Anya Taylor-Joy

by madman on October 7, 2016

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Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 16, 1996

Ethnicity: Scottish, Argentinian, Spanish, English

Anya Taylor-Joy is an American-born Argentinian and British actress and model. She was born in Miami, Florida, then grew up in Argentina, and moved to London, England, at age six.

Anya is described in articles as the daughter of a Scottish-Argentinian father and a Spanish-English mother, and Anya has said that as well.

It is not clear from these descriptions if her father is an Argentinian of Scottish descent, or is of mixed Scottish and Argentinian ancestry, or if her mother is of mixed Spanish and English ancestry, or is of dual citizenship.


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follers February 19, 2017 at 5:08 am

Her parents are Jennifer Marina Joy and Dennis Taylor. So if she has Hispanic ancestry it’s probably from a grandmother or two.

madman February 19, 2017 at 7:55 am

If these records from the company Carlton Lodge are of her parents, then they are both British by nationality.

This Jennifer goes under the surname “Taylor De Joy”, as in Spanish naming custom. Dennis Taylor has the middle name “Alan”. He was born in 1940, which make him seem too old to be Anya’s father, although she has actually said: “I have a lot of brothers and sisters, but they’re all a lot older than me, so my parents and I are very close.”

ashash February 19, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Her father would be about 77 then.

follers February 20, 2017 at 4:24 am

Yes, those are her parents.

andrew January 23, 2017 at 5:59 am

that is what she stated at this interview on the Argentinian channel C5N, at 0:53.

Presenter: is your mother Spanish and your father Argentinian?
Anya: Yes, Spanish and English and daddy is Argentinan and Scottish

follers January 23, 2017 at 4:03 pm

I’m still not clear on what that means (a grandparent from each country?). Argentinians are also very multi-ethnic.

andrew January 24, 2017 at 2:47 pm
andrew January 29, 2017 at 11:44 am


she sounds like someone who speaks Spanish at home.

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