Daisy Ridley was born on April 10, 1992, in London, England, having four older siblings that included both biological sisters and stepsisters. Ridley attended Hertfordshire’s Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, her enrollment there largely considered a way to channel her energy after mischievous bouts in primary school.
In 2012, Ridley was brought on board to work as an actress in an animated production that would become 2015’s Scrawl. In 2013, in addition to an appearance in a music video for the grime artist Wiley, she surfaced in the shorts Lifesaver and Blue Season, as well as on episodes of the British TV shows Casualty, Youngers and Toast of London. The following year saw Ridley appear in two more television projects—the department store dramaMr. Selfridge and the forensic crime series Silent Witness.
Height: 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
Weight: 55 kg or 121 pounds
Shoe size: 9
Dress size: 4
Bra size: 32A
Measurements: 32-23-33 in or 81-58.5-84 cm
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Name: Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley
Date of Birth: April 10, 1992
Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
Place of Residence: London, England, United Kingdom
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Education: Tring Park School for the Performing Arts
- Charlie Hamblett
Awards and Honors:
- 2016 Nominated Saturn Award Best Actress
- 2016 Nominated EDA Female Focus Award Best Female Action Star
- 2016 Nominated COFCA Award Breakthrough Film Artist
- 2016 Won Empire Award Best Female Newcomer
- 2015 Won Golden Schmoes Breakthrough Performance of the Year
- 2015 Won Festival Honor Outstanding Acting
Hobbies and Interests: Gym, yoga
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Food: Potato
Favorite Music: Ramona Singer
Favorite Perfume: Chance
Favorite Sports: Basketball
Favorite Movie: Matilda
- She was cast in Youngers (2013) straight out of school.
- Her great uncle is actor Arnold Ridley who played Godfrey in the long running British sitcom Dad’s Army (1968).
- Trained as a dancer and singer at the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.
- She appears in the music video for the song “Lights On” by Wiley (feat Angel & Tinchy Stryder). The song was released in 2013.
- Her character Rey is featured on a Star Wars postage stamp issued in October 2015 by the UK Royal Mail postal service..
- Actually (2015), her boyfriend is British actor Charlie Hamblett.
- She has a tattoo of three stars on her left foot that she got when she was 15, a tattoo of the alchemical symbol of air on her upper right thigh, and a peace symbol tattoo behind her right ear.
- Is the youngest child of 5 sisters.
- She cried after watching the trailer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) for the first time.
- Is left-handed. Could also be considered “cross-dominant” as displayed in Star Wars; she writes/eats with her left hand, but shoots and uses her staff with her right hand.
- Won “Best Breakthrough Perfomance” at the MTV Movie Awards on her 24th birthday.
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