Keira Knightley is an actress from England. She gained fame as a child star. Keira is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. Knightley was born on March 26, 1985, in Teddington, Greater London. Knightley's father is an actor for theatre and TV and her mother, Sharman Macdonald, is playwright who has won awards for her works. Keira also has an older brother.
As a reward for being studios at school, Knightley's mother granted her wish for an acting agent. Keira performed in some theatre productions while she was just a child. In the 1990s, Knightley began to appear in TV movies. In 2002 Keira Knightley got her big break in film "Bend It Like Beckham". The film was a big success and led to Knightley being cast in the film "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl". Knightley's roles after this film helped show that she was devoted to becoming a serious actress and not just a star. They included movies like "Love Actually", "King Arthur", and "Pride & Prejudice".
Keira Knightley is a common face in the media and gets a lot of attention for her personal life, though she does discuss it openly. She was voted as one of the sexiest women in the world by several magazines, including "Maxim". She has also appeared on lists of best dressed celebrities. In 2006, Knightley appeared nude on the cover of "Vanity Fair". Knightley is currently dating Rupert Friend who was her costar on "Pride & Prejudice". There are several rumors going around that Knightley is an anorexic because of her slim figure. Keira sued the tabloid Daily Mail after they made claims of her having the eating disorder and she won a awards. However, Knightley is open about being a workaholic and says that she needs to focus on her personal life.