Gillian Anderson Bio, Age, Husband, Children, Net Worth, Movies


Gillian Anderson is an American actress known for the role of Eleanor Roosevelt in The First Lady. She also starred as Wendy in The Spy Who Dumped Me. Some of her other popular films include The Abandons, The Pale Blue Eye, and White Bird.

How old is She? – Age

Anderson is 55 years old as of 2024. She was born on August 9, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois, United States, where she also grew up.

How tall is She? – Height

She stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) tall.

Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Anderson was born to parents; Rosemary Anderson and Edward Anderson in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Her father owned a film post-production company while her mother worked as a computer analyst. Likewise, she served as the vice president of Neurofibromatosis Inc. in West Michigan. She experienced her childhood along with her two siblings; Zoe Anderson and Aaron Anderson.


Gillian enrolled at Fountain Elementary before transferring to City High-Middle School. Afterward, she joined The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago where she graduated. Likewise, she is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Is She Married?Husband

Anderson first tied the knot to production designer Clyde Klotz in 1994. He is also a film director known for his work in TV series such as The Hitchhiker and The X-Files. It is known that the couple had a son, Piper Maru Klotz, before divorcing in 1997. Afterward, she was in a longterm relationship with film producer, Julian Ozanne, in 2004. Likewise, they were blessed with two sons, Oscar and Felix, before parting ways 2007.

Actress Gillian Anderson Photo
Actress Gillian Anderson Photo

Acting Career

Anderson is a vastly recognized actress known for her several appearances in Great Expectations as Miss Havisham. She also voiced the role of Queen Vorkana in Robbie the Reindeer. Likewise, she was a cast in Any Human Heart as Wallis, Duchess of Windsor.

Afterward, she landed on the role of Mrs. Castaway in the 2 episodes of The Crimson Petal and the White. She also played the main role of Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of The Crown season. In addition, she was featured in The Pale Blue Eye as Mrs. Julia Marquis.

Most noteworthy, she appeared in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People as Eleanor Johnson. It is also known that she was hired to serve as the narrator of The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism. Presently, she is set to appear in upcoming films such as The Abandons, Tron: Ares, and The Salt Path.

Furthermore, she is known for her stage performance as Dana Fielding in The Sweetest Swing in Baseball. She has also had roles in several video games including The X-Files: Resist or Serve and The X-Files Game. On the other hand, she served the role of Helene Hanff in 84, Charing Cross Road on BBC Radio 4 Channel.

Gillian Anderson’s Net Worth

Citing her career, Gillian has an estimated net worth of $40 Million.

Movies And TV Shows

  • The X Files
  • The Fall
  • Sex Education
  • Scoop
  • The Crown
  • The X-Files
  • Hannibal
  • Johnny English Reborn
  • The X-Files: I Want to Believe
  • American Gods
  • The First Lady
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me
  • Crooked House


  • City Lit Lifetime Fellowship Award
  • Emmy Award
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