Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 9, 1968. After graduating from DePaul University, Gillian Anderson moved to New York City in 1990. In 2012, Gillian told Out Magazine how her sense of style and relationship status upset people when she was a teenager. Gillian Anderson is bidialectal. Gillian Anderson turned David Duchovny's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony into a mock funeral.