Riley Keough is an American actress. Born in Santa Monica, California, to musicians Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough, she is a granddaughter of actress Priscilla Presley and singer Elvis Presley. Keough was raised primarily by her father in Hawaii and Los Angeles, and additionally spent time residing with her mother in California and Tennessee. At age 15, she began modeling, including appearances at fashion shows for Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Dior, as well as appearing on the cover of Vogue.
Over the course of her career, Riley Keough has worked in collaboration with a myriad of renowned figures from the film industry. In 2010, Keough’s acting career took off as she worked with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning in the drama “The Runaways.” Then in 2012, she caught the attention of director Steven Soderbergh and starred alongside Channing Tatum in the movie “Magic Mike.” Under Soderbergh’s direction again, she was part of an ensemble cast in “Logan Lucky” in 2017, which included Daniel Craig and Adam Driver. However, it was in 2016 when Keough truly shone, stepping into a leading role in Andrea Arnold’s indie hit “American Honey,” co-starring with Shia LaBeouf. Furthermore, her collaboration with famed director David Robert Mitchell for the 2018 neo-noir thriller “Under the Silver Lake,” where she worked with Andrew Garfield.
Riley Keough’s performances have been lauded with several prestigious awards and distinctions. For her pivotal role in the series “The Girlfriend Experience” (2016), she was honored with a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Limited Series. Furthermore, her sterling performance in “American Honey” (2016) helped the film win the Jury Prize at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival the same year. In 2020, Keough’s remarkable portrayal in the horror film “The Lodge” earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.