Daisy Ridley (born April 10, 1992) is a British actress who stars in the film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens as the character Rey. Her involvement was first announced on April 29, 2014. Ridley also voiced her character in the video game Disney Infinity 3.0.
Prior to her casting in Episode VII, Ridley was relatively unknown, only making small appearances in British television shows, such as Casualty, Youngers, Silent Witness, Toast of London, and Mr Selfridge, as well as in two short films, Lifesaver and Blue Season. Her credits also include an appearance in the music video for the rapper Wiley’s song “Lights On.” Besides Episode VII, Ridley appeared in the film Scrawl.
On August 7, 2014, it was reported that Ridley would reprise her Episode VII role in both Episodes VIII and IX, but nothing has been confirmed yet by Lucasfilm.