Ten fun facts about Gillian Anderson


Fact 1
Gillian Leigh Anderson was born on August 9, 1968) in Chicago, Illinois.

Fact 2
She is one of the 5 actresses who were nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie in 2006, but she was the only one who wasn't been nominated for an Oscar too.

Fact 3
Gillian Anderson portrayed the same character of Dana Scully on 3 different shows: The X-Files, Eek! The Cat and The Simpsons.


Fact 4
Gillian Anderson is bi-dialectal and that is the reason why her accent changes depending on the situation. For instance, in an interview with Jay Leno she spoke with an American accent, but changed it with Michael Parkinson.

Fact 5
She wanted to become a marine biology but began acting in her freshman year and later in the community theater.

Fact 6
Gillian Anderson started her career in Alan Ayckbourn's play called Absent Friends and for her role she received the 1990–91 Theatre World "Newcomer" Award.

Fact 7
She made her debut in mainstream TV shows in 1993, with a guest appearance on the drama, Class of '96 and as a result was sent the script for The X Files.

Fact 8
She has won many awards for her role of Special Agent Scully, and her awards included 2 Screen Actors Guild awards, an Emmy Award and Golden Globe.

Fact 9
Gillian Anderson is an honorary spokesperson for NF, Inc. and is a supporter of the Neurofibromatosis Association.

Fact 10
Gillian is an active representative of PETA and shows support for animal rights.


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