Billy Piper is an English singer, filmmaker and actress. She was seen on screen for the first at the age of 13 in Scratchy & Co. She came into the major limelight after her debut single, performed well and got the first position on the UK Singles Chart. It made her the newest female artist to even get that position. His second single, ‘Girlfriend’, also gained the number one spot on the list. She launched his first album in 1998, and it was certified as platinum. Her second album was also a massive success and made her popular at a young age. But in 2003, she shocked everyone by leaving music to focus on her acting career. She has worked in several TV series, shows and movies. You will learn more about her career and personal life in the following paragraphs.
Billie Paul Piper was born Leian Paul Piper on 22nd September 1982. He took birth in Swindon, Wiltshire. Initially, her name was Leian, but later it was changed legally to 25th April 1983. Her parents are Mandy Kane Kent and Paul Victor Piper. If we talk about her siblings, she was two sisters and one brother. All three siblings are younger than her. She went to a Theatre School in London and later to Bradon Forest School, situated in Wiltshire. She struggled a lot and worked hard in her childhood to build a career in the Entertainment industry.
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Billie’s acting career took off in 2004 when she got some roles in films such as Things to do Before You’re Thirty and The Calcium Kid. She also worked in a horror film titled; Spirit Trap which was a flop and received poor reviews. In 2003, an announcement was made that ‘Doctor Who’ will be relaunched in 2005. The series was returning to the Television after sixteen long years. Billy was cast in it to the player role of Rose Tyler, who was the travel companion to the lead role; ‘The Doctor’. She rose to massive popularity after doing ‘Doctor Who’ as she won the Popular Actress Award in 2005 as well as 2006. She was also given The Times Breakthrough Award for changing her career to acting from singing successfully. In March, she was honoured with the Best new TV talent by the annual function of the Television and Radio Industries Club.
After completing the first series of Doctor Who, there are several confusions about how long she will be able to stay in the show. However, she made it clear that she is going to do the third part of the series, but at the same time, there were some reports that she may quit the show.
Billie Piper married Chris Evans in 2001 in a private wedding ceremony held in Las Vegas. It was quite controversial as Chris was 35 whereas Piper was only 18. However, they both got divorced in 2007. Then he married Laurence Fox in 2007 but got divorced in 2016.
Billie Piper’s net worth is estimated to be around $12 million.