Facts & Trivia

Did you know that Gillian…

• Was voted “Class Clown”, “Most Bizzare Girl”, and “Most Likely to be Arrested” by her classmates in high school?
• Has English, German and Irish ancestry?
• Gained her first real break when she replaced Mary-Louise Parker in the play The Philanthropist?
• Is an avid art collector? Her collection includes work from artists such as Diane Arbus, Francesco Clemente, and Kiki Smith.
• Has played the same character (Dana Scully) on three different series? They were The X-Files (1993-2018); Eek!stravaganza (1992); and The Simpsons (1989).
• Has to stand on an apple box to shoot many scenes in The X-Files (1993-2018)?
• Was awarded an Honorary OBE (Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to Drama?
• Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 8, 2018?
• Is the first actress to receive an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for The X-Files in the same year?
• Was the first woman to host Masterpiece, which began in 1971?