From "Sex Education" to "X-Files": Gillian Anderson's Most Memorable Roles

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Since landing her breakout role on The X-Files in the ‘90s, Gillian Anderson has proven to be one of the most versatile actors in television history. While many of us will always first associate her with FBI Agent Dana Scully, Anderson’s incredible range translates to everything from period-piece dramas to witty comedies to unsettling thrillers.

Even as recently as last year, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning performer stunned audiences by transforming into Margaret Thatcher on The Crown. But Anderson has also received acclaim for another Netflix series: the irreverent, brutally honest Sex Education marks an incredibly comedic turn for the seasoned actor. So, with the third season of Sex Education hitting Netflix, we’re taking a look at some of Anderson's most memorable TV and film roles. (And we want to believe we’ve rounded up the best of the best.)