Daisy Ridley, a highly acclaimed actress, gained widespread recognition for her remarkable portrayal of the character “Rey” in the 2015 film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Born in Westminster, Daisy Ridley is the daughter of Chris Ridley and Louise Fawkner-Corbett. Notably, her great-uncle was Arnold Ridley, a playwright, actor, and appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Daisy Ridley honed her acting skills at the Tring Park School for Performing Arts, where she received training in musical theater and graduated in the year 2010. Besides acting, she possesses a diverse talent repertoire that includes jazz dancing, ballet, tap, and Latin American dancing. Daisy Ridley’s singing prowess lies in the mezzo-soprano range, and she excels in jazz and cabaret performances.
Following her graduation, Daisy Ridley embarked on a successful career, securing roles in television, film, and music. She played the role of “Jessie” in the TV series “Youngers” and also lent her voice to the character Taeko in the 1991 film “Only Yesterday.” Notably, Daisy Ridley recently reprised her role as Rey in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”