Sheila Larken


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 X-Files.[1]

Sheila Larken
Born (1944-02-24) February 24, 1944 (age 78)
Years active1967-2016
Spouse(s)Robert W. Goodwin
ChildrenJesse Goodwin, Matthew Goodwin

Early life and careerEdit

Larken was born in Brooklyn, New York City and has appeared in such notable television series as Bonanza, Gunsmoke,[1] Medical Center, Marcus Welby, M.D., Cagney & Lacey, Hawaii Five-O, It Takes a Thief,[1] Barnaby Jones, Starsky and Hutch, Trapper John, M.D., Little House on the Prairie,[1] Rawhide, The Incredible Hulk, Dallas 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).[1][2] Her made-for-television movies include Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (1975), Cave-In! (1983) and The Midnight Hour (1985).

Personal lifeEdit

Larken lives in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, television producer R.W. Goodwin.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Sheila Larken". TV Guide. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  2. ^ Classic Television Archive: Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (1977)

External linksEdit

  • Sheila Larken at IMDb