Celebrity › Keira Knightley
Our first impression when we laid eyes on Keira Knightley was, a fresh face to admire. It is truly a pleasant surprise to see Keira's arise with as much substance as style, a exception among many young actors who quickly rise to fame.
Despite her young age, Keira Knightley is completely driven and has made some very smart film choices. Every time she seems to mess up, choosing to take on a project of questionable value, she makes a timely comeback with a much better film. She can already boast an impressive array of roles ranging from sci-fi and action-adventure to drama and even comedy.
A slim but lean dusky beauty, elvish British actress Keira Knightley attached herself to a star with memorable roles in such hits as Bend It Like Beckham (2002) and Pirates of the Caribbean (2003). Born in Teddington, London, England, in 1985, young Knightley was engrossed by the call of cinema at an early age. Reported to have asked her parents for a manager at the age of three, playwright mother Sharman McDonald and actor father Will Knightley were at first cautious to let their daughter follow them into show business. Although they would accommodate her wish three years later, their strict demand that their daughter study through school holidays and only take jobs that didn't interfere with her education ensured that Keira would keep her priorities straight.
Knightley's God-given gifts are highlighted in her many diverse roles. She is just as attractive as an athlete, with short shorts and closely cropped hair, as she is performing an 18th century maiden, with long curly locks. Looking at magazine photos of her, we figure she must have been a model in another life thanks to her pouty lips, amazing smile, deep stare, and perfect measurements. With these attributes, we dream about Keira nightly.
In terms of talent, Knightley has shown that she is a jack-of-all-trades, mastering roles that portray headstrong soccer players, Doctor Zhivago-like characters, damsels in distress, and more. She definitely has a knack for putting an original spin on the roles she takes on. Her acting background in the UK will no doubt be reflected in her Hollywood performances, and is likely to impress American audiences.