Unschooled Keira Driven to Prove Her Smarts

Star has 'chip on shoulder' after she skipped university
By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2008 8:06 PM CDT
Diagnosed with dyslexia at 6, Knightley dropped out of school at 17 to pursue her acting career.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Oscar nominations? Check. Intelligent, literary roles? Check. College education? Not so much. “I am completely uneducated,” Keira Knightley told the Daily Telegraph, which “leaves you with a slight chip on your shoulder.” To battle intellectual insecurity, the Atonement star, who is dyslexic and dropped out of school at 17, says she reads voraciously.