Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

About Keira Knightley

Keira Christina Knightley (born 26 March 1985) is an English actress and model. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. Knightley had a supporting role as Sab in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) and her first significant role came in The Hole (2001). She gained widespread recognition in 2002 after co-starring in the film Bend It Like Beckham and achieved international fame from 2003 as a result of her appearances in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (200307). In 2008, Forbes claimed Knightley to be the second highest-paid actress in Hollywood, having reportedly earned $32 million in 2007, making her the only non-American on the list of highest-paid actresses. After the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Knightley is best known for starring in costume dramas in Pride & Prejudice (2005); Atonement and Silk (both 2007); The Duchess (2008); A Dangerous Method (2011) and Anna Karenina (2012).