After beginning her career on stage, Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on the American sci-fi drama series The X-Files.
The film drama is an adaptation of the play Home Fires Burning.Although she had once vowed she would never do television work, being out of work for a year changed her mind.During her time on The X-Files, Anderson won numerous awards for her portrayal of Special Agent Scully, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama, two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series and a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television.Anderson is the first actress to win an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award in the same year.He was in his second year of a Ph D program in Developmental Psychology at Stanford University when he was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2008.
With her English accent and background, she was mocked and felt out of place as a teenager in the American Midwest and soon adopted a Midwestern accent.
Following the move to Grand Rapids, Anderson went through a rebellious stage as a teenager; experimenting with drugs, dating a much older boyfriend, 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).
Anderson listened to bands such as Dead Kennedys and Skinny Puppy.
I know that I feel that London is home and I'm very happy with that as my home.
I love London as a city and I feel very comfortable there.
is an American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer.