Kaya Scodelario was born on 13th March 1992 in Haywards Heath, England. Her parents are Katia Scodelario (Brazilan mother), who moved to England in 1990, and Roger Humphrey (British father), who passed away on 22nd November 2010.
The actress’ parents divorced when she was merely a child. She was subsequently raised by her mother in London. Her last name comes from her mother’s Italian grandfather. Later, she gained fluency in Portuguese.
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Kaya struggled with dyslexia her whole life, which really affected her self-esteem. When she was 18, she came 13th in World’s 100 Sexiest Women list held by British men’s lifestyle magazine FHM in 2010.
Kaya Scodelario is starring as Kat Baker in ‘Spinning Out’ (2020)
Spinning Out centers on Kat Baker (Roberts), an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who’s about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life
The entertainment site adds, “On and off the ice, Kat and her new partner will face daunting odds, injury to body and soul, financial sacrifice, and even potential mental breakdown on their way to realizing their Olympic dream.”
Kaya Scodelario is playing the role of Kat Baker. The other notable cast includes January Jones as Carol Baker, Willow Shields as Serena Baker, Evan Roderick as Justin Davis, Sarah Wright Olsen as Mandy Davis, Johnny Weir as Gabe, Will Kemp as Mitch, Kaitlyn Leeb as Leah, Amanda Zhou as Jenn, Mitchell Edwards as Marcus, and Svetlana Efremova as Dasha Glushenko.
Spinning Out premiered on Netflix on 1st January 2020.
Kaya Scodelario’s Personal Life at a Glance
Kaya Scodelario is a strong advocate for women to be “independent.”
Source: Kaya Scodelario Instagram (@kayascods)
During her late teenage years, Kaya Scodelario rented a flat in North London and lived alone for two years from 2008 to 2010. She believed women should learn to be “independent and strong.”
During this period, Kaya dated her co-star from teen comedy drama-series Skins named Jack O’Connell. The couple was in a relationship for a year before spitting in June 2009. They remained good friends following their split.
Relationship with actor boyfriend Elliott Tittensor
Kaya Scodelario dated boyfriend Elliott Tittensor for five years.
Shortly after her break up with the previous boyfriend, the actress began dating English actor Elliott Tittensor. To claim they were pretty supportive of each other would be a slight understatement. In August 2010, Kaya’s boyfriend Elliott was arrested after hitting someone whilst driving an uninsured car.
The actress, meanwhile, displayed full support towards her partner despite clearly being in the wrong. The pair was in a relationship for nearly five years from late 2009 to early 2014.
Married to boyfriend turned husband Benjamin Walker
Kaya Scodelario is married to her husband Benjamin Walker since 2015.
Source: Kaya Scodelario Instagram
In April 2014, Scodelario and her co-star Benjamin Walker fell in love on the set of American action-adventure fantasy film The King’s Daughter. The couple got engaged on 28th December 2014 and subsequently took their relationship to the next level a year later. Kaya and Benjamin tied the knot in December 2015.
The husband and wife duo welcomed their son in November 2016, whose godfather is British actor Daniel Kaluuya. The actress took to Instagram to express her delight at welcoming a new member into her family. She captioned the post,
Welcome to the world little man. We couldn’t be happier or more in love with you & Arnie’s loving his new cuddle buddy.
Earlier, the couple announced their pregnancy in June 2016, taking it to Instagram. Walker shared a picture of his pregnant wife and their French Bulldog writing,
Happy summer from the four of us.. I love you @kayascods.
Walker was previously married to Mamie Gummer, the daughter of Hollywood legend Meryl Streep.
A Quick Glance at Kaya Scodelario’s Career and Net Worth
Kaya Scodelario’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
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Kaya Scodelario is best known for the role of Effy Stonem in British teen comedy-drama series Skins (2007-2010). English actor Nicholas Hoult plays Kaya’s older brother in the series in the lead role of Tony Stonem. Four years later, the actress began portraying the character of Teresa in the Maze Runner trilogy film series (2014-2018).
In 2017, Scodelario played the role of Carina Smyth in a Swashbuckler fantasy film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. A couple of years later, she portrayed Haley Keller in a disaster horror film Crawl (2019).
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Kaya’s notable credits include British romantic gothic, period drama film Wuthering Heights (2011), directed by Andrea Arnold, where she played the role of Catherine Earnshaw. Most recently, Scodelario portrayed the character of Carol Ann Boone, the wife of serial killer Ted Bundy in a biographical crime thriller film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019).
The Spinning Out star’s net worth is estimated at $2 million.