29 Facts About Anya Taylor-Joy


Anya Taylor-Joy 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.


Anya Taylor-Joy later starred in the horror film Split, its sequel Glass, and the black comedy Thoroughbreds.


Anya Taylor-Joy won the Trophee Chopard at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.


Anya Taylor-Joy appeared in the fifth and sixth seasons of the television crime drama Peaky Blinders, and played Emma Woodhouse in the period drama Emma, which gained her a Golden Globe Award nomination.


Anya Taylor-Joy has since starred in the films Last Night in Soho, The Northman and The Menu, earning another Golden Globe Award nomination for the last of these.


Anya Taylor-Joy was born on 16 April 1996 in Miami, Florida, to Dennis Alan Taylor, a former banker, and Jennifer Marina Joy, a psychologist.


Anya Taylor-Joy has stated that her birth in Miami was a "fluke", since her parents had been holidaying in the city at the time; because of her birthplace, she holds American citizenship due to the country's jus soli nationality law.

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Anya Taylor-Joy's father is an Argentine of English and Scottish descent, the son of a British father and an Anglo-Argentine mother.


Anya Taylor-Joy's mother was born in Zambia to an English diplomat father, David Joy, and a Spanish mother from Barcelona.


Anya Taylor-Joy is the youngest of six siblings, four of whom are from her father's previous marriage.


Anya Taylor-Joy lived with her family in Buenos Aires and attended Northlands School until the age of six, when the family relocated to the Victoria area of London.


Anya Taylor-Joy experienced the move as "traumatic" and initially refused to learn English in hopes of moving back to Argentina.


Anya Taylor-Joy attended Hill House International Junior School and Queen's Gate School, acting in school productions.


Anya Taylor-Joy initially trained in dance, studying ballet until the age of 15.


Anya Taylor-Joy signed with the agency on the condition that acting was her passion and pursuit.


Anya Taylor-Joy later introduced her to his agent, with whom she signed as an actress.


Anya Taylor-Joy was removed from the final cut of her first acting role as a background 'Feeder Girl' in the 2014 fantasy comedy-horror Vampire Academy, with her role left uncredited.


Anya Taylor-Joy made her television debut as Philippa Collins-Davidson in an episode of the detective drama series Endeavour, followed by a multi-episode arc in the 2015 fantasy-adventure drama series Atlantis.


Anya Taylor-Joy played Lily, a high-school student who schemes to kill her stepfather via a contract with a drug dealer.


Anya Taylor-Joy was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award, and was awarded the Trophee Chopard at the Cannes Film Festival that year.


Anya Taylor-Joy voiced the character of Brea in the Netflix animated fantasy series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.


In 2020, Anya Taylor-Joy starred as Emma Woodhouse in Autumn de Wilde's directorial debut Emma, an adaptation of Jane Austen's 1815 novel of the same name.


The Guardian critic Mark Kermode described Anya Taylor-Joy as having created an "admirably spiky character who is less likable than some of her screen predecessors, and all the better for it".


Anya Taylor-Joy received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance.


Anya Taylor-Joy starred in the Netflix miniseries The Queen's Gambit as Beth Harmon, an orphaned chess prodigy on her rise to the top of the chess world while struggling with drug and alcohol dependency.

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Anya Taylor-Joy was included on Time magazine's 100 Next list that same year.


In 2022, Anya Taylor-Joy reunited with The Witch director Robert Eggers for a starring role opposite Alexander Skarsgard in the historical epic The Northman.


Anya Taylor-Joy then appeared in David O Russell's period comedy Amsterdam, which emerged as a critical and commercial failure.


Anya Taylor-Joy won the Empire Award for Best Newcomer and being nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in 2016.