National Theatre of Great Britain
City High School
Cast opposite Rowan Atkinson in the comedy feature "Johnny English Reborn"
Cast as the Duchess of Windsor in the miniseries "Any Human Heart" (Channel 4/PBS)
Joined an ensemble cast for the comedy "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People"
Reprised role of Agent Scully for "The X-Files: I Want to Believe," the second feature based on the cult Fox series
Featured in "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story" a film version of the Laurence Stern novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Played the wife to an English doctor in "The Last King of Scotland," about Ugandan dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker)
Portrayed Lady Dedlock in the BBC/PBS adaptation of "Bleak House," based on the novel by Charles Dickens; earned BAFTA (2006), Emmy (2006) and Golden Globe (2007) nominations for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Starred as Lily Bart in Terence Davies film adaptation of "The House of Mirth"
Offered fine turn as a romantically embittered theater director finding love with architect Jon Stewart in the ensemble film "Playing By Heart"
Landed supporting role as an eccentric, alcoholic biker chick in "The Mighty"
Reprised Emmy-winning role of Dana Scully for the feature film "The X-Files"
Contributed her voice to the animated Dana Scully on an episode of Fox's "The Simpsons"
Made cameo appearance as a big-haired working-class girl who fights with her boyfriend in "Chicago Cab"
Breakthrough role as FBI agent Dana Scully opposite David Duchovny's Fox Mulder on the paranormal crime drama series "The X-Files" (Fox); Anderson reportedly cast on the series' pilot the same day her unemployment check arrived
Feature film debut in "The Turning"
Appeared in the off-Broadway production of "Absent Friends"
Became involved in community theater productions while still in high school
Moved from London, England to Grand Rapids, MI at age 11
Performed the book tape version of Anne Rice's "Exit to Eden"
Anderson worked as a waitress at Dojos, a popular low-priced Greenwich Village restaurant shortly before getting hired for "The X-Files" (Fox).
Not to be confused with the conductor and preservationist Gillian Bunshaft Anderson.
Anderson caused a minor ripple when in a March 2012 interview with Out magazine, she casually recalled several lesbian affairs from her youth, going back as far as high school. When pressed on the subject, she revealed that the dalliances never led her to believe she might be "100 percent gay," as she was also always attracted to men.