Kaya Scodelario is 26, born in the year 1993 in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England. She was raised by her mother in London after her parents were divorced when she was a child. Scodelario was cast in the first series of Skins as Effy Stonem without any prior experience in acting. She eventually became fluent in acting achieving the central character in the 2009 and 2010 series. She was nominated twice for Best Actress at the TV Quick Awards for her portrayal in third and fourth series in 2009 and 2010.
Scodelario reprised the role of Effy in one of three parts of the seventh season of Skins. She once claimed that the character of Effy purely resembles with her struggle to change from a teenager into an adult. Her debut movie was a science fiction-thriller Moon which was also premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She played the character of a teenager, Tasha in her second movie Shank.
She played the role of Peshet in the movie remake of Clash of the Titans. She made her appearance in music videos “Stay Too Long”, “She Said”, “Love Goes Down”, and “Writing’s on the Wall. Kaya was portrayed as Cathy in Wuthering Heights which was premiered at several international film festivals including Toronto International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, and the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Her debut American movie was The Truth About Emanuel, playing the role of a troubled 17-year-old girl Emanuel. She also made a cameo appearance in Spike Island while visiting her boyfriend on the set. Scodelario began dating her co-star, Benjamin Walker during the filming of The King’s Daughter. The couple got married in 2015, Scodelario gave birth to their son in November 2016.