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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 27 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The X-Files
The X-Files Dana Scully / OSS Agent
(1993-2018)
The Fall
The Fall Stella Gibson
(2013-2016)
The Last King of Scotland
(2006)
Bleak House
Bleak House Lady Dedlock
(2005)

Filmography

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 2019 Sex Education (TV Series) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2019)
 2018 Squadron 42 (Video Game) (post-production)
Captain MacLaren
 1993-2018 The X-Files (TV Series)
Dana Scully / OSS Agent
- My Struggle IV (2018) ... Dana Scully
- Nothing Lasts Forever (2018) ... Dana Scully
- Familiar (2018) ... Dana Scully
- Rm9sbG93ZXJz (2018) ... Dana Scully
- Kitten (2018) ... Dana Scully
 2017 Crooked House
Magda Leonides
 2017 American Gods (TV Series)
Media
- Come to Jesus (2017) ... Media
- Lemon Scented You (2017) ... Media
- Head Full of Snow (2017) ... Media
- The Secret of Spoons (2017) ... Media
 2017 Viceroy's House
Lady Edwina Mountbatten
 2013-2016 The Fall (TV Series)
Stella Gibson
- Their Solitary Way (2016) ... Stella Gibson
- Wounds of Deadly Hate (2016) ... Stella Gibson
- The Hell Within Him (2016) ... Stella Gibson
- The Gates of Light (2016) ... Stella Gibson
- His Troubled Thoughts (2016) ... Stella Gibson
 2016 Sold
Sophia
 2016 War & Peace (TV Mini-Series)
Anna Pavlovna Scherer
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Anna Pavlovna Scherer
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Anna Pavlovna Scherer
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Anna Pavlovna Scherer
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Anna Pavlovna Scherer
 2013-2015 Hannibal (TV Series)
Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
- The Wrath of the Lamb (2015) ... Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
- The Number of the Beast Is 666 (2015) ... Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
- ...And the Beast from the Sea (2015) ... Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (credit only)
- ...And the Woman Clothed in Sun (2015) ... Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
- ...And the Woman Clothed with the Sun (2015) ... Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (credit only)
 2014-2015 Ronja, the Robber's Daughter (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Call of Spring (2015) ... Narrator (English version, voice)
- One Strong Band of Robbers (2015) ... Narrator (English version, voice)
- The Morning of the Duel (2015) ... Narrator (English version, voice)
- Life Isn't to Be Thrown Away (2015) ... Narrator (English version, voice)
- Only This Summer (2015) ... Narrator (English version, voice)
 2014 Robot Overlords
Kate
 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 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Fairy Godmother / Fiona / Baroness
- Up, Up, and Buffet (2014) ... Fairy Godmother / Fiona / Baroness (voice)
 2013 I'll Follow You Down
Marika
 2013 Last Love
Karen Morgan
 2012 Room on the Broom (TV Movie)
Witch (voice)
 2012 L'enfant d'en haut
Kristin Jansen
 2012 Shadow Dancer
Kate Fletcher
 2011 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Havisham
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Miss Havisham
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Miss Havisham
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Miss Havisham
 2011 Johnny English Reborn
Pamela
 2011 From Up on Poppy Hill
Miki Hokuto (English version, voice)
 2011 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series)
Elizabeth
- Part 2 (2011) ... Elizabeth (credit only)
- Part 1 (2011) ... Elizabeth
 2011 The Crimson Petal and the White (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Castaway
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Mrs. Castaway
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Mrs. Castaway
 2010 No Pressure (Short)
 2010 Any Human Heart (TV Mini-Series)
Duchess of Windsor / Wallis Simpson
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Duchess of Windsor
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Duchess of Windsor
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Wallis Simpson
 2009 Boogie Woogie
Jean Maclestone
 2008 The X-Files: I Want to Believe - Gag Reel (Video short)
Dana Scully
 2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
Eleanor Johnson
 2008 The X Files: I Want to Believe
Dana Scully
 2007 Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind (TV Short)
Queen Vorkana (voice)
 2007 Closure
Alice
 2006 The Last King of Scotland
Sarah Merrit
 2005 Bleak House (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Dedlock
- Episode #1.14 (2005) ... Lady Dedlock
- Episode #1.13 (2005) ... Lady Dedlock
- Episode #1.12 (2005) ... Lady Dedlock
- Episode #1.11 (2005) ... Lady Dedlock
- Episode #1.10 (2005) ... Lady Dedlock
 2005 The Mighty Celt
Kate
 2004 The X Files: Resist or Serve (Video Game)
Dana Scully (voice)
 2000 The House of Mirth
Lily Bart
 1999 Harsh Realm (TV Series)
Video Narrator
- Pilot (1999) ... Video Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1999 Frasier (TV Series)
Jenny
- Dr. Nora (1999) ... Jenny (voice)
 1998 The X Files - Fight the Future: Blooper Reel (Video short)
Agent Dana Scully
 1998 The X-Files Game (Video Game)
Special Agent Dana Scully
 1998 Playing by Heart
Meredith
 1998 The X Files
Agent Dana Scully
 1998 The Mighty
Loretta Lee
 1997 Hal: Extremis (Video short)
Gillian Anderson
 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!stravaganza (TV Series)
Agent Scully
- Eek Space 9 (1995) ... Agent Scully (voice)
 1993 Class of '96 (TV Series)
Rachel
- The Accused (1993) ... Rachel
 1992 The Turning
April Cavanaugh
 1988 A Matter of Choice (Short)
Woman
 1986 Three at Once (Short)
Woman 1
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Other Works:

Played Evelyn in "Absent Friends" by Alan Ayckbourn - Manhatten Theater Club, NYC (1991). See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Print Biographies | 69 Interviews | 58 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 138 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on The Fall (2013)] Tennison [Prime Suspect (1991)] certainly inspired my performance, in that she certainly had an ego and quite evident character flaws. It had been a long time since I'd read a script as good as this, and I was really impressed by how Allan [Allan Cubitt] gets into the psychology of his characters. See more »

Trivia:

Kept her daughter, Piper Maru, 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 »

Star Sign:

Leo

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