All you need to know about #TheQueensGambit star Anya Taylor-Joy and why she is ...

ANYA TAYLOR-JOY is best known for taking on the lead role in the hit series, The Queen's Gambit. What else has Anya Taylor-Joy been in?

PUBLISHED: 16:55, Fri, Jan 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 16:55, Fri, Jan 8, 2021

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Anya Taylor-Joy is a 24-year-old actress with British and Argentine roots, who wowed viewers with her portrayal of Beth Harmon in the series, The Queen's Gambit. The award-winning star returned to the spotlight after the show made the top 10, and she will be appearing on The Graham Norton Show on January 8. Express.co.uk has all you need to know about what else the actress has been in, and why she is such a huge star.

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What else has Anya Taylor-Joy been in?

Taylor-Joy was born in Miami and she is one of six siblings. Her mother is a psychologist and her father became a professional powerboat racer.

The actress has a fascinating family history, having spent six years of her life in Buenos Aires.

Her parents, who are conservationists, moved to London when she was six and she went to school in Chelsea.

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Taylor Joy's father had been an international banker and the owner of a private jet hire company.

When she was 14, she moved to New York and was scouted by a model agency two years later.

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Her first big acting role was in the horror film, The Witch, for which she won numerous awards.

She played one of the main characters, Thomasin, and her performance won her a Breakthrough Actor award at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

She also won Breakthrough Performance at the Phoenix Film Critics Society, and Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Fright Meter Awards.

Following this role, she went on to star in the film Morgan, and the film Barry, which told the story of a young Barack Obama.

Fans may recognise her from her more recent role in the horror film, Split, starring James McAvoy.

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