All About Anderson: 10 things you might not know

A collection of trivial factlets regarding sci-fi novelist, active activist and star of stage and screen, Gillian Anderson.

Gillian Leigh Anderson was born in Chicago on 8/9/68. She has English, German & Irish ancestry.

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Anderson was voted Class Clown, Most Bizarre Girl and Most Likely to be Arrested in high school.

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Art lover Anderson spent her first pay cheque from The X-Files on a David Blackburn lithograph.

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“There are many things I would have done differently,” says G.A., “but Scully isn’t one of them.”

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Says Anderson of The X-Files’ Agent Scully, “I am more spontaneous than my character.”

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The X-Files creator Chris Carter is godfather to Anderson’s daughter Piper.

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“I don’t usually like seeing things I’m in,” says Anderson. “I get really depressed afterward.”

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Anderson has won a Primetime Emmy, a Golden Globe and an Evening Standard Theatre Award.

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Depending on her location, Anderson shifts easily between her English and American accents.

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Anderson & Jeff Rovin co-authored an epic sci trilogy, The Earthend Saga. Part III is due in September.

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