Daisy Ridley is a British actress who has been cast in Star Wars VII. As both an unknown and the only woman among the new cast members the demand for photos and more info is at a fever pitch. Find out more about the brunette who has sparked much curiosity.

Daisy Ridley

Photo: Daisy Ridley

As was anticipated, the full Star Wars VII cast was announced. Several newcomers will join the veterans in the upcoming movie and which will be directed by JJ Abrams. New members include John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow. Returnees include Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill who are respectively the iconic characters Hans Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker. Also returning are Anthony Daniels (C3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Kenny Baker (R2D2).

Among them, Daisy Ridley is unknown and she takes the role which reportedly Oscar-winning actress and People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful Woman’ Lupita Nyong’o was in talks for. Needless to say, that sparks even more curiosity, if those rumors are true. Just who is this unknown who got such a coveted role that could have gone to a much-heralded actress and fashion icon?

Now the collective Internet is searching to find out more about her. She seems prepared, at least, logistically, for the rise in interest as she has joined Twitter with her second Tweet acknowledging her sudden notoriety: “Overwhelmed by all the support. This is the greatest day of my life. I’m told I can’t say who I’m playing yet, but it’s exciting!”

As for the Daisy Ridley biography, from searching publicly available sources on the Internet, including the go-site of choice for such mad scrambles for details, IMDb, we learn that she has just two screen credits thus far; ‘Scrawl’ and ‘Blue Season.’ A bit more digging reveals that she has also had some guest roles in British television, including ‘Casualty’ and ‘‘Mr Selfridge.’

She is an actress rather than a model as no manner of searching turns up a modeling portfolio or other evidence of professional modeling assignments. Her age and her measurements are unknown (thus far) but her height is 5’7″ and she is a brunette with hazel eyes.

Surprisingly, she does not have a strong social media presence having just joined Twitter which appears to be her first foray. Instagram and Facebook searches are, at the moment, without rewards, but this may change.

Meanwhile, you can see more Daisy Ridley pictures here.