Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actress
Gillian Anderson is an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actress. For her role as “Dana Scully” in the cult-classic series “The X-Files,” Anderson earned two Screen Actors Guild Awards, one Emmy Award and one Golden Globe Award, as well as numerous nominations for her portrayal of the character. In 1999, Anderson made “The X-Files” history by becoming the first woman to write and direct an episode of the series, entitled “All Things.” Earlier this year, Anderson and Duchovny reprised their iconic roles as Agent Dana Scully and Agent Fox Mulder in “The X-Files” mini-series which garnered huge ratings. Anderson will next be seen onstage, reprising her role as “Blanche Dubois” in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. She first starred in the 2014 London production, opposite Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby, directed by Benedict Andrews. For her performance in London, Anderson was nominated for an Olivier Award and won the Evening Standard Theater Award for Best Actress. The play opens April 23, 2016 and runs through June 4, 2016. Anderson stars in the human trafficking film “Sold,” executive-produced by Emma Thompson and directed by Jeffrey D. Brown. Based on the international bestselling novel by Patricia McCormick, the film chronicles the life of a 13-year-old girl who is trafficked across the Nepal-India border and forced to work in a brothel in Kolkata, India. “Sold” is set to release April 1, 2016. Anderson also co-wrote “A Dream of Ice,” the second novel in her science fiction saga, which was recently published by Simon & Schuster. She has her third edition of the series titled, “The Sound of Seas: Book 3 of The EarthEnd Saga” releasing on September 13, 2016. The first novel in the saga, “A Vision of Fire,” was released in October 2014. Anderson co-writes the thriller series with New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin. Her next novel, co-written with journalist and activist Jennifer Nadel, entitled “We – A Manifesto for Modern Women,” will be released by HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster on March 8, 2017. Over the last 15 years, Anderson has been strongly involved in many charity organizations: as a board member of Artists For A New South Africa, a spokesperson for Neurofibromatosis Inc., a founding member of South African Youth Education for Sustainability (SA-YES), an ambassador for Survival International and a patron of the Alinyiikira Junior School in Uganda, among many others. She remains outspoken about child and human trafficking and the impact of commercial fishing on deep sea life. Born in Chicago and raised in London and Michigan, she has lived in London for 13 years and has three children.