Gillian Anderson became famous playing Special Agent Dana Scully on X-Files, the rational foil to her paranormal-obsessed partner Fox Mulder. 

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The X-Files reboot has helped us remember why we all need Mulder and Scully in our lives, but Gillian Anderson deserves some special attention for being our patron saint of skepticism. Here are 12 reasons why we love Gillian Anderson

 

1.  She was the best at delivering Scully's cool as a cucumber lines.

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2. And she's still got it.

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3. She knows how to play with the fandom's feelings for Mulder and Scully. Just look at this Jimmy Kimmel Live interview.

 

Here's the whole clip because I know you want to see more:

 

 

4. Or just look at this Reddit AMA answer.

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5. Or this tweet for charity which shows Mulder and Scully IN BED TOGETHER

 

6. She is quick to make fun of herself. 

 

7. And to make fun of David Duchovny. This is the note she wrote for him when she couldn't attend his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony.

 

 8. She made her battle for equal pay public. In an interview with The Daily Beast, she shared that Fox tried to pay her half what they paid David Duchovny.

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9. She cosplayed as Morticia Addams in a US Magazine shoot just BECAUSE

 

10. And Lucille Ball

 

11. She's not just an actress; she also co-wrote two sci-fi books of the EarthEnd saga. You can listen to her read them as audiobooks.

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12. She has inspired so much amazing fan art. Especially fan art celebrating her cutting cynicism towards Fox Mulder.

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