Anya Taylor Joy is a brilliant actress who uses her talent to illuminate the world of entertainment. Born in the USA, the English actress has rightly earned the title of “Scream Queen” because she portrays the characters in horror films so wonderfully. She has played a variety of roles in such a short time since she broke into the industry, and most of them were complex characters at the mercy of a twisted power of evil. Anya has been nominated for several awards and honors, some of which she has won, including the Chopard trophy at the Cannes Film Festival. She is considered one of the fast-rising stars in Hollywood who has the potential to one day make the A-list.
The multi-faceted Anya is a woman of many talents. Besides acting, she also plays excellent musical instruments such as the ukulele and electric guitar. She is also a spectacular dancer who has received professional training in ballet. Her most notable roles in film and television include appearances in The Witch as well as M. Night Shamlayans Split and Glass, Thoroughbreds, Atlantis, and The Miniaturist.
Anya Taylor Joy Bio, Age & Ethnicity
Anya Taylor Joy was born on April 16, 1996, on American soil, particularly in Miami, Florida, where her family lived at the time. When she was a toddler, her family moved to Argentina, and she grew up speaking only Spanish before moving back to London at the age of six. There Anya learned to speak English. She completed preparatory school education at Hill House in Kensington, followed by Northlands School and then Queen’s Gate School in London.
She was trained as a ballet dancer but decided to give up this dream as the constant migration of her family never gave her the stability she needed to start a career in this discipline. At 16, Anya entered the world of modeling when she was scouted by an agent of Storm Model Management while strutting in front of a Harrod’s department store.
Her work as a model led her to meet an actor who signed her up and thus began her foray into the world of film and television. She got her first acting role in 2014 in an episode of the series Endeavour. Her career breakthrough came in 2015 when she was cast for the role of Thomasin in The Witch, a historic horror film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Her role in the film catapulted her into the spotlight and set her on a path that led directly to awards and recognition. Anya Taylor Joy then played Cassandra in five episodes of the British fantasy series Atlantis.
2016 proved to be an even greater year for her career, as she appeared in the films Split and Morgan, both horror films. She also played one of the young Barack Obama’s friends in the film Barry, which was about Obama’s life while studying at Columbia State. The following year Anya was starred in The Miniaturist, Marrowbone and Thoroughbred. In 2019 she resumed her clashing role as Casey Cooke in Glass. Anya will appear in a number of other films and series to be released in the coming months, including 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 in the music videos for Red Lips by GTA in 2015 and Dinner & Diatribes by Hozier, released in 2019. She has been nominated for over a dozen awards, many of which she has taken home with her, including the Gotham Independent Film Awards for Best Groundbreaking Actor, Fright Meter Awards for Best Leading Actress, 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.
Anya Taylor Joy’s Boyfriend
As for her love life, Anya has managed to keep things firmly under control. She is not very accommodating when it comes to revealing her dating history and current status or showing her partners off to the paparazzi. However, the beautiful actress is in a relationship with filmmaker Eoin Macken, with whom she has been dating since 2017. The couple has neither announced nor shown any intention of breaking up.
Taylor-Joy is the last of six children born to her parents. Her father, a Scottish-Argentinean citizen, worked as an international banker, her mother and the English-Spanish woman of African descent worked as a photographer and interior designer. Anya Taylor Joy will announce her first name and that of her five siblings. Her parents’ work meant that the family had to move around a lot, but it also meant that they could afford some of the finer things in life and she and her siblings had a very comfortable and happy childhood.
Anya Taylor Joy is 1.69 m tall and weighs about 121 pounds (55 kg).