The beautiful Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley, famous for her portrayal of “Rey” in 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The English actress works both on Television and movies.
Daisy was born on 10th April 1992 in London. The number of her siblings are four, including stepsisters and biological sisters. The family of Ridley was associated with media and arts as her father was a photographer, and the mother was associated with bank communications. Well-known writer and actor Arnold Ridley was her great-uncle.
She attended Tring Park School in Hertfordshire. Her drama teacher saw her abilities as an actor and helped her to improve her skills. She also trained as a cabaret and jazz singer at that time.
At the start of her career, Ridley did small roles for Television programs like Mr. Selfridge, Silent Witness, Casualty, Youngers, and Toast of London. She heard that the director is looking for fresh faces for the next installment of Star Wars. Daisy did give the screen test and later informed by Abrams that she got the role and that too of one of the lead characters of the movie. She was given the part of “Rey.” The movie released in December of 2015 and became a huge success in just a matter of days. The movie earned around $530 million worldwide in just its opening week, which broke a lot of records at the box office.
Daisy has two big upcoming movies from the Star War franchise. One is “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which is in the pipeline for a release this December, and the other is Star Wars IX, which will be released in 2019.
Apart from acting, Ridley did some voice acting too. She gave her voice to the Japanese film, which was dubbed in English, “Only Yesterday.” Sands of Jakku also features her voice and is released on 7th July on Disney Channel.
Awards & Achievements
Due to her fine performance in the movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” got her a lot of awards. She won FCC Breakout Award in Florida Film Critics Circle in the year 2015. The year 2016 saw her winning three awards like Best Female Newcomer in Empire Awards, Best Breakthrough performance in MTV Movie Awards, and Choice Movie: Breakout Star in Teen Choice Awards.
Net Worth & Salary of Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley’s net worth is $8 million, but it is bound to increase after the success she got. Daisy has earned a lot after her inclusion in the super hit movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Before that, she had her major part of earning via Television programs. After the movie, she is earning a lot from endorsements and the ticket sales of the movie, which she had in her contract with Disney.
Salary from shows and Movies:-
Scrawl (Tv Show) – $5,00,000
Toast of London (Tv Show) – $5,00,000
Selfridge (Tv Show)- $5,00,000
Casualty (Tv Show) – $5,00,000
Star Wars The Force Awakens (Movie) – $10,000,000
Daisy went through laparoscopic surgery many times as from the age of 15, she is suffering from polycystic ovaries and endometriosis. Fans loved her more after she posted this on Instagram. Ridley is a football fan by nature, and she supports her favorite team Arsenal F.C. in premier league football.