US actress Gillian Anderson, best known for portraying agent Dana Scully in the TV series “X Files”, is an honorary spokesperson for the Neurofibromatosis Network.
Her brother Aaron died from the disease and was diagnosed when Gillian was just a teenager. She also supports Children with Tumours, a UK group devoted to helping children with NF. She is also a member of the board of directors for Artists for a New South Africa and a campaigner for Action for Southern Africa.
Anderson is an active member of PETA, and supports animal rights. She also supports tribal rights charity Survival International, leading to her performance in a London stage fundraiser in early 2010.