|Birth Name||Gillian Anderson|
|Date of Birth||August 9, 1968|
|Place of Birth||Chicago, Illinois|
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Gillian Leigh Anderson is a London-based American actress. After beginning her career in theater, Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as Special Agent Dana Scully on the American television series The X-Files.
Her film work includes The House of Mirth (2000), The Mighty Celt (2005), The Last King of Scotland (2006), and two X-Files films, The X-Files (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008).
She was also one of the leading runners for the role of Clarice Starling in Hannibal after Jodie Foster rejected the offer, but her X-Files contract prohibited her from portraying other FBI agents during the series run and Julianne Moore got the role instead.