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Gillian Anderson

Born Aug 9, 1968

Gillian Leigh Anderson is an American actress. After beginning her career in theater, 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).… Read More

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1968 Birth Born on August 9, 1968.


1986 17 Years Old She attended Fountain Elementary and then City High-Middle School, a program for gifted students with a strong emphasis on the humanities, graduating in 1986. … Read More


1990 21 Years Old 1 More Event
She attended The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1990. … Read More
1992 - 1994 3 More Events
1997 28 Years Old In 1997, Anderson worked on the independent film Chicago Cab.
1998 29 Years Old In 1998, she starred in the film Playing by Heart with Sean Connery, Angelina Jolie, Ellen Burstyn and Anthony Edwards. … Read More


1999 - 2004 4 More Events
2005 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, she appeared as Lady Dedlock in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens novel Bleak House, had a starring role in the Irish film The Mighty Celt (for which she won an IFTA award for Best International Actress) and performed in A Cock and Bull Story, a film version of the novel Tristram Shandy. … Read More
2006 37 Years Old 1 More Event
During 2006 and 2007, Anderson appeared in two British films: The Last King of Scotland with James McAvoy (2006) and Straightheads with Danny Dyer (2007). … Read More
2007 38 Years Old From December 2007 to March 11, 2008, Anderson filmed The X-Files: I Want to Believe.


2009 40 Years Old Anderson portrayed Nora in Ibsen's A Doll's House at the Donmar Warehouse in London's West End during a limited engagement which ran from May 14, 2009, until July 18, 2009.
2010 41 Years Old Anderson had a nomination for Best Actress in the Laurence Olivier Awards 2010, for productions which opened in the 2009 calendar year for her portrayal of Nora.
In April 2011, she starred in the BBC adaptation The Crimson Petal and the White as Mrs. Castaway.
2012 43 Years Old 1 More Event
She ended their relationship in 2012.
2013 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, Anderson was cast as serial killer Hannibal Lecter's psychotherapist, Bedelia Du Maurier, on the psychological thriller–horror television series Hannibal. … Read More
2014 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, Anderson was promoted from a recurring character during the first two seasons, to a series regular for the third season.
In 2015, Anderson won a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Favorite Supporting Actress on Television, for her role as Du Maurier.
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