Meet Daisy Ridley, the 23-year-old who snagged a lead role in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' - her Hollywood career is about to blow up

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Daisy Ridley's breakout role in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" thrust her into the spotlight.

Daisy Ridley, 23, went from being relatively unknown to the name everybody was talking about when casting for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was announced in 2014.

Though much is still unknown about her character Rey, according to Ridley, she'll play "a scavenger in a ship graveyard" who is "completely self-sufficient." There's also been speculation that she's Han Solo and Princess Leia's daughter.

Prior to joining the film's cast, Ridley's credits consisted of a couple guest appearances on television shows and shorts. 
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With "The Force Awakens" set for two more sequels, Ridley won't be leaving the "Star Wars" world anytime soon and her list of projects is sure to grow.

Here's your introduction to this future franchise star.