Keira Christina Knightley is an English actress. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995.
She had her first starring role in the 2002 comedy/drama Bend It Like Beckham. Shortly after she starred in Love Actually
Knightley had her first professional acting job at the age of 7, and went to make a string of appearances on British television. In her mid-teens, she landed her first major role in the film Star Wars: Episode 1-The Phantom Menace (1999).
In addition to acting, Knightley has worked as a model, appearing in ads for companies like Chanel. Unlike other actresses of her generation, Knightley doesn’t crave the nightlife and instead prefers to cook for friends when she has free time.