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Anya Taylor-Joy
Occupation:Actor • Voice Cast
Born:April 16, 1996
Birthplace:Miami, Florida, United States Of America
About
Anya Taylor-Joy is an Argentine-British actress and model, popularly known for her performance in the limited series The Queen`s Gambit. She has won several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for a BAFTA Film Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Early Life
Born on 16th April 1996 in Florida, USA, Taylor-Joy is the youngest of six siblings. Her father raced powerboats while her mother worked in interior design and photography. Her family moved to Argentina when she was an infant and she grew up learning Spanish. She moved to London at the age of six, however, the actress later fell ill and was eventually home-schooled.

TV Career
Taylor-Joy appeared in one of the episodes - `Nocturne` - of the TV series Endeavor in 2014. In the same year, she also was part of the TV movie Viking Quest. The next year she starred as a recurring character in the TV series Atlantis.

Movie Career
Taylor-Joy made her screen debut in 2014 with the fantasy comedy film Vampire Academy but her role in the movie went uncredited. However, later she happened to meet the actor Allen Leech at an audition and she was signed by his agency. This led her to star in her first lead role in Robert Eggers` directorial debut The Witch (2015). Grossing $40 million against the meager production budget of $3 million, her performance was highly praised and bagged several awards like the Breakthrough Artist Award at the Austin Film Critics Association Awards.

She then starred in another horror film, Morgan which received mixed to negative reviews. In 2016, she next appeared in the drama movie Barry, based on Barack Obama`s life at Columbia University. In the same year, she also appeared in M. Night Shyamalan`s psychological thriller Split. In 2017, Taylor-Joy starred in Thoroughbred which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Her indelible performance in Drama webseries The Queen`s Gambit (2020) made her global phenomenon. Her other projects include Glass (2019), Radioactive (2019), Emma (2020), The New Mutants (2020), Last Night in Soho (2021), The Northman (2022), The Menu (2022), Amsterdam (2022), The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023), Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024) and The Gorge (2025).

She got married to American musician Malcolm McRae, frontman of the rock band More, in a secret ceremony on 1 April 2022 in New Orleans. They held a public wedding at the Palazzo Pisani Moretta in Venice, Italy in 2023.
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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
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The Northman
Last Night In Soho
Playmobil: The Movie
The New Mutants
Emma
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Glass

Did You Know? (2)

  • Three of Anya Taylor-Joy`s first five movies in a lead role - The Witch (2015), Morgan (2016), Thoroughbred (2017) - have been with debutant directors - Robert Eggers, Luke, and Cory Finley.
  • The legendary model scout Sarah Doukas (who introduced Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne), first approached Anya Taylor-Joy in car while the latter was taking a stroll in the Knightsbridge area of London. The actress thought the car was stalking her and started running but soon she heard someone say: 'If you stop you won't regret it... please, there's someone in this car who would really like to meet you.' The next day Taylor-Joy was signed by Storm, Doukas’ modelling agency.
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