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Anya Taylor-Joy

1996/1997 (age 18–19)
Miami, Florida, U.S.

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Anya Taylor-Joy (born April 16, 1996) is an American-born Argentine-British actress.


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Early life

Taylor-Joy was born in Miami, Florida, the youngest of six children. Her mother worked in photography and interior design and is African-Spanish-English. Her father, a former international banker, is Scottish-Argentinian. Taylor-Joy moved to Argentina as an infant and only spoke Spanish before moving to London as a six-year old. She is a former ballet dancer.


Taylor-Joy rose to prominence with the role of Thomasin in Robert Eggers' horror film The Witch that premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015 but had a wide release in 2016.

In 2016, Taylor-Joy starred in the science-fiction-horror film, Morgan, directed by Luke Scott, son of filmmaker Ridley Scott. The film was released on 2 September 2016. Also that year, 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 then headlined the horror-thriller film Split in 2017, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, as a girl named Casey Cooke abducted by a mysterious man with split personalities. In 2019, she will reprise her role as Casey Cooke in the film Glass.

Taylor-Joy was the lead actress in the music video for Skrillex's remix of GTA's song Red Lips. She has been nominated for the 2017 BAFTA Rising Star Award.


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