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Keira Christina Knightley ( born 26 March 1985) is an English actress and model. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. Knightley had a supporting role as Sabé in ''Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace'' (1999) and her first significant role came in ''The Hole'' (2001). She gained widespread recognition in 2002 after co-starring in the film ''Bend It Like Beckham'' and achieved international fame in 2003 as a result of her appearances in the ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' film series (2003–07). Since the ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' films, Knightley has become best known for starring in period drama films, such as ''Pride & Prejudice'' (2005), ''Atonement'' (2007), ''Silk'' (2007), ''The Duchess'' (2008), ''A Dangerous Method'' (2011), and ''Anna Karenina'' (2012). Knightley has also appeared in a variety of genres of Hollywood films, including the romantic comedy ''Love Actually'' (2003), the historical action ''King Arthur'' (2004), the psychological thriller ''The Jacket'' (2005), biographical action ''Domino'' (2005), the drama ''The Edge of Love'' (2008), the film noir ''London Boulevard'' (2010), the dystopian science fiction ''Never Let Me Go'' (2010), the romantic drama ''Last Night'' (2010), and the dark comedy ''Seeking a Friend for the End of the World'' (2012). Knightley has earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in Joe Wright's 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen's novel ''Pride and Prejudice''. Two years later she was nominated again for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Wright's ''Atonement''. In 2008, ''Forbes'' claimed Knightley to be the second highest-paid actress in Hollywood, having reportedly earned $32 million in 2007, making her the only non-American on the list of highest-paid actresses.Wikipedia This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia.