Keira Knightley: Pirates of the Caribbean, Husband & Net Worth

Keira Knightley, a British actress, was truly born to be an Actress and she has already proved herself as one of the world’s most successful actresses.

With the perks of having an actor and actress as parents, she got a heads up since the age of three, practicing and training to become an actress.

Some of her evergreen movie performances were, Bend It Like Beckham and Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean sequence.

Keira is also best known and admired as “Queen of Period Pieces” for her roles in independent films and big-budget blockbusters.

This British superstar was nominated for two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two British Academy Film Awards.

In this article, we will mention everything you need to know about this diva. 

Keira Knightley: Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts about Keira Knightley.

Full Name:Keira Christina Knightley
Birth Date:March 26, 1985
Age:35 years old
Birth Place:London, England
Father’s Name:Will Knightley
Mother’s Name:Sharman Macdonald
Siblings:Caleb Knightley
Height:5 feet 6 inches (1.7m)
Weight:54 kg (119lbs)
Education:Teddington School, Esher Sixth Form College
Ethnicity:Mixed(English, Scottish, Welsh)
Eye Color:Dark Brown
Hair Color:Dark Brown
Profession:Actor, Voice actor, Film actor
Marital Status:Married
Spouse:James Righton
Net Worth:80 Million Dollar
Social Media Presence:None

Early Life and Education

Keira Christina Knightley, aka, Keira Knightley, a British actress, was born on 26 March 1985 in the Teddington suburb, London’s great city.

She is the daughter of Will Knightley an English television actor and Sharman Macdonald a Scottish playwriter and actress.

She grew up with her older brother Caleb, dancing in the ballet and acting in theatre.

Her mother Sharman encouraged Keira to the acting at an early age, and Keira began to learn acting for three years old.

Knightley joined Teddington School for her education, but she was more interested and focused on acting rather than studying and reading.

She got her own agent at the age of six and soon began to perform in TV dramas.

She even left her college to pursue an acting career. During her early childhood, Keira used to perform in several local productions written by her mother and her drama teacher.

How old is Keira Knightley? Age and Body Measurements

World-famous British actress Keira Knightley is currently living her 35th years of age with her husband James Righton and two daughters.

The Zodiac sign of Keira is Aries which represents her as courageous, confident, optimistic, and honest.

Gorgeous Keira is blessed with a perfect body figure with an impressive height of 5 feet and 6 inches, i.e., 1.7 meters, and a total body weight of 54 kg, i.e., 119 pounds.

She has a perfect body measurement with 32 inches chest size, 23 inches waist size, and 33 inches hip size.

Personal Life of Keira Knightley

Talking about her dating life, Keira was in a relationship with actor Del Synnott in 2001 and stayed in a relationship for two years as they broke up in 2003.

After Del, she dated actor Jamie Dornan in the same year till 2005. Again after she broke up with Dornan, she dated Rupert Friend until 2010.

Well after several love affairs and breakdowns, she finally got her chosen ones, a musician James Righton with whom she married on 4 May 2013.

The couple is blessed with two daughters, Edie and Delilah.

Keira mentioned her post-traumatic stress disorder which she suffered at the age of 22.

She had to stay at home for several months and have hypnotherapy as her treatment.

Acting Career

Beautiful and talented Knightley stepped into the field of acting at the age of six, workings in television commercials and small roles.

She was first seen on-screen on the episode of Royal Celebration in 1993.

Keira has then appeared in movies such as A Village Affair, Innocent Lies, The Treasure Seekers, Coming Home, and Oliver Twist.

Her roles were appreciated by everyone and praised by film critics as well. She began to shine after her big role in the science fiction blockbuster series, Star Wars.

After that, Keira performed her first role in the movie Princess of Thieves as Robin Hood’s daughter.

With her impressive acting skills, she was approached in several more movies such as The Hole, Doctor Zhivago, and Pure which was world premiered at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival.

Career Breakthrough

Her next movie, Bend It Like Beckham totally changed her life with the big hit on both UK and US grossing over $76.6 million in 2002.

For her roles in the movie, she was awarded London Film Critics Circle for Best Newcomer and also with the Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.

The world began to recognize Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann after the role in one of the best and popular American fantasy movies, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

The movie, Pirates of the Caribbean hit number one at the box office and become the highest-grossing movie of the year with $654 million in revenue.

In 2003, Knightley appeared on Hello magazine as the most promising teen star and featured in Time Magazine as a serious actor.

Keira was having a great time as an actress and making her bright career as a British actress. She was appearing in several movies and winning several awards as well.

Keira was reprised as Elizabeth Swann on the second and third sequences of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean.

She then appeared in the wartime drama movie, The Edge of Love alongside Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, and Cillian Murphy.

Knightley became one of the biggest movie stars of Hollywood and been appeared in multiple dozens of movies.


Keira sued the Daily Mail in 2007 for writing a piece of false information regarding her suffering from anorexia nervosa.

She won the lawsuit against Daily Mail and won 3,000 pounds in damages.

Knightley then added some amount to 3,000 pounds and donated it to a charity to help those people who are suffering from mental illness.

Being such a gorgeous actress, many people try to get near to her and even stalk her everywhere she goes.

A man who used to keep stalking her at home and outside was sentenced to eight weeks in prison.

Keira Knightley Favorites

  1. Favorite Color: Purple
  2. Favorite Actor: Johnny Depp
  3. Favorite Food: Pasta and Sushi
  4. Favorite Movie: Blue Valentine(2010), Little Miss Sunshine(2006), True Grit(2010), Black Swan(2010)
  5. Favorite Music: Songs of Love and Hate (By Leonard Cohen), The English Riviera(By Metronomy)
  6. Favorite Books: The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and the Sea(By Ernest Hemingway), 
  7. Hobbies: Listening to music and reading
  8. Favorite Perfume: Coco Mademoiselle
  9. Favorite Sports: Soccer
  10. Favorite Designers: A.P.C

Distinctive Features

  1. High cheekbones
  2. Often stars in period pieces.

Keira Knightley Facts

  1. Due to her dyslexia problem in school, she found difficulty in reading the words fluently. 
  2. She also narrated the scenes in the video game version of the Pirates of the Caribbean in 2003.
  3. Keira has been featured in the music video. Don’t Wanna Let You Go by 5ive in 2000?
  4. This beautiful lady portrayed the role of Polly in the radio adaption of the 1853 novel Villette. This novel was broadcasted as a three-hour radio serial on BBC Radio 4.
  5. Keira loves to collect shoes.
  6. She is not on social media.
  7. Keira loves football.
  8. Chocolates are her favorite.

Awards won by Keira Knightley

  1. London Film Critics’ Circle award as Best Newcomer for Bend It Like Beckham in 2003.
  2. Online Film Critics Society award as Best Breakthrough Performance for Bend It Like Beckham in 2003.
  3. Irish Film & Television Academy Award, Teen Choice Award, Washington D.C Area Film Critics Association Award in 2004.
  4. British Independent Film Awards as Variety Award in 2005.
  5. Teen Choice Awards as Choice Movie: Hissy Fit, Choice Movie: Liplock, and Choice Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest in 2006.
  6. People’s Choice Awards as Favorite On-Screen Match-up for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest in 2007.
  7. Teen Choice Awards as Choice Movie Actress: Action for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End in 2007.
  8. People’s Choice Awards as Favorite Female Action Star for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End in 2008.
  9. Empire Awards and Teen Choice Awards as Best Actress and Choice Movie Actress: Drama for the movie Atonement in 2008.
  10. Empire Awards as Empire Hero Award in 2011.
  11. Brasov International Film Festival & Market award as Best Actress for Anna Karenina in 2014.
  12. Hollywood Film Awards, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards as Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Imitation Game in 2014.
  13. Palm Springs International Film Festival Award as Ensemble Cast for The Imitation Game in 2015.
  14. Jupiter Award as Best International Actress for Begin Again in 2015.
  15. Harper’s Bazar Women of the Year as Theater Icon Award in 2016.
  16. Harper’s Bazar Women of the Year and ELLE Woman of the Year Award as British Actress of the Year and Honor for Colette in 2018.

Net Worth and Income

One of the most successful and versatile British actress Keira Knightley has played over 50 movies throughout her career and still an active actress.

There is no doubt that this actress owns a massive amount of bank balance from her acting career.

Well, the total estimated net worth of Keira Knightley as per the recent update of 2021 is around 80 million dollars.

Keira makes most of her million from her acting career.

She was the face of the brand Asprey and Shiatzy Chen. Keira also represents herself as the face of Chanel’s perfume Coco Mademoiselle.

This British millionaire also makes enough money from television commercials.

Social Media Presence

Keira Knightley is a person with a perfect body and perfect beauty for whom millions of people fall for her.

People even went to prison for stalking her.

But unlucky and sadly, this British beauty queen is unavailable on any of the social media platforms.

Keira says that she got freaked out using social media which is the reason behind her unavailability on any of the social media.