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Gillian Anderson          

Award-Winning Actress; Known for "The X-Files"

Award-Winning actress Gillian Leigh Anderson is best known for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running series "The X-Files."

One of Anderson's first big roles was in the off Broadway play "Absent Friends" for which she won a Theater World Award in 1991. Shortly thereafter, she relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a film career, and was cast to play agent Dana Scully in the television series "The X-Files" in 2002. Anderson's role garnered her numerous accolades including a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series in Drama and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.

During this time she also starred in the feature films "The X-Files: Fight the Future," "The Mighty" and "The House of Mirth". The latter won her a British Independent Film Award for Best Actress and a Best Performance Award from the Village Voice Film Critics' Poll. In 2000, Anderson made "The X Files" series history when she became the first woman to write and direct an episode.

After the series ended, Anderson starred in the play "What the Night Is For," and later appeared in "Bleak House", an award-winning BBC television serialization of Charles Dickens, "The Last King of Scotland," "Any Human Heart," and "Great Expectations." In 2016, Gillian reprised her role in the tenth season of "The X-Files," until 2018. She later appeared in "Ronja the Robber's Daughter," "The Spy Who Dumped Me," "Sex Education," and "The Crown."

Anderson actively supports numerous charity organizations, global and social causes, as well as running her own humanitarian ventures. Some of the organizations include, The Trevor Project, Neurofibromatosis SAYes, Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

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Gillian Anderson's first book, a supernatural thriller, is coming - LA ...

Actress Gillian Anderson has written a supernatural/science fiction thriller, "A Vision of Fire," which will begin a series to be published by Simon & Schuster.

Gillian Anderson Speaks For Orcas At SeaWorld Annual Meeting

X-Files star Gillian Anderson spoke up for orcas during SeaWorld’s online annual meeting this week...

Gillian Anderson: I Was Offered Half Duchovny's Pay for 'The X-Files ...

Gillian Anderson was just 25 years old when she walked into a Los Angeles office to audition for the role of Special Agent Dana Scully, a medical doctor and FBI ...

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Once her kids were old enough, Gillian Anderson thought she was being smart about which The X-Files episode she decided to show sons Felix and Oscar.

'American Gods': First look at Gillian Anderson as Marilyn Monroe ...

As American Gods takes San Diego Comic-Con by storm, Gillian Anderson is stirring up a breeze of a different kind. On Saturday, the X-Files actress tweeted a  ...

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