At a very young age, Anya Taylor-Joy is already known for two major movies. The young Hollywood star made a name for herself in the 2015 movie, The Witch and cemented it further with a lead role in M. Night Shyamalan 2016 movie, Split. She’s one of Hollywood’s rising stars and a look into her heritage and personality makes it easy to see why. To learn more about the Split star such as her professional career, her net worth, and childhood, tag along.
Who Is Anya Taylor-Joy?
Scream Queen is a name given or associated with an actress who plays a lot of horror movies or has made an appearance in a few notable entries in the genre. This is a name that has been given to Anya Taylor-Joy due to her work in two notable horror films, Split and The Witch.
Born on April 16, 1996, Anya is a former ballet dancer, the Argentine-British actress was born in Miami, Florida. She grew up with a dream of becoming an actress and pursued her dream to New York.
Due to her father’s international career, her educational background is spread across two countries. Anya attended a preparatory school called Hill House in Kensington, and then when her family moved to Argentina, attended the Northlands School in Argentina. Even though she was born in Miami, Florida, Anya Taylor-Joy never learned to speak English until she was six, she spoke Spanish exclusively for the first 5 years of her life. Her childhood included a period of life as a ballet dancer before she quit at age 16 and moved to New York in pursuit of a career in acting.
Anya Taylor-Joy career as an actor started as an unnamed feeder girl in the 2014 movie, Vampire Academy. But it wasn’t long before she got her breakthrough role in The Witch, the critically acclaimed Robert Egger movie. It was a role that exposed her to the mainstream audience and she got a bunch of awards for her performance in the movie, including the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor and Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor.
She followed up her appearance in the successful movie with Morgan and Barry, a biopic about the younger life of Barack Obama in 2016.
When new talents get into the acting industry, it can be challenging for them to consistently find roles, leaving them with gap years in their filmography but so far, that hasn’t been the case for Anya. Since her acting career began in 2014, she has appeared in a movie or TV show every year, including major projects like Thoroughbreds and Split in 2017. She’s scheduled to appear in the follow-up sequel to Split in 2019. And, will also be appearing in the Fox-Marvel movie, The New Mutants – a horror story in the superhero genre. This is expected to solidify her reputation as a Scream Queen.
In Anya’s short career, she’s been nominated for 18 awards and has won six of them. The actress is an active social media user with a presence on Twitter and Instagram.
Her Net Worth
Anya Taylor-Joy is currently estimated to be worth $1 million. Her fast rise in Hollywood suggests that she’s going to be worth a lot more in the near future. Already, she’s earned more than her peers at this stage of their career and it is due to her appearances in two commercially successful projects. With several other lucrative roles on her way, there is no doubt she will be one of the richest names in Hollywood in no time.
Parents and Family
Anya is the daughter of two successful people in their chosen career, although their names aren’t public knowledge due to Anya’s penchant for keeping her life private, we know her mother is an African-Spanish woman of English heritage who worked in photography and interior design. Her father, a Scottish-Argentinian is a former international banker. She isn’t the only child of her parents but the youngest of six children.
Anya Taylor-Joy is someone who prefers to keep her affairs private. But while details about her relationship are limited, with growing rumors about her being engaged, all we know is that she is currently dating Irish filmmaker and actor, Eoin Macken. The couple has been together since 2017 and there is no reason to suggest trouble in the waters for them.
Height and Body Measurements
The pretty Argentine-British actress isn’t lacking delightful body features. She stands at 5 feet and 6.5 inches and has a current weight of 55 kg. Anya’s bra size is 32A with a dress size of 6. Her body measurements are 33-26-34 inches and she has blonde hair and hazel eyes.