Anya’s outstanding performance as Thomasin in Robert Eggers’ period horror film The Witch (2015), and the positive reviews it got at the Sundance festival revealed her incredible potential to the world; it was widely released and viewed in 2016. She then starred as the title character in the thriller Morgan (2016), directed Luke Scott and also starring Kate Mara. She also 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. In 2017, she headlined M. Night Shyamalan’s horror-thriller film Split (2016), playing Casey Cooke, a girl abducted by a mysterious man with split personalities. In 2019, she reprised her role as Casey in the film Glass. Anya was also the lead actress in the music video for Skrillex’s remix of GTA’s song Red Lips. She was nominated for the 2017 BAFTA Rising Star Award.
The American-British-Argentinian model-turned-actress started off the year as the titular character in the latest adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, appeared in a leading role in long-awaited X-Men horror film The New Mutants, and last, but not least, became the biggest thing on Netflix with her star-making performance in The Queen’s Gambit.
Upcoming Anya Taylor-Joy Movies:
The Northman – TBA
Furiosa – TBA
Weetzie Bat – TBA
The Sea Change – TBA
Nosferatu – TBA