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"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, Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, and Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker as the character Rey.

Biography[]

Early life[]

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 Wars[]

Ridley's involvement with the Star Wars saga was first announced on April 29, 2014.[2] She also voiced her character in the video games Disney Infinity 3.0,[3] LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens,[4] and Star Wars: Battlefront II as well as doing the voice in the television series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.[5]

On August 7, 2014, it was reported that Ridley would reprise her role as Rey in both Episodes VIII and IX.[6]

Ridley won Best Breakthrough Performance for her portrayal of Rey at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.[7]

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.[8]

Filmography[]

Year Title Series Contribution(s) Notes
2015 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens Rey[9]
2017 "Sands of Jakku" Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Rey[10]
2017 "BB-8 Bandits" Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Rey[10]
2017 "Tracker Trouble" Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Rey[10]
2017 "The Happabore Hazard" Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Rey[10]
2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi Rey[11]
2018 "A World Between Worlds" Star Wars Rebels Rey[source?] Uncredited[12] (archived audio)[source?]
2018 "Run Rey Run" Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Rey[10]
2018 "Porg Problems" Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Rey[10]
2018 "Perilous Pursuit" Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Rey[10]
2019 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker Rey[13]

Gameography[]

Year Title Contribution(s) Format
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Rey[3] Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One[14]
2016 LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rey[4] Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, Xbox One[15]
2017 Star Wars Battlefront II Rey[16] PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One[17]

Published works[]

Year Title Contribution(s) Format
2016 The Force Awakens Read-Along Storybook and CD Voiced Rey Young reader[source?]
2018 The Last Jedi Read-Along Storybook and CD Voiced Rey Young reader[source?]

Galaxy's Edge[]

Years Attraction Contribution(s)
2019 Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Rey[source?]

Bibliography[]

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Notes and references[]

  1. Goodwin, Jess: Daisy Ridley: 7 Things You Might Not Know About The 'Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens' Actress (2015-01-07). fashionnstyle.com. Fashion & Style. Archived from the original on December 22, 2016.
  2. StarWars.com Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced on StarWars.com (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Truitt, Brian: 'Star Wars,' 'Inside Out' add to expanding 'Disney Infinity' universe (2015-08-28). usatoday.com. USA Today. Archived from the original on May 8, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 McMillan, Graeme: 'Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Writer Talks New Mythology and Celebrity Voices (2016-05-04). hollywoodreporter.com. Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 29, 2019.
  5. Breznican, Anthony: Star Wars highlights female heroes in Forces of Destiny — first look (2017-04-13). ew.com. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on April 2, 2020.
  6. Fleming Jr, Mike: UTA Signs 'Star Wars' Lead Daisy Ridley (2014-08-07). deadline.com. Deadline. Archived from the original on January 9, 2020.
  7. Park, Andrea: "The Force Awakens" wins big at MTV Movie Awards 2016 (2016-04-10). cbsnews.com. CBS News. Archived from the original on July 3, 2016.
  8. Kelly, Ray: Review: John Williams, Boston Pops bring 'Star Wars' universe to stormy Tanglewood (2016-08-14). MassLive. Archived from the original on September 4, 2019.
  9. Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 StarWars.com Rey, Ahsoka Tano, and More Iconic Heroes to Star in New Star Wars Forces of Destiny Animated Micro-Series on StarWars.com (backup link)
  11. Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
  12. Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "A World Between Worlds"
  13. Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  14. Cork, Jeff: June Cover Revealed – Disney Infinity 3.0. Game Informer. Archived from the original on October 26, 2019.
  15. StarWars.com LEGO Star War: The Force Awakens Gameplay Trailer on StarWars.com (backup link)
  16. Star Wars Battlefront II
  17. SWInsider.png Star Wars Insider 172

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