Kylo Ren is a fictional character appearing in the Star Wars film franchise, portrayed by Adam Driver. His birth name is Ben Solo. He is the son of Leia Organa and Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker is his uncle. Ben Solo was named after Obi Wan Kenobi, who used "Ben" as a nickname after someone called him that, saying he liked the sound of it because it sounds personal. Kylo Ren is also master of the Knights of Ren, the apprentice to the Supreme Leader Snoke (The Force Awakens), and later becomes Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi) after killing Snoke.