Keira Knightley Net Worth

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What is Keira Knightley Net Worth and Salary?

Keira Knightley is a British actress who has a net worth of $80 million. She is known for her starring roles in films such as Bend It Like Beckham, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Love Actually and Pride and Prejudice.


Keira Christina Knightley was born in Teddington, London, England on March 26, 1985. Her parents, Sharman Macdonald and Will Knightley, were both stage actors. She was supposed to be called “Kiera” but her mother misspelled the name as “Keira” when she registered her daughter. Knightley was introduced to theater and ballet at a very young age by her parents, and this sparked her interest in acting. She first asked for an agent when she was three, inspired by how her parents had agents, and got her own when she was six. She began acting in local amateur productions, including a production of “After Juliet”, which was written by her mother. Knightley was briefly a student at Esher College for a year, where she studied art, history and English literature.


As a child, Knightley appeared in small television roles and commercials – her first appearance on but in a 1993 episode of the show “Screen One”. Her other early roles include appearances in the television films “Innocent Lies” (1995), “The Treasure Seekers” (1996), “Coming Home” (1998) and “Oliver Twist” (1999). When she was twelve, Knightley was cast as Sabe, Padme Amidala’s handmaiden and decoy (played by a young Natalie Portman), in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999).

Knightley’s first major lead role was in Walt Disney Productions’ Princess of Thieves (2001), playing Robin Hood’s daughter. He then appeared in the film ‘The Hole’ (2001), the miniseries ‘Doctor Zhivago’ (2002) and the film ‘Pure’ (2002). Her mainstream breakthrough didn’t come until she starred in the sports comedy film Bend It Like Beckham in 2002. The blockbuster film grossed over $76.7 million and helped her gain a great recognition. worldwide. Thanks to her raised image after “Bend It Like Beckham”, Knightley got the main role of Elizabeth Swann in the fantasy film “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003). Despite expectations for the film, it ended up opening #1 at the box-office, and was one of the highest-grossing productions of that year. Knightley reprized her role as Elizabeth Swann in the sequels Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), and a cameo in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017).

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In 2003, Knightley was a member of the all-star ensemble of the British romantic comedy film Love Actually, alongside other big names such as Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman and Rowan Atkinson. He then starred in the films “King Arthur” (2004), “The Jacket” (2005), “Domino” (2005) and “Pride & Prejudice” (2005). For her role in Pride & Prejudice, Knightley was nominated for Best Actress at both the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. In 2007, Knightley starred in ‘Silk’ and ‘Atonement’, both period dramas. Of the two, Atonement was the more successful, earning nominations for Best Actress at both the BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards. Other films Knightley has appeared in include The Duchess (2008), Last Night (2010), London Boulevard (2010), Never Let Me Go (2010), A Dangerous Method (2011) , “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” (2012), “Anna Karenina” (2012), “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (2014), “Laggies” (2014), “The Imitation Game” (2014) , “Everest” (2015), “Collateral Beauty” (2016), “Colette” (2018), “The Nutcracker” (2018), “The Aftermath” (2019), “Official Secrets” (2019) and “Misbehaviour ” (2020). Her first musical film, “Begin Again,” was released in 2013. In it, Knightley plays a songwriter alongside James Corden and Mark Ruffalo. “Colette” (2018), “The Nutcracker” (2018), “The Aftermath” (2019), “Official Secrets” (2019) and “Misbehaviour” (2020). Her first musical film, “Begin Again,” was released in 2013. In it, Knightley plays a songwriter alongside James Corden and Mark Ruffalo. “Colette” (2018), “The Nutcracker” (2018), “The Aftermath” (2019), “Official Secrets” (2019) and “Misbehaviour” (2020). Her first musical film, “Begin Again,” was released in 2013. In it, Knightley plays a songwriter alongside James Corden and Mark Ruffalo.

In addition to her film acting, Knightley also ventured into the world of theater. He made his West End debut in December 2009 at the Comedy Theater in London in a production of The Misanthrope. In 2011, he returned to the London Comedy Theatre, this time in a revival of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour. In 2015, she made her Broadway debut in a production of “Therese Raquin” with the Roundabout Theater Company in New York City.

Outside of acting, Knightley has worked as the face of many advertising campaigns. Brands she has worked with include Asprey, Shiatzy Chen, Lux hair care products and Chanel (as the face of Coco Mademoiselle fragrance).

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Personal life and philanthropy

In 2001, Knightley began dating actor Del Synnott. They met while filming Princess of Thieves. After they broke up in 2003, from 2003 to 2005 Knightley was in a relationship with actor Jamie Dornan. Then, from 2005 to December 2010, she dated Rupert Friend, her Pride and Prejudice co-star. In February 2011, Knightley began dating musician James Righton. They married in May 2013 and have two daughters together.

Knightley is one of the faces of Amnesty International. She supported them in a human rights campaign. Other organizations he has supported include the charity Comic Relief, WaterAid, the American Library Association, Oxfam, Women’s Aid, the SMA Trust and the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR.

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