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Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Rosemary Alyce (Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. She has English, German, and Irish ancestry. Gillian started her career as a member of an amateur actor group while at high school. In 1987, her love of the theatre took her to the ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 21 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Viceroy's House (filming)
Edwina Mountbatten
 2016 War and Peace (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
Anna Pavlovna Scherer
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Anna Pavlovna Scherer
 2014 Robot Overlords
 2014 The Departure (Short)
 2014 Crisis (TV Series)
Meg Fitch
- World's Best Dad (2014) ... Meg Fitch
- This Wasn't Supposed to Happen (2014) ... Meg Fitch
- Best Laid Plans (2014) ... Meg Fitch
- Found (2014) ... Meg Fitch
- You Do Not Know War (2014) ... Meg Fitch (credit only)
 2014/I Sold
 2012 Room on the Broom (TV Short)
Witch (voice)
 2012 Sister
Kristin Jansen
 2012 Shadow Dancer
Kate Fletcher
 2011 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Havisham
 2011 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 2 (2011) ... Elizabeth (credit only)
- Part 1 (2011) ... Elizabeth
 2010 No Pressure (Short)
 2009 Boogie Woogie
Jean Maclestone
 2007 Closure
 2005 The Mighty Celt
 2004 The X Files: Resist or Serve (Video Game)
Dana Scully (voice)
 1993-2002 The X-Files (TV Series)
Dana Scully / OSS agent
- Sunshine Days (2002) ... Dana Scully
- Release (2002) ... Dana Scully
- William (2002) ... Dana Scully
 2002 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
HersHerself - Guest
- Episode dated 10 May 2002 (2002) ... HersHerself - Guest
 1999 Harsh Realm (TV Series)
Video Narrator
- Pilot (1999) ... Video Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1999 Frasier (TV Series)
- Dr. Nora (1999) ... Jenny (voice)
 1998 The Mighty
Loretta Lee
 1997 Chicago Cab
Southside Girl
 1997 Princess Mononoke
Moro (English version, voice)
 1997 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Dana Scully
- The Springfield Files (1997) ... Dana Scully (voice)
 1996 Hellbender (Video Game)
Ship's Computer (voice)
 1996 ReBoot (TV Series)
Data Nully
- Trust No One (1996) ... Data Nully (voice)
 1995 Eek! the Cat (TV Series)
Agent Scully
- Eek Space 9 (1995) ... Agent Scully (voice)
 1993 Class of '96 (TV Series)
- The Accused (1993) ... Rachel
 1988 A Matter of Choice (Short)
 1986 Three at Once (Short)
Woman 1
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Read "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein for the Peace One Day 24 hour broadcast See more »

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6 Print Biographies | 67 Interviews | 53 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 132 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 3" (1.6 m)

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I know people who are embarrassed to be American. They don't like showing their passports. It's becoming a scary place. It takes someone very brave not to be quiet, someone who doesn't mind death threats, their life being turned upside down, news cameras outside their door. There is no freedom of speech in America anymore. They are not living up to the constitution. There's so much fear in ... See more »


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". See more »

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