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Are You Related To Keira Knightley?

Posted by Jean-Yves on Mar 23, 2021

Keira Christina Knightley was born on 26 March 1985 in the Teddington suburb of London, to theatre actors Will Knightley and Sharman Macdonald.

Her father is English and her mother is of Scottish and Welsh ancestry. She was meant to be named “Kiera”, the anglicised form of “Kira”, after Kira Ivanova, whom her father admired. However, Macdonald misspelled the name when she went to register her daughter, writing the “e” before the “i”. Knightley has an older brother, Caleb. Macdonald also worked as a playwright after her career as an actress came to an end. She introduced her children to theatre and ballet very early. This furthered Knightley’s interest in acting, and she requested an agent at age three.

Keira Knightley’s Family Tree

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