Gillian Anderson was born on the 9th August 1968 in Chicago, Illinios, USA. She is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actress best know as FBI Agent Dana Scully in the TV series, The X-Files. The most probable reasons for her success on both American television and British television is that she spent about half of her childhood in each country. She was a rebellious teenage and her classmates would vote her as "Most Bizarre," "Class Clown," and "Most Likely to be Arrested". Anderson moved to New York started her acting career in Alan Ayckbourn's play Absent Friends, for this role she won a 1990-91 Theatre World "Newcomer" Award. In 1992 she moved to LA. Even though she had once vowed she would "never do TV", Gillian did Home Fires Burning for a cable station. She broke into mainstream TV 1993 and as a result of a guest appearance in Class of 96, she was sent the script for The X Files. She auditioned because "for the first time in a long time the script involved a strong, independent intelligent woman as a lead character." The producer wanted to employ her, but FOX wanted someone with previous TV exposure and greater sex appeal. The producer won the argument and the rest is history.