Anya Taylor Joy is a brilliant actress who is lighting up the entertainment world with her talent. The American born English performer has rightfully earned the title of scream queen thanks to how wonderfully she portrays characters in horror movies. She has played a myriad of roles in such a short time since she broke into the industry and most of them have been complex characters who were at the mercy of some twisted force of evil. Anya has been nominated for several awards and honors some of which she has won, including the Trophee Chopard at the Cannes Film Festival. She is considered one of the fast-rising stars in Hollywood who have the potential to go A-list someday.
The multifaceted Anya is a woman of many talents. Aside from acting, she is also great at playing musical instruments such as the ukulele and electric guitar. In addition, she is a spectacular dancer who has received professional training in ballet. Her most notable roles on film and television include performances in The Witch, as well as M. Night Shamlayan’s Split and Glass, Thoroughbreds, Atlantis, and The Miniaturist.
Anya Taylor Joy Bio, Age & Ethnicity
Anya Taylor Joy was born on April 16, 1996, on United States soil, particularly in Miami, Florida, where her family lived at the time. While she was still a toddler, her family relocated to Argentina and she grew up speaking only Spanish before they relocated again to London when she was six years old. It was there that Anya learned to speak English. She completed preparatory school education at Hill House located in Kensington, followed by Northlands School, and then the Queen’s Gate School in London.
She was trained to become a ballet dancer, but she decided to abandon the dream because her family’s constant migration never afforded her the stability required to ground a career in the discipline. Anya walked into the world of modeling at 16 when she was scouted by an agent of Storm Model Management while strutting outside a Harrod’s Department Store.
Her work as a model led to her meeting an acting agent who signed her up and thus began her foray into the world of film and television. She snagged her first acting role in 2014 in an episode of the series Endeavour. Her career-defining break came in 2015 when she was cast to play Thomasin in The Witch, a period horror film which premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Her role in the film catapulted her into the spotlight and planted her firmly on a path leading straight to awards and recognition. Anya Taylor Joy went on to play Cassandra in five episodes of Atlantis, a British fantasy series.
The year 2016 proved to be an even bigger one for her career as she appeared in the movies Split and Morgan, both horror films. She also played one of young Barack Obama’s friends in the movie Barry, which centered around Obama’s life when he was studying at Columbia State. The following year, Anya was featured in The Miniaturist, Marrowbone, and Thoroughbreds. She reprised her bone-chilling role as Casey Cooke in Glass in 2019. Anya is set to appear in a handful of other movies and series to be released in the coming months such as Last night in Soho, Playmobil: The Movie, Emma, The Queen’s Gambit, Radioactive, Here Are the Young Men, the remake of Nosferatu, The New Mutants, The Sea Change, Peaky Blinders, and The Dark Crystal: Age of the Resistance.
Anya Taylor Joy’s other appearances include starring roles in the music videos for Red Lips by GTA in 2015 and Dinner & Diatribes by Hozier which was released in 2019. She has been nominated for over a dozen awards, many of which she has taken home such as the Gotham Independent Film Awards for Breakthrough Actor, Fright Meter Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Schmoes Breakthrough Performance of the Year, New Mexico Film Critics Award for Best Young Actress, Seattle Film Critics Awards for Best Youth Performance, and others.
Taylor-Joy is the last of six children born to her parents. Her father, a Scottish-Argentine native worked as an international banker and her mother, and English-Spanish woman of African descent worked as photographer and interior designer. Anya Taylor Joy is yet to reveal their first names as well as that of her five siblings. As a result of her parents’ jobs, the family had to move around a lot, but it also meant that they were able to afford some of the finer things in life and she and her siblings had a very comfortable and fortunate childhood.
Anya Taylor Joy’s Boyfriend
Concerning her love life, Anya has managed to keep a tight lid on things. She is not very forthcoming about revealing her dating history, current status or even parading her partners out and about for the paparazzi to see. However, the gorgeous actress is in a relationship with the filmmaker Eoin Macken, whom she has been seeing since 2017. The couple has not announced or shown any intention of splitting up.
Anya Taylor Joy has a height of 5 feet 6.5 inches (169 cm) and she weighs around 121 pounds (55 kg).