Gillian Anderson is an American–British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer. Her credits include the roles of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running series The X-Files. Socialite Lily Bart in Terence Davies’ film The House of Mirth. And DSU Stella Gibson on the BBC crime drama television series The Fall. She has resided in London since 2002, after earlier years divided between the United Kingdom and the United States.