Anya-Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy born 16 April 1996) is an actress and model. . . . In 2021, Time magazine placed her on the Time 100 Next list.
Taylor-Joy received praise for portraying the lead characters Emma Woodhouse in the Jane Austen adaptation Emma and Beth Harmon in the Netflix miniseries The Queen's Gambit (both 2020); for the latter, she won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries, the Golden Globe for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie and received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.
Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy was born on 16 April 1996, in Miami, Florida, to Dennis Alan Taylor, a former banker, who was awarded an MBE and the OBE, and Jennifer Marina Joy, a psychologist. Taylor-Joy has stated that her birth in Miami was a "fluke" as her parents had simply been on vacation in the city at the time; however, because of her birthplace she holds United States citizenship due to the country's jus soli nationality law. Her father is an Argentine of English and Scottish descent, son of a British father, Alfred Royal Taylor, and an Argentine-British mother, Violet Mary Forrest. Her mother was born in Zambia, to an English diplomat father, David Joy, and a Spanish mother, Montserrat Morancho Saumench, from Barcelona. She is the youngest of six siblings, four from her father's previous marriage.
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