Kaya Scodelario (“Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes”)
Why You May Know Her: Best known in the U.K. for her breakout turn as a troubled teen in the controversial hit series “Skins” (which briefly spurred an MTV knockoff Stateside), 20-year-old Kaya Scodelario made a transfixing transition to the big screen in Andrea Arnold’s radical take on “Wuthering Heights.” She had bit parts in “Moon” and “Clash of the Titans. What Sundance Could Mean For Her: Touted by many as this year’s Felicity Jones-type breakout, Scodelario stands a good chance at making a name for herself in North America with her lead role in the U.S. Dramatic contender, “Emanuel and the Truth About the Fishes.” In the film, directed by “Tanner Hall” helmer Francesca Gregorini, and co-starring Jessica Biel and Alfred Molina, Scodelario stars as a troubled young woman who takes a strange fascination to a new neighbor who resembles her dead mother.
What’s Next: She’ll next be appearing in the Dakota Fanning-starring weepie “Now Is Good.”