Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy

Taylor-Joy at the premiere of The Witch
at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival
Born (1996-04-16) 16 April 1996
Miami, Florida, United States
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 2014–present

Anya Taylor-Joy (born 16 April 1996)[1] is an American-born Argentine-British[2] actress and model. She is a modern scream queen, having initially gained fame when she starred in the horror films The Witch, Morgan and Split.

Early life

Taylor-Joy was born in Miami, Florida, the youngest of six children.[3] Her mother is Spanish-English and her father is Scottish-Argentinian.[4][5] Taylor-Joy has since lived in Argentina and the United Kingdom. She is a former ballet dancer.[3]


Her major breakthrough was her leading performance as Thomasin in Robert Eggers' critically acclaimed horror film The Witch, alongside Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie.

In 2016, Taylor-Joy starred in the science fiction horror film Morgan, directed by Luke Scott, son of filmmaker Ridley Scott.[6] It was released on 2 September 2016.[7]

In February 2016, it was announced she would co-star in Vikram Gandhi's new film Barry, a film focused on a young Barack Obama in 1981 New York City. Taylor-Joy is set to play one of Obama's close friends.[8] In March 2016, it was reported that Taylor-Joy was being approached to star as Magik in an upcoming adaptation of the New Mutants comic book series, slated to be a part of the X-Men film franchise.[9][10]

She also was the lead actress in the music video for Skrillex's remix of GTA's song Red Lips.[11]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Vampire Academy Feeder Girl Uncredited[12]
2015 The Witch Thomasin Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor
2016 Morgan Morgan
2016 Barry Charlotte
2016 Split Casey
2017 Thoroughbred TBA Post-production
2018 Marrowbone TBA Filming
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Endeavour Philippa Collins-Davidson Episode: "Nocturne"
2014 Viking Quest Mani Television movie
2015 Atlantis Cassandra 5 episodes


External links

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