Anya Taylor-Joy is taking the world by storm as the chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, the star of the Netflix drama miniseries The Queen's Gambit.
But that is not the only reason Taylor-Joy is being hailed as the future, she has also had acclaimed roles in movies like The Witch and M. Night Shyamalan's Split and Glass.
Here is what you should know about her:
Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Beth Harmon, the main character of the Netflix coming-of-age period drama miniseries The Queen's Gambit.
The seven-part miniseries is set in 1950s Lexington, Kentucky, and follows an orphaned teenage chess prodigy who has to balance her growing drug and alcohol dependency with her aspirations to become the best chess player in the world.
The series has been highly rated by fans and critics alike and has pulled in record viewership for Netflix. The show also features Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Marcin Dorociński, Marielle Heller, Harry Melling, Moses Ingram, & Bill Camp.
Her role in The Queen's Gambit is far from her only acclaimed role. She has had several since making a breakthrough with her performance as Thomasin in the 2015 supernatural horror film The Witch.
She gained widespread popularity as Casey Cooke in M. Night Shyamalan's 2016 psychological horror film Split and the 2019 sequel Glass, starring James McAvoy.
Other notable TV series roles include Petronella "Nella" Brandt in the BBC One drama miniseries The Miniaturist and Gina Gray in the Netflix period crime-drama series Peaky Blinders.
Anya Taylor-Joy was born Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy on April 16, 1996, the youngest of six children, to a Scottish-Argentine father, Dennis Alan Taylor, a banker-turned-professional motorboat racer, and an English-Spanish mother, Jennifer-Marina de Joy, a psychologist.
She is 24 years old at the time of this writing and stands at 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters).
Born in Miami, Florida, Anya spent her childhood in places like Buenos Aires, London, before setting in New York. She now splits her time between America and England.
Anya Taylor-Joy has been reported to have a net worth of $3 million. The 24-year-old is one of the most promising actresses and one whose career is on the ascent, courtesy of her turn as chess prodigy Beth Harmon in Netflix's The Queen's Gambit.
She has also had notable roles in movies like The Witch, Split, and Glass, and TV series like The Miniaturist and Peaky Blinders.