Keira Christina Knightley grew up in showbiz-oriented household. Keira’s father is actor Will Knightley and mother is playwright Sharman McDonald. But in a later interview, Keira recounted that playing doll houses may have been instrumental in her career choice because as a child while playing with her toys for hours, she would make up stories. And she said, that she just never grew tired playing.
Keira Christina Knightley grew up with dyslexia. Dyslexia is a condition by which the individual afflicted with the condition will be having a reading disorder. She struggled in school because of the condition. She was diagnosed with the condition when she was just 6 years old. Aside from dyslexia, Keira was also diagnosed with ADHD. She attended Stanley Primary School in elementary, Tedinton School for her secondary school and at Esther College in college. However, Keira persevered to overcome her disorder and she recalled she was very focused on becoming an actress at such an early age. She managed to get roles in local amateur productions such as in the play After Juliet written by her mother and in another play United States written by her drama teacher, Iam McShane. While at Esther, Keira made extra work on subjects such as history, art and English literature. But she left Esther College to pursue acting, which was an obsession since she was just three years old.
Keira Christina Knightley got an agent when she was six years old. Keira had her own agent as early as six. The story was that, when Keira was three years old, she already asked her parents that she will have her own agent. Young Keira got the idea of an agent from her parents who were acting in the theater or in the television. When Keira was seven years old, her first agent got her a job for a local television drama named Royal Celebration. The story sets the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana as the backdrop of the story.
Keira Christina Knightley played double to Natalie Portman’s Queen Amidala. Although this role did not boost Keira’s popularity to movie fans, her part in George Lucas Star Wars: Phantom Menace was a welcome addition to her portfolio. Keira’s role was the handmaiden of Queen Amidala and to act as a decoy to the Queen. It was kept secret that even the Queen’s mother had no idea which was which between Natalie and Keira was Queen Amidala while on makeup because the two actresses have a striking resemblance. Click here and take a gander at this awesome source of phenomenal entertainment.