Famous as :Actress
Birth Name :Keira Christina Knightley
Birth Date :March 26, 1985
Birth Place :Teddington, Middlesex, UK
Spouse :James Righton (Klaxons' keyboardist, since 4-May-13)
Claim to fame :As Juliette Paxton in "Bend It Like Beckham" (2003)
In some families, one is not always expected to follow the footsteps of what the parents have taken as their profession, and this unexpectedly had occurred in the life of Keira Knightley. Even though she is the daughter of British actor William Knightley and a playwright named Sharman McDonald, this enchanting brunette at first was discouraged to enter the entertainment industry when she revealed her intention to be an actress at a very young age. After she kept repeating her desire for the next several years, her mother eventually gave in with one condition. The six-years-old girl had to study during the school holidays and was obliged to put education on her priority before acting. This was a difficult task due to her struggle with dyslexia, yet she tried hard to finally excel at school.