Gillian Anderson young
August 9, 1968
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm
35-26-36 in | 89-66-91.5 cm
56.5 kg | 124.5 lbs
7.5 US | 38 EU
Gillian Leigh Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on August 9, 1968, is an American actress. Young Gillian Anderson started acting in high school productions and in community theatre.
She began her professional acting career in a play Absent Friends (1991) in role as Evelyn, at the Manhattan Theatre Club, for which she won a Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer.
She made her big screen debut in drama film The Turning (1992) in role as April Cavanaugh.
She got her television debut in Fox drama series Class of '96 (1993), in episode "The Accused", in role as Rachel.
Her breakthrough performance came as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in Fox sci-fi drama television series The X-Files (1993–2002; 2016-2018).
The Sunlit Night (2019) romance in role as Olyana Gregorlov
She won the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress for her role as Lily Bart in drama film The House of Mirth (2000).
The Last King of Scotland (2006) historical drama opposite Forest Whitaker and James McAvoy
The X-Files (1998) science fiction thriller with David Duchovny
Playing by Heart (1998) comedy drama opposite Angelina Jolie and Sean Connery
The Mighty (1998) comedy drama with Sharon Stone
The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) science fiction thriller opposite David Duchovny
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) comedy with Megan Fox, Kirsten Dunst and Simon Pegg
Johnny English Reborn (2011) action comedy opposite Rowan Atkinson and Rosamund Pike
Shadow Dancer (2012) drama opposite Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough
Crooked House (2017) drama mystery with Glenn Close and Christina Hendricks
Robot Overlords (2014) science fiction opposite Ben Kingsley
Mr. Morgan's Last Love (2013) drama romance with Michael Caine and Clémence Poésy
Boogie Woogie (2009) black comedy opposite Amanda Seyfried and Heather Graham
Viceroy's House (2017) historical drama with Hugh Bonneville
The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) action comedy opposite Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon
UFO (2018) drama mystery sci-fi in role as Professor Hendricks
She won the Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress for her performance as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in Fox sci-fi supernatural series The X-Files (1993–2002; 2016-2018).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her role as Lady Dedlock in television drama serial Bleak House (2005).
She played Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier in NBC psychological horror thriller television series Hannibal (2013–2015).
She portrayed DSI Stella Gibson in crime drama television series The Fall (2013–2016).
Crisis (2014) NBC drama series in role as Meg Fitch
War & Peace (2016) historical period drama television serial in role as Anna Pavlovna Scherer
American Gods (2017) Starz fantasy drama television series in role as Media
S*x Education (2019- ) Netflix comedy drama web television series in role as Jean Milburn
The Crown (2020) Netflix historical drama television series in role as Margaret Thatcher
Attended Fountain Elementary and City High-Middle School.
Studied acting at the Goodman Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.
Has English, German and Irish ancestry.
Member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Featured in music video for Hal "Extremis" (1997).
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6508 Hollywood Boulevard in 2018.
She is an avid patron and collector of art pieces.
She is an honorary spokesperson for the Neurofibromatosis Network.
She is a patron of Childreach International.
She co-founded South African Youth Education for Sustainability in 2008.
Lives in Central London, England, UK.
She dated Peter Morgan (2016), David Duchovny (2012), Rodney Rowland (1997-1998) and Adrian G. Griffiths (1996-1997).
She was married to Clyde Klotz (1994–1997), they had one daughter and Julian Ozanne (2002–2007).
She was in a relationship with the British businessman Mark Griffiths (2006–2012), they have two sons.
I became an actor because it was the only thing I could do. I didn't have any friends, I didn't fit in. But when I started acting everything in my life shifted and I felt happy.
My tendency is towards the opposite of health and taking care of myself. My natural tendency is destructive. In order not to act on that, I have to be careful. The minute I don't feel like that, if I let down my guard, I'm in trouble.
I don't usually like seeing things I'm in. I get really depressed afterward.
There are a lot of things I would have done differently, but Scully wouldn't have been one of them.
The first time, where Fox Mulder and Scully met, she stands up for herself. She stands right there and gives it to him and that was extremely attractive.
I mean the whole thing about meditation and yoga is about connecting to the higher part of yourself, and then seeing that every living thing is connected in some way.
After I did nine years of a television series, I didn't want to do anything really that involved going to a set and being in front of a camera for quite a while. And when I did start to want to do things, I wanted to focus more on film.
There's a big part of me that would love to be a secret agent. But if I showed up to do an investigation and interrogate someone now, they wouldn't be able to take me seriously. I've ruined that for myself.