History Creator / GillianAnderson

21st Jul '16 4:34:33 AM haloinsider
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* HideYourPregnancy: She was pregnant at the end of Season 1 and the beginning of Season 2 of ''The X-Files''. She wore lots of baggy clothes and appeared in unrevealing angles. Her pregnancy influenced the famous MythArc of the show.
* IAmNotSpock: Dana Scully is her most famous role. She moved from the States to Great Britain to defy the trope.



* ScullyBox: She's very petite, and her co-star Creator/DavidDuchovny as Fox Mulder on ''The X-Files'' [[OneHeadTaller was much taller]], so the crew had her stand on a box. She looks tiny and adorable in some scenes without high heels and without the box. Her role is the {{Trope Namer|s}} (while the ProductionNickname derived from the actress herself, "Gilly-Board").



* StarMakingRole: Dana Scully of ''The X-Files'' made her a household name. The show was huge!
* UnderageCasting: She was 24 when she was cast as Dana Scully, a forensic pathologist with a medical degree, FBI training, and teaching at the FBI academy. Her character was in her late twenties, though realistically, Scully would have to be in her mid thirties to achieve the qualifications she has.
* WrittenByCastMember: She wrote and directed "[[Recap/TheXFilesS07E17AllThings All Things]]", a Season 7 episode of ''The X-Files''. The reviews from critics were mixed, but fans loved the episode and praised her insight into her character.

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* StarMakingRole: Dana Scully of ''The X-Files'' made her a household name. The show was huge!
* UnderageCasting: She was 24 when she was cast as Dana Scully, a forensic pathologist with a medical degree, FBI training, and teaching at the FBI academy. Her character was in her late twenties, though realistically, Scully would have to be in her mid thirties to achieve the qualifications she has.
* WrittenByCastMember: She wrote and directed "[[Recap/TheXFilesS07E17AllThings All Things]]", a Season 7 episode of ''The X-Files''. The reviews from critics were mixed, but fans loved the episode and praised her insight into her character.
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21st Jul '16 4:33:34 AM haloinsider
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Fox executives wanted somebody "taller, leggier, blonder and breastier" to play Scully, but Chris Carter convinced them that the then-unknown petite, redhead (albeit natural blonde) Gillian would be perfect.



* DyeHard: She's a natural blonde, but Dana Scully was a redhead (of various shades in the long run), and this image of her got stuck.
* FakeAmerican: Gillian Anderson was born in America to American citizens, but she moved to England when she was two and didn't move back until she was eleven, and by then, her speech patterns had been set. She had to work to lose it when she went into acting, and if you pay attention to the early episodes of ''The X-Files'', it slips through at times. Now that she's moved back to England, she's got the accent back in full force. Her American accent she acquired in her teenage years comes back whenever she's interviewed by an American reporter.
20th May '16 7:11:51 PM themisterfree
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** She played a parody version of Dana Scully in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''.

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** She played a parody version of Dana Scully in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''.''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', as well as fellow Fox series ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat''.
26th Mar '15 9:58:41 PM Avenging-Hobbits
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26th Mar '15 8:58:47 PM Avenging-Hobbits
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26th Mar '15 9:40:59 AM Premonition45
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Fox executives wanted somebody "taller, leggier, blonder and breastier" to play Scully, but Chris Carter convinced them that the then-unknown petite, redhead (albeit natural blonde) Gillian would be perfect.
24th Mar '15 9:29:50 AM igordebraga
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* ScullyBox: She's very petite, and her co-star Creator/DavidDuchovny as Fox Mulder on ''The X-Files'' was much taller, so the crew had her stand on a box. She looks tiny and adorable in some scenes without high heels and without the box. Her role is the {{Trope Namer|s}}.

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* ScullyBox: She's very petite, and her co-star Creator/DavidDuchovny as Fox Mulder on ''The X-Files'' [[OneHeadTaller was much taller, taller]], so the crew had her stand on a box. She looks tiny and adorable in some scenes without high heels and without the box. Her role is the {{Trope Namer|s}}.Namer|s}} (while the ProductionNickname derived from the actress herself, "Gilly-Board").
11th Oct '14 12:11:46 PM Premonition45
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Gillian Leigh Anderson (August 9, 1968-) is a film, television, and theatre actress. She's best known to the general public as an FBI agent Dana Scully from ''Series/TheXFiles'' (1993--2002). She also frequently appears in PeriodDrama pieces. Her roles include the ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in the adaptation of ''The House of Mirth'' (2000), and Lady Dedlock in the BBC production of Charles Dickens' ''Series/BleakHouse''. In 2009, she played Nora in Ibsen's ''Theatre/ADollsHouse'' at the Donmar Warehouse in London. In 2011, she played Miss Havisham in the award-winning BBC adaptation of ''Literature/GreatExpectations''. She has been seen in two acclaimed 2013 TV series, ''Series/TheFall'' on the BBC and ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' on NBC.

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Gillian '''Gillian Leigh Anderson Anderson''' (August 9, 1968-) is a film, television, and theatre actress. She's best known to the general public as an FBI agent Dana Scully from ''Series/TheXFiles'' (1993--2002). She also frequently appears in PeriodDrama pieces. Her roles include the ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in the adaptation of ''The House of Mirth'' (2000), and Lady Dedlock in the BBC production of Charles Dickens' ''Series/BleakHouse''. In 2009, she played Nora in Ibsen's ''Theatre/ADollsHouse'' at the Donmar Warehouse in London. In 2011, she played Miss Havisham in the award-winning BBC adaptation of ''Literature/GreatExpectations''. She has been seen in two acclaimed 2013 TV series, ''Series/TheFall'' on the BBC and ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' on NBC.
12th Jul '14 7:09:02 AM MCanter89
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* ActorShipping: She's aware of the fact that some fans ship her with her former co-star, Creator/DavidDuchovny, and she sometimes enjoys [[InvokedTrope messing with people]] with vague answers. However, at the end of the day she and David Duchovny are just colleagues and friends with wonderful chemistry.

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* ActorShipping: She's aware of the fact that some fans ship her with her former co-star, Creator/DavidDuchovny, and she sometimes enjoys [[InvokedTrope messing with people]] with vague answers. However, at the end of the day day, she and David Duchovny are just colleagues and friends with wonderful chemistry.



* FakeAmerican: Gillian Anderson was born in America to American citizens, but she moved to England when she was two and didn't move back until she was eleven, and by then her speech patterns had been set. She had to work to lose it when she went into acting, and if you pay attention to the early episodes of ''The X-Files'' it slips through at times. Now that she's moved back to England, she's got the accent back in full-force. Her American accent she acquired in her teenage years comes back whenever she's interviewed by an American reporter.
* HideYourPregnancy: She was pregnant at the end of season 1 and the beginning of season 2 of ''The X-Files''. She wore lots of baggy clothes and appeared in unrevealing angles. Her pregnancy influenced the famous MythArc of the show.

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* FakeAmerican: Gillian Anderson was born in America to American citizens, but she moved to England when she was two and didn't move back until she was eleven, and by then then, her speech patterns had been set. She had to work to lose it when she went into acting, and if you pay attention to the early episodes of ''The X-Files'' X-Files'', it slips through at times. Now that she's moved back to England, she's got the accent back in full-force.full force. Her American accent she acquired in her teenage years comes back whenever she's interviewed by an American reporter.
* HideYourPregnancy: She was pregnant at the end of season Season 1 and the beginning of season Season 2 of ''The X-Files''. She wore lots of baggy clothes and appeared in unrevealing angles. Her pregnancy influenced the famous MythArc of the show.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Her accent tends to fluctuate. She was born in the U.S. but lived in England until she was in her early teens, and didn't try to shed the accent until she was out of high school. In the very early episodes of ''The X-Files'' she'll slip occasionally. In the 2008 movie it can get quite noticeable in Scully's emotional scenes, as Anderson moved back to England after the show ended in 2002, and had to re-learn her American accent all over again for the film.
* ScullyBox: She's very petite and her co-star David Duchovny as Fox Mulder on ''The X-Files'' was much taller, so the crew had her stand on a box. She looks tiny and adorable in some scenes without high heels and without the box. Her role is the TropeNamer.
* SpeechImpediment: She has very very slight lisp, if you pay attention, that is. Anderson, who lived in Britain until she was eleven, has said hers is partly the result of trying to drop her accent in high school. If you pay attention, in the earliest episodes of ''The X-Files'' it occasionally slips a bit, especially when she tries to say 'garage'.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Her accent tends to fluctuate. She was born in the U.S. US, but lived in England until she was in her early teens, and didn't try to shed the accent until she was out of high school. In the very early episodes of ''The X-Files'' X-Files'', she'll slip occasionally. In the 2008 movie movie, it can get quite noticeable in Scully's emotional scenes, as Anderson moved back to England after the show ended in 2002, and had to re-learn relearn her American accent all over again for the film.
* ScullyBox: She's very petite petite, and her co-star David Duchovny Creator/DavidDuchovny as Fox Mulder on ''The X-Files'' was much taller, so the crew had her stand on a box. She looks tiny and adorable in some scenes without high heels and without the box. Her role is the TropeNamer.
{{Trope Namer|s}}.
* SpeechImpediment: She has very very slight lisp, if you pay attention, that is. Anderson, who lived in Britain until she was eleven, has said hers is partly the result of trying to drop her accent in high school. If you pay attention, in the earliest episodes of ''The X-Files'' X-Files'', it occasionally slips a bit, especially when she tries to say 'garage'.



* UnderAgeCasting: She was 24 when she was cast as Dana Scully, a forensic pathologist with a medical degree, FBI training and teaching at the FBI academy. Her character was in her late twenties, though realistically Scully would have to be in her mid thirties to achieve the qualifications she has.
* WrittenByCastMember: She wrote and directed "[[Recap/TheXFilesS07E17AllThings all things]]", a season 7 episode of ''The X-Files''. The reviews from critics were mixed, but fans loved the episode and praised her insight into her character.

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* UnderAgeCasting: UnderageCasting: She was 24 when she was cast as Dana Scully, a forensic pathologist with a medical degree, FBI training training, and teaching at the FBI academy. Her character was in her late twenties, though realistically realistically, Scully would have to be in her mid thirties to achieve the qualifications she has.
* WrittenByCastMember: She wrote and directed "[[Recap/TheXFilesS07E17AllThings all things]]", All Things]]", a season Season 7 episode of ''The X-Files''. The reviews from critics were mixed, but fans loved the episode and praised her insight into her character.
22nd May '14 11:50:49 AM XFllo
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* {{Adorkable}}: Can come across as this in some interviews.
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