Daisy Ridley Biography

(Best Known for Portraying 'Rey' in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy)

Birthday: April 10, 1992 (Aries)

Born In: London, England

Daisy Ridley is an English actress known for her roles in TV and the 2015 mega budget film ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. She started her acting career with roles in the TV shows mostly as guest appearances, but her talent was enough to make her a Hollywood favourite in quick time. Her initial roles include ‘Casualty’ and ‘Youngers’ and in 2014, she forayed into films with the indie horror film ‘Scrawl’ and during the same time, her short film ‘Blue Season’ entered the the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour film challenge. Her beginnings were humble and she took professional training for acting from Tring Park School for Performing Arts and graduated when she was eighteen. Upon passing out of the art school, she mesmerized the theatre audiences with her performances in ‘Dominoes’ and ‘The Boy Friend’. Apart from acting, Daisy is an accomplished singer with Jazz music as her main genre. She also happens to be a trained dancer. In 2016, she lent her voice in an animated film.

Quick Facts

British Celebrities Born In April

Also Known As: Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley

Age: 32 Years, 32 Year Old Females


father: Louise Fawkner-Corbett

mother: Chris Ridley

siblings: Kika-Rose Ridley, Poppy Sophia Ridley

Born Country: England

Actresses British Women

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Females

City: London, England

Notable Alumni: Tring Park School For The Performing Arts, Birkbeck, University Of London

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education: Tring Park School For The Performing Arts, Birkbeck, University Of London

Childhood & Early Life

Daisy Ridley was born in Westminster, London on April 10, 1992, to Chris and Louise Ridley. She is the youngest of three sisters and also has two half sisters from his father’s first marriage. Daisy’s only relation with performing arts was through her great uncle, Arnold Ridley, who was a fairly popular actor back in his days.

Daisy was always a movie-freak and she watched a lot of movies as a kid; her favourite film being ‘Matilda’, and she idolized its lead character so much that she would enact her out in front of her parents. She wanted to become an actor ever since she was old enough to want anything for her career.

Upon getting a scholarship for studying in the Tring Park School for Performing Arts, she got enrolled at 9 and stayed there until her graduation. She learned dancing and the basics of portraying subtle emotions through her body language and facial expressions. Upon coming out of the school, she studied classical civilization for a brief period of time at Birkbeck, in the University of London, before she eventually dropped out to concentrate on her career as an actor.

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She started auditioning for Television roles and ended up playing small characters in shows like ‘Casualty’, ‘Toast of London’ and ‘Youngers’. However, she was determined and talented enough to bag some good roles in independent films and appeared in the festival favourite short film ‘Blue Season’ and later the BAFTA award nominated interactive film ‘Lifesaver’.

Her first full length feature film debut happened with the 2015 horror film ‘Scrawl’, and in the very same year, she was seen in artist Wiley’s music video for the song ‘Lights on’. She reportedly shot for film ‘Inbetweeners 2’, but her role was eventually cropped out of the final film.

In mid-2014, it was announced that Daisy would be playing a crucial character in maybe the biggest film of the decade thus far, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Several media houses criticised the choice as she was largely unknown by then and didn’t have much credibility as an actor. However, the film released in 2015, and became one of the highest grossing films of the year and earned Daisy several accolades. Some media houses even went out of their way to say that Daisy is the real star of the show and that this role would change her life forever.

She was immediately signed on to continue her portrayal of Rey in the highly regarded franchise titled ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, which is slated to arrive in December 2017. The role in ‘Star Wars’ settled her comfortably into the leagues of big actors and she is slated to appear in several big roles, promising to make her one of the most important female actors of this generation.

When it was decided to turn Agatha Christie’s novel ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ into a film, Daisy was the first person signed on to play the lead role. The production started for the film in 2016, and the film had a worldwide release in 2017. In 2021, she was seen playing a major role in ‘Chaos walking’, a screen adaptation of a very successful adult novel of the same name, where she starred opposite Tom Holland.

She also starred in 'Ophelia,' the adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ alongside Naomi Watts.

In the English dub version of Japanese animation film ‘Only Yesterday’, Daisy dubbed for the main character and she was also hired for providing voice for a few other animation films. Daisy started her production career with the 2016 documentary film ‘Eagle Huntress’ and also ended up narrating the film which eventually went to Sundance Film Festival.

In the 2016 album ‘Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway’, Daisy provided her vocals alongside many other stars such as Anne Hathaway. Daisy performed on the song ‘At the Ballet’.
Personal Life

Daisy is suffering from an ailment called endometriosis; she has undergone several surgeries for the ailment, which was first diagnosed when she was fifteen.

She was into a long-term relationship with fellow British actor, Charlie Hamblett but the couple later separated. In late 2017, she started dating Tom Bateman. If humours are to be believed then the couple have been married since then.

She has featured on many men magazine’s list as one of the most beautiful women in the world. Debrett’s 2016 edition named her as one of the most influential people on the planet.

Daisy Ridley has deep fascination for tattoos; she got her first one at the age of fifteen, when she got three stars inked on her left foot, and other tattoos are on her thighs and behind the ears.

Daisy Ridley Movies

1. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

  (Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Fantasy)

2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

  (Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Fantasy)

3. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (2019)

  (Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi)

4. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

  (Drama, Mystery, Crime)

5. Chaos Walking (2021)

  (Adventure, Sci-Fi)


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2016 Breakthrough Performance Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

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