Anya-Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy (born April 16, 1996) is an American-British actress. She has won several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for a BAFTA Film Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.
She made her film debut in an uncredited role in Vampire Academy (2014), with Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Dominic Sherwood, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Olga Kurylenko, and Gabriel Byrne. She made her credited debut in Robert Eggers’s The VVitch (2015), with Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, and Lucas Dawson.
Other films in the 2010s include Morgan (2015), with Kate Mara, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Paul Giamatti; Barry (2016), with Devon Terrell, Jason Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman, Ellar Coltrane, Avi Nash, and Linus Roache; M. Night Shyamalan’s Split (2016), with James McAvoy and Betty Buckley; Marrowbone (2017), with George MacKay, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, and Matthew Stagg; Thoroughbreds (2017), with Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, and Francie Swift; Glass (2019), with McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sarah Paulson; and Radioactive (2019), with Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Sian Brooke, Simon Russell Beale, Aneurin Barnard, and Katherine Parkinson.
Films in the 2020s include Emma (2020), with Johnny Flynn, Josh O’Connor, Callum Turner, Goth, Miranda Hart, and Bill Nighy; Here Are the Young Men (2020), with Dean-Charles Chapman, Finn Cole, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Travis Fimmel and Conleth Hill; The New Mutants (2020), with Blu Hunt, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, and Alice Braga; Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho (2021), with Thomasin McKenzie, Matt Smith, Rita Tushingham, Michael Ajao, Terence Stamp, and Diana Rigg; The Northman (2022), with Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Björk and Willem Dafoe; The Menu (2022), with Ralph Fiennes, Nicholas Hoult, Hong Chau, Janet McTeer, Reed Birney, Judith Light, and John Leguizamo; and David O. Russell’s Amsterdam (2022), with Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, Andrea Riseborough, Taylor Swift, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alessandro Nivola, Rami Malek, and Robert De Niro.
She also provided voice work in the Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019), with Taron Egerton, Nathalie Emmanuel, Shazad Latif, Harris Dickinson, Simon Pegg, Mark Hamill, Jason Isaacs, Benedict Wong, Donna Kimball, Caitriona Balfe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Andy Samberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Keegan-Michael Key, Awkwafina, and Harvey Fierstein; along with the films Playmobil: The Movie (2019), with Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Bateman, Adam Lambert, Kenan Thompson, Meghan Trainor, and Daniel Radcliffe; and The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023), with Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Key, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, Sebastian Maniscalco, Charles Martinet, and Kevin Michael Richardson.
She won a Golden Globe for her performance in the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit (2020), with Bill Camp, Moses Ingram, Isla Johnston, Christiane Seidel, Rebecca Root, Chloe Pirrie, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Marielle Heller, Harry Melling, Patrick Kennedy, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Marcin Dorociński. Other TV shows and miniseries include The Miniaturist (2017), with Romola Garai, Alex Hassell, Hayley Squires, and Paapa Essiedu; and the 5th and 6th seasons of Peaky Blinders (2013-2022), with Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, and Joe Cole.
Each review will be linked to the title below.
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(**seen rereleased in theaters)
- Vampire Academy (2014) – directed by Mark Waters – uncredited
- The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015) – directed by Robert Eggers
- Viking Quest (2015) – directed by Todor Chapkanov – TV movie
- Morgan (2016) – directed by Luke Scott
- Barry (2016) – directed by Vikram Gandhi
- Split (2016) – directed by M. Night Shyamalan
- Marrowbone (2017) – directed by Sergio G. Sánchez
- Thoroughbreds (2017) – directed by Cory Finley
- The Miniaturist (2017) – directed by Guillem Morales – miniseries
- Crossmaglen (2018) – directed by Beau Ferris – short
- Glass (2019) – directed by M. Night Shyamalan
- Love, Antosha (2019) – directed by Garret Price – herself – documentary
- Playmobil: The Movie (2019) – directed by Lino DiSalvo
- The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019) – directed by Louis Leterrier – miniseries
- Radioactive (2019) – directed by Marjane Satrapi
- Emma (2020) – directed by Autumn de Wilde
- Here Are the Young Men (2020) – directed by Eoin Macken
- The New Mutants (2020) – directed by Josh Boone
- The Queen’s Gambit (2020) – directed by Scott Frank – miniseries
- Last Night in Soho (2021) – directed by Edgar Wright
- The Northman (2022) – directed by Robert Eggers
- The Menu (2022)* – directed by Mark Mylod
- Amsterdam (2022) – directed by David O. Russell
- The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)* – directed by Aaron Horvath & Michael Jelenic
- Furiosa (2024) – directed by George Miller
- The Gorge (2024) – directed by Scott Derrickson