“X-Files” star Gillian Anderson has given birth to a new son, Felix Griffiths.
Anderson and her boyfriend Mark Griffiths are parents of Felix, the actress’s publicist announced to People magazine.
Felix Griffiths, weighing 6 lbs., 15 oz., was born Oct. 15 in London, said Kelly Bush.
In 1993, Gillian auditioned for a TV pilot of a newly formed Fox called “The X-Files.”
It was for the role of Special Agent Dana Scully.
“I couldn’t put the script down,” Gillian shared on her website. The executives at Fox wanted someone with less radiance and more sex-appeal cast in the role of Scully, but writer-director Chris Carter insisted that Gillian had the no-nonsense integrity that the role required. “I sort of staked my pilot and my career at the time on Gillian. I feel vindicated everyday now,” says Chris Carter about his decision to stand firm on his choice for Scully.
Gillian writes that on the day her last unemployment check arrived, she found out that she had won the role of Agent Scully and immediately flew to Vancouver to begin shooting the pilot.
“I didn’t foresee at all that it was going to become as popular as it has. I often thought, ‘What have I gotten myself into?’ The first year was the hardest in terms of getting into the grueling hours and sleep deprivation and having to perform constantly, day in and day out,” Gillian recalled of the first season.
Anderson is an award-winning film, television, and theatre actress whose credits along with her notable role as Special Agent Dana Scully include the ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in Terence Davies’ masterpiece “The House of Mirth” (2000), and Lady Dedlock in the very successful BBC production of Charles Dickens’ “Bleak House”.
In 2003, she won the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Best Actress Award for her West End debut in Michael Weller’s two-hander “What the Night Is For”.
The following year, she starred in Rebecca Gilman’s play “The Sweetest Swing in Baseball” which ran at London’s Royal Court Theatre from March 25 through May 15, 2004.
Felix is the second son of the couple and has a big brother, Oscar, who is one year-old. He has a big sister too: Gillian’s oldest child is a 13-year-old daughter, Piper, from a previous marriage.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.