DAISY RIDLEY (Cotton-tail) is an English actress best known for
her breakthrough role as Rey in the 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force
Awakens. She reprised her role as Rey in Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last
Jedi, which was released by Disney on December 15, 2017.
Ridley was also recently seen in Murder on the Orient Express, directed by
Kenneth Branagh and featuring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, and
Judi Dench which was released by Fox on November 10, 2017.
Ridley recently wrapped production on Ophelia opposite Naomi Watts, which
premiered at Sundance this year, and the sci-fi adventure Chaos Walking opposite
Tom Holland for Lionsgate. Chaos Walking is set for release in March 2019.
In 2016, Ridley voiced the lead role of Taeko in the 25th Anniversary re-release
of Studio Ghibli's classic animated film Only Yesterday. She also served as an
executive producer on the documentary The Eagle Huntress, which was released by
Sony Pictures Classics.
Additionally, she sang the duet "At the Ballet" from "A Chorus Line" with Anne
Hathaway for Barbra Streisand's album "Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway."
Ridley is the recipient of a 2016 Oscar Wilde Award. The non-profit US-Ireland
Alliance created the event to recognize the contributions of the Irish in film.
This is an honorary Irish award.
Ridley has a variety of projects in development. She recently set up the Maggie
Hope series of books, and will be an executive producer on its television
adaptation with Blueprint Television.