Annabeth Gish


Date Of Birth

March 13, 1971


Born Anne Elizabeth Gishon March 13, 1971 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Annabeth Gish is the daughter of Robert and Judy Gish. During her youth, she had already gone through a lot of acting experience, including her role in the movie Desert Bloom. She was educated at Northern University High School and Duke University. She was cast in the role of Special Agent Monica Reyes in the sci-fi series The X-Files in 2001, which has now become one of her most well-known roles. In 2003, she made a guest appearance on The West Wing, where she played Elizabeth Bartlet Westin, eldest daughter of President Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen). Her latest projects include a  role in the independent movie The Celestine Prophecy as well as in the drama Brotherhood , where she played fictional Rhode Island State Representative Tommy Caffee's wife Eileen.

Monica Reyes is played by Annabeth Gish in the sci-fi series The X-Files. She is an adopted child of her Mexican parents and grew up in Mexico, thus speaking fluent Spanish. She was educated in Brown University where she majored in folklore and mythology. She then enrolled to the FBI at Quantico. One of her assignments was to investigate Satanic rituals. She was moved to the New York City office where she became the head investigator for the kidnapping of NYPD officer John Dogett's seven year old son. After transferring to the New Orleans office and finally to the FBI unit in Washington, DC, she became John Dogett's partner.

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Place of Birth

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Birth Name

Anne Elizabeth Gishon



Fun Facts

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

-Annabeth defines herself as a tomboy.

-She is fluent in Spanish.

-She would love having an Harley-Davidson.

-Her favourite cable shows were The Sopranos and Huff.




1989 When He's Not a Stranger

1996 Beautiful Girls

1997 Steel

1998 SLC Punk

2001-2002 The X-Files

2003 The West Wing

2006 The Celestine Prophecy

Candles on Bay Street





5' 8" (1.73 M)


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

-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.

describing motherhood in three words)
-Transcendent, challenging, and transformative.

- 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.

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