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Keira Knightley

Actress Keira Knightley
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Profession: Actress

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: English actress known for her roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series opposite Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom and for historical films such as Joe Wright's "Atonement" (2007) and his adaptation of Jane Austen's novel "Pride and Prejudice" (2005).

Knightley was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for both "Pride and Prejudice" and for the 2014 film "The Imitation Game".

Born: March 26, 1985
Birthplace: London, England
Age: 35 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Married Life

  • 2013-05-04 Actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France

Historical Events

  • 2003-06-28 "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland
  • 2005-09-11 "Pride & Prejudice", the film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel of the same name, starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, is released
  • 2006-06-24 "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland - becomes fastest film to gross over 1 billion
  • 2007-05-19 "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End", directed by Gore Verbinksi, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom premieres in Anaheim - most expensive film ($300 million) made at the time

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