10 Facts About Riley Keough

Riley Keough is an American actress and model

She was born on May 29, 1989, in Santa Monica, California, USA. She is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough, and the granddaughter of the late Elvis Presley. Keough began her acting career in 2010 with a guest role on the television series “The Runaways” and has since appeared in several films and TV shows, including “Magic Mike”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Girlfriend Experience”, and “The Lodge”. She has also worked as a model and was featured on the cover of Vogue in 2016.

As you might be aware, “Daisy Jones & the Six” star Riley Keough hails from a high-profile Hollywood family. Though she had phenomenal musical influences growing up surrounded by so many professional musicians, Keough found her passion in acting after devouring “Moulin Rouge” and “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys” at an early age. Keough debuted in 2010’s “The Runaways,” starring alongside Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart, and she hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down since.

Having several career-defining projects under her belt — including Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Logan Lucky,” and more — the 33-year-old actor has taken on her biggest role yet as the title character in “Daisy Jones & the Six.” Based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s 2019 bestseller of the same name, the miniseries chronicles the journey of an iconic ’70s rock group to the top and their sudden fall. The Amazon Prime series marks Keough’s first foray into singing on screen, making it a full-circle moment for the star.

If you’re intrigued by the mesmerizing range of the “Lodge” actor or want get acquainted with Keough after watching “Daisy Jones & the Six,” keep reading for some intriguing facts about the model turned actor.

10 facts about Riley Keough:

  1. Riley Keough was born on May 29, 1989, in Santa Monica, California, USA.
  2. Her full name is Danielle Riley Keough.
  3. She is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and musician Danny Keough, and the oldest grandchild of Elvis Presley.
  4. Keough’s parents named her after their friend, Riley Newman, who was also the husband of musician Rufus Wainwright.
  5. In addition to her acting career, Keough is also a model and has worked with brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Dior.
  6. She has her own production company called Felix Culpa, which she founded in 2019 with her friend Gina Gammell.
  7. Keough was briefly married to Australian stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen from 2015 to 2016.
  8. She has two half-sisters, twins Finley and Harper, from her mother’s fourth marriage to Michael Lockwood.
  9. Keough has acted in several critically acclaimed films, including “American Honey” and “The Discovery”.
  10. She auditioned for the lead role in “Snow White and the Huntsman”, but lost out to Kristen Stewart.

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