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Full NameKeira Christina Knightley
First NameKeira
Middle NameChristina
Last NameKnightley
Birth NameKeira Christina Knightley
Birth CityMiddlesex
Birth CountryUnited Kingdom
Father NameWill Knightley
Father ProfessionTV Actor
Mother NameSharman Macdonald
Mother ProfessionPlaywright
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationHetrosexual
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJames Righton
No Of Children1
SibilingsCaleb Knightley
FilmographyPirates of the Carribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,Pride & Prejudice,Atonement,Never Let Me Go,The Imitation Game
EducationTeddington School, Esher College
Networth$60 M
Wiki Profile
Date of BirthMarch 26,1985
Age34 years

The American actress, Keira Knightley recognizes herself as one of the finest actress in the Hollywood industry. She provided some strong performances throughout her career, and got Oscar nomination for her two movies.

Being a famous actress, it's not always easy to maintain balance between personal and professional life. It looks like Keira manages to slay it with a delightful personal life, with her husband and children.

Keira Knightley Personal Life

"The Duchess" star looks stable in her married life. But who is Keira married to? Let's find out what her life behind the camera is like!

Happily Married; Does she share any Children?

Keira is a married woman to her loving husband, James Righton, since May 4, 2013. The couple enjoys a delightful relationship and have been stable all along. The husband and wife are blessed with a daughter, Edie Knightley Righton, born in 2015. Moreover, the duo is expecting their second child as of May 2019.

Keira and her husband James with their daughter.

Keira is currently enjoying her paternity leave, speaking about the expense of childcare in London. Moreover, she believes it would've been another four years out of her career had she been unable to afford good childcare.

More importantly, Knightley's daughter seems to be learning quite quickly as she is already dropping F-bombs at the age of 4. To be specific, Edie first cursed after Donald Trump's presidency. Moreover, Edie has got humor as she even asked her dad if that was the right time to say f**k.

Low-Key Wedding

"Official Secrets" star had a low-key wedding ceremony back in 2013, in the exotic location of Mazan, Vaucluse. The main event was held in front of 11 guests and for the reception, just about 50 guests were invited, including the actress Sienna Miller.

Keira weds James in a private wedding ceremony.
Source: Daily Mail

The bride slayed the wedding looks with a beautiful dress with a white tweed jacket and a chanel pink gray ballet pumps. Also, she had a floral garland on top of her loose hair. On the other hand, the groom looked dapper in a classic tuxedo.

The lovers announced the news about their engagement on May of 2012, with a brilliant-cut solatire diamond ring. Besides, Keira and James began their love life back in February 2011. They had a healthy relationship for two years before finally walking down the aisle. As of now, they seem to be delightful in their relationship with no issues at all.

Her Past Relationships

"London Boulevard" actress dated a few celebrities in the past. Her first dating news came back in early 2000s, when she dated Del Synnott, an Irish actor from 2001 to 2003. The tow decide to part ways in 2003 and quick enough, Keira began seeing Jamie Dornan, the same year. Similarly, the ex-couple dated for two years and broke up in 2005.

Keira Knightly strolling down the street with her ex-boyfriend, Jamie Dornan.
Source: Pinterest

Keira's relationship with Jamie turned out to be difficult to the latter as he couldn't handle the popularity she has. Also, it helped him gain fame but also intimidated him. He said,

"I was intimidated by certain things that came with her fame and I felt out of my depth. It's still hard to talk about it."

Later, on 2005, Knightley started a healthy relationship with her co-star from "Pride & Prejudice", Rupert Friend. They dated for a few years but decided to end their relationship after dating for five years. Moreover, Keira's father confirmed the break up to a British newspaper saying,

"Yes, they have broken up. But that's the way things go, unfortunately. The only option is to get on with things. They were together for quite a long time and it is always hard breaking up. She's focused on her work."

The former pair ended it in a good terms and are friends with each other even afterwards. Keira however found her love sooner as she began dating her now-husband, Jamie, since 2011.

Her Health Issues

Keira dealt with health issues since her childhood as she had dyslexia and was diagnosed at six. Moreover, her parents supported her all along to overcome it. However, she still cannot read it loud and considers herself a slow reader. Although she eventually got over it, she later had a mental health issues.

Have a look at the video where she talks about not being nude again on screen as well as her mental health issues, to Glamour Magazine UK!

The actress suffered from a mental breakdown while she was 22, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Well, her rise to fame had her mentally stressed and she seeked help which was the best decision she made. Staying alone while mentally stressed could be even harder on one self as she said,

"People need to know they are not alone… everybody breaks down."

The 34-years-old explained her struggles on time to time as she would find it difficult to cope. But also she feels lucky about herself as she had people around to help her while feeling low.

Keira Knightley Net Worth

With the long running career in the Hollywood industry, Keira Knightley certainly makes a handsome earning. So, let's find out about her staggering net worth!

Net Worth and Salary

The two time Academy Awards nominee has a net worth of whopping $60 million. All thanks to her excellent career in the Hollywood industry, playing part in some big movies for over two decades.

Typically, an actor in the Hollywood industry earns around $53,000 a year, which is an average salary. However, it depends on several factors including the experience of an actor and the budget of the project. A fine actor could grab over $100,000 every year from acting in movies and series. The actress of such caliber, Keira is experienced and famous, and charges a significant amount for her roles.

Movies and Box-Office Collection

Her career began in the year 1993 with a brief role in a TV series, "Screen One." She gradually started getting roles after roles in the mid 90's, appearing in some major movies back then. She has been part of some big movies like "Love Actually," "King Arthur," "Pride & Prejudice" alongside Talula Riley, "The Duchess," "The Imitation Game" alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, and other few movies.

Have a look at some of her movies and its box-office collections!

S.N.MoviesBudgetBox-Office Collection
1.Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$140 million$654.3 million
2.The Imitation Game$14 million$233.6 million
3.Everest$55 million$203.4 million
4.Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales$230–320 million$794.8 million

As of now, she's working on a historical drama, "Misbehaviour" alongside Suki Waterhouse and Charlotte Spencer. Well, it looks like Keira is pretty solid with her performances.

Houses and Cars

Keira and her loving husband James moved to their house in Canonbury conservation area in Islington, one of a districts in London. Moreover, they purchased the luxurious house for $5.9 million. Check out the picture of the fancy house!

Knightley's $5.9 million house in East London.
Source: Pinterest

The 2,775 feet mansion has five bedrooms with wine cellar and a lush landscaped garden. Before moving to this house, they lived in the East London's 3,222 square-foot house which they sold with the asking price of $3.7 million.

Prior to that, they bought the 18th century Hugenot-built residence, in 2012. The house has two entrance halls, three and a half baths with fancy fireplaces, four living rooms, and three bedrooms.

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Recently in 2017, Keira sold her New York City home for $6 million. She decided to leave the 3,820 square-feet stunning property for some unknown reasons. Moreover, the house looks great with two floors, three bedroom, as well as two and a half bathrooms. Furthermore, she moved in to the fascinating house in 2015, and sold it under Keller Williams NYC in 2017. Have a glimpse of the stunning property!

The room of Keira's beautiful house in New York.
Source: Harpers Bazaar

The Oscar nominee actress loves driving fancy cars and owns a few luxurious ones. To be specific, she has a Mercedes E Class, which costs around $53,000, in the market. Also, she was once spotted on her Hyundai Tucson, a car with the base price of about $23,000. She owns a Cadillac Escalade and the market value for the car ranges from $75,000 to $94,000.

"Neverland" actress also drove Mercedes Viano, a $55,000 car, back in the days. Well, the star actress doesn't misses out on living a fancy life, with the earning she makes.

Keira Knightley Body Measurements

Star actress from the movie, Everest.
Source: Marie Claire

  • Age: 34 years old as of 2019
  • Height: 1.7 meters or 5'7"
  • Hair color: Dark brown
  • Eye color: Brown

Quick Facts: Keira Knightley

  • She is a younger sister of Caleb Knightley.
  • She was supposed to be named "Kira", after a famous skater, Kira Ivanova, whom Will admired. However, her mother misspelled the name while registering.
  • She went to Teddington School, for her studies.
  • She began her acting career from 1993, TV series, Screen One, which stars Geraldine James and Alfred Molina.
  • She has been nominated twice for the Academy Awards, for her performance in "The Imitation Game" and "Pride & Prejudice".
  • She looks similar to Natalie Portman and their mother once couldn't recognize them in make-up.
  • She has dyslexia and had to wear special glasses to read while she was young.
  • Glamour magazine chose her as the "Most Glamorous Film Actress" in 2004.
  • She loves to collect shoes.
  • She has Dentophobia, a fear of dentist.
  • Her favorite actor is Johnny Depp, with whom she worked in a few movies.
  • She pierced her belly button just a week before turning 13.
  • She sued the Daily Mail for wrongly publishing about her suffering from anorexia nervosa. Furthermore, she won the lawsuit and got $5,900 for it, which she donated after adding $11,900, to Beat, that helps people with eating disorder.
  • She charged a 41 year old with harrassment as he tried to contact her in London.
  • Also, another guy was sentenced to prison for eight weeks for harrassing her and stalking her to home in december of 2016. 

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Updated On Tue Sep 10 2019 Published On Sat Sep 07 2019 By Reus