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Gillian Leigh Anderson (born August 9, 1968) is an American actress best known for her portrayal of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files.[1]

Anderson has been a main cast member of The X-Files during its initial nine season run from 1993–2002, as well as the season ten and season eleven revivals in 2016 and 2018. She directed her first and only episode of The X-Files in 2000; the season 7 episode all things.

She also has the most appearances of any X-Files actor, starring in 211 of 218 episodes, after lead actor David Duchovny opted to reduce his role in season 8 and season 9.

Anderson's portrayal of Agent Dana Scully has been widely acclaimed, garnering her international recognition.

Personal life[]

She was married to Clyde Klotz from January 1, 1994 until 1997. They had a daughter together, Piper Maru, on September 25, 1994. The X-Files' creator, Chris Carter, was named Piper's godfather. In 2004, she married Julian Ozanne. They announced their separation on April 21, 2006. On November 1, 2006, Anderson and boyfriend Mark Griffiths welcomed a son named Oscar Griffiths and on October 15, 2008 welcomed another son named Felix Griffiths. In 2012, Anderson and Mark Griffiths ended their relationship.


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Outside The X-Files[]

She guest starred as the voice of "Data Nully" (a parody of her X-Files character) in an episode of the animated series ReBoot. Her then husband Clyde Klotz was a production designer for Rainmaker Studios (then known as Mainframe Entertainment), which produced the series.

She was given "special thanks" from the production of the Don Quixote-inspired film Tilt, which starred Tom Braidwood and C. Ernst Harth.

She recently starred in the popular BBC series Bleak House and was nominated for a BAFTA and an Emmy Award for the role. She has also appeared in numerous films, including The Last King of Scotland and Johnny English Reborn.

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