Gillian Anderson

Actress Gillian Anderson poses for a photo outside the Ritz Carlton hotel in Pasadena, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 13, 2006. Anderson plays the beautiful but tragic Lady Dedlock in the six-part "Masterpiece Theatre" adaptation of one of Charles Dickens' greatest novels in PBS's "Bleak House." (AP)
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Gillian Anderson is probably best-known for her role as Special Agent Dana Scully in the cult TV hit "The X-Files." She received four Emmy nominations and one statuette for her that role.

Anderson's career in film began with the 1992 drama "The Turning," in which she starred as an affection-seeking waitress.

In the 1998 romantic comedy "Playing by Heart," Anderson starred with Angelina Jolie, among others, as Meredith, a director looking for love in Los Angeles.

It was the role of ice cold Lady Dedlock in PBS' epic miniseries "Bleak House" that would lure Anderson back to television and earn her a fifth Emmy nomination.