Benjamin Keough may never have been worth writing about if not for the kind of family he was born into. Though a socialite, his popularity went viral in June 2019 after fans noticed his striking resemblance to the legendary American musician Elvis Presley, who also happens to be his maternal grandfather. The young man is also known for being the grandson of renowned actress and popular business tycoon, Priscilla Presley. To crown it all, his mother is singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley while his sister, Riley Keough, is an actress.
Though from a family that has produced very successful entertainers, Benjamin is yet to clearly state the path he intends to follow, although he’s credited as a delivery guy in the short film Rod & Barry. He was also seen alongside his family members in the 2005 documentary Elvis by the Presleys, where he appeared as himself.
Benjamin Keough was born in October 1992 to Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough, a musician based in Chicago. His parents, both Scientologists, got married in October 1988, in the celebrity center of the Church of Scientology in West Hollywood, according to People Magazine. However, their union hit the rocks resulting in divorce in May 1994 in the Dominican Republic.
Benjamin Keough was thrust into the limelight right from the time he was little and this is because he is an offspring of the popular Presley family. In addition to that, the fact that his mother was involved with some of the biggest shots in America’s music and film sectors contributed to drawing the attention of the media to him. He has made regular public appearances with his family on different occasions since he was a child but now that he is grown, Benjamin carefully stays away from the media as much as he can.
However, being the only male descendant of the music star, Elvis Presley, and coincidentally, his replica, the youngster will always have the searchlight of the media directed at him as everyone is on the lookout to know what he would turn out to be.
Facts About Lisa Marie Presley’s Son – Benjamin Keough
Benjamin’s mother, Lisa Marie Presley was born on February 1, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, the U.S. The only child of her parents – Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, she is the sole heir to her late father’s entire estate. She began her musical career in the early 2000s, at the age of 35 and according to her, she started out this late because of her father’s legacy in the industry which intimidated her. So far, she has released three albums and has had a lot of collaborations with other artists.
Lisa has been married four times and divorced four times. Less than three weeks after she parted ways with Benjamin Keough’s father, she famously tied the knot with the “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson. However, their union did not last for up to two years as it ended in January 1996. She went on to marry popular Hollywood star, Nicolas Cage in 2002 and by 2004, their union was legally dissolved. Two years later, she decided to give love and marriage a chance again by tying the knot with musician Michael Lockwood. They stayed married for ten years before parting ways in June 2016.
Benjamin Keough has three sisters, including his older sister named Riley Keough and his half-sisters – Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love (twins) – products of his mother’s former marriage to Michael Lockwood.
Riley, an actress, model, and producer, is popular for her role in the films Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Magic Mike (2012) and Logan Lucky (2017), both directed by Steven Soderbergh. She is also known her role as Christine Reade in the first season of the anthology drama television series The Girlfriend Experience (2016), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. The actress also appeared in the 2016 film American Honey, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female.
She got married to Ben Smith-Petersen in February 2015 and Benjamin was one of the groomsmen.
As it stands now, it is not quite certain what Benjamin Keough does for a living. He has appeared in small roles in two films, including the short film Rod & Barry in 2005 but has not been seen in any other film ever since. Consequently, there is no way of estimating his net worth if he even has any.