Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy is an award-winning American-Argentine-British actress and model. She’s received a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award, she was listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2019 and was named by Time magazine as one of the “emerging leaders who are shaping the future,” in 2021.
Born in Miami and raised between Buenos Aires and London, Taylor-Joy began acting in school productions and eventually dropped out to pursue acting. After small television roles, she made her film debut with the lead role in the 2015 horror film The Witch. She gained further attention for her roles in the horror film Split and the black comedy Thoroughbreds, both released in 2017; she earned a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination. This was followed with starring roles in two BBC One drama miniseries The Miniaturist (2017) and Peaky Blinders (2019) and in the Netflix fantasy drama series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019) and Split’s sequel Glass (2019).
Taylor-Joy gained wider recognition in 2020 as the lead characters Emma Woodhouse in the Jane Austen adaptation Emma and Beth Harmon in the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit; for the latter, she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie.
With such a successful acting portfolio, she also has a truly fabulous wardrobe.
Anya Taylor-Joy at the 70th British Academy Film Awards in February 2017. The actress wore a baby-blue tiered, tulle Gucci gown for the BAFTAs.
Anya Taylor-Joy attending the 2018 Met Gala. Taylor-Joy looked incredible in this gold and black lace Dolce & Gabbana gown and matching headpiece.
Anya Taylor-Joy at the British Academy Film Awards in February 2018. Taylor-Joy wore a gold crown and Dolce & Gabanna black lace see-through gown for the BAFTAs.
Anya Taylor-Joy attending the premiere of Emma in February 2021. During the premiere, Taylor-Joy wore a white lace and beaded vintage Bob Mackie wedding dress from her stylist, Law Roach’s personal archive.
Anya Taylor-Joy showed off this stunning look for the 2021 Golden Globes. The Queen’s Gambit star wore a custom-made sparkly emerald green Dior plunging gown, matching coat, and matching shoes accessorized with Tiffany & Co jewelry.
Anya Taylor-Joy at the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) Awards in April 2021. The 24-year-old stunned viewers at the SAG Awards, at which she took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for her role in Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, in a Vera Wang asymmetric gown and jewelry by Tiffany & Co.
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