Keira Knightley: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation: Actress
  • Real name : Keira Christina Knightley
  • Sign : Aries
  • Date of birth : Tuesday 26 March 1985 (age: 35)
  • Country: England

Child of the ball in the London suburbs, the actress proudly displays her origins and cultivates her “British touch” with authenticity.

Born on March 26, 1985 in Teddington, daughter of actor Will Knightley and Scottish scriptwriter Sharman MacDonald, Keira Knightley decided at the age of 3 that she wanted to follow in her parents’ footsteps; to make movies and have an agent! It is finally thanks to her dyslexia that she gets her way with her mother who promises her an agent in exchange for good grades in reading. At the age of 7 she made her television debut in A Royal Celebration. During her childhood, she was immersed in a very bohemian world between the visits that the little girl made to her parents, with her older brother Caleb, on the film sets and the shootings during the summer vacations. A soccer fan like any self-respecting Englishman – she supports the West Ham United FC team – the teenager sells match tickets at the entrance of the stadiums to make pocket money.

At 14, she gets the role of Sabé in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999) thanks to her resemblance to Natalie Portman. She is then spotted in Play it like Beckham (2002), the first important role whose commercial success brings her a little fame. But it is with the box office success of the Hollywood production Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) that her career really takes off.

Twice she found her partners, Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, to turn the sequel to the saga, which gives him an international star status (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Secret of the Cursed Chest in 2006 and Pirates of the Caribbean: To the End of the World in 2007). Her performance in Pride and Prejudice (2005) earned her two nominations, at the Golden Globes and the Oscars, for the award for best actress. She did not get an award but continues the roles and alternates the registers (Domino, The Duchess, A Dangerous Method). In 2012 she found her favorite director, Joe Wright, to interpret Anna Karenina on screen.

In 2007 her elegance and refinement allow her to succeed Kate Moss in the muse of the perfume Coco Mademoiselle.

On the private side, the discreet Englishwoman was displayed on the arms of actor Del Synnott (2001-2003), model Jamie Dornan (2003-2005) and then Rupert Friend (2005-2010) before marrying musician James Righton on May 4, 2013 in the Provencal village of Mazan. In December 2014, the actress’ agent confirmed the happy news; Keira Knightley is pregnant. In May 2015, the actress gives birth to a baby girl, named Edie. On May 2, 2019, she displays her second pregnancy at the Chanel party in Paris. In September 2019, she gives birth to her second child, a girl named Delilah.