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16 April 1996 |
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress and model|
Taylor-Joy was born in Miami, Florida, the youngest of six children. Her mother, who worked in photography and interior design, is African-Spanish-English, and her father, a former international banker who gave it all up to race powerboats, 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.
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 (2016), 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.
In March 2016, it was reported that Taylor-Joy was being approached to star as Magik in an upcoming adaptation of the New Mutants comic book series, slated to be a part of the X-Men film franchise.
|2014||Vampire Academy||Feeder Girl||Uncredited|
|2018||X-Men: The New Mutants||Illyana Rasputina / Magik||Pre-production|
|2014||Endeavour||Philippa Collins-Davidson||Episode: "Nocturne"|
|2014||Viking Quest||Mani||Television movie|
|2015||Atlantis||Cassandra||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
A New-England Folktale
|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|||
A New-England Folktale
|British Academy of Film and Television Arts||BAFTA Rising Star Award||Nominated|
|Empire||Best Female Newcomer||Won|
|Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Pending|||
|Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress||Pending|||
|Online Film & Television Association||Best Breakthrough Performance - Female||Nominated|
|Seattle Film Critics Awards||Best Youth Performance||Won|
|Herself||London Critics Circle||Young British/Irish Performer of the Year||Nominated|
|Central Ohio Film Critics Association||Breakthrough Film Artist||Nominated|