Anya Taylor-Joy is an American actress and model. She became widely known after the roles in the horror films «Morgan» and «The VVitch: A New-England Folktale» and also in the psychological thriller «Split».
A model and actress Anya Taylor-Joy
Anya Taylor-Joy’s Childhood
The future actress was born in Miami, Florida, April 16, 1996, in the family of immigrants. Her mother is a native of England and a Spaniard by blood. Her father has Argentine and Scottish roots. Except for Anya, the couple had five children. Her childhood she spent partly in Argentina and partly in the UK.
The height of Anya Taylor-Joy is 5'7 ft tall
As a child, Taylor-Joy loved dancing. Her parents sent her to ballet school where she could make serious progress. But the frequent moves of families from one country to another was a serious obstacle.
Anya Taylor-Joy Interview
Anya was not being able to become a professional ballerina, but she managed to prove herself as a model. While learning in high school, she began to participate in various photo shoots and appeared on the covers of fashion magazines, calendars, and posters, advertising the production of world-famous brands.
Anya Taylor-Joy started her career as a model
Anya Taylor-Joy’s Career
In early 2014, Anya Taylor-Joy decided to try her hand in the acting field. The debut of the 18-year-old actress took place in the episode of the youth fiction picture «Vampire Academy». It should be noted that the role was so small that the actress was not even stated in the credits.
Anya Taylor-Joy has a fascinating alien look
After this experience, Anna has played in several television series. It was a detective «Endeavor», a popular action movie «Viking Quest», and also in the fantastic film «Gold Skin».
Anya Taylor-Joy became famous for her role of Thomasin in the Victorian horror movie «The Witch». In the story, the family of a pilgrim wants to get out in the wilderness, away from worldly temptations. Thomasina is the eldest child, and there are a lot of responsibilities on her shoulders, including the supervision of younger children. She notices that there are strange happenings in the district, but nobody believes the girl.
The Witch with Anya Taylor-Joy. Trailer
The horror picture wasn't typical there was no loud screams, no more monsters, a sudden appearing out of nowhere. The film frightened by immersion in the gloomy atmosphere of rural life and rural legends. Stephen King admitted that the film had goosebumps on the back too.
A frame from «The Witch»
The actress became a real discovery of the Sundance Festival, which first presented «The Witch». After this success, the girl was noticed in Hollywood and was offered a key role in the horror Thriller «Morgan», but it never gained the popularity nor by the critics, nor by the audience, and miserably failed at the box office receiving scathing reviews, despite the involvement of the notorious Kate Mara and Rose Leslie.
Anya Taylor-Joy in the «Morgan» movie
In 2016, the girl played a leading role (Charlotte Baumann) in the biographical film «Barry,» which talked about the College life of Barack Obama, the future President of the United States. It was released at the International Film Festival in Toronto.
Anya Taylor-Joy in «Barry»
In 2017, Anya Taylor-Joy has been nominated for a BAFTA in the category the Best Rising Star and got the prize of the London Circle of Film Critics in the category the Young British/Irish Artist of the Year, but in both cases, she failed to receive awards.
Anya Taylor-Joy’s Personal Life
There is known little about the private life of the young actress. Anya Taylor-Joy is still very young and, it seems, she sees no need to build a serious relationship. The press hasn't managed to find even a hint of them.
The extravagant Anya Taylor-Joy
In an interview, the girl admitted that she loves coffee and truffles, and every day begins with a dance due to her ballet past.
Anya Taylor-Joy Today
Anya continues to shoot in the ad and play in movies. In 2017 she appeared in the psychological Thriller «Split», where her partner was the famous British actor James McAvoy and young Haley Lu Richardson on the set.
Anya Taylor-Joy: Split Interview
The plot reminded «The Minds of Billy Milligan» and «The Collector» at the same time: a young man in whose brain two dozen of diametrically different personalities live kidnaps three girls.
At the premiere of «Split»
It should be remembered that Anya Taylor-Joy is still very young and has not yet decided what career she will choose – model or actress. However, she is starring in films and it pleases her, and she plans to continue to play in the movie.
In 2017, there will be released two more films with her starring: the drama «Thoroughbreds» (one of the last films with the participation of the deceased Anton Yelchin) and the thriller «Marrow Bones». It is also known that Anna agreed to shoot in the British melodrama «The Sea Change». The details of the plot all of these projects are still kept secret.