Anya Taylor-Joy Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Anya Taylor-Joy Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 55 kg
Date of Birth April 16, 1996
Zodiac Sign Aries
Eye Color Hazel

Anya Taylor-Joy is an American-born actress and voiceover artist who is known for her roles in shows and movies such as Thomasin in The WitchCasey Cooke in Split and Glass, Lily Reynolds in Thoroughbreds, Emma Woodhouse in Emma, Gina Gray in Peaky Blinders, Brea in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Irene Curie in Radioactive, Illyana Rasputin/Magik in The New Mutants, and Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit.

Born Name

Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy

Nick Name

Anya

Anya Taylor-Joy at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of The Witch in September 2015
Anya Taylor-Joy at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of The Witch in September 2015

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Miami, Florida, United States

Nationality

Argentine, British, American

Education

She studied at the Hill House preparatory school in Kensington before getting enrolled at Northlands School in Argentina. She has also attended Queen’s Gate School in London as well as taken ballet training.

At the age of 17, Anya dropped out of school to concentrate on becoming an actress.

Occupation

Actress, Model, Voiceover Artist, Former Ballet Dancer

Family

  • Father – He used to race powerboats.
  • Mother – She has worked as a photographer and interior designer.
  • Siblings – She has 5 older siblings.

Manager

Anya Taylor-Joy is represented by –

  • Creative Artists Agency – USA (via Deadline)
  • Troika, Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

55 kg or 121 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Anya Taylor-Joy has dated –

  1. Eoin Macken
  2. Ben Seed (2020-Present)
Anya Taylor-Joy at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Thoroughbred in January 2017
Anya Taylor-Joy at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Thoroughbred in January 2017

Race / Ethnicity

White

On her father’s side, she has Scottish and Argentine ancestry while on her mother’s side, she is of Spanish and English descent.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Blonde locks
  • Large eyes

Measurements

33-26-34 in or 84-66-86 cm

Anya Taylor-Joy at the Saint Laurent Fashion Show in February 2016
Anya Taylor-Joy at the Saint Laurent Fashion Show in February 2016

Dress Size

6 (US) or 38 (EU)

Bra Size

32A

Shoe Size

7.5 (US) or 38 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

During her brief stint as a model, she appeared in a number of advertising campaigns.

Best Known For

  • Starring in the lead role in the much-lauded horror movie, The Witch (2015)
  • Playing the role of young Barack Obama’s close friend in Vikram Gandhi’s Split (2016).

First Film

She made her first film appearance in an uncredited role of a feeder girl in Vampire Academy in 2014.

First TV Show

In 2014, Anya guest appeared in an episode of the detective drama series Endeavour as Philippa Collins-Davidson.

Personal Trainer

In her teen years, Anya Taylor-Joy relied on her ballet routines to keep her svelte figure in perfect shape.

However, in preparation for her role in the 2016 movie, Morgan, she underwent a boot camp style workout, which was performed almost daily for a stretch of 2 weeks. This workout relied heavily on martial arts and boxing style exercise routine.

Anya Taylor-Joy Favorite Things

  • TV Shows – Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003), Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000), 8 Simple Rules (2002-2005)
  • Food – Truffles
  • Comedy Movie – Undercover Blues (1993)
  • Pizza – Vegan Truffle Pizza
  • Emoji – Unicorn, Twisted Snake, Pizza, Bearded Shrimp
  • Celebrity Girl Crush – Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Tilda Swinton
  • Role Model – Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett
SourceBuzzfeed, Just Jared
Anya Taylor-Joy at the 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards
Anya Taylor-Joy at the 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards

Anya Taylor-Joy Facts

  1. Her first acting performance was in the primary school production of Perkin and the Pastry Cook. She was cast in the role of Perkin.
  2. Anya took ballet classes until the age of 15. It was then, she decided to drop it as she didn’t want to give up on acting.
  3. Her first professional audition was for the role of young Maleficent in the Disney movie. She had traveled for the audition to London with her mother but, missed out on the part.
  4. She almost missed out on becoming a model, when she mistook Storm Modeling agency founder, Sarah Doukas as a stalker and tried to run away on the streets of London.
  5. Taylor-Joy can play the ukulele and likes to write songs in her free time. She has also learned to play electric guitar.
  6. She has been a vegetarian since the age of 10. And, in November 2015, she became a vegan as well. She doesn’t have a problem with eating eggs or cheese but objects to animal cruelty perpetrated by mass production.
  7. Her performance in the 2015 period supernatural horror film, The Witch, won her the 2016 Gotham Independent Film Award for “Breakthrough Actor”, 2016 New Mexico Film Critic Award for “Best Young Actress”, and 2017 Empire Award for “Best Female Newcomer”.
  8. When she wanted to drop out of school, she wrote a long essay for her parents in a bid to make them understand, it was a well thought and mature decision.
  9. She only spoke Spanish until the age of 6 as her family had shifted to Argentina when she was an infant.
  10. In 2017, she was honored at the Cannes Film Festival with “Trophée Chopard”.
  11. As a voice artist, she made her TV show debut in 2019 by providing vocals to the character of Brea, the youngest Gelfling princess of the Vapra Clan, in the American fantasy web television series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

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