Kaya Scodelario

by ethnic on July 16, 2010

Kaya Scodelario

Birth Name: Kaya Rose Scodelario Humphrey

Place of Birth: Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 13 March, 1992

*English (father)
*Brazilian, including Italian and Portuguese (mother)

Kaya Scodelario is a British actress. She is known for her role as Effy Stonem in the E4 drama Skins and Teresa Agnes in The Maze Runner series of films.

Kaya’s father, Roger Humphrey, was English. Kaya’s mother, Katia (Scodelario), is Brazilian. Kaya has said that her surname comes from her mother’s Italian ancestry. Like many Brazilians, her mother also has Portuguese roots. Kaya can speak Portuguese fluently. A picture of Kaya with her mother can be seen here.

Kaya is married to American actor Benjamin Walker, with whom she has a son.

Kaya’s paternal grandfather was Basil R. Humphrey (the son of Richard Humphrey and Alice Ada Cheale). Basil was born in Brighton, Sussex, England. Richard was the son of George Humphrey and Ann Whiting. Alice was the daughter of George Henry Payne Cheale and Sarah Anne Salvage.

Kaya’s paternal grandmother was Mabel A. Benham (who is likely the daughter of George E. Benham and Abigail A. Parker). Mabel was born in Brighton, Sussex, England.

Kaya’s maternal grandmother is named Inez Rosemari/Rosemary Moraes.

Source: Genealogy of Kaya Scodelario (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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stlucas September 17, 2018 at 8:23 am

Kaya’s maternal grandmother is named Inez Rosemari/Rosemary Moraes.

stlucas June 10, 2016 at 4:47 pm
Connerfromvine June 10, 2016 at 8:15 pm

2 white housewives lol

andrew July 29, 2016 at 6:22 pm

I think her mother has Portuguese ancestry too.

nokto October 16, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Brazilian is not an ethnicity, but a nationality. Brazil attracted many italian immigrants in the past, tho. So I believe her mother has some italian heritage.
I’ve seen some italian surnames ending in -io (like Selvaggi/Selvaggio), and also with the “t” changing to a “d” (like Salvatore/Salvadore), or with the “o” changing to a “u” (Spirito/Spiritu), depending on the dialect. So there’s a possibility that Scodelario may be an evolved form of Scodellari/Scodellaro.
http://www.ganino.com/cognomi_italiani_s (search for Scodellari/Scodellaro/Scotellaro/Scudellari/Scudellaro/Scutellari/Scutellaro)

(Sorry if my english is bad)

Multiethnicchick August 21, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Well you English is bad but that’s okay. Brazilian is both an ethnic group and a nationality.

labird August 31, 2015 at 8:59 am

but Scodelario is an Italian surname so she has also Italian ancestry.

follers August 31, 2015 at 12:47 pm

How do you know “Scodelario” is an Italian surname? I couldn’t find a single Italian named “Scodelario”.

rollopotter August 31, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Look in name statics you will fine that 67 italians have that surname, and besides scodllaro is a pretty Common surname.

follers August 31, 2015 at 11:13 pm

The only “Scodelario” I can find is a Jose C. Scodelario in Florida.

rollopotter August 31, 2015 at 11:21 pm

I’m talkin italians, not italian americans. Look Mattia scodelario.

follers September 1, 2015 at 2:25 am

Mattia Scodelario is from San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela.

andrew September 2, 2015 at 5:07 am

There are similar surnames (Scodellario, Scotellaro, Scutellario) on familysearch, “Scodelario” is rare.



marjanel October 13, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Italian imigration is huge in Venezuela,Mattia Scodellario is not a Spanish name.And Brazil has the highest diáspora of Italians imigrants and descendants in the world, so it is very posible.May be it is a versión of italian last name Scodellaro.

stlucas August 28, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Pretty sure her mother has italian and portuguese heritage.

linaaa May 19, 2014 at 12:32 am

She is ridiculously beautiful.

andrew April 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm

this surname, of clear Italian origin, (probably comes from “scodella” Italian word for “bowl”) seems now extinct

ethnic September 21, 2012 at 8:34 am

OK that s a valid point follers. Gee Brazilian ancestry is so difficult to trace.

ethnic September 22, 2012 at 4:40 am

I wonder if it was an Italian name changed to sound more Portuguese. Probably not who knows.

Testing April 6, 2012 at 1:56 am

she looks white because she’s half english
italians all look like the jersey shore crew.

me April 6, 2012 at 4:15 am

Jersey show like four are not even Italian!.And there life revolves around grown men and women going to tanning beds laundry and gym how stupid.!

COOLGUY2012 September 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm

LOL. She is white because she is italian.

rickyflo April 21, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Yeah, it shows that she is European-Brazilian, that stands for Caucasians in Brazil. Anyhow she is, because the social main construct even though a diversity is Caucasian like the USA in its social construct. Mexico is not such this social construct but it does have Caucasian diversity.

rickyflo April 21, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Also, not all Italians look such, but the majority is, but some are very pallid. I am Italian ethnicity and I get the olive skin for that, but I have met some folks of lighter skin Italian side. However, don’t confuse the point, we are Caucasian with the Italian and I will say such that it is proven by theory.

athelya November 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm
fatkat November 12, 2016 at 11:43 am

Italians ARE white ffs!

I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 1:38 am

I think she is pretty, but after the first two seasons of Skins, I hated her character Effy. She was better as a mute.

Sarah Christie November 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Oh My Gosh! People are making such a mess! xD Her name is Kaya Rose Humphrey. Humphrey is her father’s last name, who’s british. Scodelario is her mother’s last name. Her mother is a brazilian that has italian acendence. (I agree with the other brazilian here! there are many italians in Brazil. I’m brazilian and live in a italian city. :) ) She uses Scodelario as her last name and can speak Portuguese fluently thanks to her mother.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 1:35 am

I don’t think this is hard to understand at all.

Marcos September 23, 2011 at 6:22 pm

In fact, she’s half english and half italian, but she’s mother is a “italo brasileira”, italian brazilian, a lot of italian descendents here in brazil, im one of them.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 1:36 am

That is cool.

Jenna Dawson September 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Scodelario doesn’t sound like an English surname at all. Are you sure her dad isn’t Italian or something?

Amy October 27, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I think I read somewhere that she took her mother’s last name

I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 1:36 am

That is her mother’s surname. It is Italian. Her father’s surname is Humphrey or something of that sort.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 1:37 am

That is her mother’s surname. It is Italian.

bvision April 6, 2012 at 1:44 am

dad’s last name is humphrey

scodelario her moms name

emma February 4, 2011 at 12:02 pm

CORRECTION – brazilian mom with a italian family. Her father is british

I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 1:38 am
anna July 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm

her surname is italian,so probably her father is brazilian with italian ancestry…

Anonymous July 17, 2010 at 7:55 am

Brazilian isn’t an ethnicity

dolphin March 14, 2011 at 6:21 pm

It is not, but the moderator specified when he put “Italian-Brazilian.” Her mother is a Brazilian of Italian descent.

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