Keira Christina Knightley is a renowned English actress who was born in England on March 26, 1985. As an accomplished actor, Keira has achieved tremendous success in British and American films, winning the highly coveted Empire Award and garnering several nominations for the Academy Awards, British Academy, and the Golden Globe. Knightley also featured on Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2008 as the highest-paid English. She accomplished her debut in 1994 in A Village Affair.
Born and raised in a showbiz environment, Knightley’s father working as an actor while her mother, on the other hand, worked as a playwright. Keira spent a significant part of her childhood at the theatre. When she was only seven years old, Keira Knightley managed to kick start her professional acting career. She has an elder brother called Caleb.
The first main acting role that Knightley landed was in the first episode of Star Wars in 1999. She also took up a supporting role in the Oliver Twist TV series in the same year. However, several years later, Knightley finally got her career breakthrough, with her role as Julliete in the film, Bend It Like Beckham.
Knightly also appeared in the Pirates of the Caribbean blockbuster film, where she played the role of Elizabeth Swann in the year 2003. Later on, she once again reappeared in the sequels, which were released in the year 2006 and 2007. Other chart-topping films that Keira Knightley has appeared include the comedy-drama Begin Again (2013) and the thriller Shadow Recruit (2014).