From a dramatic entry to modeling, Anya Taylor-Joy, an American born English-Argentine personality landed into acting & got success. The model-turned-actress made her career breakthrough as Thomasin in the 2015 film The Witch; won her Gotham Independent Film Award.
Turned professional in 2014, Taylor-Joy grabbed massive fan attention in a short span of time- thanks to her alluring looks beautified with wide-set eyes and acting prominence. Throughout these years, Anya records work in commercially hit Split (2016) and Glass (2019). Moreover, she appeared in notable roles in critically acclaimed films: Barry (2016), Thoroughbreds (2017), and Emma (2020).
In addition to film works, the Miami-born got a handful of success in TV career too. Following appearances in The Miniaturist and Peaky Blinders, Taylor-Joy played the lead cast, Beth Harmon, in the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit (2020).
What Is Anya Taylor-Joy Nationality? Her Birth Name?
Born on April 16, 1996, in Miami, Florida, the USA, Anya’s birth name is Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy. Throughout her childhood, she traveled across Argentina and the UK due to her father’s profession; he formerly worked as an international banker. Anya’s mother worked as a photographer and interior designer.
Taylor-Joy holds triple nationality: American-Argentine-British. She is of mixed ethnicity- British and Spanish descent from mother’s side and Scottish Argentine ancestry from father’s.
Age and Height
As of November 2020, the 5 feet 8 inches blonde beauty is 24 years old.
Since, as an infant she moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, Anya Taylor-Joy spoke only Spanish until 6. After moving to London, Anya learned English.
An attendant of Hill House Junior School in Kensington, the future Hollywood figure went to all-girls school Queen’s Gate School in London. She also studied at Northlands School in Argentina.
Almost Missed The Modeling Approach
Anya Taylor-Joy was fond of acting since her early days and left school at the age of 16 to pursue an on-screen career. But rather than direct impression as an actress, she earned a portfolio of a model first.
Reportedly, the founder of Storm Model Management, Sarah Doukas discovered Anya while walking in the street of London. At first, Anya misunderstood Doukas as a stalker and tried to get away but later small exchange of conversation turned all things right.
Subsequently, Tylor-Joy signed with the modeling agency and grabbed a strong modeling portfolio. It later led to a meeting with an acting agency that changed her life for good.
Acting Debut At Age Of 18- Films and TV Series
Although in 2014, the Miami native got her acting debut through the film Vampire Academy, her scenes were cut in the eleventh hour. The same year, she made guest appearances in Endeavour (TV series) and Viking Quest (TV film).
Anya’s career breakthrough came in 2015 after playing Thomasin in the supernatural horror film The Witch. It marked a box-office collection of $40.4 million; the budget was $4 million. Moreover, she got a recurring role in 2015 in Atlantis (5 episodes).
In 2016, the American-Argentine-British actress was cast as Casey Cooke in commercial-hit Split opposite James McAvoy. The film is the 2nd installment of the Unbreakable trilogy. Later, she would portray the same role in box-office hit and the trilogy’s 3rd installment Glass (2019).
Moreover, she earned the role of Charlotte Baughman in the critically acclaimed Barry (2016). It followed her movie works in other critically successful Thoroughbreds (2017), Radioactive (2019), and Emma (2020).
Taylor-Joy’s most recent film work was in the 2020 superhero horror The New Mutants alongside Maisie Williams and Charlie Heaton.
Major TV Role In ‘The Queen’s Gambit’
After the first-ever main role in TV series through The Miniaturist (2017), Anya worked in 6 episodes of Peaky Blinders (2019) as Gina Gray. In 2020, she landed as the lead cast Beth Harmon in the Netflix limited series The Queen’s Gambit starring Bill Camp, Christiane Seidel, Rebecca Root, and Chloe Pirrie.
It released on October 23, 2020; the season consisted of 7 episodes and received a rating of 8.09/10 by Rotten Tomatoes.
Upcoming Projects Of Anya Taylor-Joy
Taylor-Joy is set to appear as Sany in the 2021 horror-thriller Last Night in Soho (post-production) starring Jessie Mei Li, Matt Smith, and Margaret Nolan. Furthermore, the IMDB reports that the actress will work in an untitled spin-off of George Miller Furiosa which is under pre-production, while another project The Northman is currently filming.
The announced projects where Anya will work are: as Weetzie Bat in Weetzie Bat and as Alberta in The Sea Change.
What Is Anya Taylor-Joy Net Worth In 2020?
Online tabloid sources estimate that Anya has $1 million net worth as of November 2020. For sure, the actress with already 23 acting credits since turning professional in 2014, got a hefty sum through her on-screen career. Moreover, her stints as a model during her early days aided in fortune growth and gave a base to her acting career beginning.
Famous for working in The Witch, Taylor-Joy appeared in a notable role in the box-office hit films:
- Split (2016)- $278.5 million (the budget was $9 million)
- Glass (2019)- collected $247 million over the budget of $20 million
Moreover, an Instagram influencer, Anya Taylor-Joy has over 1.5 million followers where she has a paid partnership with Viktor&Rolf Fragrances. Allegedly, she earns tens of thousand dollars per sponsored post.
Relationship Status- Is ‘The Witch’ Actress Dating?
No doubt, the charming personality with a successful journey from modeling to acting attracts attention to her love life too. Reportedly, Taylor-Joy is dating at the moment and enjoys a low-key relationship with her photographer boyfriend Ben Seed.
So far, no detail on their relationship beginning is out. Also, prior to this, she never made highlights with her dating story; has no records of past affairs. She is never married or has announced any plans for the wedding meanwhile.
More often, Anya travels back and forth to the USA and the UK due to career projects. It’s no different from her childhood when she moved across Argentina, the UK, and the USA due to her father’s job. The Witch actress states that she doesn’t have a home at the moment.
- What Is the Nationality of Anya Taylor-Joy?
Taylor-Joy was born in Miami, the USA, and has traveled across Argentina and the UK. She holds triple nationality: American-Argentine-British.
- How Old Is ‘The Witch’ Actress Anya Taylor-Joy?
Anya is 24 years old in 2020; her birthday falls on April 16.
- How Tall Is She?
Anya has a height of 5 feet 8 inches.
- What Is Taylor-Joy Net Worth?
As of 2020, the Miami-born American-Argentine-British actress has $1 million net worth.
- Who Played Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit?
Turned professional since 2014, Anya Taylor-Joy portrayed Beth Harmon in the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit.
- Does She Have Siblings?
Born to an international banker father and photographer mother, Anya is the youngest of 6 children; has 5 siblings.
- Is Anya Taylor-Joy Active On Instagram and Twitter?
Taylor-Joy is an active Instagram (@anyataylorjoy) and Twitter (@anyataylorjoy) user with over 1.5 million followers and 82.4K followers respectively.