Kaya Scodelario

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Kaya Scodelario
Real name:
Kaya Rose Humphrey
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(32 y.o.)
Place of birth:
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England
5'6 ft ()
121 lb (55 kg)
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Kaya Scodelario's Biography

Kaya Scodelario is an English actress with Brazilian roots, best known for her role in the teen series "Skins" and for starring in the blockbuster "The Maze Runner" and the fifth installment of "Pirates of the Caribbean."
Actress Kaya Scodelario
Actress Kaya Scodelario

Early Life and Family

Kaya Scodelario-Davis (born Kaya Rose Humphrey) was born on March 13, 1992, in Haywards Heath, England. Her mother, Katia Scodelario, a Brazilian, moved to England in 1990. Kaya inherited the Scodelario surname from her great-grandfather, an Italian on her mother's side. Her father, Roger Humphrey, was English.
Kaya Scodelario as a child
Kaya Scodelario as a child
After her parents divorced when she was a child, Kaya moved to London with her mother. Later on, she took her mother's surname as a tribute to everything her mother had done for her.

Acting Career

In 2007, at the age of 14, Kaya auditioned for "Skins." Despite her young age and lack of acting experience, she was cast as Elizabeth "Effy" Stonem, a rebellious girl and heartbreaker.
Kaya Scodelario started her career in the TV series 'Skins'
Kaya Scodelario started her career in the TV series 'Skins'
Effy's character had few lines in the early episodes and evolved significantly in later seasons. By the third season, when a new generation of characters was introduced, Stonem became the series' lead.
Kaya Scodelario funniest bloopers
In November 2009, after filming the fourth season, Kaya left the show, making way for the third generation of characters. Critics highly praised her performance, and she was twice nominated for 'Best Actress' at the TV Quick Awards in 2009 and 2010.
Kaya Scodelario E4 Interview
Fast forward - Scodelario reappeared in one of the three parts of the seventh (and final) season of "Skins," portraying a more serious, mature Effy.
Kaya Scodelario is successfully acting in movies
Kaya Scodelario is successfully acting in movies
In 2009, Kaya Scodelario made her feature film debut, starring in the British movie "Moon" alongside Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and garnered many positive reviews.

In her second movie, "Shank" (2010), Kaya played a teenager named Tasha, and that same year, she appeared in the American movie "Clash of the Titans" as Peshet, Andromeda’s handmaiden.
SHANK - Exclusive Interview of KAYA SCODELARIO
The actress landed her first leading role in 2010, in Andrea Arnold's adaptation of "Wuthering Heights." The film received positive feedback at the Venice Film Festival, and Kaya was hailed as a "remarkable discovery."
Kaya Scodelario interview: Wuthering Heights will provoke you
The next film, "Twenty8k" (directed by David Kew and Neil Thompson), where Kaya played the lead role, received a lukewarm reception from audiences and critics, unlike the thriller "The Truth About Emanuel," where she worked with Jessica Biel and Alfred Molina.

Scodelario firmly established her status as a rising Hollywood star with the film "The Maze Runner" (2014) and its sequel "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" (2015). She transformed into Teresa, the first and only girl in a mysterious place called the Glade. All its inhabitants are teenagers challenged to navigate through a monster-infested labyrinth. Dylan O'Brien and Thomas Brodie-Sangster also became franchise stars alongside the young actress.
THE MAZE RUNNER Interview - Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelariom Will Poulter
In 2014, Kaya starred with Ed Skrein in the thriller "Tiger House." Her character, a professional gymnast, rescues a friend's family from the clutches of robbers.
Tiger House Kaya Scodelario Movie
In 2017, Kaya Scodelario frequently appeared on the big screen. For instance, she secured the role of the new main character in the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" already in 2015. Her character, the intelligent and brave Carina, the daughter of Captain Barbossa, is knowledgeable in astronomy and other sciences, which leads others to believe she is a witch.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales On-set visit with Kaya Scodelari
In October of the same year, the actress signed on for the sixth installment of "Pirates of the Caribbean." It was initially planned that production on the sequel would begin immediately after the release of the fifth film, but it was ultimately postponed for several years.

Kaya Scodelario appeared in the "Maze Runner" sequel "The Death Cure," which was released in January 2018, the horror movie "Crawl," the Ted Bundy thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile," and the figure skating series "Spinning Out," which was canceled after one season.
Kay Scodelario in 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'
Kay Scodelario in 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'
In 2021, Kaya Scodelario played the lead role, Claire Redfield, in the new "Resident Evil" installment: "Welcome to Raccoon City."
A scene from ' Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City'
A scene from ' Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City'
According to the actress, this part of the franchise was filmed with immense respect for the video game series' fans. However, it significantly differs from the game, which is why Kaya did not copy Claire's image from the game:
I decided to rely only on the movie's script, not drawing inspiration from the original video games. It seems that other characters have lines that refer to Resident Evil, but I studied only the script.

Other Achievements

Kaya had a contract with the British modeling agency "Models 1," under which she posed for various magazines, including Teen Vogue, Nylon, Instyle UK, Elle UK, Dazed & Confused, Vogue, and i-D.
Kaya Scodelario for Clash de Cartier Campaign
Scodelario also appeared in several music videos, including Plan B's "Stay Too Long," "She Said," "Love Goes Down," and "Writing's on the Wall," and in Robbie Williams' music video for "Candy" in 2012.

In 2010, Kaya ranked 13th in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" by the English magazine.

Kaya Scodelario's Personal Life

Kaya Scodelario dated her "Skins" co-star Jack O'Connell for about a year. The couple split in June 2009, but they have remained good friends.
Kaya Scodelario and Jack O'Connell
Kaya Scodelario and Jack O'Connell
From the end of 2009 to the beginning of 2014, Scodelario was in a relationship with English actor Elliott Tittensor, known for his role as Carl Gallagher in the British version of "Shameless".

In April 2014, during the shooting of "The King's Daughter", Scodelario met actor Benjamin Walker. The couple announced their engagement on December 28, 2014, and married in December 2015.
Kaya Scodelario and Benjamin Walker
Kaya Scodelario and Benjamin Walker
In November 2016, Scodelario and Walker had a son. In January 2022, they became parents for the second time. The couple keeps their children's names away from the public eye.
Scodelario does not show the children's faces
Scodelario does not show the children's faces
Kaya suffers from dyslexia, but she also speaks Portuguese fluently.

In 2017, she disclosed that she experienced sexual harassment at the age of 12. She did not reveal the man's identity, stating only that he "is still protected by 'family members' in Brazil".
Kaya Scodelario opens up about her sexual assault

Kaya Scodelario Now

In 2022, the adventure film "The King's Daughter" was finally released. Its filming in 2014 introduced Kaya to her future husband and led to a Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Actress. She also appeared in the romantic comedy "This is Christmas" and the heartwarming road movie "Don't Make Me Go".
Kaya Scodelario in 2023
Kaya Scodelario in 2023
In the summer of 2023, it was announced that Scodelario would star in the miniseries "Senna", which will tell the story of race car driver Ayrton Senna.

  • Recently I watched `The Maze Runner` and liked very much Kaya Scodelario there. I`ll continue watching movies with her.
    2021-05-01 16:58:19
  • Very impressive and a little bit sad eyes. Kaya Scodelario is looking to the camera like she is already tired of her fame.
    2021-04-11 08:44:51
  • It`s amazing how she can be an actress, wife and mother and looking so good and everything in one fragile, from the first sight, woman.
    2021-04-05 10:23:26
  • Kaya Scodelario played very good Teresa from `The Maze Runner`. I`m sure she will have a lot of interesting roles in the future.
    2021-02-20 18:58:00
  • I can`t say that Kaya is a super actress but she is beautiful and she has a great body!
    2021-01-24 15:09:31