KEIRA KNIGHTLEY Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Born on March 22, 1983. When she was only 6 years old, Keira had landed herself an agent and at the age of 7 she got her first part from a friend of her parents’. In 1994, when Keira was only 9-years-old, she played Natasha Jordan in the movie A Village Affair. One year later, she played the young Celia Graves in the movie Innocent Lies (aka Halcyon Days.) The role that made her famous to some degree was that of Sab¨¦ - Queen Amidala’s most trusted handmaiden, decoy, and best friend - in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (released in 1999). When LucasFilm stumbled across young Keira, she was only 14-years-old. It wasn’t until 1998 that Keira Knightley received her “introducing” credit when she starred in the first (of a four-part) Drama series called Coming Home.


She played the role of young Judith Dunbar. More and more parts came Keira’s way, and in July 2003, at the age of 19, Keira has become an international star with the releases of Bend It Like Beckham and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Since then she has completed an impressive array of films including Hole, The (2001) and has recently completed filming on a new Richard Curtis comedy, Love Actually (2003). Though beautiful, young, and famous, Keira still keeps her head about her. Scripts and job offers keep pouring in for the young star, but she still says it could all be over tomorrow. Keira plans to have fun with acting, but is prepared for the worst.