Riley Keough is a 33-year-old American native actress. Born to singer Lisa Marie Presley and musician Danny Keough, Riley is the eldest among all her siblings. She’s the granddaughter of singer Elvis Presley and actor cum businesswoman Priscilla Presley. Her parents met during a performance of Lisa Presley; Danny Keough was the bass guitarist of her mother’s band.
When Riley was 5 years old, her parents got divorced, and her mother married American singer, Michael Jackson in 1994, but after two years, in 1996, they also got separated.
Riley once said that she grew up very privileged with her mother, but her dad didn’t live like that. She said that experiencing both sides has been helpful. Her father had mattresses on the floor of his apartment and lived in cabins and trailer parks, and he didn’t have much money.
Riley’s memories of growing up with her father were very colorful and eccentric, and fun. At the age of 8, she told him that she wanted to grow up and be poor like him, and her father at that time was eating a bowl of cereal. As she grew up, she realized that that was widely offensive. Riley used to live with her father a lot in Hawaii and Los Angeles but also used to stay with her mother at her Los Angeles home.
Riley Keough was 13 years old when her mother married Nicolas Cage for 2 years in 2002. Initially, Keough attended a normal public school but was later homeschooled due to frequently traveling between her parent’s homes.
Riley Keough’s Career
Riley Keough started her career in her teens only. It was in 2004, when Riley was 15 years old, that she started her career as a model and actress. She started her modeling career by modeling for the renowned fashion company Dolce and Gabbana.
She became part of its autumn and winter ready-to-wear collection. After that, she worked with another fashion house that held the same dominance in the fashion industry as Dolce and Gabbana. She worked for Christian Dior’s ready-to-wear collection, which helped her to gain her well-deserved recognition in the industry.
She also worked with Vogue magazine in their United States edition, Japanese Elle, Korean Vogue, Jalouse, L’ Office, and many more. In 2009 she started her acting career by working in the film called The Runaways, which was released in 2010.
After that, she appeared in various films. The Good Doctor, Jack $ Diane, Kiss of the Demand, Mad Max: Fury Road, American Honey, The Discovery, and Welcome to the stranger are some of her noticeable works. She was also the producer of Welcome to the stranger.
In 2016, Riley Keough was featured in The Girlfriend Experience. It is an American television series in which Riley played the main role in the first season. After that, she played the protagonist in The Terminal List and Daisy Jones & the Six.
Talking about her awards, she has won Gracie Award for actress in a leading role category for The Girlfriend Experience, and in 2022, has won the Canned Film Festival award for War Pony. She was also nominated for Milano Film Festival in Best Supporting Actress for The Good Doctor. Her character in American Honey was nominated for Independent Spirit Awards, London Critics Circle Film Awards, and Village Voice Film Poll.
Riley Keough’s Personal Life
Riley Keough married Ben Smith-Petersen, who is an Australian stuntman. They got married in February 2015 in Napa, California after, a year they announced their engagement. They both met for the first time during the filming of Mad Max: Fury Road.
On January 12, 2023, Riley Keough lost her mother due to a cardiac arrest. Lisa Marie Presley was 54 years old at the time of her death. During a memorial tribute, Ben Smith-Petersen revealed that the pair had a daughter in the year 2022. 2 years before her mother’s death, her brother, Benjamin Storm Keough, shot himself to death on July 2, 2020.
Riley Keough’s Net Worth
There’s no doubt that Riley Keough is a phenomenal actor. Riley has a net worth of $25 million. With a net worth of $25 million, she lives a lavish lifestyle. She is currently residing in Los Angeles but makes a trip to Hawaii on a timely basis. She owns a house in both places, and it goes without saying that both houses are beautiful.
Riley is also a car lover. Though not much has been shared about her car collection, she’s seen driving a few luxurious cars such as Mercedes, Audi Q5, whose starting price is somewhere around $40,000, Cadillac, and many more.