Gillian Anderson
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1 Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1968 but during
2 the early years of her life she then moved around a lot with her
3 family. She spent the most of her childhood in London and when
4 Gillian was 9 she moved back later with her parents to the US.
5 Gillian had problems making herself friends at her new school and
6 she often got into trouble with her teachers. As a teenager
7 she rebelled out and even became a punk.

8 Despite her trouble at school, Gillian was often a talented girl and
9 showed early signs of acting ability. At 14 she took part in a
10 school production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. While at that
11 time , however, she wanted to become an archaeologist more and it
12 wasn’t until later that she has changed her mind.

13 After graduating from university, Gillian went to New York to start
14 her acting career. After a few short jobs , she just started working
15 as a waitress for some time before she was being offered another
16 acting job.

17 Gillian never wanted to work for television. But in the early 1990s
18 she successfully auditioned for the best part of Special Agent Scully
19 in the TV series, The X-Files. The series so became an immediate
20 success and continued for nine seasons. Two acting feature films
21 followed in 1998 and 2008. In her career Gillian Anderson
22 has hardly also won the Emmy and Golden Globe Awards once