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Gillian Anderson

gillian anderson Gillian Anderson's first big break came when she was cast in The X-Files in September of 1993. For her starring role as Agent Dana Scully, she has received an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two SAG Awards for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

Earlier, Gillian gained recognition for her off-Broadway performance in Alan Ayckborne's Absent Friends at the Manhattan Theater Club, for which she won a Theater World Award. She also appeared in Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist at the Long Wharf Theater, and more recently, took part in Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues.

Her love of theater began in high school, when she participated in community theater productions. Gillian studied first with the National Theater of Great Britain at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and then at the Goodman Theater School at Chicago's DePaul University, where she obtained her BFA degree.

Her feature film credits include House of Mirth, The X-Files, Playing By Heart, The Mighty and Hellcab. She also did voice-over work on the film Princess Mononoke and the television show The Simpsons.

Gillian succeeded in writing and directing an episode of The X-Files in the seventh season's "all things"

Personal Details
Name Gillian Leigh Anderson
Date of Birth 9 August, 1968
Place of Birth St Mary of Nazareth Hospital Cook County Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height 5'3"
Hair Colour Blonde, coloured auburn
Eye Colour Blue
Marital Status Divorced from Clyde Klotz
Children Piper Anderson. (b. September 25, 1994)
Parents Father - Edward Anderson
Mother - Rosemary Anderson
Siblings Zoe Anderson
Aaron Anderson

Television Film and television information from
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Special Agent Dana Scully
dana scully Special Agent Dana Scully is not only a medical doctor with a specialty in forensics, but a firm believer in reason who thinks there is a scientific explanation behind every X-File. Her beliefs have been tested, and she's seen things while working on the X-Files that neither science nor logic could explain. She may have even begun to believe the possibility of aliens.

Against her parents' wishes, Scully went from medical school to Quantico, where she taught for two years in the FBI's training academy. From there she was assigned to work with Mulder on the X-Files under the strong implication that she was to debunk his outrageous theories.

Over the years, she has given up much of her own life to the cause of the files. Scully was abducted, and, when mysteriously returned, left infertile by the supposed tests. She then discovered that a chip had been placed in the base of her neck. Its removal caused the onset of cancer. The disease went into remission with the implant of another chip. An assassination attempt on Scully in "The Blessing Way" (3X01) resulted in the death of her sister Melissa. After "Requiem" (7X22), a now pregnant Scully is thrust into the role previously occupied by Mulder, as she vows to find her partner after his abduction.

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