Danielle Riley Keough, an American actress, famous for her role in George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” as Capable, was born on May 29, 1989, in Santa Monica, California. Here are 30 interesting facts about the actress:
For her performance in “The Girlfriend Experience,” she won a Gracie Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role - Made for TV Movie or Limited Series. She also was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards Best Actress Limited TV Series or TV Movie, for the same role.
She along with her mother Lisa Marie Presley and her grandmother Priscilla Presley, appeared on the August 2004 edition of Vogue’s cover as “The Presley Women.”
She played the role of Krystal in the Andrea Arnold’s film “American Honey,” which during the premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, won the Jury Prize.
She is the eldest grandchild of legendary singer and actor Elvis Presley and actress and businesswoman Priscilla Presley.
She made her film debut at the age of 20, in the 2010 movie “The Runaways,” based on the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name. The film received favorable reviews, during its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
She was cast opposite Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in the popular “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the fourth movie in the “Mad Max” series, which was released in May 2015.
In the 2017 Village Voice Film Poll, she was ranked at #9 in the list of Best Supporting Actress, for her role as Krystal in “American Honey.”
She appears as a pedestrian in her mother’s 2005 music video “Idiot.” She is the women, who Lisa Marie Presley bumps into, as she is charging down the street.
Her first leading role was in April 2011 in the drama “The Good Doctor,” in which she portrayed Diane Nixon, a young patient with a kidney infection.
In the year 2014, she appeared in a short film “Spark and Light,” for an Italian high fashion brand Miu Miu, which was directed by So Young Kim.
She played the role of Kim, in the Trey Edward Shults’ thriller/horror film “It Comes at Night,” alongside Joel Edgerton and Christopher Abbott.
Her father Danny Keough was a musician and her mother Lisa Marie Presley is a singer-songwriter.
She replaced Olivia Thirlby in “Jack & Diane,” a werewolf drama as the protagonist, alongside Juno Temple, who plays the role of her lesbian love interest.
She joined the ensemble cast consisting of Adam Driver, Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston, Sebastian Stan, and Jesco White, of the 2017 movie “Logan Lucky,” which revolves around two brothers attempting to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.
In an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” in which she made an appearance with her mother, she expressed a wish to be a professional photographer, in-spite of having a successful and lucrative modeling career.
She has German, Norwegian, English, Scottish, Irish, along with some French, and remote Dutch and Danish ancestry.
In October 2013, she co-starred in the Justin Timberlakes’s “TKO” video, in which she portrays a bitter girlfriend who knocks Timberlake, ties him to a pick-up truck, drags him through the desert and throws him off a cliff. The video received positive reception from most critics.
In the year 2017, her role as Krystal in “American Honey,” earned her nominations for Independent Spirit Awards “Best Supporting Female” as well as London Critics Circle Film Awards “Supporting Actress of the Year.”
In the year 2012, she met stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen, on the sets of her famous movie “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The duo began dating.
In September 2014, she was cast in the lead role in the TV series “The Girlfriend Experience,” which premiered on Starz. Her performance garnered rave reviews and awards buzz from critics.
For her performance in “The Good Doctor,” she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award at the 2012 Milano Film Festival.
She is the stepdaughter of Michael Dean Lockwood, an American guitarist and producer. She was a former stepdaughter of Michael Jackson, when her mother was married to him from 1994 to 1996, and also Nicolas Cage, when her mother was married to him from 2002 to 2004.
She starred in the Steven Soderbergh film “Magic Mike,” in September 2011, as Nora, a young stripper. Initially, Lindsay Lohan was considered for the role, but Keough managed to bag it.
She was named as “Summer 2013 ambassador” for the Australian fashion brand Bonds on August 4, 2013.
She has a younger brother Benjamin Keough and two half-sisters, fraternal twins Harper and Finley through her mother’s marriage with Michael Lockwood.
She played the role of Lacey in the Charlie McDowell’s 2017 movie “The Discovery,” which revolves around a man attempting to help a young woman break away from her dark past. The movie had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
She announced her engagement with Ben Smith-Petersen on August 14, 2014, and married him after five months on February 4, 2015, in Napa California.
She was cast opposite Abbey Lee and Caleb Landry Jones in the Justin Kelly’s 2017 movie “Welcome the Stranger,” a drama mystery film.
She claims Dakota Johnson, Evan Ross, Austin Brown and Ryan Cabrera as her close friends. Johnson was also the bridesmaid at Keough’s wedding to Ben.
In the 2017 movie “Under the Silver Lake,” a modern noir crime thriller set in Los Angeles, she replaced Dakota Johnson in the lead female role, as Sarah. Johnson had to drop out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.