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Gillian Anderson Biography
Gillian Leigh Anderson, born on August 9, 1968, is a renowned American actress. Her claim to fame lies in her portrayal of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the iconic TV series “The X-Files,” which ran from 1993 to 2002, with brief revivals in 2016 and 2018. Her exceptional talent earned her a Golden Globe Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards.
Gillian Anderson Age | Place of Birth
Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, on August 9, 1968. She spent her early childhood in London, England, and then moved back to the United States when she was nine years old.
Gillian Anderson Young | Family
Anderson’s father, Homer Edward Anderson III, was a film post-production company owner, and her mother, Rosemary Alyce (Lane), was a computer analyst. She has one younger brother, Aaron.
Gillian Anderson Wife | Marriage
Anderson has been married twice. Her first marriage was to Clyde Klotz, an X-Files assistant art director, from 1994 to 1997. They have one daughter together, Piper Maru Klotz. Her second marriage was to Julian Ozanne, a documentary filmmaker, from 2004 to 2007.
Gillian Anderson Children | Kids
Anderson has two children:
- Piper Maru Klotz (born September 25, 1994)
- Oscar Griffiths (born October 1, 2006)
Gillian Anderson Salary | Incomes | Net worth
Anderson’s salary for her role on The X-Files was reportedly $450,000 per episode. She has also earned millions of dollars from her film and television work. As of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be $45 million.
Gillian Anderson Education | Academics
Anderson graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1990.
Gillian Anderson Career
Anderson began her acting career in the theater, appearing in productions off-Broadway and regionally. In 1993, she landed her breakout role as Dana Scully on The X-Files. The show was a critical and commercial success, and Anderson became a household name.
In addition to her work on The X-Files, Anderson has starred in numerous films and television shows, including The Fall, Hannibal, American Gods, and Sex Education. She has also appeared in films such as The Mighty Celt, The Last King of Scotland, and Shadow Dancer.
Gillian Anderson Movies | Play | Acts
Anderson has starred in a number of films, including:
- The Mighty Celt (2005)
- The Last King of Scotland (2006)
- Shadow Dancer (2012)
- Viceroy’s House (2017)
She has also appeared in numerous plays, both on and off Broadway.
Gillian Anderson TV Shows | Play
Anderson has starred in a number of television shows, including:
- The X-Files (1993–2002, 2016, 2018)
- The Fall (2013–2016)
- Hannibal (2013–2015)
- American Gods (2017–2021)
- Sex Education (2019–present)
Gillian Anderson Awards
Anderson has won numerous awards for her work, including:
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (1997)
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1997)
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1996)
- Order of the British Empire (2016)
Gillian Anderson News 2023
Anderson is currently starring in the Netflix series Sex Education. She is also set to star in the upcoming film All Fun and Games, which is scheduled to be released in 2023.