Keira Knightley

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Keira Knightley

Knightley at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Born Keira Christina Knightley
26 March 1985 (1985-03-26) (age 30)
Teddington, London, England, United Kingdom
Residence London
Nationality British
Ethnicity White
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993-present
Partner Rupert Friend (2005-2010),
James Righton (2011–present)
Parents Will Knightley
Sharman Macdonald

Keira Christina Knightley (born 26 March 1985, Teddington, London, England) is a Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated English actress. She is best known for her first major movie role as Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie trilogy, and as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice.

Early life[change | change source]

Knightley was born on 26 March 1985 in TeddingtonLondon. Her mother, Sharman Macdonald, is Scottish. Her father, Will Knightley, is English. He wanted to name his daughter "Kiera", after the Russian ice skater, Kira Ivanova. When her mother went to register her, she misspelt the name. Knightley has an older brother, Caleb. When Knightley lived in Richmond, she studied at Stanley Junior School, Teddington School and Esher College.

When Knightley was three years old, she asked to her parents to hire an agent for her. They promised to do this, if she studied very well. That's why Keira was a good and diligent pupil.

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