Keira Knightley, who is best known for appearing in films like “Bend It Like Beckham,” several “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise films, and “Everest” is a British actress who has been active in the film industry since 1993. 

Quick Info 
Full NameKeira Christina Knightley
Date of BirthMarch 26, 1985
Birth PlaceTeddington, UK
ParentsWill Knightley
Sharma Knightley
SpouseJames Righton
Age35 years
Height1.7 m
Net WorthUS $70 million


Keira Knightley’s full name is Keira Christina Knightley. She was born to parents Sharma and Will Knightley on March 26, 1985, in Teddington. Her mother and father were theater actors. She got named after the Soviet Russian figure skater named Kira Ivanova. Keira’s elder brother named Caleb.

Keira Knightley

By an adolescent age, she was presented to acting, theater, and ballet by her mother. After a year, she completed her high school education from Teddington School and dropped out of Esher College to focus on acting. At the time of 6 years old, she got diagnosed with dyslexia. 



Keira started her film career in 1995 with the film titled “Innocent Lies,” in which she acted as the younger version of Celia. The following year, she served as the princess in “The Treasure Seekers.” In 1999, she performed in the role of Sabé in “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.” She appeared in 3 films in 2001, namely, “Deflation,” “The Hole,” and “Princess of Thieves.” In 2002, she appeared in four films. She acted as Jules Paxton in “Bend It Like Beckham” and as Louise in “Pure.” Keira Knightley appeared in short films “New Year’s Eve” and “The Season’s Alter,” in which she acted as Leah and Helena, respectively.

She made her initial appearance as Elizabeth Swann in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” in 2003. She reprised this role in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” in 2006 and 2007, respectively. She made a cameo as Elizabeth in 2017 in the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” In 2003, she played the role of Juliet in “Love.” In 2004, Keira appeared as Guinevere in “King Arthur.” Keira Knightley did four films in 2005, namely, “The Jacket,” “Domino,” and “Pride & Prejudice.” In 2008, she acted as Georgiana Cavendish in “The Duchess.”

Keira Knightley

She appeared in five films in 2010, “Never Let Me Go,” in which she served as Dutch C., “Last Night,” in which she worked as Joanna Reed, and “London Boulevard” in which she did as Charlotte. In 2011, she appeared in the role of Sabina Spielrein in “A Dangerous World.” The following year, Keira Knightley appeared in 2 films: “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.” She acted as Penelope Lockhart and “Anna Karenina,” in which she served as Anna Arkadyevna Karenina.

She appeared in “Begin Again” as Gretta in 2013 and went on to play the roles of Cathy Muller in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” Megan in “Laggies,” and Joan Clarke in “The Imitation Game.” In 2015, she played Jan Hall in “Everest.” The following year, in “Collateral Beauty,” she appeared as Amy. She appeared in “Colette” and “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” in 2018. Keira Knightley appeared in four films in 2019, namely, “Official Secrets” in which she acted as Katherine Gun, “Berlin, I Love You” in which she served as Jane, “The Aftermath” which starred her in the role of Rachel Morgan, and “Greed” in which she appeared as herself.

In 2020, she acted as Sally Alexander in “Misbehavior.” She is to appear in the upcoming comedy film titled “Silent Night.” She made her TV debut in 1993 with the show titled “Screen One,” in which she appeared as a little girl in the episode called “Royal Celebration.” In 1995, she played the role of Natasha Jordan in the TV film called “A Village Affair.”

The same year, she performed in an episode of “The Bill” as Sheena Rose. In 1999, she acted as Rose Fleming in the miniseries called “Oliver Twist.” In 2001, Keira Knightley appeared as Gwyn in “Princess of Thieves.” She served as Lara Antipova in the miniseries called “Doctor Zhivago” in 2002. Mila Kunis acted Juliet’s character in the TV film “Red Nose Day Actually” in 2017.

Keira Knightley


From 2001 to 2003, she dated Del Synnott. From 2003 to 2005, she dated Jamie Dornan. In 2005, she also dated Rupert Friend. She started dating James Righton in February of 2011. James is a musician. On 4th May of 2013, they got married, and in 2015, their first daughter Edie was born and second Delilah in 2019. 


Height, Weight, and Age

Keira stands 1.7 meters tall and weighs approximately 54 kg. As of October of 2020, she is 35 years old. 


Social Media

As of October 2020, Keira Knightley isn’t active on any social media platforms. 



Keira Knightley’s net worth is estimated to be around US$ 70 million as of October of 2020. She makes most of her fortune from acting in films and TV shows.