Gillian Anderson photographed by Laura Hynd.

Gillian Anderson attends the 18th Annual Fan Expo Canada at Metro Toronto Convention Centre on August 25, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.

With the support of her family, Amandla began to pursue her dreams of being an actress. She says, “If you work hard, it will pay off.” Even with her recent success, she still finds the time for the things she loves – her family and friends. “Everyone in my life keeps me grounded.” (x)