Her sister Zoe is a ceramicist, whom Anderson calls "an exceptional artist". , Anderson is a patron of Childreach International, a London-based charity that works in partnership with local communities in the developing world to secure children's basic rights; she addressed the problem of child trafficking during the press for the Sold film that presents the issue.
 In January 2018, she confirmed that she would be leaving The X-Files after the end of the season.  In 1999, Anderson had a supporting role in the English-language release of Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke, where she voiced the character of Moro. Subject man, verb fucks, object woman.  The same year, Anderson starred in the second X-Files film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe and appeared alongside Simon Pegg in the British comedy film How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. , In March 2012, Anderson told Out magazine about her past relationships with women. Anderson is the co-writer of The Earthend Saga novel trilogy and the self-help guide book WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere. , At an early age, Anderson was interested in marine biology, but after becoming interested in theatre during her teenage years, she began acting in high school productions during her first year and later in community theatre.  Fox sent in more actresses, but Carter stood by Anderson, and she was eventually cast as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully.  In Grand Rapids, she attended Fountain Elementary and City High-Middle School, a program for gifted students with a strong emphasis on the humanities.  In May 1996, Anderson addressed the United States Congress urging for more education and funding for NF research projects. In 2000, Anderson starred in the film The House of Mirth with Eric Stoltz – Terence Davies' adaptation of the Edith Wharton novel of the same name – for which she won critical acclaim and awards such as the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress, Village Voice Film Poll Best Lead Performance, and a nomination for the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress. 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. That role was surely this one. Gibson realizes she has inadvertently put Rose's life in danger, and the police desperately search for Rose as Spector continues to roam free.  She also supported the Children with Tumours organization and the Global Genes movement, which is devoted to helping children with NF.  Following the departure as showrunners of the show's creators, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, Anderson stated she would not return to the show. 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. She is an honorary spokesperson for the Neurofibromatosis Network and a co-founder of South African Youth Education for Sustainability (SAYes). Hospital staff work furiously to save a patient. Sally Ann allows Olivia to see her father in the hospital.  For her portrayal in the adaptation she won the Artistic Excellence Award, was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries and for the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress.. , As a result of this guest appearance, Anderson was sent the script for The X-Files.
 Thus far, it has been screened in more than 2000 venues.  While hosting the BBC documentary series Future Fantastic, she became impressed by the theme music of the show, by the electronic duo Hal and initiated a collaboration with them.  In February 2015, Anderson directed and starred in a short film prequel to A Streetcar Named Desire, titled The Departure, written by novelist Andrew O'Hagan. Stella Gibson: Gibson visits Katie and reveals a shared pain.  She was nominated for a British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for Best Actress, she also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, a nomination for a Golden Globe, a Satellite Award nomination, and came in second place in the Best Actress category of the 2005 BBC Drama website poll for her portrayal of Lady Dedlock in the adaptation.. , In 2005, she appeared as Lady Dedlock in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House. Later in the season, her husband notes 'it's easier with Cody.  The same month, she returned to portraying DSU Stella Gibson in the third series of The Fall. She has been a long-time supporter of the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF). In 2019, Anderson began playing Jean Milburn in the Netflix comedy-drama Sex Education. She has resided in London since 2002, after earlier years divided between the United Kingdom and the United States. To this day, she easily shifts between her American and English accents. In May 2013, Anderson began starring as DSU Stella Gibson in The Fall, a critically acclaimed crime drama series for BBC Two and RTÉ One.  In 2014, Anderson starred in the British independent science fiction film Robot Overlords alongside Sir Ben Kingsley. , —Anderson on her teenage years in Grand Rapids, Following the move to Grand Rapids, Anderson went through a rebellious stage as a teenager; taking drugs, dating a much older girlfriend, and cultivating a punk appearance (dyeing her hair various colors, shaving the sides of her head, sporting a nose piercing and an all-black wardrobe). I hope they can be left alone – but that will only happen if the loggers are stopped. TV Series You Would Like to See Get a Movie, View production, box office, & company info, ‘The Vow’: What the Finale’s Surprise Twist Means for Season 2, Dr. Death Recast: Joshua Jackson Replaces Jamie Dornan as Titular M.D. From Hell in Peacock Limited Series, Scully who?  In January 2016, Anderson portrayed Anna Pavlovna Scherer in BBC One's television adaptation War & Peace. I know that I feel that London is home and I'm very happy with that as my home. She is portrayed by the American actress Gillian Anderson.