Before becoming an actress, Anya Taylor-Joy worked as a m
odel and was scouted at just 16 years old.
She made her acting debut in the horror movie "The Witch" in 2015, which received critical
acclaim and launched her career.
Anya Taylor-Joy learned to play the violin for her role in "The Miniaturist," a BBC miniseries set in 17th century Amsterdam.
She is known for her distinctive eyes, which are one blue and one green due to a genetic co
ndition called heterochromia.
In the Netflix series "The Queen's Gambit," Anya Taylor-Joy learned to play chess for the r
ole of Beth Harmon and became a fan of the game.
She has starred in music videos for artists such as Skrillex and The Rolling Stones.
She was considered for the role of Rey in the new "Star Wars" t
rilogy but ultimately lost out to Daisy Ridley.
She is set to star in the upcoming "Mad Max" prequel, "Furiosa," alongside Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
She has stated that she would love to work with director Quentin Tarantino someday.
Anya Taylor-Joy is a fan of horror movies and counts "The Shining" and "Rosemary's Baby" among her favorites.
Anya Taylor-Joy is fluent in Spanish, English, and a little bit of French.
Her middle name is Josephine, which is where her nickname "Anya Jo" comes from.
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