Daisy Ridley Bio: Age, Height, Relationship, Net Worth
Ridley became popular after playing the role of Rey in the award-winning “Star Wars” sequel trilogy: The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
Daisy Ridley age
Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley was born on April 10, 1992, and In Westminster, she grew up in Maida Vale.
She was born into the family of Christopher Ridley, a photographer, and Louise (née Fawkner-Corbett), who worked in a bank as an internal communicator.
She is the youngest of three daughters, two older sisters, Kika Rose and Poppy Sophia, and two older half-sisters.
Her mother’s family were landed gentry with a military and medical background.
Ridley stated that while growing up, her favorite film was Matilda (1996); though she wasn’t exactly a Star Wars fan while growing up, she dedicated her time to following the Harry Potter series.
She won a scholarship for Performing Arts at Tring Park School in Hertfordshire, which she attended aged nine to eighteen.
Ridley then participated in Birkbeck, University of London, to study Classical civilization before dropping out to focus on her acting career.
Daisy Ridley Height
Daisy Ridley stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall
Daisy Ridley movies
Ridley worked as a barmaid in London for nearly two years, and in 2016 began studying at the Open University for a Bachelor of Arts in social science.
She began acting with minor roles in television programs and appeared in Blue Season, which was added to the Sci-fi London 48-Hour Film Challenge.
Ridley played the lead role in Lifesaver, a film nominated for BAFTA Awards. She also appeared in Wiley’s music video for the song “Light’s On.” She then went on to make her film debut in the 2015 British horror film “Scrawl.”
In April 2014, Ridley was cast as Rey, one of the lead characters in “The Force Awakens.”
She then began filming her scenes in May 2014 at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire; the movie was a major box-office hit, with international revenues of over $2 billion, the highest-grossing film of 2015.
Ridley was described by Richard Roeper as “a breakout performance,” with her performance receiving critical acclaim.
She then became the executive producer in January 2016 for the documentary “The Eagle Huntress,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24 of the same year.
In addition, Daisy Ridley was among several actors featured on Barbra Streisand’s 2016 album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.
Along with Anne Hathaway, Ridley and Streisand perform the song “At the Ballet” from A Chorus Line, with Ridley taking the role of Bebe, one of a trio of dancers.
She portrayed the role of Mary Debenham in “Murder on the Orient Express,” an adaptation of the detective’s novel Agatha Christie. She also played her role as Rey again in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, released in December 2017.
Ridley starred in the romantic drama “Ophelia” as the title character; the project was filmed from April to July 2017 and was debuted at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. She also voiced the role of Cottontail in “Peter Rabbit.”
In December 2019, she appeared in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, still playing the character of Rey.
She is not expected to play the role again after this film. Ridley costarred in the movie “Chaos Walking” in 2021 and played the role of Viola Eade alongside Tom Holland.
The film was delayed due to poor test screenings and also due to the pandemic.
It became a box-office flop after receiving negative reviews. Ridley wrapped up filming the 2021 movie “The Marsh King’s Daughter” on August 6 and will also be lending her voice for the upcoming game “12 Minutes” for Annapurna Interactive.
Is Daisy Ridley in a relationship?
Ridley lives in Primrose Hill, London. She began a relationship with a fellow actor of Murder on the Orient Express, Tom Bateman, in 2017.
In 2016 Ridley talked about her illness; she revealed she was diagnosed with endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome at age 15, which required she goes through multiple laparoscopic surgeries. She further stated that it left her with low confidence due to the acne that followed.
She received backlash in 2016, following the Teen Choice Award, which paid tribute to victims of gun violence.
Ridley posted an anti-gun violence message on both Instagram and Facebook, which made critics accuse her of hypocrisy while referencing the violence shown in Star Wars.
She quitted social media at this point in response to the harassment saying social media is “highly unhealthy for people’s mental health,” including hers. She further added that she would never return to social media.
Daisy Ridley Net worth
Daisy Ridley is said to have a net worth of $9 million.