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Keira Christina Knightley, OBE is an English actress. Having worked extensively in both the British and the American film Industries, she has won an Empire Award and multiple nominations for the British … Wikipedia
Born: 26 March 1985 (age 33 years), Teddington, United Kingdom
Height: 1.7 m
Spouse: James Righton (m. 2013)
Upcoming movie: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Knightley began dating actor Del Synnott in 2001, having met him during the filming of Princess of Thieves. The couple parted ways in 2003, and Knightley then dated model and actor Jamie Dornan from 2003 to 2005, and her Pride & Prejudice co-star Rupert Friend from 2005 until December 2010. Knightley has been in a relationship with musician James Righton, of Klaxons, since February 2011. They were married on 4 May 2013, in Mazan, Vaucluse. The couple have a daughter born in 2015. Knightley advocates for an equal paternity leave and has been vocal about her dislike for the expensive childcare in England. She said in an interview for the December 2016 issue of Harper’s Bazaar that she had been “lucky to be able to afford really good childcare, because otherwise it would be at least four years out of my career”.
Knightley went on a sabbatical in 2006, suggesting that she wanted to take some time off acting to travel and focus on her personal life. Speaking to the press in July 2014, she explained that it felt like she had reached the end of the first stage of her career, and the 2014 film Begin Again was like “it’s beginning again.” Knightley identifies as an atheist. In 2007, Knightley sued the Daily Mail for publishing an article about whether she has anorexia or other eating disorder. Knightley won the lawsuit, and was awarded £3,000 ($6,000) in damages. She added to this amount and donated a total of £6,000 ($12,000) to Beat, a charity for those who suffer mental illness and eating disorders.
Keira Christina Knightley was born on 26 March 1985 in Teddington, Greater London, to theatre actors Sharman Macdonald and Will Knightley. Her mother is of Scottish and Welsh descent, while her father is English. She was meant to be named “Kiera”, the Anglicised form of “Kira”, a name influenced by the Russian ice skater, Kira Ivanova, whom her her mother admired. Unfortunately, Macdonald misspelled the name when she went to register her daughter, incorrectly writing the “e” before the “i”. Knightley has an elder brother, Caleb. Macdonald also worked as a playwright after her career as an actress came to an end. She introduced her children to theatre and ballet at an early age. This furthered Knightley’s interest in acting, and she requested an agent at the age of three.
Knightley grew up in a modest household in Richmond, London, where she attended Stanley Junior School and Teddington School. At the age of six, she was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia but by the time she was eleven, with her parents’ support and much tuition, Knightley said: “they deemed me to have got over dyslexia sufficiently”. She is still a slow reader and cannot read out loud. Knightley has noted that she was “single-minded about acting” during her childhood. Knightley performed in a number of local amateur productions, which included After Juliet, written by her mother, and United States, written by her drama teacher, Ian McShane.[Note 1] She focused on art, history, and English literature while studying at the Esher College, but left after a year to pursue a full-time acting career.