Sheila Larken (born February 24, 1944) is an American television actress, best known for playing the role of Margaret Scully, the mother of Dana Scully, on the The X-Files television series.
Early life and career
Larken was born in Brooklyn, New York and has appeared in such notable television series as Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Medical Center, Marcus Welby, M.D., Hawaii Five-O, Barnaby Jones, Starsky and Hutch, Trapper John, M.D., Little House on the Prairie, "Rawhide" The Incredible Hulk and L.A. Law. She also appeared in "No Way Out," the final episode of the 1977 anthology series Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (known in the United Kingdom as Twist in the Tale). Her made-for-television movies include She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal, Behind the Mask and Moment of Truth: To Walk Again.
Larken lives in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, television producer R.W. Goodwin.