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Overview (3)

Born in Miami, Florida, USA
Birth NameAnya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy was born in Miami, Florida, the youngest of six children. Her mother is African-Spanish-English and her father is Scottish-Argentinian. She lived her whole life between Argentina and England. Her dad was an international banker but gave it all up to race motorboats. She was raised in Argentina until the age of six, then moved to London, where the family lived in Victoria.

Her dream of becoming an actress came when she was very young and it finally became possible when she was offered a modeling job. It wasn't long until Taylor-Joy received her first part in the Show Business. When she was 14, she used her savings to move to New York, and at 16, she left school to pursue acting.

Anya's outstanding performance in The Witch (2015), and the positive reviews it got at the Sundance festival revealed her incredible potential to the world. She then starred as the title character in the thriller Morgan (2016), directed Luke Scott and also starring Kate Mara. In 2017, she headlined the M. Night Shyamalan's horror-thriller film Split (2016), playing a girl who was abducted by a mysterious man with split personalities.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matias Supervielle

Anya-Josephine Taylor-Joy (born 16 April 1996) is an English-Argentine actress. She is best known for her roles as Thomasin in the period horror film The Witch (2015), as Casey Cooke in the horror-thriller film Split (2016), and as Lily in the black comedy thriller film Thoroughbreds (2018). Her well known roles in horror films have given her the label of a scream queen.

Taylor-Joy has been the recipient of the Cannes Film Festival's Trophée Chopard and was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award.

Taylor-Joy was born in Miami, Florida, the youngest of six children. Her mother worked in photography and interior design and is English-Spanish. Her father, a former international banker, is Scottish-Argentine. Taylor-Joy moved to Argentina as an infant and only spoke Spanish before moving to London at age six. She attended the preparatory school Hill House in Kensington before attending the Northlands School in Argentina and Queen's Gate School in London. She is a former ballet dancer. At the age of 16, she was scouted as a model while walking outside Harrods Department Store by Sarah Doukas of Storm Model Management. It was through her work as a model that she met and signed with an acting agent.

Taylor-Joy rose to prominence with the role of Thomasin in Robert Eggers' period horror film The Witch. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015, but had a wide release in 2016.

In 2016, Taylor-Joy starred in the sci-fi-horror film, Morgan, directed by Luke Scott. The film was released on 2 September 2016. She starred in Vikram Gandhi's film Barry, which focused on a young Barack Obama in 1981 New York City. Taylor-Joy played one of Obama's close friends.

She headlined the horror-thriller film Split in 2017, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, playing Casey Cooke, a girl abducted by a mysterious man with split personalities. In 2019, she will reprise her role as Casey Cooke in the film Glass.

Taylor-Joy is also attached to star in Nosferatu, a remake of the film of the same name, to be directed by Eggers in her second collaboration with him. She will also star in The Sea Change.

Taylor-Joy was the lead actress in the music video for Skrillex's remix of GTA's song Red Lips. She was nominated for the 2017 BAFTA Rising Star Award.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Trade Mark (1)

Large, wide-set eyes

Trivia (5)

Spoke only Spanish until she was 8 years old, when she learned English after moving to London. She still is fluent in Spanish.
She became a model after being scouted in London by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Managment. However, she almost missed that chance, because she initially mistook Doukas for a stalker. While walking in the streets, she noticed a car trailing her, after which she tried to run away. She then heard someone calling from the car "If you stop you won't regret it... please, there's someone in this car who would really like to meet you." Anya consented and was signed to Storm the following day. Through her modeling job, she would later meet an acting agency where she signed up, and it all went from there.
She can play ukulele and electric guitar.
Counts British actor Eddie Redmayne as a major cinematic crush.
Though primarily seen with dark hair, she is a natural blonde.

Personal Quotes (5)

You do not mess with my characters.
It sounds like such a cliché, but I'm so incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love.
It's strange, but for better or for worse-and I'm hoping it's for better-I tend to forget my accomplishments as soon as they happen.
[on why her parents decided to move from Argentina] My Dad's Scottish-Argentine and my Mum's African-Spanish - and the political situation in Argentina was getting so dire that they wanted their children to grow up in an environment without fear. We all really resented them for it and now we look back, we're like thank you so much because they gave us such an opportunity in life.
I was born in Miami but we moved straight away to Argentina where most of my family still lives, and I was there until I was six, and then we moved to England, and I learnt English when I was eight. I was stubborn and I wanted to go home and I didn't understand London at all. I'd come from a place where everything was green and everything was expensive and there were animals everywhere and all of a sudden, I came here [in England] and I was like 'what the f*ck is going on?'

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