16 April 1996
Miami, Florida, USA
as actress in television since 2014 (age 18)
as actress in feature films since 2015 (age 19)
Taylor-Joy rose to prominence with the role of Thomasin in Robert Eggers’ horror film The Witch that premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015 but had a wide release in 2016.
In 2016, Taylor-Joy starred in the science-fiction-horror film, Morgan, directed by Luke Scott. 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.
In 2019, she will reprise her role as Casey Cooke in the film Glass, directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
Taylor-Joy has been nominated for the 2017 BAFTA Rising Star Award.
Roles portrayed by Anya Taylor-Joy
2019 Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke in Glass
2018 Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin / Magik in The New Mutants
“The New Mutants” is intended to be the eleventh installment in the X-Men film series. Magik: a Russian mutant with sorcery powers, who “uses teleportation discs to travel.” She is the sister of Colossus, a member of the X-Men seen in previous films in the series.
2017 Anya Taylor-Joy as Lily in Thoroughbreds
2017 Anya Taylor-Joy as Allie in Marrowbone
2016 Anya Taylor-Joy as Charlotte Baughman in Barry
2016 Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke in Split
2016 Anya Taylor-Joy as Morgan in Morgan
2016 Anya Taylor-Joy as Thomasin in The Witch
2014 Anya Taylor-Joy as Feeder Girl in Vampire Academy