Annabeth Gish

Annabeth Gish


3/13/1971, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Birth Name

Anne Elizabeth Gish


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Annabeth was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She attended Duke University and Northern University High School and graduated in 1989. She took a break from acting in order to gain a BA in English in July 1993. Her father was an…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Annabeth has confirmed that she and Robert Patrick are not in the upcoming movie X Files 2, though Chris Carter may very well have plans for a third one, depending on the success of this movie.

    • Her favourite cable shows were The Sopranos and Huff.

    • Her height is 5' 8" (1.73 m).

    • Annabeth Gish gave birth to her first son Cash Alexander on January 12, 2007.

    • She would love having an Harley-Davidson.

    • She loves the style of Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron.

    • She doesn't eat red meat. She instead likes vegetables.

    • She loves running.

    • She loves shopping at Fred Segal and Emma gold.

    • Annabeth wears the brand Theory from the designer Lu Ellen on the set of The X-Files.

    • She loves Katayone Adeli, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs and Lu Ellen.

    • Annabeth loves purses and accessories.

    • She is more casual than trendy.

    • Annabeth defines herself as a tomboy.

    • She stopped acting during four years for her studies.

    • During the eighth and ninth seasons of The X-Files, Gish and fellow newcomer Robert Patrick were designed to be the replacements once Duchovny and Gillian Anderson left. While fans now agree that their performances were good, the primary reason for many fans watching the show had been the interaction between Duchovny and Anderson's characters Mulder and Scully, and the ratings continued to drop.

    • She is fluent in Spanish.

    • In 2003, Gish guest starred on The West Wing playing Elizabeth Bartlet Westin, eldest daughter of President Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen).

    • As of 2007. she lives in Beverly Hills with husband Wade Allen, and golden retriever, Lola.

    • Annabeth, a native of New Mexico, first gained the attention of critics and moviegoers at the age of 13 when, according to film critic Roger Ebert, she delivered a performance "of stunning power" in the feature film Desert Bloom. She went on to star in the acclaimed feature film Mystic Pizza with Julia Roberts before taking a four year break from her career to attend Duke University and graduate cum laude with a degree in English.

    • Annabeth also starred in The Celestine Prophecy, based on the best-selling book by James Redfield. And, she also was part of two independent film projects, Mojave Phone Booth and Gillery's Little Secret in 2006.

    • Additionally, Annabeth will also be seen in Desperation, the upcoming ABC television movie based on the Stephen King book of the same name. Co-starring Tom Skerritt, Ron Perlman and Steven Weber, the movie is scheduled to air in May 2006.

    • Annabeth stars as Eileen Caffee in the Showtime Network drama, Brotherhood The drama is about two ambitious brothers - one a politician, the other a gangster, where Annabeth will portray the wife of politician Tommy Caffee (Jason Clarke). Shot on location in Providence, Rhode Island, the show premiered on July 2006.

    • Her father is/was an English Professor.

    • Education: she attended Northern University High School and graduated in 1989, went to Duke University and took a break from acting in order to gain a BA in English in July 1993.

  • Quotes

    • Annabeth Gish: I think of myself as an actor. I'm pretty low on the celebrity radar. [Laughs.] I just really like to work.

    • Annabeth Gish: I think most people who act and are intelligent tend to divert their talent into writing or directing or something else because it gets so frustrating when you have to be told when you can and cannot work.

    • Annabeth Gish: (on becoming a writer, producer, or director) Like a whole toolbox, it's just there. So it's a matter of me having the courage to do it.

    • Annabeth Gish: As an actor you have a tendency to try to please people and that is tripled by the nature of the business. It's so easy to get lost.

    • Annabeth Gish: Cable television has served as a wonderful pool of strong female voices, characters, reflections. Network television has its limitations, which can sometimes tie the wings of really deep and authentic representations of women.

    • Annabeth: (on her character in Brotherhood) Best qualities are her loyalty (mishandled as it may be), her love for her children (again, flawed and misguided at times), and her willingness/desire to expand outside of her small, contained self.

    • Annabeth Gish: (describing motherhood in three words) Transcendent, challenging, and transformative.

    • Annabeth Gish: (about what inspired her to become an actress) I try to track that myself, and it's very odd. It just seems that I've always wanted to do it, even before I knew what it meant. My third grade teacher still has a paper from when I was learning to remember that gray paper with the thick red lines? I wrote, "I want to be a movie star.

    • Annabeth Gish: (recalling her entry into the world of The X-Files) It was an unknown crew, I didn't know anyone, and I had to run down a hill yelling 'Stop! I'm a federal agent!' It was quite the introduction to The X-Files. I was very nervous. I remember being very determined to do a good job on this show because I have such respect for what it is.

  • Resemblance

    She kinda reminds me of Sigourney Weaver.
  • Did she steal X Files from Gillian Anderson?

    Many regard Gish as a sort of interloper because she assumed the lead female role in the last season of "X Files".

    Let's face it: Agent Scully became boring towards the end.

    Monica Reyes was the perfect partner for John Doggett. Their chemistry was polar opposites, but the attraction between them was palpable.