Dafne Keen

Dafne Keen

Movie Actress

Dafne Keen Fernández is a British-Spanish actress. She made her debut starring as Ana "Ani" Cruz Oliver on the television series The Refugees from 2014 to 2015, before her breakthrough starring as Laura in the 2017 superhero film Logan, in which she received widespread critical acclaim for her acting.

Full Name
Dafne María Keen Fernández
Jan 4, 2005
4′ 11″
Net Worth


Dafne Keen Fernández is a Spanish-British actress who was born on January 4, 2005 in Madrid, Spain. She is the daughter of English actor Will Keen and Spanish actress María Fernández Ache. Dafne began her career in 2011, appearing in a minor role for the television series The Refugees. Since then, she has appeared in several television shows such as Doctor Who and His Dark Materials.

Keen has made her big screen debut in 2016 with the movie The Refugees, playing the lead role of Nani. Her performance was highly praised by critics and audiences alike. She later went on to appear in 2017's Logan, playing X-23 alongside Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart. For her performance, she earned several awards including 'Young British Performer of the Year' at the London Critics Circle Film Awards and 'Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role' at CinemaCon Awards.

In 2019, Keen starred in His Dark Materials as Lyra Belacqua, a young girl from another world searching for answers about her family's mysterious past. Her performance garnered widespread critical acclaim and she was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in 2020.  In 2021, Dafne will star in The Sparks Brothers, a documentary about legendary rock duo Sparks and their influence on music over five decades.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Dafne Keen is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 5th, 2005, Dafne Keen was born in Madrid, Spain. Her parents are María Fernanda Keen and Will Keen.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Role in the TV Series "The Refugees"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Keen made her debut role in the Spanish TV series "Los Refugiados". She played the role of Lola.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Makes Movie Debut in "The King's Daughter"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Keen stars in the Spanish movie "La hija de un rey". She plays the lead role of Alicia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in Logan</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Keen landed her first Hollywood role as Laura Kinney/X-23 in the Hugh Jackman movie "Logan".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Awarded with Goya Award for Best New Actress</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Keen won the Goya Award for Best New Actress for her performance in "La hija de un rey".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring in His Dark Materials</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Keen stars as the main character Lyra Belacqua in the TV series adaptation of Philip Pullman's fantasy novel series "His Dark Materials".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2021</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Awarded with a Rising Star BAFTA Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Keen was awarded with a Rising Star BAFTA Award for her performances in movies and television.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dafne Keen is an incredibly talented young actress. She has starred in a number of films and television shows, displaying remarkable range and depth in her performances. Her portrayal of Lyra Belacqua in the blockbuster film "His Dark Materials" earned her recognition from critics and fans alike.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Inspiring</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dafne Keen is an inspiring role model for young actors. She is proof that hard work and dedication can lead to success, no matter how young or inexperienced you are. Her success proves that anything is possible with determination and perseverance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dafne Keen's charisma is undeniable. She has a presence on camera that draws people in and makes them want to watch her perform. Her magnetic personality has made her one of the most beloved young actors working today.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Youngest Actress to Play Wolverine's Daughter</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dafne Keen was the youngest actress to play Wolverine's daughter, Laura Kinney, in the 2017 film Logan.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Youngest Golden Globe Nominee</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At just 11 years old, Dafne Keen was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Logan.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Trained Martial Artist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dafne Keen trained in martial arts for her role as Laura Kinney in Logan. She was also trained in sword fighting and stunt work for the role.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Fluent in Spanish and English</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dafne Keen is fluent in both Spanish and English, having grown up bilingual in London.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Nominated for Saturn Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2018, Dafne Keen was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for her role in Logan.</p></div>


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