Keira Christina Knightley, also known as Keira Christina Righton, is a famous actress, social media influencer, and Instagram star. Here are some things you should know about this gorgeous star.
Why Is Keira Knightley Famous?
Keira is famous for her work in blockbuster films and other movies, particularly period dramas. She has so far had nominations for Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, and a Laurence Olivier Award.
She achieved global recognition and respect after her role as Elizabeth Swan in the popular fantasy series, Pirates of the Caribbean.
Keira also made history when she was nominated for an Oscar award for Best Actress at the age of 20. She became the fifth-youngest woman to enjoy the honor in history, which boosted her popularity substantially.
Date Of Birth
26 March 1985
5 feet 7 inches (170 cm)
121 pounds (55 kg)
Tattoos And Piercings
She has a belly button piercing.
Her father is Will Knightley, a stage actor, while her mom is called Sharman MacDonald, also a stage actor. Their intention was to name their daughter Kiera, but her name was misspelled by her mom while she was getting her birth certificate.
Although her parents were not very successful as actors, Keira was still determined to pursue a career in the field. In fact, it was her father's decision to introduce her to ballet at a young age that inspired her to pursue acting as a profession.
She has an older brother called Caleb Knightley.
She loves traveling and spending time with her family.
Who Is Keira Knightley Dating?
She has been married to James Righton since 2013, and together, they have 2 children, both girls. James is a musician.
They got married in France, and they live in London.
Keira Knightley Dating History
In the past, she has dated actors Jamie Dornan, Del Synnott, and Rupert Friend.
Keira Knightley Social Media
Keira prefers not to be very active on social media for the sake of her family's privacy. However, a number of fan accounts exist honoring her beauty, lifestyle, and work as an actress.
About Keira Knightley
Keira was just a child when she took up acting. She has been active as an actress since 1991 when she was just 6 years old when she got an agent.
Initially, she worked on commercials and television films. In 1999, she got a minor role in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.
After she had a role in Love Actually back in 2003, she was described as a promising teen star.
She has also received recognition for her roles in Pride & Prejudice.
Due to her high profile, she has had to deal with stalkers and people who have tried to harass her.
At some point, she suffered from post-traumatic-stress-disorder and had a mental breakdown. This was because she was struggling to adjust to life as a movie star, which had happened too suddenly for her.
She has described the time she auditioned for a role in The Phantom of the Opera in 2004 as the most embarassing moment of her life since she knew she could not sing. The part was given to Emmy Rossum, a trained opera singer.