Related Information for Keira Knightley Keira Christina Knightley (pronounced /ˌkɪərəˈnaɪtlɪ/) born March 26, 1985 is a Golden Globe–, BAFTA-, and Academy Award–nominated English film and television actress. She began her career as a child actress, and came to international prominence in 2003, after co-starring in the films Bend It Like Beckham and Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.Knightley has since become a notable lead actress, having appeared in several Hollywood films and earning an Academy Award nomination for her rol.. read more