Gillian Anderson

Gender: female | Birthday: 1968-08-09 | Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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.

Movies of Gillian Anderson

The Spy Who Dumped Me
The Spy Who Dumped Me

The Spy Who Dumped Me   2018

Release Date: 2018-08-02

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies: Imagine Entertainment / Lionsgate /

Director: Susanna Fogel / Susanna Fogel /

Stars: 
Mila Kunis  /  Kate McKinnon  /  Justin Theroux
Crooked House
Crooked House

Crooked House   2017

Release Date: 2017-09-14

Rating: 6.3

Production Companies:

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner / Gilles Paquet-Brenner /

Stars: 
Julian Sands  /  Christian McKay  /  Amanda Abbington
Exhibition on Screen: The Artist’s Garden - American Impressionism
Exhibition on Screen: The Artist’s Garden - American Impressionism

Exhibition on Screen: The Artist’s Garden - American Impressionism   2017

Release Date: 2017-03-26

Rating: 10

Production Companies:

Director: Phil Grabsky / Phil Grabsky /

Stars: 
Gillian Anderson  /  Phil Grabsky
Viceroy's House
Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House   2017

Release Date: 2017-03-03

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies:

Director: San Davey / San Davey /

Sold
Sold

Sold   2016

Release Date: 2016-04-01

Rating: 7.1

Production Companies: Jaya International /

Director: Jeffrey D. Brown / Jeffrey D. Brown /

War and Peace
War and Peace

War and Peace   2016

Release Date: 2016-01-03

Rating: 8.2

Production Companies:

Director: Paul Dano / Paul Dano /

Stars: 
Paul Dano  /  James Norton  /  Lily James
Robot Overlords
Robot Overlords

Robot Overlords   2015

Release Date: 2015-01-29

Rating: 4.8

Production Companies: British Film Institute (BFI) / Northern Ireland Screen /

Director: Laura Miles / Laura Miles /

Stars: 
Milo Parker  /  Callan McAuliffe  /  Ella Hunt
Mr. Morgan's Last Love
Mr. Morgan's Last Love

Mr. Morgan's Last Love   2013

Release Date: 2013-08-22

Rating: 6.9

Production Companies:

Director: Sandra Nettelbeck / Sandra Nettelbeck /

I'll Follow You Down
I'll Follow You Down

I'll Follow You Down   2013

Release Date: 2013-07-28

Rating: 6.1

Production Companies: Telefilm Canada / Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) /

Director: Katrina Saville / Katrina Saville /

Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom   2012

Release Date: 2012-12-25

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies: Magic Light Pictures /

Director: Max Lang / Max Lang /

Stars: 
Gillian Anderson  /  Timothy Spall  /  Sally Hawkins
Sister
Sister

Sister   2012

Release Date: 2012-02-13

Rating: 6.7

Production Companies:

Director: Ursula Meier / Ursula Meier /

Shadow Dancer
Shadow Dancer

Shadow Dancer   2012

Release Date: 2012-02-12

Rating: 6

Production Companies: BBC Films / Element Pictures /

Director: Jeanette McGrath / Jeanette McGrath /

Great Expectations
Great Expectations

Great Expectations   2011

Release Date: 2011-12-27

Rating: 7

Production Companies: BBC / Masterpiece Theatre /

Director: Brian Kirk / Brian Kirk /

Johnny English Reborn
Johnny English Reborn

Johnny English Reborn   2011

Release Date: 2011-09-15

Rating: 6

Production Companies: Universal Pictures /

Director: Oliver Parker / Oliver Parker /

Stars: 
Rowan Atkinson  /  Dominic West  /  Gillian Anderson
Any Human Heart
Any Human Heart

Any Human Heart   2010

Release Date: 2010-06-30

Rating: 5

Production Companies: Carnival Films & Television / Masterpiece /

Director: Michael Samuels / Michael Samuels /

Stars: 
Matthew Macfadyen  /  Jim Broadbent  /  Sam Claflin
Moby Dick
Moby Dick

Moby Dick   2010

Release Date: 2010-01-01

Rating: 5

Production Companies:

Director: Ethan Hawke / Ethan Hawke /

Stars: 
William Hurt  /  Ethan Hawke  /  Charlie Cox
Boogie Woogie
Boogie Woogie

Boogie Woogie   2009

Release Date: 2009-06-17

Rating: 5.3

Production Companies: Autonomous /

Director: Alan Cumming / Alan Cumming /

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People   2008

Release Date: 2008-10-02

Rating: 6.1

Production Companies: UK Film Council / Intandem Films /

Director: Beverly Winston / Beverly Winston /

Stars: 
Kelan Pannell  /  Janette Scott  /  Simon Pegg
The X Files: I Want to Believe
The X Files: I Want to Believe

The X Files: I Want to Believe   2008

Release Date: 2008-07-24

Rating: 5.6

Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Ten Thirteen Productions /

Director: Spencer Maybee / Spencer Maybee /

Stars: 
David Duchovny  /  Gillian Anderson  /  Amanda Peet
Straightheads
Straightheads

Straightheads   2007

Release Date: 2007-04-27

Rating: 5

Production Companies: Ingenious Film Partners / Screen West Midlands /

Director: Dan Reed / Dan Reed /

Stars: 
Gillian Anderson  /  Danny Dyer  /  Adam Rayner
The Last King of Scotland
The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland   2006

Release Date: 2006-09-01

Rating: 7.5

Production Companies: Fox Searchlight Pictures / Cowboy Films /

Director: Cathy Doubleday / Cathy Doubleday /

Stars: 
Forest Whitaker  /  James McAvoy  /  Simon McBurney
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story   2005

Release Date: 2005-07-17

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: Prescience Film Fund / HBO Films /

Director: Stephen Fry / Stephen Fry /

Stars: 
Steve Coogan  /  Rob Brydon  /  Keeley Hawes
The X-Files: Deadalive
The X-Files: Deadalive

The X-Files: Deadalive   2002

Release Date: 2002-05-01

Rating: 9

Production Companies:

Director: Tony Wharmby / Tony Wharmby /

The House of Mirth
The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth   2000

Release Date: 2000-09-23

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies:

Director: Terry Kinney / Terry Kinney /

Stars: 
Gillian Anderson  /  Dan Aykroyd  /  Eleanor Bron
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