Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

  • Keira Knightley - PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04: Keira Knightley attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 4, 2014 in Paris, France.
  • Keira Knightley - PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04: Keira Knightley attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 4, 2014 in Paris, France.
  • Keira Knightley - PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04: Keira Knightley attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 4, 2014 in Paris, France.
  • Keira Knightley - PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04: Keira Knightley attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 4, 2014 in Paris, France.
  • Keira Knightley - PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04: Keira Knightley attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 4, 2014 in Paris, France.
  • Keira Knightley - PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04: Keira Knightley attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 4, 2014 in Paris, France.
  • Keira Knightley - LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Keira Knightley attends Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA dinner, in partnership with Burberry and Grey Goose, at Little House Mayfair on February 14, 2014 in London, England.
  • Keira Knightley - LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: James Righton (L) and Keira Knightley attend Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA dinner, in partnership with Burberry and Grey Goose, at Little House Mayfair on February 14, 2014 in London, England.
  • Keira Knightley - LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Keira Knightley attends Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA dinner, in partnership with Burberry and Grey Goose, at Little House Mayfair on February 14, 2014 in London, England.
  • Keira Knightley - LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: James Righton (L) and Keira Knightley attend Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA dinner, in partnership with Burberry and Grey Goose, at Little House Mayfair on February 14, 2014 in London, England.
  • Keira Knightley - LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Keira Knightley attends Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA dinner, in partnership with Burberry and Grey Goose, at Little House Mayfair on February 14, 2014 in London, England.
  • Keira Knightley - LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: (L to R) James Righton, Keira Knightley and Steve McQueen attend Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA dinner, in partnership with Burberry and Grey Goose, at Little House Mayfair on February 14, 2014 in London, England.
  • Keira Knightley - LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: (L to R) James Righton, Keira Knightley and Steve McQueen attend Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA dinner, in partnership with Burberry and Grey Goose, at Little House Mayfair on February 14, 2014 in London, England.
  • Keira Knightley - LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: (L to R) James Righton, Keira Knightley and Steve McQueen attend Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA dinner, in partnership with Burberry and Grey Goose, at Little House Mayfair on February 14, 2014 in London, England.
  • Keira Knightley - LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: (L to R) James Righton, Keira Knightley and Steve McQueen attend Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA dinner, in partnership with Burberry and Grey Goose, at Little House Mayfair on February 14, 2014 in London, England.
  • Keira Knightley - LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: (L to R) James Righton, Keira Knightley and Steve McQueen attend Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA dinner, in partnership with Burberry and Grey Goose, at Little House Mayfair on February 14, 2014 in London, England.
  • Keira Knightley - LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Keira Knightley (L) and Steve McQueen attend Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA dinner, in partnership with Burberry and Grey Goose, at Little House Mayfair on February 14, 2014 in London, England.
  • Keira Knightley - LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: (L to R) James Righton, Keira Knightley and Harvey Weinstein attend Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA dinner, in partnership with Burberry and Grey Goose, at Little House Mayfair on February 14, 2014 in London, England.
  • Keira Knightley - LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: James Righton (L) and Keira Knightley attend Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA dinner, in partnership with Burberry and Grey Goose, at Little House Mayfair on February 14, 2014 in London, England.
  • Keira Knightley - LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: James Righton (L) and Keira Knightley attend Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA dinner, in partnership with Burberry and Grey Goose, at Little House Mayfair on February 14, 2014 in London, England.

Birthday: March 26, 1985

Pixie-ish British actress Keira Knightley went from a relative unknown to a blockbuster leading lady after 2002's sleeper soccer flick Bend It Like Beckham caught on with an international audience. Born in Teddington, London, England, in 1985, young Knightley was enticed by the lure of cinema at an early age. Playwright mother Sharman McDonald and actor father Will Knightley were at first reluctant to let their daughter follow them into show business. Although they would accommodate her wish three years later, their strict demand that their daughter study through school holidays and only take jobs that didn't interfere with her education ensured that Keira would keep her priorities ...more
  • 2007
  • Golden Satellite Award
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
  • Atonement
  • 2007
  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
  • Atonement
  • 2007
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts
  • Best Actress
  • Atonement
  • 2005
  • National Society of Film Critics
  • Best Actress - Runner-up
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • win