Born in Chicago, GILLIAN ANDERSON moved to London, England
with her family when she was two. When Anderson was eleven her
family moved back to the United States and settled in Grand Rapids,
Michigan. There she began acting at City High School, and in community
theater, where she developed a passion for the stage. After she
graduated from high school, she studied with the National Theater
of Great Britain at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and
then the Goodman Theater School at Chicago's DePaul University
where she obtained a BFA degree.
Prior to her role on The X-Files as Special Agent Dana
Scully, Anderson guest starred in an Episode of the Fox series
Class of '96. In addition, Gillian was an award winning
off-Broadway actress, recipient of a Theater World Award for her
performance in Alan Ayckborne's Absent Friends at the Manhattan
Theater Club, and co-star in Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist
at the Lond Warf Theater in New York.
For her performance in The X files, Anderson earned the
respect of television fans and critics alike who have cited her
character's intelligence, wit, and integrity as veritable breakthrough
in television drama. In 1996, Gillian won her second Screen Actors
Guild award as well as a Golden Globe Award and in 1997 she was
awarded an Emmy for best dramatic actress in a television series.
Anderson's film credits include co-starring in The X Files:
The Movie, fox's 1998 summer event release as well as the
Miramax film, The Mighty, directed by Peter Chelsom and
a cameo role in Chicago Cab, both to be released in 1998.
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