Anya-Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy (born 16 April 1996) is an actress and model. She has won several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award. In 2021, she was featured on Time magazine’s 100 Next list of “emerging leaders who are shaping the future”.
Born in Miami and raised in Buenos Aires and London, Taylor-Joy left school at the age of 16 to pursue an acting career. After small television roles, she made her film debut with a leading role in the horror film The Witch (2015). She went on to star in the horror film Split (2016) and its sequel, Glass (2019), and the black comedy Thoroughbreds (2017). She won the Trophée Chopard at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Taylor-Joy has since appeared in the fifth and sixth season of the television series Peaky Blinders (2019–2022), and played Emma Woodhouse in the period drama Emma (2020), which gained her a Golden Globe nomination. The same year, she received critical acclaim for her performance starring as Beth Harmon in the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit (2020), winning several awards, including a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award.