Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy (born 16 April 1996) is an American-born Argentine-British actress. She first became known for making appearances on the fantasy series Atlantis (2015), and had her breakthrough with the period horror film The Witch (2015), for which she earned several accolades. She gained further recognition and praise for her role as Casey Cooke in the psychological horror films Split (2016) and Glass (2019), Lily Reynolds in the black comedy Thoroughbreds (2017) and Emma Woodhouse in the comedy-drama Emma (2020).
Taylor-Joy also had starring roles in the BBC One drama miniseries The Miniaturist (2017), the BBC One crime drama series Peaky Blinders (2019), and the Netflix fantasy drama series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019). She garnered critical acclaim for her performance in the Netflix miniseries The Queen's Gambit (2020). She was the 2017 recipient of the Cannes Film Festival's Trophée Chopard and was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
She is also known as Anya Taylor Joy.