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Anya Taylor-Joy
(2020). Taylor-Joy was the 2017 winner of the Cannes Film Festival's Trophée Chopard. Taylor-Joy was born in Miami, Florida, the youngest of six children

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Anya Taylor-JoyTaylor-Joy at the 2018 San Diego Comic-ConBornAnya-Josephine Taylor-Joy
(1996-04-16) 16 April 1996 (age 23)
Miami, Florida, U.S.Citizenship EducationNorthlands SchoolOccupationActressYears active2014–present

Anya-Josephine Taylor-Joy[1] (born 16 April 1996)[2] is an American-born Argentine and English actress. She received critical acclaim for her debut in the period horror film The Witch (2015). Taylor-Joy received further recognition for her starring role in the psychological horror film Split (2016) and its sequel Glass (2019). She also starred in the black comedy Thoroughbreds (2017) and as Emma Woodhouse in the comedy-drama Emma (2020).

Taylor-Joy was the 2017 winner of the Cannes Film Festival's Trophée Chopard.

Contents Early life

Taylor-Joy was born in Miami, Florida, the youngest of six children.[3] Her mother worked in photography and interior design and is English of South-African and Spanish descent; her father, a former international banker, is Scottish Argentine.[4][5] Taylor-Joy moved to Argentina as an infant and spoke only Spanish before moving to London at age six. She attended the preparatory school Hill House in Kensington before attending the Northlands School in Argentina and Queen's Gate School in London.[citation needed] She has trained in ballet dancing.[3][6]

At the age of 16, she was scouted as a model while walking outside Harrods Department Store by Sarah Doukas of Storm Management. It was through her work as a model that she met and signed with an acting agent.[7]


Taylor-Joy rose to prominence with the role of Thomasin in Robert Eggers' period horror film The Witch. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015, but had a wide release in 2016. She had declined a simultaneous offer of a part in a Disney Channel show.[8]

In 2016, Taylor-Joy starred in the sci-fi–horror film, Morgan, directed by Luke Scott.[9] The film was released on 2 September 2016.[10] She starred in Vikram Gandhi's film Barry, which focused on a young Barack Obama in 1981 New York City. Taylor-Joy played one of Obama's close friends.[11]

Taylor-Joy's likeness was used for the character Valkyrie Cain on the 10th anniversary cover of Skulduggery Pleasant, the first book in the series of the same name. In 2017, she headlined the horror–thriller film Split, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, playing Casey Cooke, a girl abducted by a mysterious man with split personalities.[12] In 2019, she reprised her role as Casey in the film Glass, the last installment in the Unbreakable film series.[13]

Taylor-Joy was the lead actress in the music video for Skrillex's remix of GTA's song Red Lips.[14] She was nominated for the 2017 BAFTA Rising Star Award.[15]

Taylor-Joy will appear in the film Last Night in Soho, directed by Edgar Wright. Principal production commenced on 20 May 2019.[16][17] She is attached to star in Nosferatu, a remake of the film of the same name, to be directed by Eggers in her second collaboration with him.[18] She will also star in The Sea Change,[19] as well as in the Netflix miniseries The Queen's Gambit.[20]

Taylor-Joy also starred as Emma Woodhouse in comedy-drama film Emma., a film adaption of the 1815 novel of the same name, directed by Autumn de Wilde and written by Eleanor Catton, which was released on February 14, 2020.

Filmography Film Year Title Role Notes 2014 Vampire Academy Feeder Girl Deleted scene[21] 2015 The Witch Thomasin 2016 Morgan Morgan 2016 Barry Charlotte Baughman 2016 Split Casey Cooke 2017 Marrowbone Allie 2017 Thoroughbreds Lily Reynolds 2019 Glass Casey Cooke 2019 Love, Antosha Herself Documentary 2019 Playmobil: The Movie Marla Brenner 2019 Radioactive Irene Curie 2020 Emma. Emma Woodhouse 2020 The New Mutants Illyana Rasputin / Magik Post-production 2020 Last Night in Soho Sandy Post-production TBA Here Are the Young Men Jen Post-production Television Year Title Role Notes 2014 Endeavour Philippa Collins-Davidson Episode: "Nocturne" Viking Quest Mani Television film 2015 Atlantis Cassandra 5 episodes 2017 The Miniaturist Petronella "Nella" Brandt 3 episodes 2019 Peaky Blinders Gina Gray 6 Episodes The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Brea (voice) 10 episodes TBA The Queen's Gambit Beth Harmon[22] Music videos Year Title Artist 2015 "Red Lips (Skrillex Remix)" GTA (featuring Sam Bruno) 2019 "Dinner & Diatribes" Hozier Awards and nominations Year Work Association Category Result Refs 2016 The Witch Gotham Independent Film Awards Breakthrough Actor Won [23] Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Nominated San Diego Film Critics Society Breakthrough Artist Nominated Austin Film Critics Association Breakthrough Artist Award Nominated Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Nominated Fright Meter Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Won Golden Shmoes Breakthrough Performance of the Year 2nd place BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Breakthrough Artist Award Nominated [24] IGN Summer Movie Awards Best Movie Actress Nominated International Online Cinema Best Actress Nominated New Mexico Film Critics Best Young Actress Won 2017 The Witch Empire Best Female Newcomer Won Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated [25] Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress Won [26] Online Film & Television Association Best Breakthrough Performance - Female Nominated Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Youth Performance Won Herself British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA Rising Star Award Nominated London Critics Circle Young British/Irish Performer of the Year Nominated Central Ohio Film Critics Association Breakthrough Film Artist Nominated Cannes Film Festival Trophée Chopard Won Gold Derby Awards Best Breakthrough Performer Nominated [27] 2018 Split BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated [28] Thoroughbreds International Online Cinema Best Actress Nominated 2019 Herself London Critics Circle Young British/Irish Performer of the Year Nominated References
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  17. ^ "'Last Night in Soho' Will Begin Filming May 20 in London, England". 9 March 2019.
  18. ^ Kroll, Justin (14 August 2017). "'Split' Star Anya Taylor-Joy Reteams With 'Witch' Director on 'Nosferatu' Remake (EXCLUSIVE)".
  19. ^ "Berlin: Anya Taylor-Joy Circling 'The Sea Change'".
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