Gillian Anderson biography
Born in Chicago in 1968, London-raised actress Gillian Anderson became famous in the 1990s for her portrayal of Special Agent Dana Scully on the hit television series The X-Files. Since the show ended she has appeared in minor roles in a number of films.
Actress, born on August 9, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Brought up in London, her family returned to the USA, where she became involved in community theatre, and studied at DePaul University. Gillian Anderson then found theatre parts in New York City, eventually moving to Los Angeles, where she was offered the part of Dana Scully in the television series The X-Files (1993–2002, Golden Globe, Emmy), which has since become a cult classic, and also starred in the feature film The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998). Other films include The Mighty (1998), The House of Mirth (2000), and The Last King of Scotland (2006). In 2005 she appeared in BBC television's BAFTA-winning serialization of Charles Dickens' Bleak House.