Who Is Kaya Scodelario? The Star On The Rise Has Acting Chops & Is Passionate About Gender Equality — UPDATE

Actress Kaya Scodelario attends the press line for 20th Century Fox's 'The Maze Runner' on the second day of the 45th annual Comic-Con, in San Diego, California July 25, 2014. 'The Maze Runner,' based on the novel by James Dashner, is scheduled for release on September 19th. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Update: According to a tweet from Jerry Bruckheimer, Kaya Scodelario has been cast in Pirates of the Caribbean 5. If you're a huge Pirates of the Caribbean fan, then you might have heard the news that Kaya Scodelario might be the lead in Pirates of the Caribbean 5, titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. According to Deadline, she is in early talks to play the leading lady of the Disney movie, also starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, and Orlando Bloom. The film will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. But, enough about these men, and let's get to the potential lead actress.

No official word has yet been released about whether Scodelario will actually take on the female lead, but until then, and if she does, let's get to know the actress a bit better. Born in London, England, Scodelario is best known for her role in the U.K. series Skins, where she got her big break as Effy Stonem. Ever since then, she's been making a name for herself in several films, including The Maze Runner and its upcoming sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, in which she plays Teresa.

In addition to her acting resume, Scodelario has made headlines for taking a stand when it comes to gender equality and her personal life. Here's what I'm talking about, in addition to some other fun facts about the actress.

She's Engaged To A Fellow Actor

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Scodelario is engaged to Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). Walker's name might sound familiar, and it's probably because he was once married to Mamie Gummer, Meryl Streep's daughter.

She's All About Gender Equality

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She and Walker have voiced their support for the #HeForShe campaign. Apparently, Emma Watson truly does have an effect on everyone.

She Starred In A Music Video

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Scodelario showcased her musical side by starring in Robbie Williams' video for "Candy." 

She Has A Lot Of Photos With the Kid From Love Actually

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Obviously, this is because she and Thomas Brodie-Sangster starred in The Maze Runner together, but it's worth noting, because who doesn't love Love Actually?

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