Anya Taylor-Joy, the 24-year old actress who is a chess champion star in the popular Netflix mini-series, The Queen’s Gambit, has been vegetarian since childhood. She was born in Florida, but grew up in Argentina and London. At age 16, she was spotted as a potential model by a talent scout while walking outside Harrods, a department store in London, and through her modelling work she met and signed on with an acting agent. By 2015 she was rising to prominence as an actress and since then has taken lead roles in several movies and TV series.
Anya recently told Harper’s Bazaar magazine that she’d been vegetarian since she was 8 years old. She has dipped in and out of being vegan, which she got into because she says it’s the most ecologically-conscious choice you can make.Read more