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Keira Knightley

Mostly Credited As: Keira Knightley
Sometimes Credited As: Kiera Knightley

Birth Name: Keira Christina Knightley
Date Of Birth: March 26, 1985 (Age 29)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Teddington, Middlesex, England
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Keira Knightley


Keira Christina Knightley was born in South London on March 26th, 1985. Her father, Will Knightley, is an actor and her mother, Sharman Macdonald, was an actress-turned-playwright. Being brought up in in the acting professions, it's no wonder Keira asked for her own agent when she was only three. She landed her first TV role in Royal Celebration when she was seven. Although she had difficulties in reading and writing during her younger age, she worked hard and improved by her teenage years. Keira attend Esher College for a while, but eventually left her study to pursue acting full-time. Her first major movie performance was on A Village Affair in 1994. But it wasn't until her role as Queen Amidala's decoy in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) in which the world first heard her name. The casting director casted her since her apperence resembled a striking similarity to Natalie Portman, the actress playing Amidala. Other films she has made since then are Bend It Like Beckham in 2002 and Love Actually in 2003. Keira's breakout role was as Elizabeth Swann in the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), which also starred Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom. She reprise her role in the successful sequels, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Neverland (2011)As: Tinker Bell -- [Voice]
Episode Cast Credits 

Q with Jian Ghomeshi (2008) 
  Keira Knightley - Maz Jobrani - Jeanne Beker - Bahamas 08x06: (Nov/09/2014) As Herself 

Good Morning Britain (2014) 
  October 9, 2014 01x119: (Oct/09/2014) As Herself 
  July 3, 2014 01x49: (Jul/03/2014) As Herself 
  June 26, 2014 01x44: (Jun/26/2014) As Herself 

etalk (2002) 
  Keira Knightley, Xavier Dolan 13x09: (Sep/11/2014) As Herself 
  Robert Pattinson, Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch 13x08: (Sep/10/2014) As Herself 
  Derek Hough, Keira Knightley 12x221: (Jul/07/2014) As Herself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 120 63x120: (Jun/27/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Keira Knightley, Jay Thomas 17x188: (Jun/26/2014) As Herself 
  Season 6, Episode 157 06x157: (Apr/08/2003) As Herself 

Watch What Happens: Live (2009) 
  Keira Knightley & Mark Ruffalo 11x106: (Jun/26/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Keira Knightley 19x125: (Jun/25/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Keira Knightley 16x61: (May/09/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Keira Knightley 10x143: (Nov/09/2005) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Samuel L. Jackson, Keira Knightley, Jenson Button, Kasabian 15x11: (Jun/13/2014) As Herself 
  Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh, Thierry Henry, Lee Mack, Katy B 14x15: (Jan/24/2014) As Herself 

Comic Relief's Big Chat with Graham Norton (2013) 
  2013 01x01: (Mar/07/2013) As Herself ('Smithy Saves Comic Relief' Sketch (Archive)), [Featuring]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Keira Knightley, Whitney Cummings, Gin Wigmore 20x183: (Nov/13/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Keira Knightley, Jim Norton, The Killers 14x16: (Oct/10/2005) As Herself 
  Ellen Degeneres, Keira Knightley, Liz Phair 11x239: (Jun/24/2003) As Herself 

Watch and Listen (2012) 
  Watch - Episode 21 01x45: (Sep/09/2012) As Herself, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Watch - Episode 14 01x29: (Jul/08/2012) As Herself, [Co-Guest Stars]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  September 4, 2012 13x248: (Sep/04/2012) As Herself 
  February 10, 2011 12x41: (Feb/10/2011) As Herself 
  March 22, 2010 11x81: (Mar/22/2010) As Herself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  September 4, 2012 03x02: (Sep/04/2012) As Herself 

Soccer Aid (2006) 
  Soccer Aid 2012 04x04: (May/27/2012) As Herself, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  Denzel Washington, Keira Knightley, Tom Hardy, Dionne Warwick 02x06: (Feb/11/2012) As Herself 

OK! TV (2011) 
  Series 1, Show 173 01x173: (Oct/25/2011) As Herself 

Comic Relief (1986) 
  The Big One 15x01: (Mar/18/2011) As Herself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 2, Show 94 02x94: (Feb/04/2011) As Herself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Keira Knightley 27x07: (Sep/09/2008) As Herself 
  Matthew McConaughey; Keira Knightley; Martin Lawrence; Susan Lucci; k.d. lang 26x150: (Mar/28/2008) As Herself 
  High Tech Gift Week: Cameras; Keira Knightley, Masi Oka, Nick Thompson 26x66: (Dec/03/2007) As Herself 
  Melina Kanakaredes/Keira Knightley/Leann Rimes 24x48: (Nov/09/2005) As Herself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Keira Knightley, Tyler Perry, Bill Burr 15x159: (Sep/09/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Keira Knightley, Nicole Richie, Green Day 13x35: (Nov/11/2005) As Herself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Keira Knightley, Thomas L. Friedman 16x05: (Sep/08/2008) As Herself 
  Keira Knightly, Joseph Wilson 11x166: (Jun/29/2004) As Herself 

Richard & Judy (2001) 
  Series 10, Show 4 10x04: (Jun/19/2008) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Toby Keith, Keira Knightley 05x64: (Dec/06/2007) As Herself 
  Keira Knightley 03x109: (Feb/17/2006) As Herself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Michael Imperioli; Keira Knightley; 33x61: (Dec/03/2007) As Herself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Simon Pegg 13x01: (Sep/07/2007) As Herself, [Interviewees]

American Idol (2002) 
  Idol Gives Back (Apr/25/2007) As Herself 

Attack Of The Show! (2005) 
  Pirates of the Caribbean, Emmy Nominations 02x121: (Jul/06/2006) As Herself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 78th Annual Academy Awards 54x01: (Mar/05/2006) As Nominee: Best Actress, [Co-Guest Stars]

My Shot With (2005) 
  Keira Knightley 01x01: (Sep/06/2005) As Herself 

Oliver Twist (1999) (1999) 
  In Which All is Revealed...... 01x04: (Dec/19/1999) As Rose Fleming 
  Wherein Oliver is Educated by His Friend Fagin and Delivered Over to Mr. William Sikes 01x03: (Dec/12/1999) As Rose Fleming 
  Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing That Surprises, Like Misfortunes, Seldom Come Alone 01x02: (Dec/05/1999) As Rose Fleming 

The Bill (1984) 
  Swan Song 11x39: (Apr/13/1995) As Sheena Rose 

Screen One (1989) 
  Royal Celebration 05x04: (Sep/26/1993) As Angela 
Trivia

Her first high profile role was when she played as Queen Amidala (played by Natalie Portman) in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Sometimes credited as Kiera Knightley

Taken 20 weeks of football practice for her role in"'Bend It Like Beckham"

Filmed "Pirates of the Caribbean" 2 and 3 consecutively.

Their parents agreed to get her an agent at age 6 if she keep up her education study.

Height: 5'7"

A member of the Heathham House Youth Project.

Has an older brother, Caleb, born in 1979.

Her role as the Queen's decoy was kept secret in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" to maintain the surprise in the movie. The intent was that Natalie Portman would play both Amidala and her decoy.

Some Star Wars fans are still fooled to believe Natalie Portman played both Amidala and her decoy. Many don't know Kiera is the one playing her decoy.

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