Anya Taylor-Joy has been having a bit of a moment. A rising star since her successive breakout roles in “The Witch” and “Split,” the 26-year-old cemented her on-screen prowess with her critically acclaimed you-couldn’t-escape-the-discourse-even-if-you-tried turn in “The Queen’s Gambit,” for which she received an Emmy nomination as the meticulous, obsessive chess prodigy Beth Harmon.
Since then, Taylor-Joy has steadily taken over Hollywood: She’s stan Twitter’s darling and her model elegance has landed her campaigns with Dior and Tiffany and Co. Recently, she rounded out a star-studded cast in Robert Eggers’ Viking epic “The Northman,” also featuring Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Björk. Next up, she’ll be in an untitled David O. Russell project, Mark Mylod’s “The Menu” and a Super Mario pic that — despite its missteps — experienced a stroke of genius in casting her as the beloved Princess Peach. However, undoubtedly her most anticipated project is the long-delayed “Furiosa,” expected in 2024, where she’ll play the young version of Charlize Theron’s character in “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
Below, TheWrap highlights some of Taylor-Joy’s most captivating performances.