American-British actress of theater, film and television, activist and writer. She was best known for playing the role of FBI agent Dana Scully in a critically acclaimed television series
Born: August 9, 1968, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 160 cm
In marriage were born: Julian Osann (2004-2007), Clyde Klotz (1994-1997).)
Partner: Peter Morgan
Born on August 9, 1968 in Chicago. Her father was the owner of his own company, which was engaged in post-production of films, Jillian’s mother was not connected with the cinema. As a child, Gillian Anderson lived with her family in Puerto Rico and London. At the age of 11, she was back with her parents in the United States, in Grand rapids. There, the girl attended a high school program for gifted children. At the age of 13, she entered a theater circle, where she began with the role of Juliet. Teachers were delighted with the performance of the young actress. A little later, the girl was invited to the school of theater arts and the Civic Theater of Grand rapids. To fulfill her dream of becoming an actress (against her parents ‘ wishes), Gillian Anderson ran away from home.
In 1986, she enrolled in the acting Department at DePaul University of Chicago, at the Goodman school of theater. In 1990, she received a bachelor of fine arts degree and began playing professionally on stage. In 1991, she won the prestigious ” Theatre World Awards “for her performance in the play”Absent friends”. Then for a long time she was practically out of work, refusing to take part in auditions for roles in TV series. However, the need forced the actress to reconsider her attitude to multi-series TV projects.
In 1993, she played in an episode of the youth multi-series “Class of ’96”. And soon followed the audition for the main role in the film “the X-files”. Gillian Anderson was accepted, due to the fact that the author of the idea of the picture, Chris Carter, insisted on it. And he was not mistaken in choosing this actress. For ten years, while the series was released on TV, the heroine of Dana Scully was loved all over the world, and the name Gillian Anderson became a kind of brand. The actress gave roles in” the X-files ” almost all her free time.