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Billie Piper's Biography

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Billie Piper was born on 22 September 1982 in Swindon.

Although her initial interest was in acting which led to her attending the Sixth Sense theatre company and the Sylvia Young Theatre School, it was to be with music that Billie Piper was first to burst on to the scene.

Billie Piper was signed by Virgin records and she became the youngest solo artist to debut at number one on the UK charts when she released, Because We Want To.

The success of the single Girlfriend meant that Billie Piper was the first UK female solo artist to have two Number 1s in the same year since Cilla Black in 1964.

In 2001 Billie Piper married Chris Evans in a secret Las vegas ceremony and put her music career on hold, and when she returned to the scene with her second album it was not a commercial success.

In May 2007, nearly three years after their separation, Billie Piper and Chris Evans were granted a divorce.

In recent times, having split up from Chris Evans, Billie Piper has turned increasingly towards acting.

Piper acted in the BBC dramas The Canterbury Tales, Bella and the Boys, and a modern adaptation of The Miller's Tale. She also had a role in The Calcium Kid.

Billie Piper was hugely successful as Doctor Who's sidekick, Rose Tyler, in the cult BBC science fiction show, for which she won the most popular actress award in the 2005 and 2006 National Television Awards.

In December 2006 readers of Doctor Who magazine voted Billie Piper their favourite Doctor Who assistant.

In June 2006 Billie Piper revealed that she would be leaving Doctor Who and started work on the BBC's adaptation of Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke.

She also played the part of 'Hero' in the BBC's 2005 reworking of Much Ado About Nothing.

Billie Piper won the UK TV Actress of the Year award from Glamour Magazine in 2006.

In her autobiography, Growing Pains, Billie Piper revealed how she became anorexic after overhearing a TV presenter call her fat.

The Radio Times on 4 November 2006 had an article about Billie Piper and Julia Joyce. Seven year old Julia has played the younger version of Billie Piper's character three times: in ITV's adaptation of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, as the young Rose in Doctor Who and in Ruby in the Smoke.

In September 2007, Billie Piper starred in a ITV2 adaptation of the best-selling book, Belle de Jour, based around a prostitute's blog.

Billy Piper was in the cast of Treats, as is her future husband Laurence Fox.

Previously she had been dating Egyptian law student, Amadu Sowe.

In November 2007, it was revealed that Billie Piper was to return to Doctor Who in 2008.

Billie Piper and Laurence Fox married on 31 December 2007.

On 21 October 2008 Billie Piper gave birth to a boy, Winston James Fox.

In 2010 Billie Piper was cast as Betty, a young mother who falls deeply in love with a Polish neighbour, in BBC1's A Passionate Woman.

In 2012, Billie Piper gave birth to a second son, Eugene Pip.

In 2016, Billie Piper and Laurence Fox got divorced.

Later in 2016, Billie Piper was cast in the title role of Yerma at the Young Vic.

In 2019, she directed and starred in the black comedy Rare Beasts.

In 2020, she co-wrote and took the title role in the Sky drama I Hate Suzie.

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