Keough at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
|Born||Danielle Riley Keough
(1989-05-29) May 29, 1989
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Ben Smith-Petersen (m. 2015)|
|Parent(s)||Lisa Marie Presley
Danielle Riley Keough (/ˈkiːoʊ/ KEE-oh; born May 29, 1989) is an American actress. She is the daughter of singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley with Danny Keough, and the eldest grandchild of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
She is known for her roles in George Miller‘s Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and Andrea Arnold‘s American Honey (2016), the latter of which garnered her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female. In 2016, Keough starred in the Steven Soderbergh-produced television series The Girlfriend Experience, based on the film of the same name. For her performance as Christine Reade, a law student who moonlights as an escort, Keough earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Keough was born in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley and musician Danny Keough. She is the eldest grandchild of singer and actor Elvis Presley and actress and businesswoman Priscilla Presley. She has one brother, Benjamin Storm Keough, and two half-sisters, twins Harper and Finley, from her mother’s fourth marriage to Michael Lockwood.
In 2010 at the age of 20, Keough made her film debut in The Runaways based on the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name. 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.
In April 2011, Keough starred as the female lead in the drama The Good Doctor alongside Orlando Bloom and Taraji P. Henson. 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. 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. Filming took place in New York City, and in May 2011 Magnolia Pictures picked up the film for distribution was released in November 2012.
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.
Keough co-starred in the independent drama Yellow, alongside Sienna Miller, Luke Wilson and David Morse. On August 4, 2013, the Australian fashion brand Bonds announced that Keough had been signed as “Summer 2013 ambassador”. 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.
Keough appeared in director So Yong Kim’s short film Spark and Light commissioned by fashion brand Miu Miu in 2014. Keough co-starred in Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth installment of the Mad Max series, opposite Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. The film was released in May 2015 to critical acclaim receiving numerous Academy Award nominations including Best Picture.
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. The series was issued a 13-episode order and premiered on Starz on April 10, 2016. Her performance in The Girlfriend Experience has garnered rave reviews and awards buzz from critics.
In 2016, Keough appeared in Andrea Arnold‘s film American Honey, alongside Shia Laboeuf. The film premiered in competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize. Keough next appeared in The Discovery directed by Charlie McDowell. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2017, and is set to be released on March 31, 2017, by Netflix.
She will also appear in Justin Kelly‘s Welcome the Stranger opposite Abbey Lee and Caleb Landry Jones. Steven Soderbergh‘s Logan Lucky, It Comes at Night opposite Joel Edgerton and Christopher Abbott, directed by Trey Edward Shults. Hold the Dark directed by Jeremy Saulnier, and The House That Jack Built directed by Lars Von Trier.
Keough began dating stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen in 2012, whom she met while filming Mad Max: Fury Road and on August 14, 2014, Keough announced their engagement. The couple married on February 4, 2015, in Napa, California.
|2010||The Runaways||Marie Currie|
|2011||The Good Doctor||Diane Nixon|
|2011||Jack & Diane||Jack|
|2012||Kiss of the Damned||Anne|
|2013||Madame Le Chat||Kooky||Short film|
|2015||Mad Max: Fury Road||Capable|
|2017||We Don’t Belong Here||Elisa Green|
|2017||It Comes at Night||Kim|
|2017||Logan Lucky||Mellie Logan||In post-production|
|2017||Welcome the Stranger||Misty||In post-production|
|2017||Under the Silver Lake||Sarah||In post-production|
|2018||Hold the Dark||In post-production|
|2018||The House That Jack Built||In post-production|
|2016||Girlfriend Experience, TheThe Girlfriend Experience||Christine Reade||Lead role; 13 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2012||Milano Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||The Good Doctor||Nominated|||
|2017||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actress, Limited TV Series or TV Movie||The Girlfriend Experience||Nominated|||
|Gracie Awards||Actress in a Leading Role – Made for TV Movie or Limited Series||Won|||
|Independent Spirit Awards||Best Supporting Female||American Honey||Nominated|||
|London Critics Circle Film Awards||Supporting Actress of the Year||Nominated|
|Village Voice Film Poll||Best Supporting Actress||9th Place|