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Gillian Anderson

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Gillian Anderson

American actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1968.

Countries: United Kingdom (32%), United States (29%), (7%)

Main connections: The Fall (TV series), Bleak House (2005 TV serial), Netflix

Linked to: British Academy Television Award, Cornell University, DePaul University, Fox Broadcasting Company




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Gillian Anderson was born in 1968 add something


She attended Fountain Elementary and City High-Middle School, a program for gifted students with a strong emphasis on the humanities; she graduated in 1986 add something


She attended The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago , where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1990 add something listed Anderson as the 2nd sexiest woman of the 1990s add something


Anderson moved to Los Angeles in 1992, spending a year auditioning add something


She broke into mainstream television in 1993, with a guest appearance on the collegiate drama, "Class of '96", on the fledgling Fox Network add something


Anderson married her first husband, Clyde Klotz, "The X-Files" series assistant art director, on New Years Day, 1994, on the 17th hole of a golf course in Hawaii in a Buddhist ceremony add something


They had a daughter, Piper Maru and they divorced in 1997 add something


In 1996, Anderson was voted the "Sexiest Woman in the World" for "FHM" "100 Sexiest Women" poll add something


In 1997 work on the independent film Cab Chicago in 1998 starred in the film "Playing by Heart" with Sean Connery, Angelina Jolie, Ellen Burstyn and Anthony Edwards worked in the film "The Mighty" with Sharon Stone add something


In 1997, she was chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World add something


Filmed for the first five seasons in Vancouver before moving to Los Angeles, the series would run for nine seasons, and included two films, released in 1998 and 2008 add something


In 1999, Anderson had a supporting role in the English-language release of Hayao Miyazaki's "Princess Mononoke", where she voiced the character of Moro add something


Again in 2000 starred in the film "The House of Mirth" with Eric Stoltz, an adaptation of the Edith Wharton novel of the same name, where she won such awards as the National Society of Film Critics award for Best Actress, British Independent Film award for Best Actress and Village Voice Film Poll Best Lead Performance add something


Eric Stoltz - During the first part of the 2000s, he starred with Gillian Anderson in "The House of Mirth" , based on the novel by Edith Wharton


Donna Hanover - In April 2000, Hanover accepted the lead role in Eve Ensler's play "The Vagina Monologues," a feminist work that was known for previously casting high-profile actresses such as Gillian Anderson, Melissa_Etheridge, Calista Flockhart and Winona Ryder, among others


In 2005, she appeared as Lady Dedlock in the BBC television adaptation of Charles Dickens novel "Bleak House", had a starring role in the Irish film "The Mighty Celt" and performed in "A Cock and Bull Story", a film version of the novel "Tristram Shandy" add something


She was nominated for a Golden Satellite award and Golden Globe for her performance in "Bleak House" and came in second place in the Best Actress category of the 2005 BBC Drama website poll for her performance as Lady Dedlock add something


In 2006, Anderson was nominated for a British Academy Television award for Best Actress and won the Broadcasting Press Guild Television and Radio award for Best Actress for her role in "Bleak House" add something


Anderson and Ozanne announced their separation on April 21, 2006 add something


Bleak House (2005 TV serial) - On 7 May 2006, "Bleak House" won the Best Drama Serial category at the British Academy Television Awards, one of the most prestigious industry awards in the UK, with Anna Maxwell Martin taking the Best Actress award ahead of fellow nominee Gillian Anderson


In 2008, she placed 21st in "FHM"'s "All Time 100 Sexiest Hall of Fame" add something


Anderson portrayed Nora in Ibsen's "A Doll's House" at the Donmar Warehouse in London's West End during a limited engagement which ran from May 14, 2009 until July 18, 2009 add something


The X-Files: I Want to Believe - During an interview at the Sarajevo Film Festival in August 2009, Gillian Anderson was asked about a third film and responded, "They talked about maybe doing it in 2012


Anderson had a nomination for Best Actress in the Lawrence Olivier awards 2010, for productions which opened in the 2009 calendar year for her portrayal of Nora add something


In late 2010, Anderson and other celebrities joined a campaign to boycott Botswana diamonds over the government's treatment of the Kalahari Bushmen add something


She supports tribal rights charity Survival International leading to her performance in a London stage fundraiser in early 2010 add something


Anderson's brother died aged 30 of a brain tumour in 2011 add something


On February 2011, Anderson narrated a short film about recent footage of an uncontacted tribe add something


In April 2011 she starred in the BBC adaptation "The Crimson Petal and the White" as Mrs. Castaway add something


In June 2011, Anderson became an ambassador for Survival add something


Anderson appears as the head of MI7 Pamela Thornton in "Johnny English Reborn", which opened internationally in Australia on September 15, 2011, and to some acclaim as Miss Havisham in a three-part BBC adaptation of "Great Expectations" that aired in late December 2011 add something


Michel Faber - A four-part adaptation of "The Crimson Petal and the White" was shown by the BBC in 2011, which starred Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd, Richard E. Grant and Gillian Anderson


They ended their relationship in 2012 add something


In March 2012, Anderson told "Out" magazine about her past relationship with a girl while in high school add something


Emmett J. Scanlan - He is to appear alongside Gillian Anderson and fellow Hollyoaks actors Bronagh Waugh and Karen Hassan in the BBC2 drama 'The Fall' in the autumn of 2012


The Fall (TV series) - Casting announcements began in February 2012, with Gillian Anderson first to be cast in the series as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson


Jamie Dornan - On March 26, 2012 TVWise reported that Dornan has been cast alongside Gillian Anderson to star in BBC Two's drama series "The Fall", Dornan will play Paul Spector, a serial killer terrorising Belfast


During the Fall 2013, Anderson joined the Fishlove campaign, urging to fight unsustainable fishing practices that harm the marine ecosystem add something


Emmett J. Scanlan - He appears alongside Gillian Anderson and fellow "Hollyoaks" actors Bronagh Waugh, Gerard McCarthy and Karen Hassan in the BBC2 drama "The Fall" starting in May of 2013


David Duchovny - In January 2013, he was linked to his "X-Files" co-star, Gillian Anderson


Emmett J. Scanlan - He appears alongside Gillian Anderson and fellow "Hollyoaks" actors Bronagh Waugh, Gerard McCarthy and Karen Hassan in the BBC2 drama "The Fall" starting in May 2013


For International Women's Day 2014, Anderson is one of the artist signatories of Amnesty International's letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron campaigning for women's rights in Afghanistan add something


In July 2014, Anderson gained critical acclaim for her performance as Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams at the Young Vic Theatre in London add something


Her first book "A Vision of Fire", co-authored by Jeff Rovin, was published in October 2014 add something


Vanessa Kirby - In the summer of 2014 she played Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, again collaborating with Benedict Andrews at the Young Vic, alongside Gillian Anderson as Blanche and Ben Foster as Stanley


Ben Foster (actor) - In May 2014 it was announced that he would star opposite Gillian Anderson in Benedict Andrews' new production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Young Vic in London


Anderson was 2015 nominated for a Fangoria Chainsaw award as Best Leading Actress, for her role as Dr. Bedella Du in Hannibal add something


The X-Files - In March 2015, Anderson was announced as returning in a six-episode reboot of "The X-Files" add something


On March 10, 2015, it was announced that "The Fall" will return for a third series with Anderson in the lead as DSI Stella Gibson add something


Filming began in Jodhpur on August 30, 2015 add something


In October 2015, Anderson has written a letter to the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare requesting a ban on repeat experiments on animals in toxicity tests add something


War and Peace - In January 2016, Anderson portrayed Anna Pavlovna Scherer in BBC One's television adaptation "War and Peace" add something


In February 2016, it was confirmed that Anderson will appear in Justin Chadwick's upcoming political thriller "Official Secrets" with Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins and Paul Bettany add something


In March 2016, it was reported that Anderson is one of the artists sponsoring an unaccompanied refugee minor in the "Jungle" camp in Calais add something


In June 2016, Anderson expressed her support for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union in the run-up to June's referendum on that issue add something


On September 13, 2016, Anderson and Rovin published "The Sound of Seas"; their third and final novel of "The EarthEnd Saga" trilogy add something


In February 2017, Anderson portrayed Edwina Mountbatten in Gurinder Chadha's partition drama film "Viceroy's House" add something


On March 7, 2017, Anderson and the journalist-activist Jennifer Nadel will publish their self-help guide book for women, titled "WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere" add something


The X-Files - In April 2017, it was announced that Anderson will be returning in the eleventh season of "The X-Files" add something


In July 2017, Anderson was awarded a UCL Honorary Fellowship for her support of the International Literacy Centre's Reading Recovery program add something


In January 2018, she was back playing FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the eleventh season of "The X-Files" add something


In February 2018, she posed nude for PETA's "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign add something


In May 2018, she was cast in the upcoming Netflix dramedy "Sex Education" add something


In 2019, Anderson began playing Jean Milburn in the Netflix comedy-drama "Sex Education" add something


In January 2019, it was announced that she will portray former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of the Netflix historical drama series "The Crown" add something


In January 2019, she began playing Jean Milburn in the Netflix dramedy "Sex Education" add something


In February 2019, Anderson will play Margo Channing in a stage production of "All About Eve" at the Noël Coward Theatre add something


From February 2, 2019 through May 11, 2019, Anderson portrayed Margo Channing in a stage production of "All About Eve" at the Noël Coward Theatre add something


PJ Harvey - The official soundtrack was released in April 2019 and features ten original instrumental compositions as well as two songs written especially for and sung by the production's co-stars, Gillian Anderson and Lily James