If you have seen Skin, the E4 teen drama, then you might know Effy Stonem. Without any prior acting experience, Kaya Scodelario portrayed the character flawlessly. Her performance got positive feedback from critics and landed her a nomination for Best Actress at the TV Quick Awards.
This gorgeous actress has seen then appeared in numerous movies and TV shows since then. Some of her acclaimed works include Maze Runner, Wuthering Heights, Spinning Out, and many more.
Because of her well-established professional career, many fail to understand her outside of it. Hence, today, we will take on the task of introducing you, folks, to her.
From her early career to married life, everything will be discussed with much care.
Kaya Scodelario: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Kaya Rose Scodelario-Davis|
|Birth Date||March 13, 1992|
|Birth Place||Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England|
|Education||Islington Arts and Media School|
|Father’s Name||Roger Humphrey|
|Mother’s Name||Katia Scodelario|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches (168 cm)|
|Weight||55 kgs(121 lbs)|
|Body Measurements||32-23-34 inches|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
Who is Kaya Scodelario?
Kaya Scodelario is a British born actress who rose to fame with her debut work, Skins as Effy Stonem. Without any acting experience, Kaya went on and got two nominations for Best Actress at the TV Quick Awards. Since then, Scolderaio has appeared in productions like Maze Runner, Wuthering Heights, True Love, etc.
Does Kaya Scodelario speak Portuguese? Kaya on her family and ethnicity
Kaya Rose Scodelario-Davis, who is professionally known as Kaya Scodelario, was born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England. Kaya’s mother, Katia Scodelario, is a Brazilian from Itu, Sao Paulo, while her father, Roger Humphrey, was British.
Likewise, Kaya’s parents divorced when she was a child, and her mother raised the actress. It led Scodelario to adopt her mother’s surname and become fluent in Portuguese.
As for her education, Scodelario attended Islington Arts and Media School based in London. But because of bullying, Kaya spent most of her childhood with low self-esteem. This evidently led her to be an actress.
Age and Body Measurements
Popular for her performance in Skins, Kaya is not a new name in the British entertainment world. This splendid actress was born on March 13, 1992, which makes her 28 years old. Also, she was born under the sign of Pisces, and the sign suggests, Scodelario is passionate, artistic, and a charmer on stage.
Likewise, young Kaya stands at 5 feet 6 inches(168 cm) and weighs around 55 kgs(121 lbs). Along with her tall physique, she has maintained her slender figure of 32-23-34 inches. Rather than dieting, Scodelario admits it is her fast metabolism that prevents her from putting on weight. (Lucky!)
Other than that, this British-born actress is known for her petite figure along with her stunning blue eyes and wavy dark brown hair.
Kaya Had No Prior Acting Experience Before Skins
Looking at her now, many may find it hard to believe, but Kaya had no prior acting experience before Skins. Not to mention, her role as Effy Stonem on E4’s controversial teen drama catapulted Kaya’s career into the spotlight. Thanks to that, Scodelario now has a steady career and a place in the entertainment industry.
Ironically, when she first auditioned for the role, they felt Kaya was too young, but a producer asked her to read the part anyway. Since she had no training or experience, early in the series, Kaya’s character had minimal lines, but it started developing during 2008.
Likewise, in 2009 and 2010, she became the central character and was few of the casts to appear from the first series to all the way through. With time Kaya received much praise and comments from the critics and two nominations for Best Actress at the TV Quick Awards.
After the success of Skins, Kaya has appeared in more versatile roles and projects. In 2009, Scodelario made her movie debut from the sci-fi thriller, Moon, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The following year, Kaya was confirmed to appear as Cathy in an adaptation of Wuthering Heights.
Similarly, the movie premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September of 2011. The movie starred in other international film festivals like the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, and the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Maze Runner Franchise and Return to TV
Kaya’s fame with the young and international fans was rekindled with her appearance in the Maze Runner film franchise. Based on the novel of the same name by James Dashner, in this fantasy thriller, Kaya played the role of Teresa, a lead female character.
Her international fame was further catapulted with the sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Then in 2019, Scodelario appeared in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, a movie about the serial killer, Ted Bundy. Kaya starred as his wife, Carole Ann Boone, and appeared alongside actor Jac Effron.
Similarly, some of her other acclaimed works include Clash of the Titans, Now Is Good, Spike Island, Tiger House, Crawl, The King’s Daughter, Spinning Out, The Pale Horse, and many more.
How much is Kaya Scodelario worth?
Since her debut in 2007, actress Kaya has appeared in numerous acclaimed movies and TV shows. With each role, she has gained a lot of experience and showed a versatile side her. Thanks to her dedication to the craft, Scodelario has amassed a hefty net worth of $1 million as of now.
Without any excuse, Kaya earns most of her income from her successful career as an actress. But at the same time, she makes additional from her modeling career and others like advertisements and commercials.
Sadly, Kaya has not revealed much when it comes to her income and assets owned.
Is Kaya Scodelario still married? Who is her husband?
Being a public figure and actress at that definitely takes a toll on your personal life. While some celebrities are reluctant about sharing their personal life, Kaya seems to be okay with it.
The beautiful actress is married to a fellow actor, Benjamin Walker, in December 2015. They started dating in early 2014 after meeting during the filming of The King’s Daughter. Likewise, the two got engaged on December 28, 2014, and married a year later.
During an ELLE interview, Kaya disclosed her husband actually proposed with something other than an engagement ring.
“I never had any family heirlooms. Nothing that was ever passed down to me and so, when I met my husband and we were falling in love, he actually bought me a Cartier Love bracelet, for our first Christmas together.”
To this, she further added, “He says that it was then that he realized that he actually wanted to buy me an engagement ring, so he sort of weirdly proposed with a Love bangle.”
Kaya has always been a romantic person, and she seems to have met the right partner as well. The two have a son, and actor Daniel Kaluuya is her son’s godfather.
However, it is not the first public relationship for actress Kaya at all. Before this, Scodelario dated Elliott Tittensor from September of 2009 to 2014. She even assisted her then-boyfriend in his court cases.
Right before him, Kaya dated her Skins co-star, Jack O’Connell, from 2007 to 2009. Even after the split, they remain good friends.
Social Media Presence
Instagram– 2.5 million Followers
Twitter– 648.8k Followers