Taylor-Joy at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
16 April 1996|
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Education||Queen's Gate School|
Anya Taylor-Joy (born 16 April 1996) is an American-born British-Argentinian 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 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 6. She attended the preparatory school Hill House in Kensington before attending the independent Queen's Gate School. 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.
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.
|2014||Vampire Academy||Feeder Girl||Uncredited; scenes were cut|
|The New Mutants||Illyana Rasputin / Magik|
|Here Are the Young Men||Jen|
|2014||Endeavour||Philippa Collins-Davidson||Episode: "Nocturne"|
|2014||Viking Quest||Mani||Television film|
|2015||Atlantis||Cassandra||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2017||The Miniaturist||Petronella "Nella" Brandt||Main role; 2 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2016||The Witch||Gotham Independent Film Awards||Breakthrough Actor||Won|||
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Youth Performance||Nominated|
|San Diego Film Critics Society||Breakthrough Artist||Nominated|
|Austin Film Critics Association||Breakthrough Artist Award||Nominated|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society||Best Youth Performance||Nominated|
|Fright Meter Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Won|
|Golden Shmoes||Breakthrough Performance of the Year||2nd place|
|BloodGuts UK Horror Awards||Breakthrough Artist Award||Nominated|||
|2017||Empire||Best Female Newcomer||Won|
|Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Nominated|||
|Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress||Won|||
|Online Film & Television Association||Best Breakthrough Performance - Female||Nominated|
|Seattle Film Critics Awards||Best Youth Performance||Won|
|Herself||British Academy of Film and Television Arts||BAFTA Rising Star Award||Nominated|
|London Critics Circle||Young British/Irish Performer of the Year||Nominated|
|Central Ohio Film Critics Association||Breakthrough Film Artist||Nominated|
|Cannes Film Festival||Trophée Chopard||Won|
|2018||Split||BloodGuts UK Horror Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|||
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