Keira Knightley Biography

About Keira Knightley


Keira Christina Righton is an English actress. She came into the limelight after playing the role of Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series.

Keira is a prominent actress, her hard work & looks have always been appreciated by critics. She has even won a long list of awards & nominations including some World’s Biggest Awards, like- Academy Awards & BAFTA Awards.

In 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009, she was listed as one of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World by FHM. She was also ninth on Maxim’s Hot 100 list in 2006.

By age 23, Forbes magazine ranked her as the Second-Highest-Paid Actress in Hollywood.

Biography of Keira Knightley


Full Name: Keira Christina Righton

Known As: Keira Knightley

Profession: Actress, Model (British, Hollywood)

Famous For: Pirates of the Caribbean movie series.

Date of Birth of Keira Knightley: 26 March 1985

Age of Keira Knightley: 36 Years (as of 2021).

Height of Keira Knightley: 170 cm, 1.70 m, 5’ft 6” in. 

Weight of Keira Knightley: 54 kg (121 lbs).

Body Measurements of Keira Knightley: 32-23-33.

Eye Colour: Dark Brown.

Hair Colour: Dark Brown.

Zodiac Sign/Star Sign: Aries

Known Language: English.

Religion: Atheist

Favourite Foods: Sushi and Pasta

Favourite Actor: Johnny Depp

Favourite Colors: Purple

Favourite Movies: Little Miss Sunshine (2006), True Grit (2010), Black Swan (2010), Blue Valentine (2010)

Favourite Sport: Soccer

Hobbies: Listening to Music and Reading

Net Worth of Keira Knightley: $80 Million (approx.)

Marital Status: Married. 

Nationality: British

Home Town: Teddington, London, England

Currently Living: London, England

Interesting Facts about Keira Knightley

  • Keira’s mother is an author, who wrote “When I Was a Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout” and “The Winter Guest”.
  • In 2004 Keira was the most desirable single woman in the United Kingdom.
  • When she was 20 years old, she earned a nomination for Best Actress and became the youngest woman in Oscar history to be nominated for Best Actress.
  • Keira was meant to be named “Kiera”, however, her father misspelt the name when he registered his daughter’s birth certificate, writing the e before the i.
  • When she was six years old she was diagnosed with Dyslexia. She is still a slow reader and cannot read out loud.

Movies and Television Shows By Keira Knightley


Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)


Love Actually (2003)

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

Atonement (2007)

Begin Again (2013)

The Imitation Game (2014)

Everest (2015)

Official Secrets (2019)

Television Shows-

The Aftermath (2019) 


Anna Karenina (2012)

Atonement (2007)

Begin Again (2013)

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

Awards Won by Keira Knightley

Two British Academy Film Awards, 


Three Golden Globe Awards,

Two Academy Awards.

Family of Keira Knightley

Father- Will Knightley

Mother- Sharman Macdonald

Brother- Caleb Knightley


Husband- James Righton (Musician)


Daughters- Edie (2015), Delilah (2019)

Affairs/Boyfriend of Keira Knightley

Del Synnott (Actor)

Jamie Dornan (Model and Actor)

Rupert Friend (Actor)

Social Media Profiles Of Keira Knightley

Facebook: She is not on Facebook.

Instagram: She is not on Instagram.

Twitter: @keiracknightley


Education/Qualification of Keira Knightley

School: Stanley Junior School and Teddington School. 

College: Esher College

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