Riley Keough is an American actress, model and producer. She is the daughter of singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley with Danny Keough, the eldest grandchild of Elvis and Priscilla Presley and have as stepfather, Michael Jackson.
Keough is best known for her collaborations with director Steven Soderbergh, having appeared in his films Magic Mike (2012) and Logan Lucky (2017), as well as having starred in the first season of the Soderbergh-produced television series The Girlfriend Experience (2016), based on his 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.
She is also known for her role in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and for her extensive work in independent film. She appeared in Andrea Arnold’s American Honey in 2016, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female.
Born Name Danielle Riley Keough
Nick Name Riley Keough
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2010–present
Born: May 29, 1989, 29 years and 9 months, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Sun Sign Gemini
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
Measurements 34-26-32 in or 87-66-81 cm
Bra Size 34B
Distinctive Features Hair, Smile
Father – Danny Keough (Musician)
Mother – Lisa Marie Presley (Singer-songwriter)
Siblings – Benjamin Storm Keough (Brother), Finley Aaron Love Lockwood (Half Sister), Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood (Half Sister)
Others – Michael Lockwood (Stepfather), Elvis Presley (Maternal Grandfather), Priscilla Presley (Maternal Grandmother)
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. She has Creek and Cherokee heritage.
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 love interest. Filming took place in New York City, and in May 2011 Magnolia Pictures picked up the film for distribution; it 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, dragging him through the desert and throwing 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 had a supporting role in Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth installment of the Mad Max series. 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 garnered rave reviews and awards buzz from critics. She went on to receive a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
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 received praise for her role in the film, and received a nomination at the Film Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Female. In 2017, she appeared in The Discovery directed by Charlie McDowell. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2017, and was released on March 31, 2017, by Netflix. In the summer she co-starred in the thriller/horror film It Comes at Night, opposite Joel Edgerton and Christopher Abbott, and directed by Trey Edward Shults.
In August 2017 it was announced that Keough had launched production company called Felix Culpa with producer Gina Gammell. Plans are already in place to adapt three novels, including: Sweet Lamb of Heaven: A Novel, the graphic novel Heartthrob, and The Curse of Beauty: The Scandalous & Tragic Life of Audrey Munson, America’s First Supermodel.
She has also appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s heist comedy Logan Lucky, and will appear in Justin Kelly’s Welcome the Stranger, opposite Abbey Lee and Caleb Landry Jones, 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.
As a model, Riley is signed to these modeling agencies –
Storm Models – London
Marilyn Agency – Paris
DNA Model Management
Marilyn Agency – New York (2010 – 2011)
Keough has advertised for brands like Christian Dior by John Galliano, Christian Dior ‘Miss Dior Chérie’ fragance, David Yurman, D&G, Lee Jeans, Mango, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret.
2010 American drama film The Runaways, which is about the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name. She portrayed the role of Marie Currie.
Riley made her first runway walk in the fashion show Ready to wear – Autumn/ Winter 2004 for D & G, Dolce & Gabbana.
There is no information about her workout routine and diet plan. But she eats mostly healthy. She had not eaten sugar until she was 12 years old. But, after that and now-a-days, Riley indulges into ice-cream and other desserts.
Riley Keough Favorite Things
Drugstore Product – Cocoa butter
Fashion Designers – There are many like Dior, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen.
Riley Keough Facts
She has graced various magazine covers such as Elle France in 2004, Elle Japan in 2005, US Vogue in 2004, Elle UK in 2005, Vogue Korea in 2005, Jalouse France in 2005.
She is friends with Domenico Dolce, Rumer Willis, and Stefano Gabbana.
In an interview to Sugar network, she described her style as Comfy, eclectic, and colorful.
She cannot live without her hair conditioner.
She puts aloe vera daily on her face and in the hair.
She was chosen to do the role of Nora in Magic Mike over Lindsay Lohan.
The other films in which she has acted include Mad Max: Fury Road, Jack & Diane, The Good Doctor, Yellow, Kiss of the Damned.
She goes by her middle name, Riley.