Quick Facts of Anya Taylor-Joy
American actress, Anya Taylor-Joy is popularly known for her scream queen role, Thomas in the 2015’s horror film, The Witch. She won several awards like Gotham Independent Film Awards, Fright Meter Awards, Empire Awards, Fangoria Chainsaw Awards and Seattle Film Critics Awards for her performance in the movie.
Moreover, Taylor-Joy is also known for portraying the lead role Casey Cooke in another horror film, Split. As of 2018, Taylor-Joy is working in several upcoming movies like Glass, The New Mutants, and Radioactive. Regarding her personal life, she is in a relationship with Irish actor, Eoin Macken.
Anya Taylor-Joy’s Early Life And Education
Anya Taylor-Joy was born as Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy on 16th April 1996 in Miami, Florida under the birth sign Aries. Taylor-Joy holds three nationalities American, Argentine & British and belongs to mixed ethnicity (British-Spanish and Scottish-Argentinian).
Taylor-Joy is the youngest of six children of her photographer mother and the former international banker father. Her family moved to Argentina when she was an infant. When she was six-years-old, the family shifted to London from Argentina.
When Anya Taylor-Joy was young, she learned ballet dancing. She attended Queen’s Gate School.
Anya Taylor-Joy’s Career
Initially, Anya Taylor-Joy started her career as a model. Sarah Doukas of Strom Model Management discovered her while she walked outside Harrods Department Store. She then modeled for several brands and also walked on the ramp for many designers.
Taylor-Joy started her acting career in 2014 as Feeder Girl in the fantasy comedy horror film, Vampire Academy directed by Mark Waters.
The following year, she portrayed the role of Katherine and William’s daughter, Thomasin in the period supernatural horror film, The Witch. The movie starred Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, and Ellie Grainger.
Anya outstanding performance in the movie helped her to win Gotham Independent Film Awards, Fright Meter Awards, Empire Awards, Fangoria Chainsaw Awards and Seattle Film Critics Awards. She has been also nominated for several awards like Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, and Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films among others.
In 2017, Taylor-Joy worked as a young girl with traumatic past, Casy Cooke in the psychological horror film, Split with James McAvoy, M. Night Shyamalan, and Bruce Willis. She has been nominated for BloodGuts UK Horror Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the movie.
As of 2018, she worked in a black comedy film, Thoroughbreds as Lily Reynolds with Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin, and Paul Sparks. The same year, she is working in several upcoming movies like Glass, The New Mutants, and Radioactive.
Taylor-Joy made her TV debut in 2014 in an episode of Endeavor. In 2015, she had a recurring role, Cassandra in fantasy-adventure TV programme, Atlantis. She shared the screen with Jack Donnelly, Mark Abby, and Robert Emms. Her latest work includes 2017’s The Miniaturist where she appeared in a lead role Petronella ‘’Nella’’ Brandt.
Anya Taylor-Joy’s Boyfriend and Dating History
Anya Taylor-Joy is yet to be married. As of 2018, Taylor-Joy is in a relationship with Irish actor and filmmaker, Eoin Macken. The boyfriend-girlfriend couple is together since 2017. The couple posts several cozy pictures together with cute captions.
Their fans speculated that they are already engaged, however, the couple has not disclosed anything regarding that. Previously, the actress was linked to Taylor Joy and Robert Eggers.
Anya Taylor-Joy’s Height and Body Measurement
Anya Taylor-Joy stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches. She has a physically toned body with the measurement of 33-26-34. Her Hazel eyes and blonde hair perfectly matches her fair complexion. As of 2018, the actress is 55 kg.