Billie Piper Background & Career
Billie Piper, born Leian Paul Piper, is a British actress and singer. She is famous for her role in the BBC science-fiction TV series, Doctor Who (2005-2013) — playing the role of Rose Tyler, the companion to The Doctor.
In 1983, her parents legally changed her first name “Leian” to “Billie”. She won a scholarship at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. At the age of 7, she filmed soft-drink commercials for the young pop bible, Smash Hits, and at the age of 13, she starred on the Saturday-morning children’s television show, Scratchy & Co (1995-1998).
Two years later, Billie released her debut single, Because We Want To — making her the youngest artist to enter at number one on the UK Singles Chart. She also released two studio albums, Honey to the B (1998) and Walk of Life (2000).
Soon, Billie focused on acting and starred in several television drama series including Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007-2011), Penny Dreadful (2014-2016), and Collateral (2018). She also appeared in various films such as Things to Do Before You’re 30 (2004), The Raven (2010) and Eternal Beauty (2019).
Billie is also an award-winning stage actress. She starred in an adaptation of a 1934 play, Yerma, where she won a total of six Best Actress awards for that one performance, including the Olivier Award — making it one of the highly acclaimed stage performances in British theatre history.
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Why did Billie Piper leave Doctor Who?
In 2006, Billie Piper left Doctor Who for two reasons — she was going through a difficult time because of her divorce with Laurence Fox, and she wanted to make a career move. She left for a while but reprised the role in 2008, 2010, and 2013.
Where is Billie Piper from?
Born in Swindon, Wiltshire, Billie Piper is a British.
How old is Billie Piper?
Born on September 22, 1982, Billie Piper is now 38 years old.
What is Billie Piper’s height and weight?
Billie Piper stands at a height of 5ft4 or 165cm and weighs about 123lbs or 56 kgs.
Is Billie Piper single?
Billie Piper is now single but was married twice — first with radio DJ, Christopher James Evans (2001-2007), and then with British actor, Laurence Paul Fox (2007-2016).
Does Billie Piper have any children?
Billie Piper has two sons named Winston James and Eugene Pip (both with her ex-husband Laurence Fox), and a daughter named Tallulah (with her boyfriend Johnny Lloyd).
How much is Billie Piper’s net worth?
Having a successful career in both music and acting, Billie Piper has an estimated net worth of $12 million.7