Anya Taylor-Joy


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Anya-Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy (born 16 April 1996) is an 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 recipient of the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 15 wins & 34 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 (pre-production)
Furiosa
  The Menu (filming)
Margot
 2022 Untitled Illumination Entertainment Project (filming)
Princess Peach (voice)
 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 Peaky Blinders (TV Series)
Gina Gray
- Mr. Jones (2019) ... Gina Gray
- The Shock (2019) ... Gina Gray
- The Loop (2019) ... Gina Gray
- Strategy (2019) ... Gina Gray
- Black Cats (2019) ... Gina Gray
 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 (Video short)
Wife
 2019 Glass
Casey Cooke
 2018 Crossmaglen (Short)
Ana
 2017 The Miniaturist (TV Mini Series)
Petronella Brandt
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Petronella Brandt
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Petronella Brandt
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Petronella Brandt
 2017 Marrowbone
Allie
 2017 Thoroughbreds
Lily
 2016/IX Split
Casey Cooke
 2016/II Barry
Charlotte
 2016 Morgan
Morgan
 2015 GTA Feat. Sam Bruno: Red Lips (Skrillex Remix) (Video short)
Anya Taylor-Joy
 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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Other Works:

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | 5 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Children:

None

Parents:

Dennis Alan Taylor | Jennifer Marina Joy
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Personal Quote:

Acting is really a give-and-take; it's a dance. See more »

Trivia:

Anya's father was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the son of Alfred Royal Taylor and Violet Mary Forrest, and has English and Scottish ancestry. Anya's mother was born in Zambia in Africa, to an English father, David Joy, a diplomat from London, and a Spanish mother, Montserrat Morancho Saumench, from Barcelona. Anya's maternal grandfather also had a small amount of French and Irish ... See more »

Trademark:

High cheekbones See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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