August 9, 1968
52 years old
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, United States, on August 9, 1968, is an American actress.
Young Gillian Anderson first 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).
All About Eve (2019) drama in role as Margo Channing, opposite Lily James and Monica Dolan
The Sunlit Night (2019) drama romance in role as Olyana Gregorlov, with Jenny Slate and Alex Sharp
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 for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Margaret Thatcher in Netflix historical drama series The Crown (2020).
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
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.