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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:
62
First Appeared:
In the series The Simpsons 1989-12-17
Latest Project:
Movie Official Secrets 2018-12-31
Known For
Poster of How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
Poster of Bleak House
Poster of The X-Files
Poster of The Simpsons
Filmography

Official Secrets (2018)

Drama Thriller
Movie
0.0 1 votes

American Gods (2017)

Action & Adventure Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Media
6.2 127 votes

Future Fantastic (2018)

Documentary
Series
as Host

Crooked House (2017)

Mystery
Movie
as Magda

War and Peace (2016)

Drama History Romance
Series
as Anna Pavlovna Scherer
7.7 24 votes

War and Peace (2016)

Drama History Romance War
Movie
as Anna Pavlovna Scherer
8.1 51 votes

Sold (2016)

Drama
Movie
as Sophia
7.2 12 votes

Robot Overlords (2015)

Adventure Science Fiction Action
Movie
as Kate
4.8 97 votes

Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise (2015)

Drama TV Movie Crime Mystery
Movie
as Jenn
6.2 15 votes

The Widowmaker (2015)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
7.3 2 votes

Crisis (2014)

Mystery Action & Adventure
Series
as Meg Fitch
6.1 23 votes

National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire (2014)

Drama
Movie
as Blanche DuBois
8 1 votes

The Departure (2014)

Drama
Movie
as Blanche DuBois
9 1 votes

The Fall (2013)

Drama Crime
Series
as Stella Gibson
7.6 132 votes

Hannibal (2013)

Drama
Series
as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
7.6 350 votes

I'll Follow You Down (2013)

Science Fiction Drama Mystery
Movie
as Marika
6 59 votes

Mr. Morgan's Last Love (2013)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Karen Morgan
6.8 81 votes

Sister (2012)

Drama
Movie
as Kristin Jansen
6.7 36 votes

Shadow Dancer (2012)

Thriller
Movie
as Kate Fletcher
5.8 77 votes

Room on the Broom (2012)

Family Animation
Movie
as Witch (voice)
6.3 24 votes

The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)

Drama
Series
as Mrs. Castaway
7.7 5 votes

The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Mrs. Castaway
8.4 5 votes

Moby Dick (2011)

Drama
Series
as Elizabeth
9 1 votes

Johnny English Reborn (2011)

Crime Adventure Action Comedy Thriller
Movie
as Pamela Thornton (aka. Pegasus: Head of MI7)
6.0 956 votes

Great Expectations (2011)

Drama
Series
as Miss Havisham
7.0 11 votes

Great Expectations (2011)

Drama
Movie
as Miss Havisham
7.2 10 votes

Moby Dick (2010)

Adventure Drama
Movie
as actrice
4.8 13 votes

Any Human Heart (2010)

Movie
as Duchess Of Windsor

Any Human Heart (2010)

Drama
Series
as Duchess Of Windsor

No Pressure (2010)

Comedy
Movie
as Herself
4 1 votes

Boogie Woogie (2009)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Jean Maclestone
5.4 24 votes

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

Comedy Romance Drama
Movie
as Eleanor Johnson
6.2 231 votes

The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

Drama Mystery Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Dana Scully
5.5 496 votes

The Graham Norton Show (2007)

Comedy Talk
Series
as Herself
6.9 43 votes

Straightheads (2007)

Thriller
Movie
as Alice
5.2 37 votes

Robbie the Reindeer - Close Encounters of the Herd Kind (2007)

Family Animation
Movie
as Queen Vorkana (voice)
5.5 2 votes

Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)

Drama Thriller Crime
Movie
as Jenn
6.6 18 votes

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Drama
Movie
as Sarah Merrit
7.4 537 votes

The Mighty Celt (2005)

Drama Foreign
Movie
as Kate
6.5 2 votes

A Cock and Bull Story (2005)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Widow Wadman / Herself
6.2 42 votes

Bleak House (2005)

Drama
Series
as Lady Dedlock
8.9 5 votes

Celebrities Uncensored (2003)

News Documentary
Series
as Unknown
3.5 2 votes

Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening (2002)

Music Documentary
Movie
as Performer

V Graham Norton (2002)

Comedy Talk
Series
as Unknown
6.0 1 votes

American Idol (2002)

Reality
Series
as Unknown
4.2 42 votes

The X-Files : Existence (2001)

Thriller Drama Science Fiction
Movie
as Dana Scully
8.6 9 votes

Richard & Judy (2001)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
3.0 2 votes

The House of Mirth (2000)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Lily Bart
6.5 22 votes

Harsh Realm (1999)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.8 3 votes

The X Files (1998)

Mystery Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Agent Dana Scully
6.6 468 votes

The Making of 'The X Files: Fight the Future' (1998)

Science Fiction Documentary
Movie
as Herself
6.0 1 votes

Inside The X-Files (1998)

Documentary
Movie
as Herself
6.0 1 votes

Playing by Heart (1998)

Drama
Movie
as Meredith
6.5 46 votes

The Mighty (1998)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Loretta Lee
7.1 47 votes

Chicago Cab (1997)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Southside Girl
5.7 3 votes

ReBoot (1994)

Animation Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.5 11 votes

Class of '96 (1993)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Frasier (1993)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.8 152 votes

The X-Files (1993)

Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Dana Scully
8.1 547 votes

The Turning (1992)

Drama
Movie
as April Cavanaugh

Eek! The Cat (1992)

Animation
Series
as Unknown
6.7 7 votes

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.0 1015 votes