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Kaya Scodelario

Kaya Scodelario is a British actress. Kaya Scodelario is famous for her role as Effy Stonem in the teen drama series Skins. The series was about the lives of a group of teenagers and explored issues, such as dysfunctional families, mental illness, and bipolar disorder. Venturing into acting as a teenager, she began her career with a television role.

Early Life 

Kaya Rose Humphrey was given the name Kaya Rose Scodelario when she was born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England. She was born on 13 March 1992. She is 31 years old as of 2023. Her mother, Katia Scodelario, is a Brazilian accountant who was born in Itu, Sao Paulo and migrated to England in the year 1990.

The surname Scodelario was passed down to her mother from her maternal grandpa, who was of Italian descent. Her English father, Roger Humphrey, passed away in November of 2010. He was an American citizen.

When Scodelario was one year old, her parents went through a divorce, and her mother moved the family to London when she was four years old. They had to sleep on the street for the first night before they were able to secure a council flat on Holloway Road.

Scodelario took on her mother’s surname and began speaking Portuguese at home shortly after she did so. First she went to Bishop Douglass Catholic School, then continuing her education at Islington Arts and Media School.


She would get involved in the school plays and use theatre as an outlet to get away from the bullies. Her mother struggled with major depression, which became more severe during Scodelario’s teenage years as a result of the strain of juggling many jobs to make ends meet. Scodelario stated that she wanted to assist, but at the time, she was unable to figure out how, and she moved out to a flat in Camden.

Kaya Scodelario – Career and Professional Life

In the 2009 British science fiction drama film Moon, she was the first cast member. Kaya was chosen to play Eve Bell in the movie. She also had her first appearance on television in the well-known British teen drama series Skins. She appeared in a total of 26 episodes as Effy Stonem from 2007 until 2010, then again in 2013.

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Caption: Kaya Scodelario in the movie Maze Runner Source: IMDB

In later movies, Kaya Scodelario portrayed Teresa in The Maze Runner series and Carina Smyth in the action movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. She also played Catherine Earnshaw in Andrea Arnold’s 2011 film Wuthering Heights and the lead in the indie movie The Truth About Emanuel (2013). She also played Carol Ann Boone, Ted Bundy’s wife, in the suspenseful film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019).

Regarding her brand endorsements, she starred in Soo-Hyun Kim’s 2012 Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter campaigns for J. Estina. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Crawl, and the TV show Spinning Out are some of her most recent creations.

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Caption: Kaya Scodelario in the movie Wuthering heights Source: Pinterest

Awards and Nominations

She has been nominated for numerous prizes, including the Virgin Media Movies Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and the Golden Nymph for Skins. For The Truth About Emanuel, she received the 2013 Ashland Independent Film Award.

Kaya Scodelario – Net worth 2023

As of 2022, Kaya’s projected net worth is roughly $1 million. She may have a very lucrative career, but she hasn’t disclosed her pay or other sources of income.

Relationship Status

Prior to their June 2009 breakup, Scodelario dated Skins co-star Jack O’Connell for approximately a year. They remained close friends after their split. Elliott Tittensor and she were dating from the end of 2009 to the beginning of 2014.

She stood by Tittensor during their relationship after his arrest for hitting someone while using an uninsured vehicle. Scodelario and actor Benjamin Walker started dating when The King’s Daughter was being filmed in early 2014. They got married in December 2015. Both then took the last name “Scodelario-Davis”.

Roman, a son, was born to them as their first child in November 2016. Daniel Kaluuya, an actor, is his godfather. Scodelario made the announcement that she was expecting her second child on September 18, 2021. She gave birth to a daughter in December 2021.

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Caption: Kaya Scodelario with her husband Source: PEOPLE.com

Kaya Scodelario – Rumors and Controversy

When Kaya claimed that the monkey from Pirates of the Caribbean was the most remembered character since it frequently puked on the ship, she stirred outrage.
According to the animal rights activist, the monkey shouldn’t have been featured in the movie. She hasn’t been involved in any controversy besides that.

Body measurements

Speaking of Kaya Scodelario’s body measurements, she is approximately 55 kilograms and 5 feet 6 inches tall. Her eyes are blue, and she has dark brown hair. Her physical measurements are 32-23-34 inches, and she wears 7.5 and 4 dress sizes, respectively.

Social Media

Kaya Scodelario is active on social media, as evidenced by her 682k Twitter, 1.8M Instagram, and 166k Facebook followers.