Mar. 26th, 1985
Teddington, Middlesex, England, UK
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The daughter of actor 'Will Knightley' and playwright 'Sharman Macdonald'. After she requested an agent at the age of three, her parents allowed her to work on productions in her summer holidays.
Her first role was at the age of 9, in Moira Armstrong's A Village Affair (1995). However, Knightley's first high profile role came in 1999, as Sabe, Decoy Queen to Natalie Portman's Queen Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). Since then she has completed an impressive array of films including The Hole (2001), but is probably best known for her role of tomboy footballer Jules Paxton in Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham (2002).
- Trained in dancing.
- Supports West Ham United.
- Friend of 'Sienna Miller' (qv).
- She did her first topless scene at the age of 15, in _The Hole (2001)_ (qv), whilst the film was released in 2001 it was filmed in 2000. For legal reasons due to her age her mother had to agree and the set was closed.
- She's an idol in several forum communities from Heavengames.com, one of the most famous websites about Real Time Strategy computer games.
- Was named Empire Magazine's #9 in the list of 100 Sexiest Stars.
- Her hero is her cast mate in _Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)_ (qv), 'Geoffrey Rush' (qv).
- Her first name means 'dark'.