The family relocated so that her father could attend the London Film School. There were only six punks there. It's not like London. She was voted by her classmates as "class clown", "most bizarre girl" and "most likely to be arrested". She was, in fact, arrested on graduation night for breaking and entering into her high school in an attempt to glue the locks of the doors.
After Anderson became famous, the brewery named one of their beers after her — a Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale , simply called "Gillian". Her brother Aaron — who was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis — died in of a brain tumor, at the age of Aaron was a DJ, a mentor, and a practicing Buddhist. He was in his second year of a PhD program in Developmental Psychology at Stanford University when he was diagnosed with glioblastoma in To this day, she easily shifts between her American and English accents.
I know that I feel that London is home and I'm very happy with that as my home. I love London as a city and I feel very comfortable there. In terms of identity, I'm still a bit baffled. To support herself as she started her career, she worked as a waitress. The film drama is an adaptation of the play Home Fires Burning.
It was only after being out of work for almost a year that I began going in [to auditions] on some stuff that I would pray that I wouldn't get because I didn't want to be involved in it. She was 24 when she decided to audition because, "for the first time in a long time, the script involved a strong, independent, intelligent woman as a lead character.
Anderson got the part assuming it would run for 13 episodes, the standard minimum order for American television networks. Filmed for the first five seasons in Vancouver, British Columbia, before moving to Los Angeles, the series ran for nine seasons.
Two related films were also produced, released in and And I said, 'Yay! Fight the Future , a motion picture that continued The X-Files storyline.
Anderson also provided the voice for a parody of her Scully character in " The Springfield Files ", an episode of the animated comedy television series The Simpsons. While filming the X-Files, she met assistant art director Clyde Klotz , who became her first husband. It contributed to the increase in the number of women in those fields. In , Anderson provided spoken word vocals and starred in the music video for their single "Extremis", which was frequently aired on MTV.
She also helped to assemble an album of electronic music , Future: When The X-Files ended in , she moved back to London for a complete change of pace and the opportunity to return to the stage.
In August , she appeared in the television miniseries Moby Dick based on Herman Melville 's novel , as Elisabeth, Ahab's wife. Anderson voiced the character of Dr. Morgan's Last Love with Michael Caine. In , Anderson was promoted from a recurring character during the first two seasons, to a series regular for the third season.
That year, she also appeared in Jeffrey D. Brown 's drama Sold , portraying Sophia, a character based on the humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine. The film presents the issues of child trafficking and sexual slavery in India , and is based on Patricia McCormick 's novel of the same name. The production became the fastest-selling show in the theatre's history, and the run was extended by two weeks due to the demand for tickets.
This is part of the Young Vic's short film series, which is produced in collaboration with The Guardian. The book is the first novel of what has developed as The EarthEnd Saga trilogy. The publisher describes it as "a science fiction thriller of epic proportions".
She has been outspoken about the ongoing issue throughout the years. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn , New York. A Manifesto for Women Everywhere. I Want to Believe , July 25, Anderson is an avid art collector. She spent her first paycheck from the X-Files to purchase an art piece, a David Blackburn lithograph.
Their daughter, Piper Maru, was born on September 25, Anderson and Klotz divorced in Anderson announced their separation on April 21, Oscar, born on November 1,  and Felix, born on October 15, She often holds auctions with the profits benefiting the NF Network.
The nonprofit organization provides youth leaving children's homes with guidance that enables them to develop their skills, further their education, and source suitable housing in order to participate in society as independent adults. She ran the philanthropic project until Action for Southern Africa. The concert supported reproductive options for unplanned pregnancies, including the morning-after pill. Anderson also supports their Taught Not Trafficked campaign that was launched in July I hope they can be left alone — but that will only happen if the loggers are stopped.
In , Anderson joined Greenpeace in standing with the people of Brazil for a zero- deforestation law to save the Amazon.