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Gillian Anderson
Born August 9, 1968

Gillian Leigh Anderson (born August 9, 1968, height 5' 3" (1,60 m)) is an American actress. After beginning her career in theatre, Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as Special Agent Dana Scully on the American television series The X-Files. Her film work includes The House of Mirth (2000), The Mighty Celt (2005), The Last King of Scotland (2006), and two X-Files films, The X-Files (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008).

Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Rosemary Anderson (née Lane), a computer analyst, and Edward Anderson, who owned a film post-production company.Her father was of English descent, while her mother was of Irish and German ancestry. Soon after her birth, her family moved to Puerto Rico for 15 months; her family then moved to the United Kingdom where she lived until she was 11 years old. She lived for five years in Rosebery Gardens, Crouch End, London, and for 15 months in Albany Road, Stroud Green, London, so that her father could attend the London Film School.

She was a pupil of Coleridge Primary School. When Anderson was 11 years old, her family moved again, this time to Grand Rapids, Michigan. She attended Fountain Elementary and then City High-Middle School, a program for gifted students with a strong emphasis on the humanities; she graduated in 1986.

Along with other actors (notably Linda Thorson and John Barrowman) Anderson is bidialectal. With her English accent and background, Anderson was mocked and felt out of place in the American Midwest and soon adopted a Midwest accent. To this day, her accent depends on her location — for instance, in an interview with Jay Leno she spoke in an American accent, but shifted it for an interview with Michael Parkinson.

Anderson was interested in marine biology, but began acting her freshman year in high school productions, and later in community theater, and served as a student intern at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre & School of Theatre Arts. She attended The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago (formerly the Goodman School of Drama), where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1990. She also participated in the National Theatre of Great Britain's summer program at Cornell University.

Anderson's brother died in 2011 of a brain tumor, at the age of 30.

Anderson married her first husband, Clyde Klotz, The X-Files series assistant art director, on New Year's Day, 1994, in Hawaii in a Buddhist ceremony. They had a daughter, Piper Maru (born September 1994), for whom Chris Carter named the X-Files episode of the same name, and divorced in 1997.] In December 2004, Anderson married Julian Ozanne, a documentary filmmaker, on Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya. Anderson announced their separation on April 21, 2006.

Anderson and former boyfriend, Mark Griffiths, have two sons: Oscar, born November 2006 and Felix, born October 2008. She ended their relationship in 2012. In March 2012, Anderson told Out magazine about her past relationship with a girl while in high school.

In 1997, she was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. Askmen listed her at No. 6 on their Top 7: '90s Sex Symbols. In 2008, she was listed 21st in FHM's All Time 100 Sexiest Hall of Fame.


The X-Files Pilot Cast
The X-Files The Jersey Devil Cast
The X-Files Ghost in the Machine Cast
The X-Files Ice Cast
The X-Files Fire Cast
The X-Files Beyond the Sea Cast
The X-Files Young at Heart Cast
The X-Files E.B.E. Cast
The X-Files Shapes Cast
The X-Files Roland Cast
The X-Files Little Green Men Cast
The X-Files Blood Cast
The X-Files Duane Barry Cast
The X-Files Paper Clip Cast
The X-Files 2Shy Cast
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The X-Files Dreamland Cast
The X-Files Dreamland II Cast
The X-Files Three of a Kind Cast
The X-Files all things Written
The X-Files all things Directed
The X-Files Without Cast
The X-Files Deadalive Cast
The X-Files Nothing Important Happened Today Cast
The X-Files Trust No 1 Cast
The X-Files Jump the Shark Cast
The X-Files The Truth Cast
The X-Files Within Cast
The X-Files My Struggle Cast
The X-Files Founder's Mutation Cast
The X-Files Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster Cast
The X-Files Home Again Cast
The X-Files Babylon Cast
The X-Files My Struggle II Cast
The X-Files My Struggle III Cast
The X-Files This Cast
The X-Files Plus One Cast
The X-Files The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat Cast
The X-Files Ghouli Cast
The X-Files Kitten Cast
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The X-Files Familiar Cast
The X-Files Nothing Lasts Forever Cast
The X-Files My Struggle IV Cast
Sex Education Episode 1.1 Cast


All About Eve
 2019, Margo Channing
The Sunlit Night
This Changes Everything
 2018, Herself
 2018, Dr. Hendricks
The Spy Who Dumped Me
 2018, Wendy
Crooked House
 2017, Magda Leonides
Viceroy's House
 2017, Edwina Mountbatten
Exhibition on Screen: The Artist’s Garden - American Impressionism
 2017, Narrator
The ROH Live: Woolf Works
 2017, Voiceover from a letter by Virginia Woolf (voice)
 2016, Sophia
Robot Overlords
 2015, Kate
The Widowmaker
 2015, Narrator
The Departure
 2014, Blanche DuBois
National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire
 2014, Blanche DuBois
I'll Follow You Down
 2014, Marika
Mr. Morgan's Last Love
 2013, Karen Morgan
Shadow Dancer
 2013, Kate Fletcher
Room on the Broom
 2012, Witch (voice)
 2012, Kristin Jansen
Johnny English Reborn
 2011, Pamela Thornton ("Pegasus")
No Pressure
 2010, Herself
Any Human Heart
 2010, Duchess Of Windsor
Boogie Woogie
 2009, Jean Maclestone
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
 2008, Eleanor Johnson
The X Files: I Want to Believe
 2008, Dana Scully
Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind
 2007, Queen Vorkana (voice)
 2007, Alice
The Last King of Scotland
 2006, Sarah Merrit
A Cock and Bull Story
 2005, Widow Wadman / Herself
The Mighty Celt
 2005, Kate
Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening
 2002, Performer
The House of Mirth
 2000, Lily Bart
Playing by Heart
 1998, Meredith
The Mighty
 1998, Loretta Lee
The Making of 'The X Files: Fight the Future'
 1998, Herself
The X Files
 1998, Agent Dana Scully
Inside The X-Files
 1998, Herself
Chicago Cab
 1997, Southside Girl
The Turning
 1992, April Cavanaugh
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