Gillian Anderson biographyGillian Anderson is an American actress, whose name is most often associated with the legendary television series The X-Files. Thanks to the sensational role of Dana Scully, the FBI medical doctor and special agent, red hair and a bob hairstyle became popular in the 90s, and the actress became a new sex symbol.
Childhood and familyGillian Leigh Anderson was born in lively Chicago on August 9, 1968. Her mother, Rosemary Alyce Anderson, worked as a computer analyst, and her father, Homer Edward Anderson, was a film distributor ‒ owned a company engaged in the promotion of films. His business involved frequent moving, and therefore the family of the little girl almost constantly changed their place of residence.
But she was by no means an assiduous girl, excellent pupil, and activist. Moving to the United States became a stumbling block in the Anderson family. After noisy London, Grand Rapids, which was considered the second-largest city in the state, seemed to Gillian out-of-the-way place. Her heart still belonged to the city on the Thames. At the age of 14, Jillian went to her beloved city for holidays and returned as a different person. She copied the style of London punks and appeared before her parents with a red Mohawk, pierced nose, in boots by Dr. Martens, and camouflage dress. In this way, the new, rebellious page of her biography began.
Dark pastClassmates and teachers did not accept Anderson’s new image. At the graduation party, according to the old American tradition, in addition to the king and queen of the prom, students were awarded various titles. Gillian gathered a whole bunch: the most marvelous student, class clown, will be arrested.
After graduating from school in 1986, Gillian ran away from home without luggage, secretly borrowing some money from her parents. She enrolled at the Chicago Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University, from which she graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
It is rumored that Gillian Anderson’s career began with an adult film. This is not so ‒ in 1992 she got a rather significant role in the drama The Turning, where her character really had quite open scenes: Gillian demonstrated her naked back on the screen. According to the viewers, she was the only one of the whole cast who really played.
The X-FilesAfter that, there was a small role in the TV series Class of '96, and in 1993, Gillian Anderson received a remarkable role in her career, and indeed in her life. She went to audition for the role of Dana Scully, a highly intelligent FBI special agent with a medical education, assigned to keep under observation Fox Mulder, the agent possessed by paranormal phenomena, to bring him to light and prove his abnormality.
Further careerAfter The X-Files ended, Gillian Anderson took a break from television and cinema, returned to the theater, and in 2006 she appeared in the historical film The Last King of Scotland, where she played as a missionary doctor in a Ugandan village. A young colleague, (James McAvoy), who the dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker) subsequently drew closer to him, was in love with her character. The film was based on real events.
Gillian Anderson personal lifeThe star of The X-Files project was married twice. Her first husband was the art director of the film crew Clyde Klotz, whom the actress secretly married in 1994. If producers could forgive Anderson the love-affair with a member of the team, they could not resign themselves to the pregnancy of the star. Klotz was fired with scandal, and Gillian was forced to act until the ninth month.
In 2018, Gillian Anderson celebrated her 50th birthday, but age is not a hindrance to her creative plans. She looks great; she is full of strength and has new ideas.