Kaya Scodelario

Kaya Scodelario

Scodelario in 2012, photo by PrPhotos.com

Birth Name: Kaya Rose Scodelario Humphrey

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

Date of Birth: 13 March, 1992

*father – English
*mother – Brazilian, including Italian and Portuguese

Kaya Scodelario is a British actress. She is known for her role as Effy on the drama Skins, and for starring in the films The Maze Runner, Crawl, and Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.

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


Curious about ethnicity

42 Responses

  1. Holly12 says:

    If I had to guess I would have assumed Kaya was Irish or had Irish ancestry. Blue eyes, dark wavy hair and freckles are quite Celtic traits. Perhaps her father has Irish in his background. I guess some of those physical traits could also be from her mother’s Italian and Portuguese ancestry also.

  2. stlucas says:

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

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