"What we've seen of Rey, she looks like she can handle her stuff. So most of the comments I get are from parents who say how wonderful it is that their little girls can see this character."
―Daisy Ridley[src]

Daisy Ridley (born April 10, 1992) is a British actress who stars in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.[2] Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi[3] and Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker as the character Rey.[9]


Early lifeEdit

Ridley was born Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley in Westminster, London on April 10, 1992, the daughter of the banker Louise Fawkner-Corbett and the photographer Christopher Ridley. She has two older sisters, Kika Rose and Poppy Sophia. Her great-uncle was the actor Arnold Ridley.[source?]

Star WarsEdit

Her involvement with the Star Wars saga was first announced on April 29, 2014.[2] Ridley also voiced her character in the video games Disney Infinity 3.0,[5] LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens,[6] and Star Wars: Battlefront II as well as doing the voice in the television series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.[7]

On August 7, 2014, it was reported that Ridley would reprise her role as Rey in both Episodes VIII and IX.[10]

Ridley won Best Breakthrough Performance for her portrayal of Rey at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.[11]

Star Wars composer John Williams cited Ridley's "enchanting performance" as Rey as a factor in his decision to return for Episode VIII, stating that he would not want another composer scoring her scenes.[12]

Work in Star WarsEdit


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Goodwin, Jess (2015-01-07). Daisy Ridley: 7 Things You Might Not Know About The 'Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens' Actress. Fashion & Style. Archived from the original on December 22, 2016. Retrieved on January 27, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced on (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars Episode VIII Now Filming on (backup link)
  4. SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: Episode IX Cast Announced on (backup link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Truitt, Brian (2015-08-28). 'Star Wars,' 'Inside Out' add to expanding 'Disney Infinity' universe. USA Today. Archived from the original on May 8, 2020. Retrieved on December 25, 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 McMillan, Graeme (2016-05-04). 'Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Writer Talks New Mythology and Celebrity Voices. Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 29, 2019. Retrieved on August 25, 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Breznican, Anthony (2017-04-13). Star Wars highlights female heroes in Forces of Destiny — first look. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on April 2, 2020. Retrieved on April 13, 2017.
  8. TwitterLogo Guillame Mroz (@guillaume_mroz) on Twitter: "Cinematic Captures: I'm pretty sure they got Daisy Ridley to voice Rey in the beta. Here's a comparison of the alpha vs the beta.
    Guillame Mroz: It is. Well spotted" (screenshot)
  9. Breznican, Anthony (2014-12-11). 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' character names revealed (in coolest way possible) -- exclusive. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on September 11, 2015. Retrieved on December 25, 2015.
  10. Fleming Jr, Mike (2014-08-07). UTA Signs 'Star Wars' Lead Daisy Ridley. Deadline. Archived from the original on January 9, 2020. Retrieved on August 7, 2014.
  11. Park, Andrea (2016-04-10). "The Force Awakens" wins big at MTV Movie Awards 2016. CBS News. Archived from the original on July 3, 2016. Retrieved on April 11, 2016.
  12. Kelly, Ray (2016-08-14). Review: John Williams, Boston Pops bring 'Star Wars' universe to stormy Tanglewood. MassLive. Archived from the original on September 4, 2019. Retrieved on October 4, 2016.

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