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Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya-Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy is a British-American actress best known for her captivating performances across film and television. She gained widespread recognition for her portrayal of Beth Harmon in the acclaimed series “The Queen’s Gambit” (2020), earning accolades including the Trophée Chopard at the Cannes Film Festival and a nomination for the BAFTA Rising Star Award.

Born in Miami as the youngest of six children, Anya’s diverse heritage includes a Scottish father born in South America and a Spanish-English mother with roots in Zambia and Barcelona. Her upbringing traversed Argentina and England, where she attended schools such as Northlands School in Buenos Aires and Queen’s Gate School in London. Prior to her acting career, Anya pursued ballet and discovered her passion for acting after being offered a modeling opportunity.

Anya’s breakthrough came with her role as Thomasin in the period horror film “The Witch” (2015), which garnered acclaim at the Sundance Festival and showcased her exceptional talent. Subsequently, she delivered notable performances in films such as “Split” (2016), where she portrayed Casey Cooke, and “Thoroughbreds” (2017) as Lily. She also starred in “Morgan” (2016) and portrayed one of Barack Obama’s friends in the film “Barry.”

In addition to her film work, Anya ventured into music videos, starring in Skrillex’s remix of GTA’s “Red Lips.” She continues to expand her repertoire with upcoming projects like “Nosferatu,” a collaboration with director Robert Eggers, and “The Sea Change.”

Anya-Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy’s talent and versatility have solidified her as a rising star in the entertainment industry, captivating audiences with her performances across various genres and mediums.


  • Menu (2022)
  • Peaky Blinders (2013 – 2022)
  • The Queen’s Gambit (2020)
  • The Witch (2015 )
  • Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024 )
  • Split (2016)
  • Last Night in Soho (2021)
  • The Northman (2022)
  • EMMA. (2020)
  • The New Mutants (2020)
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
  • Glass (2019)
  • Marrowbone (2017)
  • Thoroughbreds (2017)
  • Amsterdam (2022)
  • Morgan (2016)
  • Radioactive (2019)
  • Playmobil: The Movie (2019)
  • Here Are the Young Men (2020)
  • Barry (2016)
  • Vampire Academy (2014)
  • Scream VI (2023)
  • Viking Quest (2014)
  • Love, Antosha ( 2019)


  • Full Name: Anya-Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy
  • Born: April 16, 1996
  • Birth Place: Miami, Florida, United States
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Parents: Dennis Taylor, Jennifer Marina Joy-Morancho
  • Education: Hill House School, Queen’s Gate School

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