March 26, 1985
36 years old
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
32-23-33 in | 81-58.5-84 cm
54 kg | 119 pounds
9 US | 39 EU
Keira Christina Knightley was born in Teddington, London, England, on March 26th 1985, is an English actress.
Young Keira Knightley first started her career as a child in commercials.
She made her television debut in drama series Screen One (1993) in episode "Royal Celebration", in role as Little Girl, at the age of seven.
She landed her big screen debut in historical period drama thriller movie Innocent Lies (1995) in role as Young Celia.
Her breakthrough performance came as Elizabeth Swann in fantasy action film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) opposite Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.
She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance as Jennifer in a play "The Misanthrope" (2009).
She got her Broadway debut in a play "Thérèse Raquin" (2015), in role as Thérèse Raquin.
Silent Night (2021) comedy in role as Nell, with Annabelle Wallis and Matthew Goode
Misbehaviour (2020) comedy drama in role as Sally Alexander, opposite Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Official Secrets (2019) political thriller in role as Katharine Gun, with Matt Smith, Matthew Goode and Ralph Fiennes
Berlin, I Love You (2019) romantic drama in role as Jane, opposite Helen Mirren, Mickey Rourke and Diego Luna
The Aftermath (2019) drama in role as Rachael Morgan, opposite Alexander Skarsgård and Jason Clarke
She won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in romantic drama film Pride and Prejudice (2005).
She played Elizabeth Swann in fantasy action films:
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
She was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Joan Clarke in historical drama movie The Imitation Game (2014).
She won a Empire Award for Best Newcomer for her performance as Frances "Frankie" Almond Smith in psychological horror film The Hole (2001).
Atonement (2007) romantic war drama with James McAvoy
King Arthur (2004) historical adventure opposite Clive Owen
Love Actually (2003) romantic comedy with Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Liam Neeson
The Jacket (2005) psychological thriller horror opposite Adrien Brody, Daniel Craig and Jennifer Jason Leigh
Domino (2005) action crime with Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken
The Duchess (2008) drama romance with Ralph Fiennes and Dominic Cooper
A Dangerous Method (2011) drama thriller opposite Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender
Anna Karenina (2012) historical romantic drama with Jude Law and Alicia Vikander
Begin Again (2013) musical comedy drama with Mark Ruffalo and Hailee Steinfeld
Never Let Me Go (2010) dystopian romantic drama opposite Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan
Colette (2018) biographical drama opposite Eleanor Tomlinson and Dominic West
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) fantasy adventure in role as The Sugar Plum Fairy
She portrayed Rose Fleming in television miniseries Oliver Twist (1999).
She played Lara Antipova in British television miniseries Doctor Zhivago (2002).
She voiced Tinker Bell in fantasy miniseries Neverland (2011).
Studied Classics, English Literature and Political History at Esher College.
Has an older brother, Caleb.
She was diagnosed with dyslexia, at the age of 6.
Loves to collect shoes.
Good friends with actress Sienna Miller.
Become the face of Chanel's fragrance "Mademoiselle" in 2007.
Featured in advertising campaigns for the Chanel, Asprey and Shiatzy Chen.
Close friends with actress Carey Mulligan.
Suffers from "Dentophobia".
She dated Rupert Friend (2005-2010), Jamie Dornan (2004-2005) and Del Synnott (2000-2003).
She married English musician James Righton in 2013, they have one daughter.