Daisy Ridley became known in the entertainment business when she led the Star Wars sequel trilogy as Rey. Though she reportedly struggled to continue her acting career when the movie series ended, it couldn’t be denied that she had already made a name for herself.
Of course, that comes with good compensation, giving her a decent profit to get by. So, how much does Daisy Ridley have made in less than a decade in the business?
The Start of Daisy Ridley’s Professional Acting Career
The now-30-year-old’s acting career began on TV. She would usually secure small TV roles and appeared in Youngers, Toast of London, Silent Witness, Mr. Selfridge, and Casualty.
She also made short films, like Blue Season, and one of her earliest roles was in the third installment of Livesaver, earning her a BAFTA Award nomination.
From there, she starred in a music video for Wiley, while her official movie debut came with the independent horror movie Scrawl.
She then made The Inbetweeners 2, but her scenes were eventually cut.
The Movie that Changed Daisy Ridley’s Life
Come 2014, Daisy Ridley became a part of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, starting with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. From there, her life began to change.
As no one knew her at the time, many doubted her ability to lead a big franchise like George Lucas’ classic epic space opera.
Well, casting new faces is not new to the Star Wars universe. In fact, Lucas did the same in Star Wars: A New Hope back in 1977. Now, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and the late Carrie Fisher remain the biggest stars in the business.
The Force Awakens then became a big success and was a big hit at the box office. The then-rookie actress also received heaps of praise from critics and won several awards.
She then narrated and produced the documentary The Eagle Huntress in 2016, followed by an appearance on Barbara Streisand’s album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, in 2017.
She then proved she could have other roles outside of the Star Wars universe when she did Murder on the Orient Express, which became a major commercial hit.
She then reprised her role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. After that, she appeared in Ophelia and established herself as a voice actor in the animated film Peter Rabbit.
She then made Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, the last of the sequel trilogy.
Daisy Ridley's Life after Star Wars
Since then, Daisy Ridley reportedly had a hard time landing new roles for a few months. She would usually have voice acting gigs for video games, documentaries, and other shots.
Come 2021, she finally landed a role in The Bubble, per her IMDb page. She is now busy with her upcoming five projects, The Marsh King’s Daughter, Sometimes I Think About Dying, Young Woman and the Sea, The Inventor, and Women in the Castle.
Despite the lack of projects, Daisy Ridley still manages to amass a net worth of $9 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.
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