Kaya Scodelario (born Kaya Rose Humphrey on 13 February 1992 in Paddington, London) is an English actress and model. She is best known for her role as Effy Stonem in the E4 drama Skins.
With no prior acting experience, Scodelario was cast in the first series of Skins in 2007 as Effy Stonem, and was renowned for having very limited speaking lines. She returned to the second series in which her character was developed considerably, before eventually becoming the central character in the 2009 series. Scodelario and Lisa Backwell (who plays Pandora Moon) are the only actors from the original cast to return to the latest season. She has described how, in this role, at the age of only 16, she was able to cope with having to disrobe for several 'racy scenes':
Scodelario will also appear in sci-fi thriller Moon, which is due for release in 2009. In addition, she is signed to Models 1, and is featured as the cover star of London's SuperSuper new rave culture magazine. She also appeared on the cover of NME with Skins co-stars Jack O'Connell and Luke Pasqualino.
On March 12 2009 it was announced on the official Skins website that a fourth season of Skins has been planned, in which Scodelario