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Gillian Anderson

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Gillian Anderson
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Birth name Gillian Leigh Anderson
Born August 9, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Notable Roles The X-Files: Dana Scully
Notable Episodes The X-Files:
Awards 1 Emmy (5 Nominations),
1 Golden Globe (4 Nomintaions),
Numerous Genre awards for The X-Files,
Numerous Indie film awards for House of Mirth

Gillian Anderson is an American actress, best known for her role as Special Agent Dana Scully in the sci-fi series, The X-Files.



Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, IL on August 9, 1968. Soon after her birth, her family moved to England where her father could study film production. After 9 years, the family moved back to the U.S. where they settled in Grand Rapids, MI.

After years of wanting to be an archeologist or marine biologist, Anderson, on a whim, decided to pursure a career in acting. She enrolled in DePaul University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. After various roles here and there, Anderson landed the role as Agent Dana Scully on the hit series The X-Files in 1993.


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The X-Files FBI Special Agent Dana Scully 1994–2002 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Masterpiece Theatre Host 2008 38
Crisis Meg Finch 2014–  1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Class of '96 Rachel 1x08 - The Accused March 9, 1993
The Simpsons Dana Scully 8x10 - The Springfield Files January 12, 1997
Frasier Jenny (voice) 6x20 - Dr. Nora April 29, 1999
Harsh Realm Video Narrator (voice, uncredited) 1x01 - Pilot October 8, 1999
Masterpiece Theatre Lady Dedlock 35x06 - Bleak House (2006)(1) January 22, 2006
Masterpiece Theatre Lady Dedlock 35x07 - Bleak House (2006)(2) January 29, 2006
Masterpiece Theatre Lady Dedlock 35x08 - Bleak House (2006)(3) February 5, 2006
Masterpiece Theatre Lady Dedlock 35x09 - Bleak House (2006)(4) February 12, 2006
Masterpiece Theatre Lady Dedlock 35x10 - Bleak House (2006)(5) February 19, 2006
Masterpiece Theatre Lady Dedlock 35x11 - Bleak House (2006)(6) February 26, 2006

Notable Film Roles

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The X-Files: Fight the Future FBI Special Agent Dana Scully June 19, 1998 The X-Files
The X-Files: I Want to Believe Dr. Dana Scully July 25, 2008 The X-Files

Talk Show Appearances


Series Episode Airdate
The X-Files 7x17 - All Things April 9, 2000


Series Episode Airdate
The X-Files 7x17 - All Things April 9, 2000

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 5 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama (1997)
The X-Files

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 5 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1997)
The X-Files


  • Her younger brother, Aaron, was diagnosed in 1984 with Neurofibromatosis. Since then, Anderson has done numerous fundraisers to raise awareness and to help find a cure for the disease.

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