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).
- Named Most Beautiful Woman and Most Beautiful Face by Independent Critics (indiecritics.com).
- Trained four days a week for three months in preparation for _King Arthur (2004)_ (qv). She did about two hours of weight lifting, and then three hours either boxing, fighting, or horseback riding. - Cosmopolitan, August 2004.
- Member of the Heathham House Youth Project.
- Ranked #20 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
- Daughter of actor 'Will Knightley' (qv).
- Named #9 on MAXIM magazines "Hot 100" list of 2006
- Named #11 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
- Friend of 'Sienna Miller' (qv).