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Gillian Anderson didn’t want to enter TV when she started acting, but today she’s the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress known for her remarkable performances on TV. She is now the first name that comes to mind when casting for a period drama, as her list of work proves.

Basic Information

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Date of Birth 9 August 1968
Age 52 years
Horoscope Leo
Nationality American and British
Eye color Grayish Blue
Hair color Dark Blonde
Weight 56.5 kg 124.5 lbs
Height 5’7″ or 170 cm
Shoe size 7.5 US
Bra size 32C
Body measurements 35-26-36 inches

Early Life

 In her teenage years, she started taking an interest in acting and joined various theaters to study acting. She went to Coleridge Primary School, for her primary education in North London. For her elementary education she went to Fountain Elementary. 

Anderson got her further education from City High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan in the US. Gillian finished school in 1986 and auditioned to get into The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, the only school she applied to. She was accepted and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (BFA) in 1990. When she was 22 years, she moved to New York City and got a waitress job to support herself

Family Background

Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago to parents Rosemary Alyce and Homer Edward Anderson II.  Her father owned a production company and her mother was a professional computer analyst by profession. After her birth her family moved to london and she enrolled into london film school. She has two younger siblings Aaron and Zoe. Her brother Aron was a DJ who passed away at the age of 30 due to a brain tumor. Her sister Zoe is a ceramist by profession.


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Anderson began her career playing Absent Friends at the Manhattan Theatre Club alongside Brenda Blethyn, and the role earned her the 1990–91 Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer. In 1992, she moved to Los Angeles and spent a year auditioning. Her most notable role was of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the series The X-Files. Anderson won multiple awards for her portrayal of Special Agent Scully, and she is the first actress to win an Emmy, a SAG Award. And a Golden Globe in the same year. Besides, she has supported many charities and humanitarian organizations.

She is also a producer, director, writer,voiceover artist and an activist. She has done a lot of roles but she is more famous for her role as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Crown. 

She has played many different roles in different movies but she got her international recognition for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully.


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Actress has dated many people in the past. She was in a relationship with Mark Griffiths (2006–2012 but later on after their breakup she dated David Duchovny (2012). She got married to Clyde Klotz (1994–1997). After her divorce she attempted a second marriage with  Julian Ozanne (2002–2007) but ended up again with a divorce. Later on she quietly started dating Peter Morgan (2016–2020; 2021). Right now Jodie Foster  is Gillian’s rumored boyfriend as they are very close friends.

Net Worth

Gillian Anderson’s total net worth is $40 Million as of 2024, that she earned from her 30 years of acting career.

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