Gillian Anderson, left, and guest attend The Queen's Cup final at Guards Polo Club in Windsor, England on June 18, 2006. Recently, Anderson was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Emmy for her work on PBS' "Bleak House."
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Gillian Anderson arrives at the British Academy Television Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on May 7, 2006. The actress, who was born in Chicago, moved to London with her English-born parents when she was a year old.
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From left, producer Bob Berney, Gillian Anderson and director Michael Winterbottom attend the after-party for the screening of "Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story" in New York on Oct. 7, 2005. Anderson moved to New York when she was 22 and worked as a waitress while looking for acting gigs in the theatre.
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Nigerian civil rights attorney Hauwa Ibrahim and Gillian Anderson arrive at the Feminist Majority Foundation's Inaugural Global Women's Rights Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on April 14, 2005. At the age of 24, Anderson received her first major TV role as Agent Dana Scully on Fox's hit show "The X-Files."
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Gillian Anderson arrives at the 13th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2005. Since "The X-Files" ended, she has performed in several stage productions and films. In 2005, she appeared in an adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel "Bleak House," had a lead role in the Irish film "The Mighty Celt" and acted in a film version of the novel "Tristram Shandy."
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From left, Billy Zane, Kelly Brook, Martine McCutcheon and Gillian Anderson arrive at The British Independent Film Awards in London on Nov. 30, 2004. In 1994, Anderson became pregnant and had a daughter with her then-husband Clyde Knot, series assistant art director on "The X-Files." "X-Files" creator Chris Carter came up with an alien abduction storyline that kept Anderson off-camera. Carter was named godfather.
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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson hold the Golden Globe award for the Best Television Series in a Drama for the show "X-Files" at the 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 18, 1997. The show, which featured the aforementioned actors, ended its ninth and final season in May 2002.
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Gillian Anderson holds the Emmy she won for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" for her role in "The X-Files" at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif., on Sept. 14, 1997.