Gillian Anderson

Highest Rated: 100% The Widowmaker (2015)
Lowest Rated: 0% The Sunlit Night (2019)
Birthday: Aug 9, 1968
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
When actress Gillian Anderson landed the role of Agent Scully for the Fox television series X-Files (1993- ) she could not have foreseen that within two years she would become an internationally known cult phenomenon. She was born in Chicago, but moved to London at age two and remained there until she was in her early teens. She and her family then moved to Grand Rapids, MI, where she rebelliously got heavily into the punk rock scene complete with spiky, brilliantly colored hair and body piercings with safety pins. When she was 14, she became romantically involved with a 20-year-old punk singer and occasionally sang in his band. Her punk period lasted through high school. Following graduation, she got involved in local theater and from there studied fine arts at the Goodman Theater School of Drama at Chicago's DePaul University. Following graduation, she moved to New York where she waited tables and appeared in off-Broadway plays, most notably in Absent Friends, in which she had a starring role that won her a Theater World Award. Anderson made her film debut in 1992 with the low-budget drama The Turning. She then appeared in a theatrical production of The Philanthropist and after that moved to Los Angeles. Though she was frequently courted for television roles, Anderson disdained the medium until the X-Files audition came along. Though the producers were looking for a brainy version of a Baywatch girl, the beautiful but more natural looking (having long passed her outrageous days) Anderson got the role thanks to the insistence of the show's creator Chris Carter. The show became a smash hit within two seasons and Anderson found herself an international star, as did her co-star David Duchovny, the subject of numerous pages on the Internet, and the recipient of such awards as a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In addition to continuing work on the X-Files, Anderson hosted a couple of television specials, including More Secrets of the X-Files and the BBC documentary series Future Fantastic. She also lent her voice as a documentary narrator on Spies Above and as animated characters on shows like The Simpsons and Reboot and films like the English version of Princess Mononoke.Anderson would spend the next several years working extensively in British television, starring in series like Bleak House, Any Human Heart, Moby Dick, and The Fall, as well as appearing in numerous UK films, like The Last King of Scotland and Shadow Dancer.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
0% The Sunlit Night Actor 2019
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me Wendy 2018
No Score Yet UFO Dr. Hendricks 2018
55% Crooked House Magda 2017
72% Viceroy's House Edwina Mountbatten $1.1M 2017
No Score Yet Exhibition on Screen: The Artist's Garden - American Impressionism Narrator 2017
No Score Yet Andorra Miss Quay 2017
56% Sold Sophia 2016
61% Robot Overlords Actor 2015
100% The Widowmaker Narrator 2015
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche DuBois 2014
33% I'll Follow You Down Marika 2014
32% Last Love Karen Morgan 2013
83% Shadow Dancer Kate Fletcher $99.6K 2013
85% From Up On Poppy Hill Miki $0.7M 2013
No Score Yet La Sorciere Dans Les Airs Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Widowmaker Actor 2013
96% Sister Kristin Jansen 2012
No Score Yet Room on the Broom Witch 2012
38% Johnny English Reborn Pamela Thornton/"Pegasus" $8.3M 2011
33% Boogie Woogie Jean Maclestone 2010
31% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) Dana Scully $20.9M 2008
37% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Eleanor Johnson $2.5M 2008
No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Actor 2008
40% Straightheads (Closure) Alice 2007
87% The Last King of Scotland Sarah Merrit $17.5M 2006
89% Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story Widow Wadman/Gillian Anderson $1.2M 2005
67% The Mighty Celt Kate 2005
No Score Yet Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening Actor 2002
81% The House of Mirth Lily Bart 2000
No Score Yet Paul McCartney & Friends: The PETA Concert for Party Animals Actor 2000
93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) Moro [English Version] 1999
60% Playing by Heart Meredith 1998
75% The Mighty Loretta Lee 1998
65% The X-Files - Fight the Future Dana Scully 1998
50% Chicago Cab Southside Girl 1998
No Score Yet Hellcab Actor 1998
No Score Yet Closure Alice 1997
No Score Yet The X-Files: The Unopened File Actor 1996
No Score Yet Turning April Cavanaugh 1992

TV

CREDIT
90% Sex Education
2019
Jean Milburn
  • 2019
75% American Gods
2017
Media
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
75% The X-Files
1993-2018
Director Screenwriter Dana Scully
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Ronja, the Robber's Daughter
2017
Narrator
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2016
86% War & Peace
2016
Anna Pavlovna
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
84% The Fall
2013-2016
Stella Gibson
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Appearing
  • 2015
50% Any Human Heart
2010
Wallis Simpson Duchess of Windsor
  • 2015
92% Hannibal
2013-2015
Director Dr. Bedilia Du Maurier Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier Bedelia Du Maurier Bedelia du Maurier
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
61% Crisis
2014
Meg Fitch
  • 2014
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Great Expectations
2011
Miss Havisham
  • 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Guest Lady Dedlock Miss Havisham Duchess of Windsor Host
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Bleak House
2005
Lady Dedlock
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2004
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 1999
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1997
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Appearing
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Crimson Petal and the White
2011
Mrs. Castaway

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