GILLIAN ANDERSON is now the recipient of two SAG Awards,
a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in
a Drama Series, Gillian Anderson's first big break came when she
was cast in a starring role in FOX's THE X-FILES in September
Earlier, Anderson had gained recognition as an actress for her
off-Broadway performance in Alan Ayckborne's "Absent Friends"
at the Manhattan Theater Club, for which she won a Theatre World
Award. She also appeared in Christopher Hampton's "The Philanthropist"
at the Long Wharf Theater.
Her love of theater began in high school, when she participated
in community theater productions. Later, Anderson studied with
the National Theatre of Great Britain at Cornell University in
Ithaca, N.Y., and then at the Goodman Theater School at Chicago's
DePaul University, where she obtained her B.F.A. degree.
Anderson's feature film credits include the soon-to-be-released
films "Freak the Mighty" and "Hellcab." In
addition, she has recently completed production on the first feature
film version of "The X-Files."
Anderson resides in both Vancouver and Los Angeles.
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