Daisy Ridley (born April 10, 1992) is a British actress stars in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens as the character Rey. Prior to her casting in Episode VII, Ridley was relatively unknown, only making small appearances in British television shows, such asCasualty, 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 will appear in the film Scrawl.
Her involvement was first announced on April 29,2014.
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.