Keira Knightley, born on 26th March 1985, is an English Actress. Her nickname is Keira, and as an actress, she worked in both films, Independent films, and Big-Budget blockbusters. She gained lots of fame for her roles in period dramas.
She was nominated for numerous awards, including the Empire awards, Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, etc.
Later, Keira Knightly was also appointed an OBE in the 2018 birthday honors for services to drama and charity.
|Real Name||Keira Christina Knightley|
|Date of Birth||26 March 1985|
|Age (as of 2023)||37 years|
|Birthplace||Teddington, United Kingdom|
|School||Stanley Junior School, Teddington School|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5'7"
|Weight||in kilograms- 54 kg
in pounds- 119 lbs
|Chest Size||32 inches|
|Waist Size||23 inches|
|Hips Size||33 inches|
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Husband||James Righton (2011-Present)|
|Parents||Father- Will Knightley (Theatre and TV actor)
Mother- Sharman Macdonald (Playwright)
|Siblings||Brother- Caleb Knightley (Older Brother)|
|Children||Daughters- Edie Knightley Righton and Delilah Knightley Righton|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$80 million USD|
Keira Knightly was born on 26 March 1985 in the Teddington suburb of London. She was meant to be named Keira, but her father wanted to give her name Kira, but her mother misspelled her name when she was registering her daughter’s birth certificate.
From early on, Keira wanted to become an actress because her mother inspired her. And because of her passion for drama, she was admitted to drama school with her mother’s financial support.
Keira was born in Teddington, and her father’s name is Will Knightley, a famous theatre and TV actor.
Her mother, Sharman Macdonald, also worked as an actress initially, but later she quit this field and instead of this, she chose the playwright. She also has a brother named Caleb Knightley.
Her parents encountered some financial issues after the birth of her brother. But her mother, Sharman Macdonald, introduced Keira to the theatre, and from there, Keira passionately started her acting.
Keira was such a talented girl from her childhood; she attended the Stanley Junior School and Teddington School, and from there, she completed her primary education.
When she was in primary school, she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She was just six years old at that time.
However, after completing her primary education from there, she was admitted to Esher College, where she mainly studied history and English literature. But later, she left college after one year to pursue her career in the acting field.
The acting career of Keira Knightly is divided into three phases. She began her career in 1993. However, she began working in commercials and minor television roles when she was just six years old.
She appeared in several films after the mid-’90s, including: “Innocent Lies” (1995), “The Treasure Seekers” (1996), “Coming Home” (1998), and “Oliver Twist” (1999).
In 2001, Keira got her first significant role in the Walt Disney Production film “Princess of Thieves”, and there Knightly played the daughter role of Robinhood.
Later, in 2002 Knightly starred as a pregnant drug addict in “Gillies MacKinnon’s drama film Pure”.
Keira Knightly gained worldwide recognition after 2003; from 2003 to 2007, she earned the limelight from the people. In 2003, Knightley appeared in Richard Curtis’s Christmas-themed romantic comedy Love Actually, featuring an ensemble cast, including her childhood idol Emma Thompson.
From 2008, Knightly started to work in independent films and stage works. She appeared in the Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy, and Matthew Rhys in John Maybury’s 2008 wartime drama “The Edge of Love”.
After some time, Knightley started to work in the Period Drama, based on the best-selling biographical novel.
In the middle of 2014, Knightley expressed that she had reached the end of her career, expressing the desire to depart from previous neurotic roles.
Keira Knightley is working on several upcoming projects, including the holiday comedy Silent Knight and the science fiction novel Ancillary Justice.
Relationship, Husband, Affairs
Keira was in a relationship with James Righton for a long time. She married him in 2011. And they both have two daughters named Edie and Delilah.
Keira Knightley is such a good-looking girl, and her height is around 5 feet 5 inches, and her body weight is about 54 kg which is quite suitable for her body.
And the Body Measurements of Keira are around 32-23-33, which means her chest is around 32, her waist is about 23, and her hip size is around 33.
Moreover, her face looks attractive and charming because of her Brown hair color and deep Black eye color.
Keira Knightley is a trending actress of the current time, and she worked in several top-rated movies.
According to sources, in 2021, her approximate net worth will be around $80 Million.
Interesting Facts about Keira Knightley
- Her favorite actor is Johnny Depp.
- She loves to watch films, and her favorite movie is Blue Valentine, released in 2010.
- The zodiac sign of Knightley is Aries.
- She loves to listen to music.
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