Billie Piper

Active - 2004 - 2016  |   Born - Sep 22, 1982 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance

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  • 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.