At the age of eight, Skandar got enrolled at Anna Scher Theatre School. He studied there for about half a decade. But before studying in this school, he attended Thornhill Primary School. In 2005, he joined City of London School. He is the graduate of Cambridge University and he has a degree in Middle Eastern Studies. He has been active as an actor since 2001. He made his acting debut that year by playing the role of Waif in the TV documentary Queen Victoria Died in 1901 and is Still Alive Today.
Two years later, he appeared in the movie Ferrari. For this role he earned the salary of $216,450. In 2005, he gave his audition for the Nanny McPhee and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He was offered the role Edmund Pevensie for his later audition. After he played this role, he became well praised and acclaimed all over the world. He has also appeared in several other movies. He announced his retirement as an actor in 2015. His nationality is English. He is of English, Lebanese, Persian and Turkish. He has mixed ethnicity. His net worth is $3 million dollars.