Billie Piper stars in "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime as Brona Croft, an Irish immigrant to Victorian London trying to escape a dark and sordid past.

Piper previously starred for three seasons as sultry escort Hannah/Belle de Jour in the provocative Showtime comedy series "Secret Diary of a Call Girl," which delved deep inside the life of a legal secretary moonlighting as a high-end call girl.

Despite her young age, Billie Piper has crammed more into her career than most people manage in a lifetime. Piper signed a record deal at the age of 15 that would mark the beginning of a hugely successful career, producing two successful albums and three number one singles—the first "Because We Want To" made her the youngest artist to debut at number one on the UK charts.

Her real passion lay in acting however, and in 2003 she hung up the microphone and began to pursue her true ambition. She quickly found roles on the BBC series "The Canterbury Tales" and "Bella and The Boys." Both performances were critically acclaimed confirming her obvious talent for drama. This trend of securing critical acclaim for great performances was furthered in her roles in period dramas such as "Ruby in the Smoke" and "Mansfield Park."

It was her role as Rose Tyler in the revamped and immensely popular "Doctor Who" that would bring further success. Piper's portrayal of Rose won her the Most Popular Actress award at the 2005 and 2006 National Television Awards. A string of other awards and lead roles followed, in a period that saw her leave "Doctor Who" and land the lead in ITV2's "Secret Diary of a Call Girl."

The first episode attracted 1.8 million viewers, which led the way for the first and second seasons to become the highest-rated series on the network to date. "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" has become a global phenomenon thanks to Piper's engaging portrayal of Belle.


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Age: 35 years old
Birthday: September 22, 1982
Height: 5' 5"
Full Name / Real Name: Lianne Paul Piper
Birthplace: Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK
Husband: Laurence Fox (12/31/2007, 2 children)
Chris Evans (5/6/2001 - 5/31/2007, divorced)

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