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Billie Piper Biography

Birth Name:
Leian Paul Piper
Birth Place:
Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Profession
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Birth name was Leian, but her parents legally changed it to Billie less than a year after she was born
  • First acting gig was on the British Saturday morning kids' show Scratchy and Co
  • Studied acting at London's Sylvia Young Theatre School, where her classmates included pop-soul singer Amy Winehouse
  • Was an extra in the big-screen musical Evita (1996), giving her the chance to act alongside her idol, Madonna
  • At the age of 15, her hit song "Because We Want To" debuted at No
  • 1 on the UK singles chart, making her the youngest solo artist ever to accomplish the feat
  • Earned acclaim playing sidekick Rose Tyler on the BBC's 2005 resurrection of sci-fi series Doctor Who
  • Released an album of her greatest hits, titled Billie: The Singles Collection, in 2012

Awards

  • 2019BAFTA Television Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated

Relationships

  • Charlie Piper -- Brother
  • Paul Piper -- Father
  • Norman George Victor Piper -- Grandfather
  • Sarah Jane Berry -- Grandmother
  • Mandy Piper -- Mother
  • Ellie Piper -- Sister
  • Harley Piper -- Sister
  • Eugene Pip Fox -- Son
  • Winston James Fox -- Son