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Gillian Anderson

Dana Scully in The X Files

Photos Gillian Anderson Birth name: Gillian Leigh Anderson
Birth date: 1968/08/09 (55 years old)
Birth place : Chicago

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Biography for Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson started her career as a member of an amateur actor group, while at high school. Her love of the theatre took her to the national theatre of Great Britain at the Cornell University of Ithaca, in New York. Afterwards, Anderson left for the Goodman Theatre School of the DePaul University in Chicago, where she finished her education. Her big break came with "The X Files" (1993) (with David Duchovny) as Dana Scully. There, she met her future husband (Clyde Klotz), marrying on January 1st 1994. One month later, Gillian was pregnant. Her daughter, Piper Anderson, was born on the 25th September 1994. Her film career started with the movie The Turning (1992) in 1997 and, the following year, she starred in Playing by Heart (1998) with Sean Connery, Ellen Burstyn, Angelina Jolie and Dennis Quaid.

Gillian Anderson experiences an eventful adolescence. It behaves provocatively, as much in its way of dressing with unconventional dresses or with a dinner pin through the cheek; That in her attitude within her high school, where she is arrested by the police for trying to block the doors of the establishment.

These eccentricities do not prevent him from graduating in art and starting to play small roles in the theater.

In order to boost her career as a young actress, she moved to Los Angeles ... But her obstinate refusal to play on television, closes doors to her. But she ends up changing her mind and turned the pilot of the series "X-Files" in 1994. She thus took on the role of Dana Scully, FBI agent, alongside David Duchovny. This series brought her some success, not without difficulty since some members of the team were reluctant to what she obtained the role because of her young age (24), and her unconventional physique.

The series acquires obvious notoriety. Many articles and websites, erect the two FBI agents as real stars. In 1997, Gillian Anderson received the Emmy Award for the best television actress.

This success propelled him to the cinema, notably with the powerful alongside Sharon Stone, the film "X-Files: fighting the future", and "La Carte du Coeur" with Sean Connery, all dating from 1998.

Gillian Anderson is a British actress known for her role as Dana Scully in the cult television series "The X-Files" in the 1990s. She was born on August 9, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. She grew up in Great Britain and studied at the City of London School for Girls before continuing theater studies at the University of Oxford.

Anderson began her acting career in theatrical productions in London before moving to the United States to pursue a career in Hollywood. She was chosen to play the role of Scully in "The X-Files" in 1993, a role for which she won numerous prizes, including a Golden Globe for the best actress in a dramatic television series in 1997.

Since the end of "The X-Files" in 2002, Anderson has continued a varied career in the world of cinema and television. She played in films such as "The House of Mirtth" (2000), "The Last King of Scotland" (2006), "Bohemian Rhapsody" (2018) and "The Spy Who Dumped Me" (2018). She also played in television series like "The Fall" (2013-2016), "American Gods" (2017-2019) and "Sex Education" (since 2019).

Anderson is also active as an ambassador for various humanitarian and social causes. It has embarked on awareness campaigns for HIV/AIDS, breast cancer and gender equality, among others. She is also the author of two books, "A Vision of Fire" (2014) and "We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere" (2017).


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Title Role
The Smell of Apples (2009) (announced) (rumored)
Untitled X-Files Sequel (2009) (pre-production) Dana Scully
No One Gets Off in This Town (2008) (pre-production)
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) (filming) Eleanor Johnson
Straightheads (2007) Alice
The Last King of Scotland (2006) Sarah Merrit
Bleak House Lady Dedlock (14 episodes, 2005)
A Cock and Bull Story (2005) Widow Wadman
The Mighty Celt (2005) Kate
The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004) (VG) (voice) Dana Scully
The X Files Dana Scully / ... (196 episodes, 1993-2002)
The House of Mirth (2000) Lily Bart
Harsh Realm Video Narrator (1 episode, 1999)
Frasier Jenny (1 episode, 1999)
Playing by Heart (1998) Meredith
The X Files (1998) Special Agent Dana Scully
The Mighty (1998) Loretta Lee
Chicago Cab (1998) Brenda, Southside Girl
The X Files Game (1998) (VG) Special Agent Dana Scully
Mononoke-hime (1997) (voice: English version) Moro
The Simpsons Dana Scully (1 episode, 1997)
Hellbender (1996) (VG) Ship's Computer
ReBoot Data Nully (1 episode, 1996)
The X-Files: The Unopened File (1996) (V) Special Agent Dana Scully
Eek! the Cat Agent Scully (1 episode, 1995)
Class of '96 Rachel (1 episode, 1993)
The Turning (1992) April Cavanaugh
A Matter of Choice (1988)


Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1997]

Says her favorite film is Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers (1993). [1996]

Hair is naturally blonde, it was dyed and styled into the famous bob by Malcolm Marsden, who was immortalised as the British MP in the episode "Fire".

Has size seven feet.

Was voted "Most Likely to be Arrested" by her classmates in high school, and was, in fact, arrested on graduation night for trying to glue the locks shut at her high school.

In high school, was voted "Class Clown" and "Most Bizarre Girl".

Lived in London, England, from age 2 to age 11, then moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she was teased for her English accent.

Went to the Goodman Theater School of Drama at DePaul University in Chicago, where she earned a degree in fine arts. One of her classmates was Nina Siemaszko.

Gained her first real break when she replaced Mary-Louise Parker in the play "The Philanthropist."

Told "The X Files" (1993) executives that she was 27 so that she would appear more credible as an FBI agent with a medical degree.

"The X Files" (1993) writer, Chris Carter, is the godfather of her daughter, Piper Maru.

Kept her daughter, Piper, completely hidden from the public until they both appeared in Joan Ostin's book, "Celebrity Moms" and the April 2001 issue of "In Style Magazine".

Graduated from City High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Piper Maru, her daughter, was the inspiration for the title of an "The X Files" (1993) episode introducing the famous black oil in the series.

Engaged to photojournalist Julian Ozanne. Wedding was planned for September 2003 during a safari ceremony in Kenya, but was delayed for over a year.

Standing at just 5' 3", she has to stand on an apple box to shoot many scenes in "The X Files" (1993).

Measurements: 34C-25-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

[December 29 2004] Married her long-term boyfriend Julian Ozanne on Lamu's Shella Island, off the coast of Kenya.

As a teen, her favorite bands included Skinny Puppy and Dead Kennedys.

In 2003, she won the Theatregoers' Choice Best Actress Award for her West End debut in Michael Weller's two-hander, What the Night Is For.

Presented the best designer award at the 51st Evening Standard Theatre Awards (2005).

Is an avid art collector. Her collection includes work from such artists as Diane Arbus, Francesco Clemente and Kiki Smith.

Spent her first paycheck from "The X Files" (1993) on art.

Friends with New Orleans musician/inventor Quintron.

Return to work on "The X Files" (1993) 10 days after she gave birth to Piper Maru.

Parents left US for London when she was 2. The family moved back to the US when she was 11. She relocated to London again, as an adult, in 2002. As of May 2006, she still lives there with her daughter.

Of the 5 actresses nominated for an Emmy as "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie" in 2006, she was the only one who hasn't been nominated for an Oscar

Gillian and her boyfriend, Mark Griffiths, became the parents of a premature baby boy, Oscar, on November 1, 2006 at London's Portland Hospital. Oscar weighed in at 6 lbs. 8 oz.

Chosen by Australian men magazine Zoo weekly as one of the "Top 50 Hottest Babes Ever". [March 2006]


Je suis une battante qui ne s'avoue jamais vaincue


Spouse : Julian Ozanne (29 December 2004 - present) (separated), Clyde Klotz (1 January 1994 - 1997) (divorced) 1 child

Daughter Piper Anderson born between the filming of episodes 2.6 and 2.8 of "The X Files" (1993). [25 September 1994]

Was married to first husband Clyde Klotz on the 17th hole of a golf course in Hawaii by a buddist priest.

Daughter of Edward and Rosemary Anderson, she has a younger brother, Aaron, and a younger sister, Zoe Anderson.

Younger brother suffers from neurofibromatosis and she has done work to encourage government to increase funding for reasearch.

At age 38, she gave birth to her second child. Son, Oscar was born in London on November 1, 2006 weighing in at 6 lbs, 8 oz. Oscar was born 3 weeks early and had some health issues, requiring a stay in the NICU. Dad is Gillian's partner Mark Griffiths.

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  • Creation date: 27/09/2007 by doudoune

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