Keira Christina Righton (born Keira Christina Righton) is an English film and television actress. Accolades include two Oscar nominations, three British Academy Film Awards, and a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in historical dramas in both small and blockbuster films.
In recognition of her work in theatre and charity, she was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2018. Actors Will Knightley and Sharman Macdonald raised her in London, where she first worked in commercials and television films at the age of six.
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace featured her as Sabé, Padmé Amidala’s handmaiden (1999). Elizabeth Swann, the fictional swashbuckler in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, became global fame once she appeared in Bend It Like Beckham (2002) as a tomboy footballer. She had a starring role in the 2003 romance movie Love Actually and was hailed as a rising star among the teen population.
Keira Christina Knightley was born on March 26, 1985, in Teddington, London, England. Her parents, actors Sharman Macdonald and Will Knightley, also worked in the theatre. When her mother registered her child, she misspelled her daughter’s given name, which should have been “Kiera.”
After being exposed to theatre and dancing as a child, Knightley developed an interest in performing as an adult. When she was three, she asked for an agency because both of her parents had them, and she finally got one at the age of six.
“After Juliet” was one of her mother’s plays that she performed in her community as an amateur. Before embarking on a career in acting, Knightley spent a year at Esher College studying art history and English literature.
Keira Knightley’s Net Worth
An estimated $80 million is the fortune of British actress Keira Knightley. With performances in films like “Bend It Like Beckham,” the Pirates of the Caribbean series, and Love Actually to her name, she is one of the world’s best-known actresses.
Keira Knightley’s Acting Career
She first appeared in a film in 1995, when she was just three years old. After playing supporting roles in a number of films, she shot to fame in 2002 with the comedy-drama Bend It Like Beckham. She became a household name after obtaining the part of Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
Knightley has been nominated for numerous Academy Awards and Golden Globes, making her one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses. The Duchess (2008), A Dangerous Method (2011), and Anna Karenina (2012) all saw her rise to stardom as a leading lady in period plays.
She was also nominated for Academy Awards and Golden Globes for her work in Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Atonement (2007). (2012). (2012). She’s also appeared in the romantic comedies Love Actually (2003), King Arthur (2004),
The Jacket (2005), Domino (2005), and The Edge of Love (2008), as well as the dramas London Boulevard (2010), Never Let Me Go (2010), and Last Night (2010). She also appeared in the comedies Seeking a Friend for the End (2010) and Seeking a Friend for the End (2010).
In 2008, Forbes ranked her as Hollywood’s second-highest-paid actress, making her the only non-American to appear on the list of the year’s highest-paid actresses. In 2014, she garnered Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA, and Academy Award nominations for her part in the historical drama The Imitation Game. In October of this year, Thérèse Raquin made her Broadway debut.
Personal Life and Philanthropy
She began a relationship with Del Synnott, an actress, in 2001. During the filming of “Princess of Thieves,” they became acquainted. After they split up in 2003, Knightley began dating actor Jamie Dornan, with whom she was involved until 2005.
After that, she began a relationship with Rupert Friend, who appeared in “Pride and Prejudice,” beginning in 2005 and lasting until 2010. It was in February of 2011 that Keira Knightley and James Righton, a musician, began their relationship.
When they wed in May of 2013, they became the proud parents of two little daughters. Keira Knightley is a spokeswoman for Amnesty International. Their attempts to promote human rights had her full support. Another group of organizations.
she has supported and donated to Comic Relief. She has also donated to WaterAid, Oxfam, Women’s Aid, the SMA Trust, and UNHCR (UNHCR). The American Library Association has also benefited from her support.