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Gillian Anderson Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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What is Gillian Anderson’s net worth? $35 Million

How did Gillian Anderson earn her money and wealth?

Gillian Anderson is an American actress and writer. She moved back to the United States when she was 11 after attending Coleridge Primary School in London. Her father had his own film post-production company. Gillian Anderson originally started her career in theatre but got into playing television roles and movie roles later on. She began with an ambition to be a marine biologist or an archaeologist but turned into an actress and has no idea how she made the transition. She says, “Somehow, I have no idea how the transition was made from wanting to be an archeologist or a marine biologist wanting to be an actress, but it just kind of happened.”

She started her career with a play at the Manhattan Theatre Club titled as “Absent Friends” in 1991. It was first acting role in her career. This role also got her that year’s “Theatre World Award in the category of “Best Newcomer.” Soon after that, she got her big break by getting cast in the movie “The Turning (1992)”. In the year 1993, she began her Television career by giving a guest appearance in “Class of ‘96”. Her versatile acting and talent landed her a role in the popular TV series “The X-Files.” Her role in the series was of an FBI Agent named Dana Scully. The X-Files is a sci-fi drama which gained worldwide popularity. Gillian Anderson became a global face by playing the character of Dana Scully. She has won plentiful awards for this role. She accepted Saturn Award for Best Actress, Two SAG award for Outstanding Performance, Golden Globe for Best actress, and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. The series was so popular that it became the foundation for two movies: I Want to Believe and Fight the Future.

Her career bar started rising as she got roles in different movies. Some of her roles in the 2000s include Shadow Dancer, Sister, Straightheads, The Last King of Scotland, A Cock and Bull Story, and so on. The Mighty Celt and the House of Mirth are also part of the list. Other movies include Mr. Morgan’s Last Love, I’ll Follow You Down. Crooked House, Viceroy’s House, Sold and others. She also played the character of Lady Dedlock in one of the TV series by BBC based on the Charles Dickens novel named “The Bleak House.”

Gillian Anderson is well known for her compassion and kindness. She also takes part in charities and social activism and is very well known for supporting Women rights and the LGBT community. This highlights the reasons she is so popular in the movie industry and the world. She has also done some voice acting work in her career by giving her voice for episodes of “Eek Space 9” and “Trust No One.” She also severed as a narrator for two documentary films – Spies Above, and Why Plan Goes Down and for documentary TV series – Future Fantastic.

A huge part of Gillian Anderson’s wealth comes from her acting work in movies and television series from a long time. Along with that, she also makes a lot of money by endorsing brands like GQ. Her house property in London costs around $2 million. Her most popular show “The X-Files” has earned around $83,898,313 worldwide. It is one of the most watched and most profitable shows in the world featuring high ratings.

What are the highest grossing movies of Gillian Anderson?

  • The X Files: Fight the Future (1998): $189.2
  • Johnny English Reborn (2011): $160.1
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018): $75.3
  • The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008): $68.4
  • From Up on Poppy Hill (2013): $61.0
  • The Last King of Scotland (2006): $48.4

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