Quick Facts of Gillian Leigh Anderson

  • Full NameGillian Leigh Anderson
  • Net Worth$35 Million
  • Date of Birth09 August, 1968
  • NicknameAnderson
  • Marital Status Divorced
  • BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Ethnicity Mixed (English, German, Irish)
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionActress, writer, producer, director
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1986–present
  • Eye colour Grayish Blue
  • Hair colour Dark Brown
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpouseClyde Klotz (m. 1994; div. 1997) Julian Ozanne (m. 2004; div. 2006)
  • Height1.6 m / 5 feet 3 inch
  • Weight48 kg (105lbs)
  • Body Measurement36-25-36
  • EducationDePaul University (BFA)
  • Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram, Facebook
  • Children3 (Piper Maru Klotz, Felix Griffiths, Oscar Griffiths)
  • Horoscope Leo
Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson, is an American actress, writer, producer, director who played the famous roles of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running series, The X-Files, ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in Terence Davies’ film, The House of Mirth (2000), and DSI Stella Gibson on the BBC crime drama television series, The Fall. Among other honors, she has won many accolades including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

As of 2019, Anderson’s net worth is $35 Million. Besides, she was linked into an affair with Peter Morgan. Moreover, she has 2 adorable sons: Oscar, and Felix Griffiths, from her previous affair with Mark Griffiths, an American Businessman. Let’s take a glimpse of Gillian Anderson’s career as well as her personal life.

Who is Gillian Leigh Anderson? Her Bio & Wiki

Gillian Anderson is one of the famous actresses in the acting field. She was born as Gillian Leigh Anderson on 9th August 1968, in Chicago, Illinois. Moreover, Anderson’s nationality is American and her ethnic background is mixed (English, German and Irish). She was raised by her parents, Rosemary Alyce, a computer analyst, and Homer Edward  Anderson III, a producer, and director. Besides, she hasn’t disclosed that she has siblings yet.

Gillian Anderson in her childhood
Gillian Anderson in her childhood

Concerning about her education, she graduated Fountain Elementary and City High-Middle School in 1986. Later, she enrolled at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre & School of Theatre Arts. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts attended The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago in 1990. Furthermore, she has participated in the National Theatre of Great Britain’s summer programs at Cornell University.

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Inside of Gillian Anderson’s Career

Talking about Gillian Anderson’s profession, Anderson started her career from the very young age of 22. She served as a waitress in New York. Moreover, she started her acting career through Alan Ayckbourn’s play Absent Friends at the Manhattan Theater Club together with Brenda Blethyn. For her appearance, she won the Best Newcomer Theater World Award. In 1992, she went to Los Angeles and spent a year auditioning. Later, she starred in a film, The Turning, along with Karen Allen and Tess Harper.

Furthermore, Anderson got her breakthrough after starring as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the movie, The X-Files. For her role, she got many awards for her portrayal role including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series.

Anderson won Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a female actor in a Drama Series and a Saturn Award for Best Actress on TV. She was the first actress to win Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award in the same year. In total, she was awarded Emmy nominations & Golden Globe nominations and 9 SAG nominations for the role.

How much is Gillian Anderson’s Salary & Net Worth?

Gillian Anderson has an estimated net worth of $35 Million as of 2019. Moreover, she is counted in the list of the richest actresses with a huge salary and net worth. Anderson’s major source of income is acting and also earns a handsome amount of fortune working as a writer and activist.

Furthermore, Anderson portrayed the role of Dana Scully in a Drama mystery sci-fi film, The X-files which was released on 19th June 1998, with a total running time of 121 minutes and also rated 7 out of 10 from IMDB. The film has collected a huge box office collection of $189.2 Million with a budget of $66 million. It seems like she received only half of her The X-Files co-star, David Duchovny who earns ranges between$155K-172K per episode.

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Gillian Anderson’s the LDN townhouse of our dreams

Gillian bought a house at cost $4.65 Million in Barnsbury consists of 7 bedrooms, and 4 bathrooms. Back in 2012, she purchased an apartment at $2.89 Million which consists of 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in Clerkenwell. But, she later sold the apartment for a neat $3.6 Million in October 2017.

Furthermore, Anderson put her stylish 6-bedroom house in Clerkenwell up for sale at $4 Million in July 2016 and found a purchaser willing to pay $3.6 Million this summer.

Who is Gillian Anderson’s Husband? Her Marriage & Children

Coming up to Gillian Anderson’s personal life, Anderson got married to her first husband, Clyde Klotz, an X-Files assistant art director, on New Year’s Day 1994, in Hawaii in a Buddhist ceremony. The couple has a beautiful daughter, Piper Maru, (born on September 25, 1994). Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 1997 due to some disagreements.

 The redhead beauty's first husband was Clyde Klotz, who was an assistant
The redhead beauty’s first husband was Clyde Klotz, who was an assistant

After the divorce, Anderson tied a knot with Julian Ozanne, a documentary filmmaker, on Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya on December 29, 2004. Sadly, the couple separated on April 21, 2006. Later, she was linked into a romantic relationship with her boyfriend, Mark Griffiths, with whom she got 2 children, Oscar (born on November 1, 2006), and Felix (born on October 15, 2008). However, the couple didn’t last for long and they ended their relationship in 2012.

Furthermore, Anderson was in an affair with Peter Morgan since 2016 but, they also broke up later. Currently, Anderson resides with her 3 children in London, where she lived once in 2002. Hence, she is living her life without any rumors and controversies regarding her personal life and career.