March 13, 1992
London, England, United Kingdom
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Kaya Scodelario made her television debut in 2007 on the British drama "Skins," in which she played teenage party girl Effy Stonem. She had never acted prior to auditioning, but one of the show's producers convinced her to go through with a reading, and she was subsequently hired for the part. The character of Effy frequently behaved irrationally and suffered from depression, but her penchant for drama also brought notoriety, and she was the only character to star throughout the first four seasons of "Skins." After her run on the show, Scodelario appeared in a number of movies, most notably the special effects-laden 2010 remake of "Clash of the Titans." She played Peshet, the handmaiden of Andromeda, the princess whom Perseus must rescue from being sacrificed. Scodelario also had small parts in two British sci-fi movies: "Moon," a drama that saw release in '09; and "Shank," a more action-oriented flick about gang wars in a crumbling future city, which arrived in theaters in 2010. Now an experienced actress, she made the leap to movie headliner for a new adaptation of Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" released in '11, earning critical acclaim for her performance as Catherine Earnshaw, one of the great Gothic heroines of English literature.