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If being an actor required one to have significant height, people like Gillian Anderson, who have gone ahead to show their talent and worth in their acting careers, would have never gotten into the door. The American Britsh actress has played multiple roles in front of the camera in television and film and has also appeared in theatre, receiving wide commercial and critical acclaim for her performances.
Born to a computer analyst mother and a film post-production company owner father, Anderson began her journey to the bright billboards of Hollywood as a high school student. She performed in a number of school plays before graduating and enrolling at the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The young girl would later move to New York to launch her career, landing her first role in Alan Ayckbourn’s play Absent Friends at the Manhattan Theatre Club. For her performance, she won the 1990–91 Theatre World Award for “Best Newcomer”.
As the years went by, Gillian Anderson was able to feature in a wide range of films and TV series that have earned her more awards, including one Primetime Emmy Award, one Golden Globe Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. She has further earned herself an appointment as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to drama.
What is Gillian Anderson’s Height?
Having been abundantly blessed with talent in acting, Gillian Anderson’s genes left her wanting in the height department. The actress, who is an honorary spokesperson for the Neurofibromatosis Network, stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm) which puts her one inch shorter than the average American woman who according to the Center for Disease and Control measures 5 feet 4 inches.
In regards to her weight, Anderson has her genes to thank as she does not need to go through high-intensity workouts, or even go under the knife, to stay slim like most of her colleagues. She reportedly only does some Yoga and the occasional running and hiking to maintain her body weight of 56.5 kg (124.5 lbs).
Gillian Anderson’s body measurements are further reported to be 35-26-36 inches (89-66-91.5 cm) whereas her dress size is 6 (US) or 10 (UK) or 38 (EU) and her shoe size is 7.5 (US) or 5 (UK) or 38 (EU). Other noticeable features on her include a sharp nose, a mole on her upper lip, dark blonde hair, and translucent light grayish-blue eyes.
Does She Have Children?
Gillian Anderson has been married twice and been involved in other long term relationships that have produced three children. The actress had her first child from her marriage to her first husband, Canadian television art director and production designer Clyde Klotz. The pair met on the set of The X-Files which she starred in while he worked as an assistant art director. They went on to exchange marital vows on New Year’s Day 1994 in a Buddhist ceremony in Hawaii. Nine months later, on the 25th of September 1994 to be exact, the couple welcomed a daughter named Piper Maru. Fans of The X-Files might notice the name as it was used as the title of the fifteenth episode of the third season of the show. This was thanks to her godfather being showrunner Chris Carter.
in 1997, at the height of her career when she took home an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Gillian Anderson and Klotz divorced. This gave room for her to go ahead and marry documentary filmmaker Julian Ozanne on the 29th of December, 2004 on the island of Lamu, Kenya. The union produced no children and lasted for less than two years before they parted ways in April 2006. As things would later pan out, Anderson was, at the time she announced her separation from Ozanne, pregnant for businessman Mark Griffiths.
On the 1st of November, 2006, she and her businessman boyfriend welcomed a son they named Oscar. Two years later, the couple would again welcome another son, Felix, who was born on the 15th of October 2008. Griffiths and Anderson’s relationship would go on to last until 2012 when they went their separate ways. She has since begun dating screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan.