Keira Knightley Net Worth, Biography and Career

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Busytape March 2, 2020
Updated 2020/03/02 at 8:41 AM
Keira Knightley Net Worth
Keira Knightley Net Worth

Keira Knightley Net Worth is an impressive sum that has come from the actress’ top-class performance in all her endeavors as a modern film actress and television personality. The British actress and model are well-known for her roles in films like Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl and Bend It Like Beckham.

She came into the entertainment world at a very young age. While growing up in Richmond, London, she performed in several local amateur productions including After Juliet, before making a debut appearance on television in Royal Celebration, followed by a number of television films like Coming Home and Village Affair among others.

Her physical resemblance with actress Natalie Portman got her a role in the Sci-fi film Star Wars: Episode One The Phantom Menace, which was the turning point in her acting career.

Along with Johnny Depp, she has acted in the sequels of The Pirates of the Caribbean. Apart from acting, she has been featured as a model, doing modeling assignments for a good number of famous brands.

For her efforts, Keira Knightley’s hard work has inspired her to a Golden Globe award, among several other nominations for different award categories.

Keira Knightley’s Early Life

Keira Christina Knightley was born on 26 march 1985 in Teddington, London, to Will Knightly, an actor, and Sharman Macdonald, a famed playwright. She also has an elder brother. Her television debut was made in the film Royal Celebration in 1993.

After acting in the TV film A Village Affair in 1995, the confident actress acted as a German Princess in the film The Treasure Seekers. Three years later she appeared in another TV film Coming Home, Followed by acting as Sabe, a handmaiden in the Science Fiction film Star Wars: Episode One The Phantom Menace.

Educational History

Talking about her education and studies, Keira Knightley obtained her early education at Stanley Junior School. When she was very young, she received medical treatment for dyslexia, and due to this, she had difficulties in school.

She started acting in films while studying, appearing in the 2001 television film Princess of Thieves. After the completion of her school examination in 2001, Keira Knightley acted in Bend It Like Beckham. At that time, she was schooling at Esher College as a student of art, history, and literature. After one year in college, she left her studies to concentrate on her acting career.

Keira Knightley’s Career

Her phenomenal career began when she came into the entertainment world at a very young age. While growing up in Richmond, London, she performed in several local amateur productions including After Juliet, before making a debut appearance on television in Royal Celebration, followed by a number of television films like Coming Home and Village Affair among others.

Her physical resemblance with actress Natalie Portman got her a role in the Sci-fi film Star Wars: Episode One The Phantom Menace, which was the turning point in her acting career.

In the year 2002, she acted in a British film about drug addicts titled Pure. In the same year, she was featured on the television mini-series Doctor Zhivago. Her first huge box office success was in the 2003 film Love, Actually in which she played the role of a young bride-to-be. Her role as Guinevere, a Celtic warrior in the 2004 film King Arthur was highly inspiring even though the film failed at the box office.

In 2006, Keira Knightley gained further fame and wealth in the company of some of the biggest film stars in the world, including Johnny Depp, when she acted in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. The movie went on to become highly popular, leading to the 2007 movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

Her performances led her to act as a dedicated wife of a silkworm merchant who was loving another man in the film Silk which was released the same year.

After acting in Atonement, Keira Knightley appeared in The Duchess in 2008, earning instant fame for herself. In 2010 a film based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel of the same title Never Let Me Go was released. The following year she made an outstanding performance as a patient in the film A Dangerous Method.

In 2012, she acted in the comedy movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and also had the leading role in Anna Karenina, a romantic drama. She has absolutely enjoyed a career of actively acting in movies and earning fame, awards, and honors as she goes. Her outstanding efforts and hard work have inspired her to a Golden Globe award, among several other nominations for different award categories.

Besides acting in films, the actress who has also been featured as a model and has served as the ambassador of a good number of well-known brands including the likes of Chanel perfume and Ausprey jewelers.

Keira Knightley’s Movies

The talented and energetic Keira Knightley has had her mark in a good number of movies throughout her acting history. From the bulk of all the projects she has been involved in, we have listed the following as her top works:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
  • The Imitation Game
  •  Pride & Prejudice
  • Atonement
  • Love Actually
  • Begin Again
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Awards & Achievements

Keira Knightley‘s skillful acting has earned her prestigious awards including two  Golden Globe Awards, Two People’s Choice Awards, and a broad list of different award nominations from which she has clinched a good number of them.

Personal Life & Legacy

Keira Knightley dated actor Jamie Dorman from 2003 to 2005, and later dated Rupert Friend from 2005 to 2010. In 2011, she became romantically connected to James Righton who she later got married on 4th May 2013. The lovebirds and their two children happily live together in East London.

Keira Knightley Net Worth

Keira Knightley Net Worth is an impressive sum, most of which has been generated from her top-class performance in all her endeavors as a modern film actress and stunning model. In the year 2008, she became the 2nd highest-earning actress in Hollywood after bagging over $32 million the previous year.

She reportedly earns around $5 – 7 million for every movie she appears in. She fetched a salary of $5 million for her role in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Besides acting in films, other sources have also contributed to her fortune. The actress who has also been featured as a model has served as the ambassador of a good number of well-known brands including the likes of Chanel perfume and Ausprey jewelers.

Keira Knightley net worth is currently estimated at $60 million. This sum has enabled her to afford a very comfortable and lavish lifestyle for herself and her family, as well as a black $86,000 Range Rover Sport for herself.

 

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