Gillian Anderson is an actress primarily known for playing Special Agent Dana Scully on the Fox Network's The X-Files. In the United States, the show was originally on Friday nights. However, in the fall of 1996, it was moved to Sunday night. The X-Files now airs world wide and on numerous channels. For example, in Singapore the X-Files has been shown at various slots, and currently the fourth season is on TCS5 at 9.30pm on Wednesdays. Reruns of earlier seasons are also on TCS and RTM2. In the UK it airs on Sky and the BBC. For upcoming episodes in your area there are several pages on the internet that list them;
Most Gillian sites list these
and the most complete version is on The
Gillian Anderson Web Site. Gillian is 5'2" (Scully is 5'3"), smallish
build, auburn hair, blue eyes (although they appear to change color somewhat),
cute nose, fair Complexion (slightly freckled). The GAML's best guess at
a shoe size was 7 USA. Personally, I have never had the chance to ask so
Gillian (pronounced Jill'-ee-un),
was born on August 9, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois, to Edward and Rosemary
Anderson, and is one of three children. She lived in Puerto Rico, and then
in London, (her family still owns a flat there). At age eleven she moved
to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she graduated from City High in Grand
Rapids in 1986. Gillian then moved to Chicago and attended the Goodman
Theater School at DePaul University (a major theater conservatory), in
Chicago, IL where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Gillian
also attended a summer program at the National Theater of Great Britain
at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She then moved to Chicago where she
went to college. Once she gained her BFA, she moved to New York, New York.
where she made several theater performances and then to Los Angeles in
about '91/'92. Upon gaining the role of Dana Scully, Gillian then relocated
to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where she now resides with her
Yes, but currently separated.
Gillian married Errol Clyde Klotz, a former X-Files crewmember. They were
married on New Years Day 1994 in Hawaii. Says Gillian, "We kept it very,
very small. In fact, it was just the two of us and a Buddhist priest on
the 17th hole of this golf course in Hawaii." Gillian and Clyde have a
daughter, Piper Maru Anderson - born September 25, 1994. Piper was born
by Cesarean and it was due to Gillian's pregnancy that the producers of
the X-Files took a huge risk and had Gillian's character, Scully, abducted
by aliens. This later turned out to be a pivotal turning point in the show's
history and major part of the on going mythological episodes. Gillian missed
only one episode of the x-files ("3") while pregnant with Piper. Recently,
Ms. Anderson and Mr. Klotz separated in October of 1996. Currently Gillian
is dating Rodney Rowland.
Gillian's younger brother,
Aaron Anderson, was born with the genetic disorder Neurofibromatosis. Rosemary
Anderson, (Gillian's mother), runs a support group in West Michigan for
NF, and Gillian often does charity work for the non-profit organization
NF, Inc. One recent event
was the on-line auction on The Gillian
Anderson Web Site in which Gillian donated several autographed
items. This small effort raised over $6,000 (US) for the families and people
suffering from NF. For more information, and to possibly make a donation,
please go to the NF, Inc. Homepage
or The Gillian Anderson Web Site.
From all reports, she is a
very intelligent, hardworking, and charming woman with an easygoing and
bubbly personality (in other words, a heartbreaker to us guys) who genuinely
enjoys her work. Even though she finds the schedule of working in a weekly
show to be very stressful, you wouldn't guess it from her consistently
exemplary performances. She is also very open and honest and possesses
a quirky and charming sense of humor. Glen Morgan has referred to her as
"very smart" and Chris Carter is also impressed by how hardworking she
is (she was at work each day up until two days before her daughter's birth).
No, Gillian does not have an e-mail address for fan mail. She does have a computer and does keep up with her on-line presence. To send Gillian a fan letter you must send it regular snail mail to any one of the address listed below:
c/o The X-Files
555 Brooksbank Avenue
Bldg. 10, Suite 110
N. Vancouver, BC
CANADA V7J 3S5
1122 South Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
c/o The X-Files
10201 West Pico Blvd., Bldg. 75
Los Angeles, CA 90036
c/o The X-Files
1201 Fox Farm
Big Bear Lake, CA 92135
"The Turning," was Gillian's
first motion picture. It has been highly toted as a porn flick. It is not!
Gillian has a very minor role and appears in this film for all of 10 minutes.
Those expecting to see the infamous "sex scene" will be in Gillian's own
words, "sorely disappointed."
The answer is yes on both accounts.
The nose ring, though, is a totally blown out of proportion tale as it
was only there briefly. The tattoo came in 1996 while Gillian toured the
South Pacific. It is on her right ankle and is a symbol from a native group
on the island where Gillian got the tattoo -it is of two turtles. Recently
Gillian added a pierced naval ring.
Technically no. There is no official fan club. There are several unofficial fan clubs for Gillian ranging from the GATB (which is closed to new members) to the one on The Gillian Anderson Web Site. For a complete listing of unofficial Gillian fan clubs visit The Link-O-Rama
This answer depends greatly
on where you live and how much money and time you have. You can try S&P
Parker's Movie Market at 714/376-0326 or Hollywood Book and Poster Co.
213/465-8764. Most book stores or newsstands carry many of the major publications
Gillian has been in as do many Sci-Fi or comic book stores in your area.