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Gillian Anderson

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.


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Born:
Aug 9, 1968 In Chicago - Illinois - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
66
First Appeared:
In the movie UFO
Latest Project:
Series Future Fantastic 2018
Known For
Filmography
Movie UFO 2018
Series Future Fantastic Host 2018
Movie Viceroy's House Edwina Mountbatten 2017-03-03
Movie Exhibition on Screen: The Artist’s Garden - American Impressionism Narrator 2017-03-26
Movie The ROH Live: Woolf Works Narrator (Letter) 2017-02-08
Movie Official Secrets 2017-12-31
Movie Crooked House Magda 2017-09-14
Series American Gods Media 2017-04-30
Series War and Peace Anna Pavlovna Scherer 2016-01-03
Movie War and Peace Anna Pavlovna Scherer 2016-01-03
Movie Sold Sophia 2016-04-01
Movie Robot Overlords Kate 2015-01-29
Movie The Widowmaker Narrator 2015-02-27
Movie Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise Jenn 2015-10-18
Series Crisis Meg Fitch 2014-03-16
Movie National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche DuBois 2014-09-16
Movie The Departure Blanche DuBois 2014-10-02
Series Hannibal Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier 2013-04-04
Movie I'll Follow You Down Marika 2013-07-28
Movie Mr. Morgan's Last Love Karen Morgan 2013-08-22
Series The Fall Stella Gibson 2013-05-12
Movie Shadow Dancer Kate Fletcher 2012-02-12
Movie Sister Kristin Jansen 2012-02-13
Movie Room on the Broom Witch (voice) 2012-12-25
Movie The Crimson Petal and the White Mrs. Castaway 2011-01-01
Series The Crimson Petal and the White Mrs. Castaway 2011-04-06
Series Moby Dick Elizabeth 2011-05-08
Movie Great Expectations Miss Havisham 2011-12-27
Series Great Expectations Miss Havisham 2011-12-27
Movie Johnny English Reborn Pamela Thornton (aka. Pegasus: Head of MI7) 2011-09-15
Movie Any Human Heart Duchess Of Windsor 2010-06-30
Movie Moby Dick actrice 2010-01-01
Movie No Pressure Herself 2010-09-01
Series Any Human Heart Duchess Of Windsor 2010-11-21
Movie Boogie Woogie Jean Maclestone 2009-06-17
Movie How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Eleanor Johnson 2008-10-02
Movie The X Files: I Want to Believe Dana Scully 2008-07-24
Series The Graham Norton Show Herself 2007-02-22
Movie Robbie the Reindeer - Close Encounters of the Herd Kind Queen Vorkana (voice) 2007-12-25
Movie Jesse Stone: Sea Change Jenn 2007-05-22
Movie Straightheads Alice 2007-04-27
Movie The Last King of Scotland Sarah Merrit 2006-09-01
Series Bleak House Lady Dedlock 2005-10-27
Movie The Mighty Celt Kate 2005-02-11
Movie A Cock and Bull Story Widow Wadman / Herself 2005-07-17
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening Performer 2002-01-01
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie The X-Files : Existence Dana Scully 2001-05-20
Movie The House of Mirth Lily Bart 2000-09-23
Series Harsh Realm Unknown 1999-10-08
Movie Inside The X-Files Herself 1998-02-01
Movie The X Files Agent Dana Scully 1998-06-19
Movie The Mighty Loretta Lee 1998-10-23
Movie Playing by Heart Meredith 1998-12-30
Movie The Making of 'The X Files: Fight the Future' Herself 1998-10-13
Movie Chicago Cab Southside Girl 1997-01-01
Series ReBoot Unknown 1994-09-10
Series Frasier Guest Caller - Jenny 1993-09-16
Series The X-Files Dana Scully 1993-09-10
Series Class of '96 Unknown 1993-01-19
Series Eek! The Cat Unknown 1992-09-11
Movie The Turning April Cavanaugh 1992-01-01
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17