Kaya Scodelario biographyKaya Scodelario is an English actress who has Brazilian roots. She became popular while starring in «Skins» teen drama series and «Maze Runner» blockbuster films.
Childhood and familyKaya Scodelario-Davis (born as Kaya Rose Humphrey) was born on March 13, 1992 in the Haywards Heath neighborhood of West Sussex, England. Her mother, Katia Scodelario, is Brazilian, she moved to England in 1990. Kaya’s surname comes from her mother's Italian grandfather. The actress's father, Roger Humphrey, was English.
CareerIn 2007 at the age of 14 Kaya was invited to audition for «Skins» series. The girl was significantly younger than the other contenders, nevertheless, despite her young age and the lack of acting experience, she was approved for the role of Elizabeth «Effy» Stonem, a rebel girl and queen of hearts.
Kaya has got her first leading role in 2010, playing Cathy in an adaptation of «Wuthering Heights» directed by Andrea Arnold. The film received positive reviews at the Venice Film Festival, while Scodelario was even described as a «heart-wrenching revelation».
Kaya has «The Maze Runner» series to thank for promoting her to international stardom. The lead female character, Teresa, is the first-ever girl in a mysterious grassy area called the «Glade». All its inhabitants are teenagers, facing the task of passing through the Labyrinth teeming with monsters. Along with , «The Maze Runner» (2014) and «Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials» stars Dylan O'Brien and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.
In 2017 Kaya Scodelario more than once appeared on the big screen. She starred in the fantasy blockbuster film «Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales» as the new lead female character of the franchise. Her character, intelligent and courageous Karina, is a daughter of Captain Barbossa. She is a brilliant astronomer and horologist, who must repeatedly assert that understanding science does not make her a witch.
Other achievementsShe was signed for a British model agency «Models 1» and worked for various magazines like Teen Vogue, Nylon, Vogue, Elle UK, Instyle UK, Dazed & Confused and i-D.
Kaya Scodelario’s personal lifeFor about a year Scodelario dated Jack O'Connell, who co-starred with her in «Skins» series. The couple split up in June 2009, although they still remain good friends.
In April 2014, while being at the set of «The King's Daughter», Skodelario met actor Benjamin Walker. On December 28, 2014 the couple announced their engagement and married in December 2015. In November 2016 Kaya and Walker welcomed their first son.