Born in London, England, on March 26, 1985, Keira Christina Knightley grew up in a show-business family.he grew up in a London suburb with her older brother Caleb. Knightley had her first professional acting job at the age of 7, and went to make a string of appearances on British television. In her mid-teens, she landed her first major role in the film Star Wars: Episode 1-The Phantom Menace (1999). That same year, Knightley had a supporting role in the television miniseries Oliver Twist with Sam Smith, Julie Walters and Robert Lindsay.
In 2002, Knightley had a career breakthrough with Bend It Like Beckham. She played tomboy soccer player Juliette “Jules” Paxton in this surprise hit. She also showed herself to be a risk-taker that same year, playing the female lead in the TV film Doctor Zhivago.Knightley landed her first blockbuster hit in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.In 2014, Knightley also co-starred in the music comedy/drama Begin Againwith Mark Ruffalo and the romantic comedy Laggies. In addition to acting, Knightley has worked as a model, appearing in ads for companies like Chanel. Unlike other actresses of her generation, Knightley doesn’t crave the nightlife and instead prefers to cook for friends when she has free time.
Height: 5 ft 7 in /170 cm
Weight: 54 kg /119 pounds
Shoe size: 9
Dress size: 4
Bra size: 32A
Measurements:32-23-33 in /81-58.5-84 cm
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Name: Keira Christina Knightley
Date of Birth: March 26, 1985
Place of Birth: Teddington, London, UK
Place of Residence: New York, U.S.A
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Education: Esher College
- Del Synnott (2001-2003)
- Jamie Dornan (2003-2005)
- Rupert Friend (2006-2010)
- James Righton (2011-Present)
Awards and Honors:
- 2015 Nominated Oscar Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
- 2015 Nominated Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
- 2015 Won Jupiter Award Best International Actress
- 2014 Won Hollywood Film Award Supporting Actress of the Year
- 2011 Nominated Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress
- 2008 Won Empire Award Best Actress
- 2007 Won People’s Choice Award Favorite On-Screen Match-Up
- 2007 Won EDA Special Mention Award Best Seduction
- 2006 Nominated Oscar Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
- 2006 Nominated Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
- 2004 Won SFX Award Best Actress
- 2003 Won ALFS Award British Newcomer of the Year
- 2002 Won Golden Wave Best Actress
Hobbies and Interests: Swimming, singing
Favorite Color: Dark-Pink
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Perfume: Givenchy Amarige
Favorite Sports: Basketball
Favorite Actor: Johnny Depp
Favorite Movie: Little Miss Sunshine
Favorite Music: Metronomy
Favorite Book: The Passion
- She had dyslexia when in school and so found difficulty in reading the words fluently. She was helped to overcome the difficulties with dyslexia at 6.
- Due to her dyslexic problem, she focused more on acting career.
- She has a personal trainer – Tatler, 2005.
- Took elocution lessons at the beginning of her career.
- Invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 2006.
- She attended a pre-Emmy party where she purchased a $7,500 pair of earrings.
- Keira supports West Ham United Supporter Football club.
- She could also be heard in the video game version of the Pirates of the Caribbean in 2003 as she narrated the scenes in that game.
- She has been featured in the music video Don’t Wanna Let You Go by 5ive in 2000.
- Trained in dancing.
- Chosen by Glamour magazine for “Most Glamorous Film Actress” (2004).
- Named #53 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2005 list.
- The Daily Mirror named her “Actress of the Year” in December 2005.
- At age 20, she was the fifth-youngest woman in Oscar history to be nominated for Best Actress.
- In 1999, Keira portrayed the role as Polly in the radio adaptation of the 1853 novelVillette. This novel was broadcasted as a three-hour radio serial on BBC Radio 4.
- She loves to collect shoes.
- Johnny Depp is one of her favorite actors. She worked with him on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007).
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