Gillian Anderson biography

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X-Films August 9, 1968

Who is: Gillian Anderson


For most of the public, especially television, are you Dana Scully, the deadpan, serious and rational FBI special agent working together with Mr Fox Mulder to solve the many riddles, scary and disturbing average, from the tv series the X-Files. If the character has almost engulfed the person (and the actress, who is likely to be imprisoned in the role), all you can tell Gillian Leigh Anderson except that an artist is resting on its laurels. Very intelligent, hardworking, charming and with a stylish and lively personality, loves his job although for a time he seems to have suffered the stress of fast-paced production typical of a show.

Born August 9, 1968 by Rosemary and Edward Anderson, the Hospital of Santa Maria di Nazareth in Cook County, Chicago, is a kind of daughter of art. She moved in six months with his parents in Puerto Rico (where it will be established for about a year), afterwards the family moved to London, a must for the father, intending to specialize in film post-production. Gillian began his studies at the London Film School. A few months before starting the fifth year at school, the family returned to the u.s. and settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Rebellious teen, Gillian grew however scientific ambitions before the demon the acting had assailed him during high school. So, in the wake of these artistic ambitions, back to Chicago to study acting at the Goodman Theater School of DePaul University, where she was noticed during one of the final essays from an actors agency based in New York: the William Morris.

The Agency offers to present it as a professional actress if he agrees to move to New York and, shortly after, the 22-year-old Gillian goes in the Big Apple, where, for a while, to make ends meet she's a waitress in two different restaurants. Meanwhile, embarks on a serious acting career, including an interpretation in the production of Alan Ayckborne "Absent Friends" for which she won a Theatre World Award in 1991. Also plays a part in "The pilonthropist" by Christopher Hampton "at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. Following a brief stint in Los Angeles, where it is proposed to several auditions. During this time manages to get a part in a movie called "Home fires Burning" and lends his voice to interpret a role in an audio tape "Exit to Eden".

The charming actress after such a hard time finally finds the courage to show up to audition for the pilot episode of the X-Files.

The 1993 represents the magical year for you from the professional point of view: the X-Files tv series gets an extraordinary success in launching both she and Mr David Duchovny. The following year he married production designer Clyde Klotz (known on the set of the tv series) with whom she had a daughter, Piper, christened by Chris Carter, the creator of "X-Files".

The cinema has seen little films: "just look at the sky", "playing by heart" (film that has the cast several stars such as Sean Connery, Dennis Quaid, Angelina Jolie, Madeleine Stowe and others) and the "House of joy".

After the breakup of her marriage (in 1997), she moved permanently to Vancouver in Canada. He had a relationship with actor Rodney Rowland, but currently it says single.

A curiosity: the actress wrote and directed the episode from the seventh season of the X-Files entitled "All Things".