Riley Keough

Danielle Riley Keough born

May 29, 1989 (age 26)

Santa Monica, California, U.S.

OccupationModel, actress

Years active2010–present

Spouse(s)Ben Smith-Petersen (m. 2015)

Parent(s)Lisa Marie Presley,

Danny Keough


Elvis Presley (grandfather)

Priscilla Presley (grandmother)

Danielle Riley Keough (/ˈkiːoʊ/ kee-oh; born May 29, 1989)[1] is an American actress and model. She is the daughter of singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough, and the eldest grandchild of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.

Early life

Keough was born in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley and musician Danny Keough.[1] She is the eldest grandchild of singer and actor Elvis Presley and actress and businesswoman Priscilla Presley.[2][3] She has one brother, Benjamin Storm Keough, and two half-sisters, twins Harper and Finley, from her mother's marriage to Michael Lockwood.[4]


In 2010 at the age of 20, Keough starred in biographical drama The Runaways based on the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name.[5] Keough portrayed the role of Marie Currie, the sister to Cherie Currie, the band's lead singer, portrayed by Dakota Fanning. The film also starred Kristen Stewart and Tatum O'Neal and premiered in 2010 at the Sundance Film Festival to favorable reviews.[6]

In April 2011, Keough starred as the female lead in the drama The Good Doctor alongside Orlando Bloom and Taraji P. Henson.[7] Keough portrayed Diane Nixon, a young patient with a kidney infection who's kept ill in order to make her doctor gain the respect he craves. The film received mixed reviews from critics.[8]

In May 2010, she replaced actress Olivia Thirlby as the protagonist in the werewolf drama Jack & Diane alongside Juno Temple who portrays her lesbian love interest.[9] Filming took place in New York City, and in May 2011 Magnolia Pictures picked up the film for distribution[10] was released in November 2012.[11]

In September 2011, Keough joined the Steven Soderbergh film Magic Mike, alongside Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer, about a group of male strippers. Keough portrayed the role of Nora, a young stripper. The film was released in June 2012.[12]

Keough co-starred in the independent drama Yellow (2012 film), alongside Sienna Miller, Luke Wilson and David Morse.[13] On August 4, 2013, the Australian fashion brand Bonds announced that Keough had been signed as "Summer 2013 ambassador".[14][15] In October 2013, Keough co-starred in the video for Justin Timberlake's "TKO", portraying a bitter girlfriend who knocks out Timberlake and ties him to the back of a pick-up truck, proceeding to drag him through the desert and throw him off a cliff.[16]

Keough appeared in director So Yong Kim's short film Spark and Light commissioned by fashion brand Miu Miu in 2014.[17] Keough co-starred in Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth installment of the Mad Max series,[18] opposite Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.[19] The film was released in May 2015 to critical acclaim receiving numerous Academy Award nominations including Best Picture.[20]

On September 22, 2014 Keough was announced as the lead role in the TV series The Girlfriend Experience, based on the film of the same name from director Steven Soderbergh.[21] The series was issued a 13-episode order and premiered on Starz on April 10, 2016.[22]

Personal life

She was formerly in a relationship with actor Alex Pettyfer, to whom she was briefly engaged.[23] On August 14, 2014, Keough announced her engagement to stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen, whom she met in 2012 while filming Mad Max: Fury Road.[24] They married on February 4, 2015, in Napa, California.[25]

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