Billie Paul Piper is an English actress and former singer. She starred as Rose Tyler in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. Piper has starred in five plays since 2007 and won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance in Yerma. She is the only actor to have won six out of an available six Best Actress awards for a single performance.
About Billie Piper in brief
Billie Paul Piper is an English actress and former singer. She first appeared as a performer in Scratchy & Co, aged 13. At the age of 15, Piper released her debut single \”Because We Want To\”, which made her the youngest artist to enter at number one on the UK Singles Chart. In 2003, Piper announced that she had abandoned her music career to focus on an acting career. She starred as Rose Tyler in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. Piper has starred in five plays since 2007 and won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance in Yerma. She is the only actor to have won six out of an available six Best Actress awards for a single performance. Her film roles include Things to Do Before You’re 30, Mansfield Park, City of Tiny Lights and Eternal Beauty. Piper co-created and starred in the Sky Atlantic series I Hate Suzie in 2020. She also starred as Brona CroftLily in the Showtime horror series Penny Dreadful and as Karen Mars in Netflix Original series Collateral for which she was nominated for a British Academy Television Award for best Supporting Actress. She recorded a song for the Pokémon: The Movie Movie titled “Makin’ My Way”. She decided to release further records under her full name of Billie Piper in October 2000. She returned to the music scene in 2003 with her second album, Walk of Life, which included singles “Day & Night” and “Something Deep Inside” She has a son, a daughter, and a stepson.
She has been nominated for two BRIT Awards and won two awards at the 1999 Smash Hits Poll Winners’ party, although she was reduced to tears at the latter ceremony after being booed by fans of Ritchie Neville, whom she was dating at the time. She currently lives in London with her husband and two children. She lives in Swindon, Wiltshire, with her parents, Paul Victor Piper and Mandy Kane Kent. Her first name, Leian, was legally changed to Billie on 25 April 1983, by her parents,. She has one younger brother and two younger sisters. She studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and Bradon Forest School. In 1998, Piper’s debut album Honey to the B was released immediately afterwards, and debuted and peaked at number 14 in the UK album charts, selling more than 300,000 copies in UK alone along with a platinum certification, and 2x platinum certification in New Zealand, where it reached number three. In August of that year, the follow-up to the album was released in Japan, a single comprising of \”Girlfriend\” and “She Wants You”, which reached number four. In October 2000, Piper waited until September to release her third album, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and 11th, which was titled “Walk of Life” and was released during late 1999.