance as Mia Thermopolis in 2008’s “Young Adult.” Her subsequent films include 2011’s “Anna Karenina” and 2013’s “The Imitation Game,” both of which were nominated for Academy Awards.
In addition to her acting career, Knightley is also well-known for her philanthropy. She has participated in fundraising campaigns for organizations such as Heifer International and Save The Children UK and has also spoken out about social issues such as child poverty and climate change.