Considering that Riley Keough has an impressive number of entertainers as her ancestors, it is no surprise that she has followed the same path. She is an accomplished American actress, model, and producer, while her parents are the well-known singer and songwriter Lisa Marie Presley (mother) and the musician Danny Keough (father). Her grandparents are also the legendary musician and actor Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla Presley, who is also an actress.
Riley Keough has received much love and prestigious awards for her skill in front of the camera, including the Golden Globe. She is popular for her collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh in some of his films such as Magic Mike in 2012 and Logan Lucky in 2017.
She was also featured in the 2016 television series The Girlfriend Experience as Christine Reade, a role for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for best performance by an actress in a limited series or feature film for television.
Riley Keough Biography
Danielle Keough was born in Santa Monica, California, on May 29, 1989, the first child of her parents. She has three siblings – Benjamin Storm (brother) and twins named Harper and Finley, who are half-sisters from her mother’s previous marriage.
Admittedly, Riley comes from a line of entertainers; with singer/songwriter Lisa Marie Presley as her mother, musician Danny Keough as her father, and legendary singer/actor Elvis Presley and actress/businesswoman Priscilla Presley as grandparents, it’s no surprise that she turned out to be an actress and a good one at that.
Modeling and Acting Career
Before Riley Keough made her film debut at the age of 20, she spent her teenage years modeling catwalk models for top brands like Dolce & Gabbana. She was also featured on the cover of “Vogue” in the August 2004 issue together with her mother and grandmother. If you can take the brands that her modeling career was associated with as a benchmark, then she was at the height of her time.
After establishing herself as a model, Riley started her acting career in The Runaways in 2010, when she was 20 years old. She played Marie Currie in the film, which was based on the titled all-girl rock band of the 1970s.
Also in 2010, she took on the role of actress Olivia Thirlby in Jack & Diane, and in 2011 she played the female lead in the drama The Good Doctor with co-stars Orlando Bloom and Taraji P. Henson. Later in September of the same year, she played the role of a stripper named Nora with Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, and Alex Pettyfer.
After her appearance in the independent drama Yellow, Riley was named “Ambassador of Summer 2013” for Australian fashion brand Bonds. The announcement was made in August, and in October 2013 Riley starred in the music video for Justin Timberlake’s TKO. Her role in the video was that of a bitter friend.
The actress continued her film hit in 2014 with her role in the short film Spark and Light, commissioned by the fashion brand Miu Miu. In 2015 she starred in a supporting role in one of her best films – Mad Max: Fury Road. The film received positive reviews after its release in May 2015 and was nominated for several Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
Her performance as the lead actress in the television series The Girlfriend Experience brought more limelight to her acting career, as she received prestigious award nominations, including a Golden Globe nomination for best performance by an actress in a limited series or a film made for television. While she was cast in the series in September 2014, she premiered on April 10, 2016, on Starz, which received rave reviews from critics for good reason.
Her performance in American Honey 2016, which won the Jury Prize, also earned her a nomination at the Film Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Actress. She appeared in The Discovery and starred in the thriller/horror film It Comes at Night, all in 2017, and later, in August 2017, Riley Keough went into production by starting a company called Felix Culpa in collaboration with producer Gina Gammell.
Who is Riley Keough’s Husband?
Riley Keough is married to the stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen. They met in 2012 after their meeting while shooting Mad Max: Fury Road. News of their engagement leaked in on August 14, 2014, and on February 4, 2015, they officially became man and wife in a ceremony in Napa, California.
Other Facts About The Star
Date of birth: 29 May 1989.
Place of birth: Santa Monica, California.
Known for: Modelling, acting, production.
Height: 1.7 m.
Net worth: $20 million.