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16 April 1996 |
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Anya Taylor-Joy (born April 16, 1996) is an American-born Argentine-British actress. She is best known for her starring role as Thomasin in the horror film The Witch (2015) and as Casey Cooke in the horror-thriller film Split (2016). She was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2017.
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.
In 2016, Taylor-Joy starred in the science-fiction-horror film, Morgan, directed by Luke 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.
|2014||Vampire Academy||Feeder Girl||Uncredited|
|Crossmaglen||Ana||Short film; Post-production|
|2018||The New Mutants||Illyana Rasputin / Magik||Post-production|
|2014||Endeavour||Philippa Collins-Davidson||Episode: "Nocturne"|
|2014||Viking Quest||Mani||Television film|
|2015||Atlantis||Cassandra||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2017||The Miniaturist||Nella Oortman||Filming|
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|||
|2017||Empire||Best Female Newcomer||Won|
|Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Nominated|||
|Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress||Won|||
|Online Film & Television Association||Best Breakthrough Performance - Female||Nominated|
|Seattle Film Critics Awards||Best Youth Performance||Won|
|Herself||British Academy of Film and Television Arts||BAFTA Rising Star Award||Nominated|
|London Critics Circle||Young British/Irish Performer of the Year||Nominated|
|Central Ohio Film Critics Association||Breakthrough Film Artist||Nominated|
|Cannes Film Festival||Trophée Chopard||Won|