An American Television and Film Actress, and Living Legacy
Some people deal with pressure by hiding, crumbling, or running away. Riley Keough has dealt with the pressure of being Elvis Presley’s granddaughter quite remarkably. That’s right! The rising young starlet was born in 1989 to Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough, which makes her the grandchild of Elvis & Priscilla Presley! As we said, Riley thrived under pressure, and it wasn’t too long before the whole world we see her talents. It was almost as if Riley was destined for stardom on the silver screen from a very early age! Riley has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after “It” Girls, and her future is as bright as her beaming smile. If you pay attention, you might just see Riley Keough on camera in Douglas County, GA, just like so many other movie and television stars!
The career of Elvis & Priscilla’s eldest grandchild could have easily been derailed before it started. But there was no way Riley was going to accept anything but success. She began modeling as a teenager, eventually becoming a runway model for Dolce & Gabbana. An early highlight of her modeling career took place when she was featured on the cover of Vogue magazine alongside her mother and grandmother (Lisa Marie Presley and Priscilla Presley). Soon after her success in still imagery, Riley began her career in motion filmography.
In 2010, she debuted as Marie Currie in The Runaways. In 2011, she starred alongside Orlando Bloom and Taraji P. Henson in The Good Doctor, and was nominated for “Best Supporting Actress.” 2012 brought about a role as Nora in Magic Mike. Riley continued to vault her career forward through 2015 when she portrayed the character named Capable in Mad Max: Fury Road, and garnered a group nomination for “Best Ensemble Cast.”
In 2016, Riley was nominated for another set of “Best Supporting Actress” awards for her work in American Honey. That same year, she starred in The Girlfriend Experience, and eventually won her first award for “Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role.” 2017 marked another great victory, as Riley won “Woman of the Year” from the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards. 2017 was also a big year for Riley, because she was part of the dynamite cast that shot Logan Lucky, right here in Douglas County, GA! Come visit the Douglas County Film Trail, and see where your favorite TV and Movie Productions have been made. And keep your eyes peeled, you might just see some of your favorite Movie Stars and TV Stars!