Keira Knightly Net Worth
Keira Knightly’s Biography
Keira Knightley, born as Keira Christina Knightley is a London based actress who is famous as Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean movie series. The actress, besides, has contributed her acting in various movies like Love Actually (2003), King Arthur (2004), The Jacket (2005), Atonement (2007), Last Night (2010) and many others which have helped her to earn the net worth of $56 million U. S. dollars.
Keira Knightley was born on 26th March, 1985 in Teddington, London to Sharman Macdonald and Will Knightly. Her parents were also theatre actors. Her elder brother’s name is Caleb. She grew up in Richmond, London and studied at Stanley Junior School and Teddington School. She later enrolled at Esher College, however, left it to pursue career in acting.
Debut in Career
Keira made her career debut as a child actress and appeared in different television commercials. Later in 1993, she made her acting debut through a television series Screen One’s episode “Royal Celebration”. Two years after from that year, Keira made her movie debut as young Celia in Patrick Dewolf’s Innocent Lies. The same year, she appeared as Natasha Jordan in a TV film A Village Affair and Sheena Rose in The Bill’s episode “Swan Song”.
Later Keira worked in a TV film The Treasure Seekers in 1996 and Coming Home in 1998. In year 1999, Keira starred as Sabé in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Besides, she appeared as Rose Fleming in ITV1’s miniseries Oliver Twist. The following year, she played in a short film Deflation (2001). Further, the actress portrayed Frances “Frankie” Almond Smith in film, The Hole. Further, she played Gwyn in TV film Princess of Thieves.
In the year 2002, Keira Knightley had a small un-credited role in film Thunderpants. Besides, she appeared as Louise in Pure. After having supporting roles in various movies, she got her first lead character Juliette “Jules” Paxton in Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Like Beckham. The movie helped her to increase her net worth. Further, she worked in short films like New Year’s Eve and The Seasons Alter in the same year. She also portrayed Lara Antipova in a miniseries Doctor Zhivago.
Works from 2003 to Present
Subsequently in 2003, Keira starred as Elizabeth Swann in Gore Verbinski’s film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The movie helped to gain the attention of public and paid her good sum of money which increased her net worth. The same year, she appeared as Juliet in film Love Actually. Likewise, the actress worked in many films like King Arthur (2004), The Jacket (2005), Domino (2005), and Pride & Prejudice (2005).
In year 2006, Keira Knightley reprise the role of Elizabeth Swann in the sequel of Pirates of the Caribbean, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Later in 2007, she again played the same character Elizabeth Swann in the third part of Pirates of the Caribbean, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. The actress earned healthy sum of money from both sequels of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Eventually, Keira worked in movies like Atonement (2007), Silk (2007), Never Let Me Go (2010), A Dangerous Method (2011) , Anna Karenina (2012), Begin Again (2013), Jack Ryan (2014), Laggies (2014), Everest (2015), Collateral Beauty (2017), etc. In 2017, she did a cameo appearance as Elizabeth Swann Tunner in fourth part of Pirates of the Caribbean, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. In 2018, she will be seen in movies like Colette, The Aftermath and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. She also is working for her new film Berlin, I Love You.
Keira Knightley is one of the highest paid actresses in the Hollywood. Forbes also identified her as highest paid actress with the earning of $32 million U.S. dollars in the year 2007. The actress currently is an owner of $56 million U.S. dollars. The actress charged $5,000,000 for portraying Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean. Besides, she took $7 million and $5 million from other two sequels. Further, the actress also endorses Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle perfumes. Moreover, she owns a luxurious house in London and drives Range Rover that worth $86,000.
Must Know Facts about Keira Knightley
Real Name: Keira Christina Knightley
Date of Birth: 26th March, 1985
Height: 5′ 7″
Husband: James Righton (m. 2013)
Net Worth: $56 Million