Anya Taylor-Joy

Birth Day April 16th, 1996
Birth Place Miami, Florida
Age 25 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aries

Anya Taylor-Joy Biography

The multi-talented and award-winning American-born Argentine-British actress and model, Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy is better known as Anya Taylor-Joy. She was a ballet dancer growing up and landed modeling work in her teens. She made her film debut in the 2014 satirical horror film "Vampire Academy". He won critical acclaim for her breakout role as the young Puritan girl Tomasin in the 2016 period horror film "The Witch". Following The Witch's success, she was cast in films like Luke Scott's Morgan and M. Night Shyamalan's "Split" (2016). She earned critical acclaim for her performances as Emma Woodhouse in the Jane Austen adaptation "Emma". (2020) and for playing Beth Harmon in the Netflix miniseries "The Queen's Gambit" (2020). She also won the Golden Globe for Best Actress Miniseries or Television Film for her performance in "The Queen's Gambit" in 2021. Scroll more to know more about her full biography, early life, personal life, wiki, age, and net worth details. 

Famous For

  • Being an American-born Argentine-British actress.
  • For playing the role of young Barack Obama's close friend in Vikram Gandhi's "Split" (2016). 
  • For playing Beth Harmon in the Netflix miniseries "The Queen's Gambit" (2020).

Argentine-British Actress, Anya Taylor-Joy

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Anya Taylor-Joy Early Life 

On 16th April 1996, Anya Taylor-Joy took birth as Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy in Miami, Florida, U.S. However, she lived in Buenos Aires until age six, when the family moved to the Victoria area of London. Since she was born in America, she holds an American nationality and she belongs to mixed ethnicity as she has Scottish on her father's side and Argentine ancestry while on her mother's side, she is of Spanish and English descent. Likewise, her religion is Christian and her race is white. Anya celebrated her 24th birthday as of 2020 as she celebrates her every birthday on 16th April. As per her birth date, her horoscope is Aries. Her mother, Jennifer Marina Joy, is a psychologist whereas her father, Dennis Alan Taylor who was an international banker who changed careers to become a professional racer in offshore powerboat racing, where he won two Union Internationale Motonautique world championships. She has five elder siblings as she is the youngest of six children. She attended the preparatory school Hill House in Chelsea and Queen's Gate School in South Kensington, with a stint at Northlands School in Argentina in between.

Anya Taylor-Joy as a child

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Anya Taylor-Joy Career

  • Anya Taylor-Joy kicks off her career as a model at the age of 16 when she was scouted outside Harrods Department Store by an agent of Storm Model Management. 
  • She then made her acting debut in the 2014 horror comedy film "Vampire Academy" and subsequently appeared in a 2014 episode of the detective drama series "Endeavour". The following year, she garnered attention with the role of Thomasin in the period horror flick "The Witch" in 2015. That year, Joy also played Cassandra in the British fantasy-adventure TV program "Atlantis".
  • After that, she was seen in the science fiction horror film "Morga" in 2016 which was released in September 2016 however, in the following year, she played Charlotte Baughman, Barack Obama's girlfriend, in Vikram Gandhi's drama film "Barry", which focused on a young Obama during his first year at Columbia University in 1981.
  • As well, her likeness was used for the character Valkyrie Cain on the tenth anniversary cover of "Skulduggery Pleasant" which was the first book in the series of the same name. She has also starred in the music video for Skrillex's remix of GTA's song "Red Lips".
  • Anya gained further recognition for her starring role in M. Night Shyamalan's horror-thriller film "Split" in 2016. She appeared as Allie in the horror mystery film "Marrowbone" in 2017.
  • Later, she starred in the BBC One period drama miniseries "The Miniaturist", which premiered in December 2017 to positive reviews.
  • Analogously, she can be seen in several films and series such as "Thoroughbreds", "Glass", "Love, Antosha", "Radioactive", "Emma.", and many others.
  • She appeared in the drama film "Here Are the Young Men" and as Illyana Rasputin/Magik in the superhero horror film "The New Mutants" in 2020.
  • Taylor-Joy headlined the Netflix miniseries "The Queen's Gambit", playing Beth Harmon as she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress Miniseries or Television Film for her performance in "The Queen's Gambit", becoming the first Latina to win in that category in February 2021.

Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon in 'The Queen's Gambit'

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Upcoming Projects

  • Anya will be seen in Edgar Wright's psychological horror film "Last Night in Soho", scheduled for release in October 2021 as well as she will also re-team with filmmaker Robert Eggers for a starring role in the historical revenge film "The Northman". 

Anya Taylor-Joy Awards and Achievements

  • Gotham Independent Film Awards for Breakthrough Actor
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society for Breakthrough Performance
  • Empire Awards for Best Female Newcomer
  • Fright Meter Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for Best Actress
  • Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress - Miniseries or Television Film

Anya Taylor-Joy Personal Life

Anya Taylor-Joy is an unmarried lady but she is said to be currently dating photographer Ben Seed. Although the star is keen to keep her relationship out of the spotlight, the couple were seen out together in May. Concerning Anya's sexual orientation, she is straight. Furthermore, Taylor-Joy holds triple British, American, and Argentine citizenship.

Anya Taylor-Joy and her boyfriend, Ben Seed seen together

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Anya Taylor-Joy Net Worth 

Moving to Anya Taylor-Joy's net worth, she has a net worth of $3 million as of 2021 whereas she has $1 million, plus a yearly income of about $100,000. During her brief stint as a model, she appeared in a number of advertising campaigns from which she has made a considerable amount of money. Anya's major source of income is from her acting and modeling career.

Anya Taylor-Joy Body Measurement 

Beautiful and Charming, Anya Taylor-Joy stands tall at an ideal height of 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm. She has a well-maintained body weight of 55 kg or 121 lbs. She has blonde hair color and a pair of hazel eyes. Taylor-Joy's body build is slim and her body measurement is 32-33-36 inches.  She is very conscious about her food intake and she regularly does exercise. A week before filming began for Thoroughbreds, she broke her four front teeth falling down a flight of stairs and was told to rest for six months. She was on set a week later, with her own busted teeth put back in her mouth.

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