Keira Knightley was born on March 26, 1985, in London, England. She made her film debut at the age of 9 in A Village Affair. Her first major part came in Star Wars: Episode 1-The Phantom Menace and she then became well-known for her performance as tomboy footballer Juliette “Jules” Paxton in Bend It Like Beckham. Her later films include Atonement, Pirates of the Caribbean, A Dangerous Method and Anna Karenina. She has also earned Oscar nominations for her roles in Pride & Prejudice and The Imitation Game.