Full Name: Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy
Date of Birth: April 16, 1996
Anya Taylor-Joy arrived in the USA on April 16, 1996. 6 is the youngest child. Her mother, Jennifer-Marina de Joy, is an English-Spanish psychologist born and raised in Zambia. Her father, Dennis Alan Taylor, Scottish-Argentine origin and former international banker, later changed her career and became a professional racer in the offshore powerboat race where she won 2 Union Internationale motonautique world championships. Taylor was also the director of a private jet charter company.
The family moved to Buenos Aires when Taylor-Joy was a baby. She lived in Buenos Aires until the age of six, until her family moved to Victoria, London.
She was first known for her roles in the fantasy series Atlantis (2015) and made her breakthrough with the period horror movie The Witch (2015), which won many accolades. 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) gained further recognition and praise.
She starred in the BBC One crime drama series Peaky Blinders (2019) and the Netflix fantasy drama series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019). She received critical acclaim for her role as Beth Harmon in the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit (2020). She received the Chopard Award of the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 and was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
Height: 5ft 6.5 inches (169 Cm)
Weight: 123lb (56 Kg)
Body Measurements: 36-24-35 inches (86-61-89 cm)