Gillian Anderson - Updated May 2023

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Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson is an American actress who is popular for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the series The X-Files as well as Terence Davies’ film The House of Mirth. Moreover, Gillian Anderson won a Primetime Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Early Life

Gillian Anderson was born into the world on August 9, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois, United State of America. As of now, she is 54 years old. Her family went to London for nine years before returning to Michigan. Her father’s name is Edward Anderson and her mother’s name is Rosemary Anderson. She got two siblings named Zoe Anderson and Aaron Anderson. She belongs to the English, German, and Irish ethnicity. Moreover, her Zodiac sign is Leo.

Talking about her education, she primarily studied at the City High Middle school. Later she attended The Theatre School at DePaul University for Bachelor in Fine Art in Chicago. Moreover, she also attended the Cornell University National Theatre of Great Britain.

Professional Life

Career as a Threatre Actress

She started her career as a stage actress working on the Arsenic and Old Lace playwright by Joseph Kesselring in 1983. She worked in many theaters such as A Flea in Her Ear (1990), Absent Friend (1991), The Phalanthropist (1992), The Vagina Monologues (1999-2000), A Doll’s House (2009), Letters Live (2013), A Streetcar Named Desire (2014), All About Eve in (2019).

Moreover, she has worked in other notable theaters too as a theatre artist. She has made the Video game appearance for Hellbender, The X-Flies Game, The X-Flies: Resist or Serve and Squadron 42 too. Other than that she has made the Music Video appearance for Hai featuring her for the song Extremis.

Career as a TV series Actress

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Caption: Gillian Anderson on The Crown Premiere (Sources: Instagram)

She has worked on numerous TV series throughout her outstanding career. Some of the famous TV series she worked on are as follows: Class of 96 (1993), The X-Flies (1993-2002, 2016-2018) where she gains enormous fame as an Actress. In 1995 she worked on Eek! the Cat, ReBoot, Future Fantastic (1996), and Hollywood Squares (1996-2002) as herself.

Other notable Tv series are Bleak House (2005), Any Human Heart (2010), Moby Dick, Great Expectations (2011), The Fall (2013-2016), Hannibal (2013-2015), Crisis (2014), Ronja the Robber’s Daughter (2017), Sex Education (2019-presents) and The Crown (2020). Moreover, she has made TV series appearances in other series for a brief time here and there.

A career in Short Film

Some of the short films she appeared in are Three at Once (1986), A Matter of Choice (1988), No Preasure (2010), Room on the Broom (2012), and The Departure (2014) also worked as a director. Moreover, she worked on documentaries such as The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism (2017), and This Changes Everything (2018).

Career on Films

Moreover, she has featured in many films too. Some of her well-known films are as follows: The Turning (1992), Chicago Cab (1997), The X-Flies, The Mighty, Playing by Heart (1998), Princess Mononoke (1999), The House of Mirth (2000), The Mighty Celt, A Cock and Bull Story (2005), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Straightheads (2007), The X Files: I Want to Believe, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008), Boogie Woogie (2009), Jhonny English Reborn (2011), Sister, Shadow Dancer, Mr. Morgan’s Last Love, From Up on Poppy Hill, I’ll Follow You Down (2013), Sold, Robert Overload (2014), Viceroy’s House, Crooked House (2017), The Spy Who Dumped Me, UFO (2018), and The Sunlight Night (2019).

Net Worth and Achievements

She has an estimated net worth is around $ 35 million. Most of her net worth was influenced by her illustrious career as an actress, brand advertisement, endorsement, etc. She is one of the most known celebrities in Hollywood so the figure would not be surprising. However, besides that, there is no information regarding her other assets.

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Caption: Gillian Anderson on Bazaaruk Magazine Cover Page (Sources: Instagram)

Gillian has won 34 awards with 109 nominations for an award throughout her career. Some of the most notable awards she won are two Golden Globe Awards for The X-Flies and The Crown with six nominations for the awards. She has won one Prime Time Emmy Award for her extraordinary work on The X-Flies with other five nominations. Moreover, she has won four SAG (Screen Actors Guild Awards)for The X-Flies and The Crown on numerous occasions and was nominated seven-time besides that. Other than that she has won many more awards.

Personal Life

Talking about her personal life she is straight and single. However, Gillian Anderson was married to the director and producer Clyde Klotz in 1994 before divorcing in 1997. Moreover, she again married Julian Ozanne in 2004 but the marriage didn’t last long and divorced again in 2006. After two unsuccessful marriages, she was in a relationship with Mark Griffiths from 2006 to 2012.

Then Again she was in a relationship with British screenwriter Peter Morgan from 2016-2020. She has three children named Piper Maru Klotz from her first marriage with Clyde Klotz and Oscar Griffiths and Felix Griffiths from her relationship with Mark Griffiths.

Other than actress she was many charity work and activism too. She is spoke person to Neurofibromatosis and in 2008 she introduces the South African Youth Education for Sustainability. She is continuously speaking on Animal rights, children’s rights, women’s rights, Indigenous rights, etc.

Gillian Anderson – Body Measurement

Gillian is 5 feet 6 inches (1.60 m) tall and has a body weight of 55 kg (121 lbs). Moreover, she has a body measurement of 34-26-35 inches. She got a pair of beautiful hazel color eyes with blonde hair.

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Caption: Gillian Anderson Body Measurement (Sources: Instagram)

Gillian Anderson – Social Media

She is active in social media too. Her Instagram account name @gilliana has more than 1.8 million followers and her Twitter account @GillianA has more than 812 k followers. Moreover, her Facebook account Gillian Anderson has gained more than 904 k followers.