People Are Completely Shocked To Find Out Gillian Anderson Is American After A Clip Of Her Speaking Went Viral

There's a short but substantial list of celebrities people forget are actually American.

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Some people are surprised to find out Renée Zellweger is American because of her role in Bridget Jones's Diary.

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Other people can't believe Peter Dinklage backs the red, white, and blue.

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And it's still surprising to me that some people don't realize Elijah Wood is actually from Iowa.

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Now we have another to add to the list: Gillian Anderson.

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A clip of her on Kimmel is going viral because a whole bunch of people didn't realize she was American.

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Yep, she was actually born in Chicago.

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Gillian spent her childhood between the UK and the US, so that could explain the confusion, too.

That clip of her just, like, speaking has set people off.

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"It makes me so very uncomfortable that Gillian Anderson is American," this person said.

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"When I found out Gillian Anderson was American... girl, I almost fainted," another said.


It's just straight up shock and awe all around.

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So, yep, do what you want with that information.

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