Gillian Anderson Biography: Age, Height, Net Worth, Parents, Career, Husband, Children

American actress, Gillian Leigh Anderson was born on August 9, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America.


Name: Gillian Leigh Anderson
Date of Birth: August 9, 1968
Wife: Clyde Klotz(div.1997), Julian Ozanne(div.2007)
Nationality: American
Occupation: Actress
Net Worth: $40 million

Gillian Anderson Nationality

Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. She is an American.

Gillian Anderson Age

Anderson was born on August 9, 1968, hence she is currently 55 years of age.

Gillian Anderson’s Height and Weight

Anderson stands at a height of 5ft 2 inches and weighs 52kg.

Gillian Anderson’s Family and Siblings

Anderson was born to Rosemary “Posie” Alyce and Homer Edward “Ed” Anderson III. She has a sister named Zoe Anderson and a brother named Aaron Anderson.

Gillian Anderson’s Educational Background

Anderson attended the City High/Middle School. She also studied at Cornell University and DePaul University from 1986 to 1990. She also studied at the Theatre School at DePaul University.

Gillian Anderson Career

Anderson’s credits include the parts of the unfortunate socialite Lily Bart in Terence Davies’s film The House of Mirth (2000), FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the television series The X-Files, and DSU British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of Netflix drama series The Crown.

She also appeared as Stella Gibson in the BBC/RTÉ crime drama television series The Fall, and sex therapist Jean Milburn in the comedy-drama Sex Education on Netflix.

She has received numerous accolades, including four Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.

After earning her degree from DePaul University’s Theatre School in Chicago, she relocated to New York City to pursue her acting career.

She started her career as a theater actress before becoming well-known worldwide for her portrayal of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on the hit sci-fi drama series The X-Files.

Her cinematic credits include two X-Files movies, The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008), as well as the plays The Mighty Celt (2005), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Shadow Dancer (2012), and Viceroy’s House (2017).

Other noteworthy television roles include Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier on Hannibal (2013–2015), Eleanor Roosevelt on The First Lady (2022), Wallis Simpson in Any Human Heart (2010), Lady Dedlock in Bleak House (2005), and Miss Havisham in Great Expectations (2011).

In addition to her work in television and movies, Anderson has been praised by critics and winners on stage. She has portrayed Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (2014, 2016), for which she won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress and was nominated for a second Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress.

She has also appeared in the theater with Absent Friends (1991), for which she won a Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer; and A Doll’s House (2009), for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award.

Her role as Margo Channing in the stage version of All About Eve in 2019 earned her a nomination for a third Laurence Olivier Award.

Anderson has contributed to several charitable and humanitarian causes. She was one of the founding members of South African Youth Education for Sustainability (SAYes) and an honorary spokesperson for the Neurofibromatosis Network.

In recognition of her contributions to theater, Anderson was named an honorary officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2016. After spending some of her early years split between the UK and the US, she moved to London in 2002.


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Gillian Anderson Husband

Anderson has been married twice. She was married to Clyde Klotz in 1994 and divorced in 1997. She also got married to Julian Ozanne in 2004 and divorced in 2007.

Gillian Anderson Children

Anderson has three children; Piper Maru Klotz, Oscar Griffiths, and Felix Griffiths.

Gillian Anderson’s Net Worth

Anderson has a net worth estimated to be about $40 million as of 2023. She is believed to have amassed her impressive net worth from her movie career by earning notable roles in top-rated movies and also making appearances in movie series.

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