Riley Keough Biography

Riley Keough is an American actress known for her role in the TV series ‘The Girlfriend Experience.’ Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: May 29, 1989

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 30 Years, 30 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Gemini

Also Known As: Danielle Riley Keough

Born in: Santa Monica, California, United States

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Females

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Spouse/Ex-: Ben Smith-Petersen (m. 2015)

father: Danny Keough

mother: Lisa Marie Presley

U.S. State: California

City: Santa Monica, California

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Riley Keough is a well-known American actress most popular for her role in the TV series ‘The Girlfriend Experience.’ She is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and a granddaughter of the famous singer and actor Elvis Presley. She was also a stepdaughter of the famed singer Michael Jackson. Born in Santa Monica, California, she made her film debut with a role in 'The Runaways'. The following year, she played the lead role in the film 'The Good Doctor' which flopped at the box office and didn’t do much to propel her early career. However, her work in the hit film 'Magic Mike' which was a huge commercial success boosted her popularity. Her other well-known works include the British movie 'American Honey'. The film starred her in one of the main roles and earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for the Best British Film. Her popularity grew as she continued to play significant roles in films such as 'The Discovery' and 'Logan Lucky'. She made her television debut with the lead role in 'The Girlfriend Experience', where she played the role of a law student intern who works as an escort as well. Her performance in the series earned her a nomination for The Golden Globe. She is often viewed as an emerging star with a bright future ahead in the American film industry.

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Childhood & Early Life
  • Riley Keough began her career with a minor role in the 2010 film 'The Runaways'. She portrayed the sister of the lead character. The story takes place in the 1970s and revolves around a rock band of the same name. Though the film was met with positive reviews, it was a commercial failure.
  • The following year, she played the lead role in the drama film 'The Good Doctor'. It was met with mixed reviews and performed very poorly commercially. The same year, she also appeared in the film 'Jack & Diane' in the lead role. It was met with mixed reviews.
  • In 2012, she played a role in the hit film 'Magic Mike'. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the film was a huge success commercially. It won multiple awards as well. The same year, she also played the lead role in the film 'Yellow' as well as a supporting role in the film 'Kiss of the Damned'.
  • She was next seen in the 2015 action film 'Mad Max: Fury Road' in a supporting role. The film was a commercial success, also winning six Oscars out of nine nominations. The critically acclaimed film helped establish Riley as a talented actress to reckon with. She next played a main role in the film 'Dixieland', which released the same year.
  • In 2016, she appeared in the film 'Lovesong' in a main role. The film received positive reviews. She next appeared in the British film 'American Honey'. The film was a commercial failure though it was met with positive reviews. It also won numerous awards. The same year, she made her television debut playing the lead role in ‘The Girlfriend Experience’. The show has been airing since April.
  • She next appeared in the sci-fi film 'The Discovery', which released in 2017. It was met with mixed reviews. She was then seen in the film 'We Don't Belong Here' in a supporting role. She appeared in the psychological horror film 'It Comes at Night' and the heist comedy film 'Logan Lucky’, both in 2017.
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Major Works
  • ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ a 2015 Oscar-winning action film, is one of the significant works of Riley Keough’s career. Directed by George Miller, the film also included actors Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravits, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The film was a critical and commercial success. The film was nominated for a total of ten Academy Awards, out of which it won six.
  • ‘The Girlfriend Experience’ is an American anthology drama series starring Riley Keough in the lead role. Other actors in the show include Paul Sparks, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Louis Krause, Anna Friel and Carmen Ejogo. The series has received positive reviews, and has also earned Riley a Golden Globe nomination for her performance. It tells the story of a law student intern also is working an as escort.
  • Another one of Keough’s important works is her role in the heist comedy film ‘Logan Lucky’. The film was directed by Steven Soderbergh, and along with Keough, it starred Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth Macfarlane, Katie Holmes and Katherine Waterston. The film was met with positive reviews from critics and was an average commercial success.
Awards & Achievements
  • Riley Keough was nominated for an award at the Milano Film Festival in 2012 for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role in the film ‘The Good Doctor’.
  • In 2017, she won the ‘Gracie Award’ as well as earned a nomination for the ‘Golden Globe Award’ for her performance in the TV series ‘The Girlfriend Experience’.
  • Her role in the film ‘American Honey’ also earned her multiple award nominations.
Personal Life
  • Riley Keough married stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen in 2015. They had been dating since 2012 after meeting while filming ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’

1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

  (Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Thriller)

2. Logan Lucky (2017)

  (Drama, Crime, Comedy)

3. The House That Jack Built (2018)

  (Thriller, Horror, Drama)

4. American Honey (2016)

  (Drama, Romance, Adventure)

5. Under the Silver Lake (2018)

  (Thriller, Crime, Comedy, Drama, Mystery)

6. The Runaways (2010)

  (Music, Biography, Drama)

7. The Lodge (2020)

  (Drama, Horror, Thriller)

8. Lovesong (2016)

  (Romance, Drama)

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