Anya Taylor-Joy


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Anya-Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy (born 16 April 1996) is a British-American actress. She is best known for her roles as Beth Harmon in The Queen's Gambit (2020), Thomasin in the period horror film The Witch (2015), as Casey Cooke in the horror-thriller Split (2016), and as Lily in the black comedy thriller Thoroughbreds (2017). She has been the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 18 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Queen's Gambit Beth Harmon
(2020)
The Witch Thomasin
(2015)
Morgan Morgan
(2016)
The New Mutants Illyana Rasputin
(2020)

Filmography

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 2024 Furiosa (filming)
Furiosa
 2023 Untitled Super Mario Project (post-production)
Princess Peach (voice)
 2022 Amsterdam
Libby Voze
 2022 The Menu
Margot
 2019-2022 Peaky Blinders (TV Series)
Gina Gray
- Lock and Key (2022) ... Gina Gray
- Sapphire (2022) ... Gina Gray
- Gold (2022) ... Gina Gray
- Black Shirt (2022) ... Gina Gray
- Black Day (2022) ... Gina Gray
 2022 The Northman
Olga of the Birch Forest
 2022 Last Night in Soho: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Sandie
 2021 Anya Taylor-Joy: Downtown (Downtempo) (Music Video short)
 2021 Last Night in Soho
Sandie
 2020 The Queen's Gambit (TV Mini Series)
Beth Harmon
- End Game (2020) ... Beth Harmon
- Adjournment (2020) ... Beth Harmon
- Fork (2020) ... Beth Harmon
- Middle Game (2020) ... Beth Harmon
- Doubled Pawns (2020) ... Beth Harmon
 2020 The New Mutants
Illyana Rasputin
 2020 Emma.
Emma Woodhouse
 2019 Radioactive
Irène Aged 18
 2019 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (TV Series)
Brea
- A Single Piece Was Lost (2019) ... Brea (voice)
- The Crystal Calls (2019) ... Brea (voice)
- Prophets Don't Know Everything (2019) ... Brea (voice)
- Time to Make... My Move (2019) ... Brea (voice)
- By Gelfling Hand... (2019) ... Brea (voice)
 2019 Playmobil: The Movie
Marla Brenner
 2019 Hozier: Dinner & Diatribes (Music Video)
Wife
 2019 Glass
Casey Cooke
 2018 Crossmaglen (Short)
Ana
 2017 The Miniaturist (TV Mini Series)
Petronella Brandt
- The Miniaturist on Masterpiece Part 3 (2017) ... Petronella Brandt
- The Miniaturist on Masterpiece Part 2 (2017) ... Petronella Brandt
- The Miniaturist on Masterpiece Part 1 (2017) ... Petronella Brandt
 2017 Marrowbone
Allie
 2017 Thoroughbreds
Lily
 2016/IX Split
Casey Cooke
 2016/II Barry
Charlotte
 2016 Morgan
Morgan
 2015 Atlantis (TV Series)
Cassandra
- The Queen Must Die (2015) ... Cassandra
- The Queen Must Die: Part Two (2015) ... Cassandra
- Kin (2015) ... Cassandra
- The Dying of the Light (2015) ... Cassandra
- The Gorgon's Gaze (2015) ... Cassandra
 2015 Viking Quest (TV Movie)
Mani
 2015 The Witch
Thomasin
 2014 Endeavour (TV Series)
Philippa Collins-Davidson
- Nocturne (2014) ... Philippa Collins-Davidson
 2014 Vampire Academy
Feeder Girl (uncredited)
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2 Interviews | 1 Article | 5 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Instagram | Twitter

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Malcolm McRae

Children:

None

Parents:

Dennis Alan Taylor | Jennifer Marina Joy
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Personal Quote:

I don't know what kind of career I want to forge for myself. But I want it to be one where I love the work that I've done. And I like to think that I have good instincts. See more »

Trivia:

The first film she watched in cinema after moving to England was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). Although she didn't speak English at the time, she said that it didn't matter. During the Basilisk scenes, her mother held her hand in front of Anya's eyes. But she was able to peek through her mother's fingers, which gave her the opportunity to witness what was going on. She described... See more »

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