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Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Claim to Fame
The Canterbury Tales, Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl
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Billie Piper was born on 22nd September 1982 in Swindon. Her parents, Mandy and Paul changed her given name from Leianne three weeks after registering her birth after they returned from the USA and decided they liked the name Billie better! Billie has one younger brother, Charlie, and two younger sisters, Harley and Ellie.
Billie grew up in Nine Elms, Swindon where she attended Brookfield Primary School and Bradon Forest Secondary School.
She later went on to study at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theare School where her classmates included pop star Matt Willis formely of Busted.
It was whilst at The Sylvia Young that Billie got her first big break Piper`s first break appearing in an advert promoting the pop magazine Smash Hits. Her role was to run up to the camera, blow a bubblegum bubble and shout "Pop!" Her fresh faced good looks and bubly personality caught the eye of the record producers and soon after she was offered a record deal at the age of fifteen.
In 1998 Billie became the youngest artist ever to debut at number one in the UK singles chart with "Because We Want To", released under the artist name "Billie". Her follow-up single "Girlfriend" also debuted at Number One, and her first album, Honey to the B (released immediately afterwards) debuted at Number 14 in the UK album charts. She released two further singles off the album, "She Wants You" and "Honey to the Bee"; both songs debuted at Number 3.
Billie`s phenomenol pop success was recognised at the 1999 BRIT Awards were she was nominated for two awards and were she took to the stage to perform an ABBA medley with some of the other hottest pop acts of the time. 1999 also saw her walk away with The Best Female gong at The Smash Hits Awards!
Billie returned to the Singles Chart in May 2000 with a new and sexier sound no doubt inspired by her American peers. She hit the Number 1 spot with "Day & Night". In September 2000 she released "Something Deep Inside" which reached Number 4 in the UK Singles Chart. In October 2000, Piper released her second album, Walk of Life, which reached Number 14 in the UK Album Chart. The song "Walk of Life", the final single off this album, was released in December 2000 and reached Number 25 in the UK Singles Chart. This proved to be Piper`s last musical release, a low-key exit from the world of pop.
Billie married businessman, television presenter, and DJ Chris Evans in May 2001 in Las Vegas. Their marriage attracted much comment due to the sixteen-year age gap between the two.
Billie and Chris moved to LA, where Billie decided to take up acting classes to improve her skills. On returning to the UK in 2003, Billie decided to end her pop career and return to her original ambition, acting. She quickly earned roles in the BBC series The Canterbury Tales and the one-off drama Bella and the Boys.
In early 2004, she appeared in the films The Calcium Kid, as the romantic interest of Orlando Bloom`s character, The Spirit Trap and Things to do Before You`re Thirty.
In May 2004, it was announced that Billie was to play the character Rose Tyler, companion to the Doctor in the revived series of Doctor Who, beginning in 2005. She moved to Cardiff and began filming for the first series with her co star Christopher Eccleston.
In October 2004, Billie and her husband Chris began a trial separation.
In spring of 2005, just as Dotor Who hit our screens, it was confirmed that they would be divorcing. The two remain friends.
Doctor Who went on to become the success story of the year and Billie won new fans from even the harshest critics!
In July 2005 Billie started filming for her second series of Doctor Who alongside the new Doctor, David Tennant.
In October 2005, she won the Most Popular Actress category at the National Television Awards for her work on Doctor Who. BBC News named her as one of its "Faces of the Year" for 2005, primarily due to her success in Doctor Who.
At The South Bank Show Awards in January 2006 Billie Piper was awarded The Times Breakthrough Award for her successful transition from singing to acting.
In March 2006, the Television and Radio Industries Club named Billie as best new TV talent in their annual Tric awards.
The second series of Doctor Who hit UK TV in April 2006 and continued to be a huge success, making the covers of almost every magazine and newspaper in the UK!
Rumours began to cirulate that Billie would be leaving at the end of the second series and on 15th May 2006 the BBC released a statement to say that Billie would be leaving Doctor Who at the end of Series Two in the final episode Doomsday.
The door has been left open for the return of her popular charater Rose Tyler although plans for a spin off series Rose Tyler: Earth Defence were scrapped.
Bradon Forest Secondary School, Sylvia Young Theatre School
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Full Name at Birth
Leian Paul Piper
Harley Piper, Elle Piper
Chris Evans (Former Husband and Best Friend)
Chinese Food, Beans On Toast, Chocolate
Backstreet Boys, 5ive
Favorite TV Shows
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Friends, Sex and the City
Madonna (Fashion Idol)
Growing Pains  (Hodder & Stoughton)
Actress, Singer, Dancer and Producer
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Billie Paul Piper (born Leian Paul Piper; 22 September 1982) is an English singer, dancer and actress. She made her debut in Scratchy & Co. (1995–1998), and at the age of 15, she signed a recording contract and released her debut single "Because We Want To", which debuted at number one in the UK and made her the youngest artist ever to debut at number one. The single was followed by Piper's album Honey to the B (1998), which was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) and platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). In 2000, she released her second album, Walk of Life. In 2003, she retired from the recording industry and launched an acting career.
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Pop, Dance-Pop, Teen Pop
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Curtis Brown Group
(1999) TV commercial for Smash Hits., (2001) TV commercial for World Vision., (2007) TV commercial (voice-over) for Comfort Concentrate.
8 (US), 40 (EU), 6.5 (UK), 250 (J)
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