Riley Keough Biography, Husband, Acting, Modelling Career and Other Facts

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Considering the fact that Riley Keough has an impressive bunch of entertainers as her ancestors, it’s no surprise that she followed the same path. She is an accomplished American actress, model and producer while her parents are renowned singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley (mother) and musician Danny Keough (father). Again, her grandparents are the legendary musician and actor Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla Presley who is also an actress.

For her prowess in front of the camera, Riley Keough has received much love and prestigious awards including the Golden Globe. She is popular for working with director Steven Soderbergh in some of his films like Magic Mike in 2012 and Logan Lucky in 2017.

She was also a cast in the television series The Girlfriend Experience in 2016 as Christine Reade, a role which landed her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Riley Keough Biography

On May 29, 1989, Danielle Keough was born as the first child of her parents in Santa Monica, California. 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 lineage of entertainers; with singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley as her mom, musician Danny Keough as her father and iconic singer and actor Elvis Presley and actress and businesswoman Priscilla Presley as her grandparents, it’s no surprise that she turned out to be an actress and a good one at that.

Modelling and Acting Career

Before Riley Keough made her film debut at the age of 20, her teenage days were spent modelling for top brands like Dolce & Gabbana as a runway model. Additionally, she made the cover of Vogue with her mother & grandmother in the 2004 August issue. If the brands her modelling career was associated with are anything to go by, she was on top of her game.


After establishing her credentials as a model, Riley launched her acting career in The Runaways in 2010, she was 20 years old at the time. She played Marie Currie in the film which was based on the titular all-girl rock band of the 1970s.

Also in 2010, she took over the role played by actress Olivia Thirlby in Jack & Diane and starred as the female lead in the drama The Good Doctor with co-stars, Orlando Bloom and Taraji P. Henson in 2011. Later in September the same year, she portrayed the role of a stripper named Nora with , Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer.

Following her appearance in the independent drama Yellow, Riley was named “Summer 2013 Ambassador” for the Australian fashion brand Bonds. The announcement was made in August and in October 2013, Riley co-starred in the music video for Justin Timberlake’s TKO. Her role in the video was that of a bitter girlfriend.

The actress continued her film exploit in 2014 with her role in the short film Spark and Light which was commissioned by fashion brand Miu Miu. In 2015, she starred in one of her best movies – Mad Max: Fury Road in a supporting role. The film was met with positive reviews upon its release in May 2015 and went on to clinch various Academy Award nominations such as Best Picture.

Her performance as the lead character in the TV series The Girlfriend Experience brought more spotlight for 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 Motion Picture Made for Television. While she was cast in the series in September 2014, it premiered on Starz on April 10, 2016, causing a buzz among critics for all the right reasons.

Also, her appearance in American Honey in 2016 which got the Jury Prize, scored her a nomination at the Film Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Female. She appeared in The Discovery and co-starred in the thriller/horror film It Comes at Night, all in 2017. Later in August 2017, Riley Keough went into production with the launch of a company dubbed Felix Culpa in collaboration with producer Gina Gammell.

Who is Riley Keough’s Husband?

Riley Keough is married to stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen. They started dating in 2012 after their meeting while she was filming Mad Max: Fury Road. News about their engagement trickled in on August 14, 2014, and on February 4, 2015, they officially became husband and wife in a ceremony held 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.

Weight: 59kg.

Net worth: $20 million.

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