Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy
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Taylor-Joy at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy[1]

(1996-04-16) 16 April 1996 (age 24)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States
United Kingdom[2]
Argentina[3]
OccupationActress
Years active2014–present

Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy[1] (born 16 April 1996)[4] is an American-Argentine-British actress.[5][6] She first became known for making appearances on the fantasy series Atlantis (2015), and had her breakthrough with the period horror film The Witch (2015), for which she earned several accolades. She gained further recognition and praise for her role as Casey Cooke in the psychological horror films Split (2016) and Glass (2019), Lily Reynolds in the black comedy Thoroughbreds (2017) and Emma Woodhouse in the comedy-drama Emma (2020).

Taylor-Joy also had starring roles in the BBC One drama miniseries The Miniaturist (2017), the BBC One crime drama series Peaky Blinders (2019), and the Netflix fantasy drama series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019). She garnered critical acclaim for her performance in the Netflix miniseries The Queen's Gambit (2020). She was the 2017 recipient of the Cannes Film Festival's Trophée Chopard and was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award.[7]

Early life

Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy was born on 16 April 1996 in Miami, Florida, the youngest of six children.[8] Her mother, born and raised in Zambia, is a psychologist of British and Spanish descent.[9][10][11] Taylor-Joy's father is Scottish-Argentine and was an international banker until he changed careers to become a professional motorboat racer.[6][5][12]

Taylor-Joy moved to Buenos Aires as an infant, lived there until age six and moved to Victoria, London at age eight.[5] She found the move to the United Kingdom traumatic and refused to speak English for two years because she believed this would force her parents to move the family back to Argentina.[13] She attended the preparatory school Hill House in Chelsea, then Northlands School in Argentina and Queen's Gate School in South Kensington.[14] She has training in ballet.[8][15]

At age 14, she moved to New York and later shared time between USA and England, also visiting Ireland.[5] At age 16, she was scouted as a model while walking outside Harrods Department Store by Sarah Doukas of Storm Management. It was through her modelling work that she met and signed with an acting agent.[16]

Career

Taylor-Joy had her first acting role in the 2014 horror comedy film Vampire Academy, but her scene was deleted from the final cut. She subsequently appeared in a 2014 episode of the detective drama series Endeavour and in multiple episodes of the 2015 fantasy-adventure drama series Atlantis.

She rose to prominence with her lead role as Thomasin in Robert Eggers' period horror film The Witch. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and had a wide theatrical release in 2016. She turned down a simultaneous offer of a role in a Disney Channel series in order to complete the film.[17] The film and Taylor-Joy's performance received critical acclaim, and she won the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor,[18] the Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer,[19] and the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress,[20] She also earned a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor, among numerous others.[21]

In 2016, Taylor-Joy starred in the science fiction horror film Morgan, directed by Luke Scott.[22] The film was released in September 2016.[23] Also that year, she played Charlotte Baughman, one of Barack Obama's close friends, in Vikram Gandhi's drama film Barry, which focused on a young Obama in 1981 New York City.[24] Taylor-Joy's likeness was used for the character Valkyrie Cain on the tenth anniversary cover of Skulduggery Pleasant, the first book in the series of the same name.

Taylor-Joy in 2017

In 2017, she gained further recognition for her starring role in M. Night Shyamalan's horror thriller film Split. She played Casey Cooke, a teenage girl abducted by a mysterious man with multiple personalities (played by James McAvoy).[25] Her performance earned praise and she received a BloodGuts UK Horror Award nomination for it.[26] Also in 2017, she starred as Allie in the horror mystery film Marrowbone and the dark comedy thriller film Thoroughbreds.[27][28] Taylor-Joy later starred in the BBC One period drama miniseries The Miniaturist, which premiered in December 2017 to positive reviews.[29] She was the main star in the music video for Skrillex's remix of GTA's song Red Lips.[30]

In 2017, she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award.[31] The same year, she was awarded the prestigious Trophée Chopard at the Cannes Film Festival, which is given by a jury of professionals to young actors in order to recognise and encourage their careers.[32]

In 2019, Taylor-Joy reprised her role as Casey Cooke in the psychological superhero film Glass, the final instalment in the Unbreakable film series.[33] She also appeared in the documentary film Love, Antosha, which focused on her late co-star Anton Yelchin,[34] the animated musical adventure film Playmobil: The Movie,[35] and as Irene Curie in the biographical drama film Radioactive.[36] Also in 2019, she had starring roles in the acclaimed BBC One period crime drama series Peaky Blinders and the Netflix fantasy drama series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.[37]

In 2020, Taylor-Joy starred as Emma Woodhouse in comedy-drama film Emma., a film adaptation of Jane Austen's 1815 novel of the same name. The film was released in February 2020 to favourable critical reception and box office success.[38] She then starred in the drama film Here Are the Young Men, directed by Eoin Macken,[39] and as Illyana Rasputin / Magik, a Russian mutant with sorcery powers, in the superhero horror film The New Mutants.[40] The film was originally intended for release in April 2018, but experienced several delays; it was released in August 2020.[41]

Also in 2020, Taylor-Joy starred in the Netflix miniseries The Queen's Gambit as Beth Harmon, a chess prodigy struggling with addiction in a quest to become the world's greatest chess player.[42] Her performance garnered widespread critical acclaim; Darren Franich of Entertainment Weekly labelled it "a darkly fascinating lead performance" and added that "Taylor-Joy excels in the quiet moments, her eyelids narrowing as she decimates an opponent, her whole body physicalizing angry desperation when the game turns against her."[43] Caroline Framke of Variety opined that Taylor-Joy is "so magnetic that when she stares down the camera lens, her flinty glare threatens to cut right through it."[44]

Upcoming projects

Taylor-Joy will next star as Sandy in Edgar Wright's psychological horror film Last Night in Soho. Principal photography began in May 2019, and the film is scheduled for release in April 2021.[45][46] She will also reteam with filmmaker Robert Eggers for a starring role in the historical revenge film The Northman, alongside Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe; the film is described as "a Viking revenge saga set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century."[47] She is also attached to star in the horror film Nosferatu, a remake of the film of the same name and her third collaboration with Robert Eggers,[48] and the drama film The Sea Change.[49] In October 2020, Taylor-Joy was cast as the title character in the Mad Max: Fury Road spin-off Furiosa.[50]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Vampire Academy Feeder Girl Deleted scene[51]
2015 The Witch Thomasin
2016 Morgan Morgan
Barry Charlotte Baughman
Split Casey Cooke
2017 Marrowbone Allie
Thoroughbreds Lily Reynolds
2018 Crossmaglen Ana Short film
2019 Glass Casey Cooke
Love, Antosha Herself Documentary
Playmobil: The Movie Marla Brenner Voice
Radioactive Irene Curie
2020 Emma. Emma Woodhouse
Here Are the Young Men Jen
The New Mutants Illyana Rasputin / Magik
2021 Last Night in Soho Sandy Post-production
TBA The Northman TBA Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Endeavour Philippa Collins-Davidson Episode: "Nocturne"
Viking Quest Mani Television film
2015 Atlantis Cassandra Recurring role; 5 episodes
2017 The Miniaturist Petronella "Nella" Brandt Main role; 2 episodes (BBC One)
2019 Peaky Blinders Gina Gray Main role; 6 episodes
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Brea Voice; Main role
2020 The Queen's Gambit Beth Harmon Lead role; Netflix limited series

Music videos

Year Title Artist Role Ref.
2015 "Red Lips (Skrillex Remix)" GTA (featuring Sam Bruno) Girl [52]
2019 "Dinner & Diatribes" Hozier Wife [53]

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards Breakthrough Actor The Witch Won [54]
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Nominated [55]
San Diego Film Critics Society Breakthrough Artist Nominated [56]
Austin Film Critics Association Breakthrough Artist Award Nominated [57]
Phoenix Film Critics Society Breakthrough Performance Won [58]
Fright Meter Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Won [59]
Golden Shmoes Awards Breakthrough Performance of the Year 2nd place [60]
BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Breakthrough Artist Award Nominated [61]
IGN Summer Movie Awards Best Movie Actress Nominated
International Online Cinema Awards Best Actress Nominated
New Mexico Film Critics Best Young Actress Won
2017 Empire Awards Best Female Newcomer Won [19]
Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated [62]
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Actress Won [63]
Online Film & Television Association Best Breakthrough Performance - Female Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Won [64]
British Academy Film Awards BAFTA Rising Star Award Herself Nominated [31]
London Film Critics' Circle Young British/Irish Performer of the Year Nominated [65]
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Breakthrough Film Artist Nominated
Cannes Film Festival Trophée Chopard Won [32]
Gold Derby Awards Best Breakthrough Performer Nominated [66]
2018 BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Best Supporting Actress Split Nominated [26]
International Online Cinema Awards Best Actress Thoroughbreds Nominated
2019 London Film Critics' Circle Young British/Irish Performer of the Year Herself Nominated [67]

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