How tall is Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson's Height

5ft 2.25in (158.1 cm)

American Actress best known for playing Agent Dana Scully on the iconic 1990's tv series The X-Files. When asked her height she says "Five foot three.". I met her at a 2012 London Film Convention (she had an extra 3 inches footwear advantage over me) and at a Collectormania in 2013 (2 extra inches of footwear more than me).

Gillian Anderson is short
5ft 8⅛ Big Rob with Gillian

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Average Guess (9 Votes)
5ft 2.39in (158.5cm)
Sarah said on 26/Oct/16
Weak 5'2" possible? Image: Click Here
Gillian's footwear is not visible in this scene, but she looks about 11-12 inches shorter than 6'0 range David Duchovny. I guess if you account for footwear, it would make her around 5'2" because she is not wearing her usual formal clothing or heels.
Editor Rob: wouldn't guess her a weak 5ft 2.
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Oct/16
How on Earth can one woman star in so many mind blowing parts? I was watching the 'X' Files last night and my, doesn't she look tiny next to all those menfolk?
I read back in 1996/7 that she was 5ft3. Yes, it could well be that she's lost a bit of height but that is by no means to her detriment. She looks better than ever now! She can look a bit little-girl-like I think it would be fair to say in the 'X' Files, but seeing her in 'Hannibal', she has matured into a real siren, and that is coming from a fellow woman!
Editor Rob: I did a rewatch of the X-Files last year and even Jenny noticed a few occasions when Gillian's height would jump up and down a few inches, obviously when they were doing certain shots she was on a small platform.
Edward Chan said on 8/Apr/16
GA is a really beautiful girl. I love to see her on screen. Don't mind her height.
Lea said on 25/Mar/16
I'm a 5' tall woman myself and know where I'd measure standing up against people, and I'm pretty sure if GA wasn't wearing high heels or standing on an apple box, she is probably 5'1 or 5'2 at most. She is shorter even against other women in scenes, and she's always in heels while onscreen.
Clare said on 15/Mar/16
She not super short um 4ft9
littlesue said on 5/Mar/16
Would hardly call it 'super short', its short but only couple of inches below average height. Would say a woman 5ft and under was super short.
Velvet said on 4/Mar/16
5ft2 is super short!
Gillian is lovely though!
jtm said on 30/Sep/15
she was 3 inches shorter than felicity huffman.
SJH said on 26/Sep/15
She's 5'2 at best. I watch almost the whole season of X-files. She look 157-158cm never look over
Arch Stanton said on 5/Sep/15
Agreed Sam, I find her hotter in last ten years than she ever was in X Files. She looks nicer as a blonde.
Khalid said on 19/Mar/15
Was she wearing high heels???
[Editor Rob: yes, in the description I mentioned how much more thick they looked.]
Arch Stanton said on 30/Oct/14
So hot in Last King of Scotland...
matt said on 15/Aug/14
Looks at least 3 Inches under Rob with the 3 Inch advantage yh so 5'3- 5'2.5 is right
Sam said on 8/Aug/14
[Editor Rob: with Jenny breathing down my neck?

that wouldn't be wise ;)]
Well, she did get to huge James Marsters in front of you, right?
[Editor Rob: I never saw her hugging him (at manchester collectormania her picture is from)...she had a different coloured ticket and went up with a couple of other friends, so I was out the way.]
Sam said on 21/Jul/14
Gillian has aged very well, in fact may be more attractive recently than back in her early 20s at the beginning of X-Files. She's the same exact height as Jodie Foster, whose Clarice I believe was the major inspiration for Scully.
176,2Tunman said on 24/Feb/14
Haha!she looks almost exactly in the same position with Rob and Jenny.5'2.5 seems okay,about 10in shorter than Duchovny.Really very nice girl in her forties.
Emily said on 21/Dec/13
She has a pretty wide face. Which makes her head look kind of big.
diavolo said on 14/Nov/13
Once I interviewed a director who worked with her, and she said Anderson is 154cm tall (appr. 5'1").
1.85 m, 83 kg said on 12/Jul/13
Larc 74in

She's not short; she's within British average height range.
Larc 74in said on 11/Jul/13
She's still beautiful, and exactly as short as my girlfriend...XD
Arch Stanton said on 18/Jun/13
Rob you've lost quite a lot of weight. She doesn't look as happy in the above photo. Did she recognize you?
[Editor Rob: she wouldn't recognise me again. Sometimes it can be hit and miss if a celeb smiles or not and where you are in the queue...if you are at the end they will be a bit more tired because with some of the popular actors they will do an hour session with like 400-450 shots, it can get very tiresome standing there trying to smile everytime.

if you have a big personality or can talk freely and impress upon meeting them in the short amount of time you have, you are more likely to have them smile!

I am actually the same weight (within 1-2 pounds) for any photo in 2012-13 as I have held the same 150-2 range for over a year.]
satchy said on 17/Jun/13
she's gorgeous, you should've hugged her
[Editor Rob: with Jenny breathing down my neck?

that wouldn't be wise ;)]
Brad said on 15/Jun/13
More box work than you'd expect with 9.5 inches to gain with DD.
1.85 m, 83 kg said on 31/May/13
Yeh, to echo everyone's thoughts; never really noticed her looks on The X-Files, maybe I was too young. There was the odd episode where they'd remind us she was a beautiful woman. She was also a bit heavier, that possibly contributed; rounder, younger face. Women's looks get this 'second wind' 35-44, if they know how to look after and style themselves well. Yeh, she's still very attractive in a Cuddy from House sort of way.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Apr/13
Rob was there something distinct about her in person? I get the sense that she'd be very alluring in the flesh, more attractive than in photos.
[Editor Rob: yeah, she still looks good at 43 there.]
Arch Stanton said on 19/Mar/13
Funny, but I never fancied her in the X Files, probably because of the ginger hair and bob style both of which generally don't float my boat, but I saw an interview of hers the other day and she is sexy as hell I tell you!!
Jenny said on 6/Mar/13
She still looking good. Piercing eyes
Josh B said on 29/Nov/12
Rob, just a note saying the link to this page doesn't work from the home page :)
[Editor Rob: thanks i fixed the wrong number for her]
Arch Stanton said on 29/Nov/12
Yeah, she looked a weak 5'3" in the X-Files.
Hanna said on 3/Oct/12
I'm an X-Files huge fan and I think she's between 5'1 - 5'2 but I don't see her over that....I love her, she's fantastic and also seems to me really tiny since the beginning of the show
maria j.m said on 30/Oct/11
met her, 5'2'' yes, but no more
Truth Jones said on 9/Aug/11
The consensus is it's time for a downgrade Rob. She's not over 5'2".
Kevin said on 27/Mar/11
I was on set for the episode that she wrote and directed. She wore stylish shoes with huge platforms. I swear she was around 5' maybe 5' 1" in those shoes. Duchovny BTW, around 6'1". Taller than me anyway, 6' flat.
Rose said on 10/Feb/11
I've met her, I'm 5'4 and she is 5'3
Anonymous said on 1/Feb/11
Doesn't look 5'2! More like 5' the tallest!
AnonymousIntx said on 17/Jan/11
Why is it that a celebrity whom I thought was tall is so short and vice versa? I'd thought she'd be at least 5-6.
ninie said on 18/Nov/10
I watched the x files a lot and I think she's like 5'1 !
ras said on 7/Aug/07
She does seem to have quite a small frame.
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5 ft 2.25 5 ft2.5 sounds about right.
just me said on 10/Jul/07
Everywhere it says that she's 5'3" or at the least 5'2", I don't think she is 5'1" or shorter. That's just toooo short. When standing next to David, who is at least 6', of course she'll be dwarfed by his size. It doesn't mean that she's 5', though.
Franco said on 27/Jun/07
she looks 5'2 flat.
Brad said on 15/May/07
Another closed set "on the box" actress. 5' 2".
kkentuckywoman said on 6/May/07
I was watching "Bleak House" and in some of the long shots I noticed that the proportions of her dresses--bodice to skirt length--looked like me & I'm 5' on a good day. That's why I even bothered to google her height.
Mr Mayfair said on 11/Apr/07
Claims to be 5.2, but nearer five foot!
Looks 6 feet tall when standing on tea chest...
Mr Mayfair said on 10/Jan/07
She looks a foot shorter than six foot Duchovy, at least when she isn't standing on a box next to him...
Richie said on 30/Oct/06
I've met her, i'd say 5'2'' 5'1' shes a little doll of a woman.
Lilly said on 28/Aug/06
I'v e never read that she said 5 foot three. Reportedly she is fove foot two.
marion said on 28/Aug/06
I'm 5'6 and stood next to her and to me she looked like a child *lol* I'm not good at guessing heights but she's no way 5'3, maybe 5'2 but I'd say 5'1
kristian said on 27/Aug/06
i think also that she is shorter than the 5´3 she ist listef at!!!!!!!!!maybe 5´1
sf said on 26/Aug/06
Yea, I think Gillian's got us fooled. I've never seen her listed over 5'2" and have my doubts about that.
Anonymous said on 25/Aug/06
This is absolute manure!!! This is the biggest con of all time! Personally, I have met Anderson on three occassions and she is nowhere close to 5'3". My girlfriend at one party, wearing flat shoes, stood at about 5'1.5" and Anderson, who spoke to us for around five minutes, was half an inch shorter than her wearing the same style heals as she can be seen in on 'Fight the Future', when attending the FBI meetings. This woman is 4'11.5" at most.

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