Billie Paul Piper was born on September 22, 1982 in Swindon, Wiltshire. Her first name, Leian, was legally changed to Billie on 25 April 1983, by her parents, Paul Victor Piper and Mandy Kane Kent. She has one younger brother, Charley, and two younger sisters, Harley and Elle. She studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and Bradon Forest School.
Piper dated Five member Ritchie Neville. She then married businessman, DJ, and television presenter Chris Evans in a secret ceremony in May 2001, in Las Vegas after six months of dating. Their marriage attracted much comment due to Evans being 16 years older than Piper. The couple separated in 2004, and divorced in May 2007. They have remained friends since then. Piper dated and lived with law student Amadu Sowe from 2004 to 2006 and, married actor Laurence Fox in December 2007. Their first son, Winston James, was born in October 2008 and, had a second son, Eugene Pip, in April 2012.
Her parents only found out by listening to Virgin Radio that she had married Chris Evans in a Las Vegas chapel called Little Church of the West, when she was 18 and he was 34. Billie wore flip-flops and Danny Baker was best man. Billie and Chris took the second most expensive wedding package the chapel offered.
Piper’s career began when she was selected to appear on the Saturday morning children’s television show Scratchy & Co. She later landed a role in a television commercial promoting the pop magazine Smash Hits. In 2004, Piper appeared in the films The Calcium Kid and Things to do Before You’re Thirty. Shortly before starting work on Doctor Who, she had a starring role in the horror film Spirit Trap, released in August 2005.
In November 2005, she starred as Hero in a BBC adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, she also starred as Hannah Baxter in Secret Diary of a Call Girl and in the autumn of 2003, she became a part of Doctor Who. In 2012, she was seen in True Love and, two years later became a part of Penny Dreadful (2014).
She apart from getting nominated multiple times in various categories also won the Best Actress award from 2005 to 2007 continuously for her role in Doctor Who.