Keira Knightley

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Date of Birth March 26, 1985
Place of Birth London, England
Age 36 years old
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Keira Knightley

Keira Christina Knightley is a British actress. She has starred in both independent films and big-budget blockbusters, and is particularly noted for her roles in period dramas. Her accolades include two Empire Awards and nominations for two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and one Laurence Olivier Award. Knightley began acting as a child on television and made her feature film debut in 1995, before making her breakthrough with the 2002 sports film Bend It Like Beckham, for which she won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for Best Newcomer. She achieved global stardom at age 18 for her role as Elizabeth Swann in the 2003 fantasy swashbuckler film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, as well as in subsequent films of the franchise.

Born: Keira Christina Knightley, March 26, 1985, London, England
Education: Teddington School, Esher College
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1993–present
Children: 2
Parents: Will Knightley (father), Sharman Macdonald (mother)
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About Keira Knightley

British actress who first attracted attention for her role in Bend It Like Beckham. She gained further fame for her roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Pride & Prejudice and Love Actually. In 2018, she'd join the cast of Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

Keira Knightley Before Fame

She began appearing in commercials and small TV roles when she was six. One of her first film roles was a small part in the 1999 blockbuster Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. She had her first starring role in the 2002 comedy/drama Bend It Like Beckham.

Achievement of Keira Knightley

She won a BAFTA Award for her performance in Atonement and her role in the 2014 film The Imitation Game earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Keira Knightley Family Life

She began dating James Righton in 2011 and the couple tied the knot in 2013. She and James welcomed a daughter named Edie in June 2015. They had their second baby in 2019.

Associations of Keira Knightley

She starred alongside Johnny Depp in the Pirates of The Caribbean films.

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Latest information about Keira Knightley updated on April 12, 2021.

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