Daisy Ridley is an English film actress and producer. At first, she started her career with small TV roles. But eventually, she climbed up to become one of the stars in the Star Wars sequel trilogy – first appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).
Daisy Ridley’s full name is Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley. She was born on April 10, 1992, in Westminster, London. Her parents are Louise Fawkner-Corbett and Chris Ridley. She is the youngest daughter of them. She also has two older half-sisters from her father’s first marriage. Her great-uncle was Arnold Ridley. Who was also an actor and playwright. Ridley won a scholarship to Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire, which she attended between the ages of 9 and 18. After that, she got admitted into the University of London, before dropping out to concentrate on her acting career.
At first, she began her acting career with som minor TV series roles. She acted in various TV programs like Youngers, Toast of London, Silent Witness, Mr. Selfridge, and Casualty. She also appeared in the sci-fi short film Blue Season. After that, she played the lead role in film three of Lifesaver. An interactive film which was nominated for a BAFTA Award. Her film debut is the independent horror film Scrawl.
In 2014, Ridley caught the eye of the directors and producers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Her role as Rey was finalized in February 2014. The film got released in 2015, and it was a major box-office hit. Her co-stars in this film were Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Simon Pegg, Ewan McGregor etc. She will continue her role as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi opposite Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, which is scheduled to be released on December 15, 2017.
Ridley is one of the several actors featured on Barbra Streisand’s 2016 album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.
Born: April 10, 1992, Westminster, United Kingdom
Height: 5′ 7″
Profession: Film Actress
Siblings: Kika-Rose Ridley, Poppy Sophia Ridley
Parents: Chris Ridley, Louise Fawkner-Corbett
- Crossed Wires(2013)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens(2015)
- Only Yesterday(2016)
- The Eagle Huntress(2016)
- Murder on the Orient Express(2017)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi(2017)