- Category : 1985-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (9,12,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 1
English actress who has worked in the British and American film industries, and has starred in Broadway and West End theatre productions. She has won an Empire Award and multiple nominations for British Academy, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards.
Knightley is the daughter of theatre actors Sharman Macdonald and Will Knightley. Her mother is of Scottish and Welsh descent, while her father is English.
Knightley dated actor Del Synnott from 2001 to 2003, then dated model and actor Jamie Dornan from 2003 to 2005, and was in a relationship with her Pride & Prejudice co-star Rupert Friend from 2005 until December 2010. Knightley has been in a relationship with musician James Righton, of Klaxons, since February 2011. They were married on 4 May 2013, in Mazan, Vaucluse. They have a daughter, Edie Knightley Righton, born in May 2015.
She was appointed as the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2018 Birthday Honours for her services to drama and charity.