Anya Taylor’s Wiki/bio
Anya Taylor’s full name is Anya Josephine Marie Taylor Joy, born on Tuesday, April 16, 1996 in Florida, United States. Her present age is 25 years. She is a British model and actress best known for her portrayal in Queen’s Gumbit (2020) as Beth Harmon and in The Witch(2015) as Thomasin.
Anya’s Childhood and Family
Anya was youngest of all her 6 siblings. Her father(Dennis Alan Taylor) was an Argentine of Scottish descent and mother(Jennifer Marina Joy) was Spanish, born and brought up in Zambia in Africa. Anya’s maternal grandfather was from French and Irish descendant. Anya’s childhood was somewhere between Argentina and England. Her father’s primary occupation was banking but he was passionate about power boat racing too. Her mother was a psychologist. Anya was brought up in Argentina until the age of 6, than shifted to London, where family lived in Victoria. She completed her schooling from Buenos Aires, then preparatory school Hill house and Queen’s Gate School in London.
Large, Wide Set eyes
Long Flaxen hair
Height- 5’7” approx
Eye color- Black
Her present-day love interest is Ben Seed. His primary occupation is photography.
Anya’s career and movies
Anya dreamed of becoming an actress since the very beginning. She was impassioned about ballet dance and acting. Her dream finally turned into a reality when she was offered with model role. She made her first step towards her goal by entering modeling career. When she was fourteen, she used her savings to move to New York and at 16 she left school to pursue her passion for acting. Anya made her entered the film industry by making her debut as an actress in an episode of the detective drama series in 2014. Her first film was ‘The Witch’ which was megahit that time. She portrayed the lead role of Thomasin in that film. Anya has also been seen in various documentaries like ‘Love, Antosha’, and she played the role of Irene Curie in the biographical drama film Radioactive. Taylor Joy has been all sorts of gracious plaudit for her portrayal in film Emma(2020) which got a rating of 6.7 out of 10.
Interesting facts about Anya Taylor
- Anya Taylor couldn’t speak English until the age of years, she spoke Spanish. She is still known for her command over English language and her flawless British accent.
- Even though she played chess Virtuoso in Queen’s Gambit, she didn’t had any knowledge about this game.
- Anya’s family origin is highly diverse. (already explained in Family section)
- Apart from taking a drama class in elementary school, she professed that she very little acting experience prior to her first film Witch.
- Anya Taylor is first Hispania to have won the Golden Globe Award for best actress in a limited series.
- Anya Taylor is a triple citizen of United States(was born in Florida), United Kingdom and Argentina.
Awards and Honors
Anya Taylor receiving her first Gotham Award.
- Her first award was Gotham award which she won for her debut in film The Witch(2015)
- Won Seatle Film Critics Society award for best youth performance The Witch: A new England folktale(2015)
- Won Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding Performance by a female actor in a Television movie or limited series.
- Won Phoenix Critics society award for Breakthrough performance.
- Won empire awards for best female Newcomer.
- She has been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for playing the lead role of Beth harmon in Queen’s Gambit.
Anya Taylor once said, “Once I set my mind towards something, it’s going to happen”. Anya Taylor’s fervent endeavor in acting along with her immense confidence is the recipe of her success.