Keira Knightley is an English actress who has appeared in many movies in her career. She has won several awards and has been performing since she was a child. Some of her popular film roles include ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie series, ‘Bent It Like Beckham’, ‘Pride & Prejudice’, ‘Never Let Me Go’, and ‘The Duchess’. She has also appeared in theatre and television. To know more about the net worth of Keira Knightley in 2018, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
Keira Christina Knightley is the daughter of Will Knightley and Sharman Macdonald. Both her parents were theatre actors. She was born in London, England, on 26 March 1985. Her father is English whereas her mother is of Welsh and Scottish descent. Initially, she was named “Kiera”, but it got misspelled by Macdonald as “Keira”. She grew up in Richmond, London.
She first went to Stanley Junior School and later attended Teddington School. When she was six years old, Knightley got diagnosed with dyslexia. During her childhood, she used to perform in local amateur productions. She went to Esher College to study English literature, history, and art but, dropped out soon.
Keira dated actor Del Synnott in 2011 but split up in 2003. Then she dated Jamie Dornan for two years. She moved on to date co-star Rupert Friend from 5 long years, and their relationship ended in 2010. She finally married musician James Righton in 2013 after dating him for two years. They have a daughter, and for her personal life, she took a break from her career back in 2006 for a few years.
Career, Award & Nominations
Keira started working in small television roles and commercials when she was only six years old, and her first appearance was in the television film ‘Royal Celebration’. Then she also appeared in the movies like ‘Innocent Lies’, ‘Coming Home’, ‘The Treasure Seekers’, and ‘Oliver Twist’. She also appeared in ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’ in 1999.
She got a major role in ‘Princess of Thieves’ where she played the role of Robin Hood’s daughter. She also appeared in the thriller ‘The Hole’. She also acted in the role of a drug addict pregnant woman in ‘Pure’. Her breakthrough in career was in 2002 when she got the chance to act in the super hit romantic comedy movie ‘Bend It Like Beckham’.
She also acted in another remarkable movie ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’ in 2003. In the same year, she also appeared in another super hit commercial movie named ‘Love Actually’. In 2004, she appeared in ‘King Arthur’ another historic movie. In the next year, she played a role in ‘The Jacket’. Her another successful release was ‘Pride & Prejudice’.
She got the nomination for Best Actress at the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. In 2006, she got the invitation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2005, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was released, and it was her greatest financial turn in the career.
Keira appeared in the film ‘The Edge of Love’ in 2008. She also got a nomination for British Independent Film Award for Best Actress. She also nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at Laurence Olivier Award and an Evening Standard Award.
In 2010 she appeared in Last Night, London Boulevard, and Never Let Me Go. She appeared in the spy thriller named ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ in 2014. In 2015 she acted for the film, ‘Everest’. In 2018, she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Net Worth & Earnings
Do you want to know the net worth of an actress who has starred in some of the best performing movies? She has been performing from a very young age and has been able to make a net worth of over $65 million. She is very successful as an actress and has also appeared in music videos. She is the celebrity face of Shiatzy Chen and Asprey and has also appeared in Japanese TV commercials. She has also endorsed several brands.
Keira Knightley is a very talented actress who has got fans from across the world. She has been a part of both the British film industry and the American film industry. She is an influential person who has also done a lot of charity work and has traveled across the globe.