Scodelario at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International
|Born||Kaya Rose Humphrey
13 March 1992
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England
|Spouse(s)||Benjamin Walker (m. 2015)|
Kaya Scodelario-Davis (born Kaya Rose Humphrey; 13 March 1992) is an English actress. She is known for her performance as Effy Stonem in the E4 teen drama Skins and as Teresa Agnes in the Maze Runner film series. She was recently cast as the female lead in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, slated for a 2017 release.
Scodelario was born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. Her mother, Katia Scodelario, is Brazilian, and moved to England in 1990 (her surname comes from her Italian grandfather). Her father, Roger Humphrey (died 22 November 2010), was English. Her parents divorced when she was a child and she was brought up by her mother, subsequently adopting her surname and becoming fluent in Portuguese.
With no prior acting experience, at the age of 14, Scodelario was cast in the 2007 first series of Skins as Effy Stonem. Upon Scodelario's arrival to the auditions she felt she was too young and became discouraged; however, a producer told her to stay and she was asked to read for the part.
While Scodelario's role had minimal speaking lines in the first series, her character developed considerably in the series during 2008, before she eventually became the central character in the 2009 and 2010 series after the cast had been replaced with a new generation of characters. This made Effy the only character to appear from series 1 right through to series 4 of Skins. Filming began in July and Scodelario revealed that 18 November 2009 had been her last day of filming the series and that she would miss being on the show. Scodelario left after the fourth series, making way for the third generation of characters. Her performance was praised by critics, and she was nominated twice in the category for Best Actress at the TV Quick Awards in 2009 and 2010.
Scodelario reprised her role as Effy in one of the three parts of the seventh (and final) series of Skins, which is called "Fire", and is a two part rendition of her life as an adult, lasting two hours in total. She claims Fire is "more like a movie" and says she can currently relate, as both Scodelario and her character, Effy, are struggling to change from a teenager into an adult.
Scodelario made her film debut in the science fiction-thriller film Moon, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, receiving positive reviews. In her second film Shank, she plays a teenager called Tasha. The film was released on 26 March 2010. In addition, she appeared in the 2010 remake of the Clash of the Titans as Peshet.
She appears in the music videos for Stay Too Long, She Said, Love Goes Down, and Writing's on the Wall by British musician Plan B. She can also be seen in the music video for Old Isleworth by The Ruskins and Robbie Williams' 2012 single, Candy.
In April 2010, Scodelario confirmed her casting as Cathy in an adaptation of Wuthering Heights directed by Andrea Arnold. Principal photography started in September and concluded in November 2010. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2011 to generally positive reviews, and Scodelario was even hailed as a "heart-wrenching revelation". Wuthering Heights also appeared at several other international film festivals, including the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, London Film Festival, and the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film was released in the UK on 11 November.
In 2011, she signed on to play "Sally Weaver" in a British thriller, Twenty8k. Filming lasted six weeks during April and May 2011. The film was released in September 2012. In late June, Scodelario announced that she has signed on to star in Now Is Good with Dakota Fanning. The film is based on Jenny Downham's novel, Before I Die, about a teenage girl with leukaemia who creates a list of things to do before she dies. She portrays Zoey, the protagonist's best friend. Production was shot in seven weeks in July and August. In late September 2011, Scodelario filmed a television serial for BBC One, True Love, an improvised series comprising five stand-alone episodes, each covering a different love-related dilemma. She is cast in the third storyline as Karen, the love interest of her teacher, who is portrayed by Billie Piper. The episode aired on 19 June 2012.
In January 2012, Scodelario filmed her first American film, Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, in Los Angeles. She stars as the title character, Emanuel, a troubled 17-year-old girl who babysits her new neighbour Linda's "baby", which is actually a very lifelike doll. Limited Release on 10 January 2014. While visiting her boyfriend on the set of Spike Island in April, Scodelario filmed a cameo appearance for the film. She also participated in an advertising campaign for Korean jewellery brand J. Estina. In 2013 she starred in the four-part Channel 4 drama series Southcliffe, which tells the story of a fictional English town devastated by a spate of shootings, exploring the tragedy through the eyes of a journalist and those close to the victims.
She signed on to the film franchise The Maze Runner in April 2013 as the lead female character, Teresa, in the first film, released in September 2014, and its sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, released in September 2015. She starred in lead roles in the home-invasion thriller, Tiger House, and the film adaptation of The Moon and the Sun, which is expected for a 2015 release.
Scodelario dated her Skins co-star Jack O'Connell for about a year before splitting up in June 2009, though they remain good friends. She was in a relationship with Elliott Tittensor from late 2009 to early 2014. During their relationship, she supported Tittensor after his arrest for an incident where he hit someone while driving in an uninsured car.
Scodelario suffers from dyslexia, and tweeted in 2010, "Watching an interesting doc on BBC Three about dyslexia, something that I have struggled with my whole life. It really affected my self-esteem."
She was voted 13th in the UK edition of FHM's 100 World's Sexiest Women 2010.
|2010||Clash of the Titans||Peshet|
|2011||Wuthering Heights||Catherine Earnshaw|
|2012||Now Is Good||Zoey|
|2012||Spike Island||T-shirt Vendor|
|2013||The Truth About Emanuel||Emanuel|
|2014||The Maze Runner||Teresa Agnes|
|2014||A Plea for Grimsby||Jone's Girlfriend||Short film|
|2015||Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials||Teresa Agnes|
|2017||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||Carina Smyth||Post-Production|
|2017||Maze Runner: The Death Cure||Teresa Agnes|
|TBA||The Moon and the Sun||Marie-Josèphe|
|2007–2010, 2013||Skins||Effy Stonem||Main role (26 episodes)|
|2012||True Love||Karen||2 episodes: "Holly", "Adrian"|
|2013||Southcliffe||Anna||Mini-series (4 episodes)|
|2013||Walking Stories||Sara Campbell||8 episodes|
|2009||Stay Too Long||Plan B|
|2010||She Said||Plan B|
|2010||Old Isleworth||The Ruskins|
|2010||Love Goes Down||Plan B|
|2011||Writing's on the Wall||Plan B|
Awards and nominations
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|2008||Golden Nymph||Outstanding Actress – Drama Series||Skins||Nominated|
|2009||TV Quick Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2010||TV Quick Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2010||Golden Nymph||Outstanding Actress – Drama Series||Nominated|
|2012||GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards||PANDORA Breakthrough||Wuthering Heights||Nominated|
|2012||Virgin Media Movie Awards||Next Big Thing 2012||N/A||Nominated|
|2013||Virgin Media Movie Awards||Best Actress||True Love||Nominated|
|2013||Ashland Independent Film Award||Best Acting Ensemble: Feature Shared with Jessica Biel, Alfred Molina, Frances O'Connor, Jimmi Simpson, and Aneurin Barnard||The Truth About Emanuel||Won|
|2014||GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards||UK TV Actress||Skins/Southcliffe||Nominated|
|2015||GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards||NEXT Breakthrough||The Maze Runner||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure||Nominated|
|Capricho Awards||Best International Actress||Pending|
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