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Billie Paul Piper (born 22 September 1982) is an English actress and former singer. She initially gained recognition as a singer after releasing her debut single "Because We Want To" at age 15, which made her the youngest female singer to enter the UK Singles Chart at number one; her follow-up single "Girlfriend" also entered at number one. In 1998, Piper released her debut studio album, Honey to the B, which was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Her second studio album, Walk of Life, was released in 2000 and spawned her third number-one single, "Day & Night". In 2003, Piper announced that she had ended her music career to focus on acting.Piper appeared in the BBC One sci-fi series Doctor Who as Rose Tyler, companion to the Doctor, as a regular between 2005 and 2006, and additionally in 2008, 2010, and 2013. She starred as Belle de Jour in the drama series Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007–2011), as Brona Croft/Lily in the Showtime horror series Penny Dreadful (2014–2016), and as Karen Mars in Netflix Original series Collateral (2018), for which she was nominated for a British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress. Piper co-created and starred in the Sky Atlantic series I Hate Suzie (2020–2022), for which she earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress in 2021 and 2023. Piper has starred in five plays since 2007 and won the 2017 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her performance in Yerma, described as a "generation's best". She went on to win a total of six Best Actress awards for that performance, including the Olivier Award, making Piper the only actor to have won six out of an available six Best Actress awards for a single performance. Early life Piper was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, on 22 September 1982. She was initially named Leian Paul Piper, but her first name was legally changed to Billie on 25 April 1983 by her parents, Mandy Kent and Paul Piper. She has one younger brother, Charley, and two younger sisters, Harley, and Elle. She first took dance classes at age five. Two years later, she appeared in soft-drink commercials for American TV before taking a role as an extra in the 1996 film Evita, starring Madonna. She attended Bradon Forest School in Purton, near Swindon, but left at around the age of 12 after winning a scholarship to the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. Career Music career 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. She was offered a record deal at the age of 15, and in 1998, became the youngest artist to debut at number one in the UK Singles Chart with "Because We Want To", released under the stage mononym "Billie". Her follow-up single "Girlfriend" also debuted at number one. Piper's debut album Honey to the B was released immediately afterwards, and entered and peaked at number 14 on the UK Albums Chart, selling more than 300,000 copies in the United Kingdom alone along with a platinum certification, and a double-platinum certification in New Zealand, where it peaked at number three on the New Zealand Albums Chart. However, Honey to the B found limited success in other territories, such as Australia, where it entered and peaked at number 31 on the ARIA Albums Chart despite the success of "Honey to the Bee", and in the US it went almost completely unnoticed, peaking at number 17 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.At the 1998 Smash Hits Poll Winners' party, Piper was nominated for Best New Act (for which she came second, it being won by B*Witched) and won Princess of Pop (she was the first to win this award). She then released "She Wants You" as the third single from the album. The song reached number three. "Honey to the Bee" was released as the fourth single from the album; like the previous single, it reached number three. At the same time, "She Wants You" was released in the US, reaching number 9 on the "Hot Club Dance Play" chart. In 1999, Piper was 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 then started to tour and release in Asia. The singles and the album were released in mid- to late 1999. In August of that year, the follow-up to "Because We Want To" was released in Japan, a single comprising "Girlfriend" and "She Wants You" combined. She recorded a song for Pokémon: The First Movie titled "Makin' My Way (Any Way That I Can)". During that time, Piper recorded her second album. She decided to release further records under her full name of Billie Piper. She returned to the Singles Chart in May 2000 with her third number-one single "Day & Night". She waited until September to release "Something Deep Inside", which reached number four, but her success waned. In October 2000, Piper released her second album, Walk of Life, which reached No. 14 in the UK Album Chart, but quickly fell off the charts and was certified silver in the UK. The album charted in two other countries: New Zealand, where it reached No. 17, and Australia, where it peaked at No. 23. In Piper's autobiography, she states that the album was a "commercial bomb". The song "Walk of Life", the final single off the album, was released in December 2000 and reached No. 25 in the UK Singles Chart. In February 2001, Piper appeared in court to testify against a woman named Juliet Peters. Peters was charged with, and eventually convicted of, stalking as well as making numerous threats against Piper and members of her family. Peters received psychiatric treatment as part of her sentence. According to her autobiography, Piper was reluctant about the court case, but was pushed by her parents and her label. She also stated in the book that this was why "The Tide Is High" was not released as a single, writing: "The court case succeeded in doing what I alone could not – cutting the ties. Without it I might have been tempted back." In January 2007, BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles started a campaign to get "Honey to the Bee" back into the top 100 on download sales as a way of testing out new chart rules that favour download sales. The campaign was successful, with "Honey to the Bee" re-entering the official UK singles chart at No. 17, eight years after it was first released. Film and television performances In 2004, Piper appeared in the films The Calcium Kid and Things to Do Before You're 30. Shortly before starting work on Doctor Who, she had a starring role in the horror film Spirit Trap, released in August 2005 to poor reviews. In November 2005, she starred as Hero in a BBC adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, updated for the modern-day in a similar manner to the Canterbury Tales (2003) series in which she featured, with Hero now being a .... Discover the Piper Lawson popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Piper Lawson books.

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  • Satisfaction synopsis, comments

    Satisfaction

    Piper Lawson

    Three things matter: What you want. What you have. And the distance between them.L.A. is the capital of unfulfilled desire. After busting my ass for years in the City of Angels, I'...

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    Crave

    Piper Lawson

    Turns out the beautiful man from the club is my new professor... But he wasn't when he kissed me.Olivia Barclay has never set foot in a strip club. She's definitely not a girl who ...

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    Collide

    Piper Lawson

    I fell hard and fast for Sawyer. But my professor's past tore us apart. Olivia thought she knew who Sawyer Redmond was. She was wrong.But he's fiercely determined to keep her,...

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    Rivals

    Piper Lawson

    When the biggest rockstar in the world invited me into his home, there was one rule:Don't touch his daughter.For a kid from the wrong side of the tracks with no future, the offer s...

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    Good Girl

    Piper Lawson

    Haley's job is to keep billionaire rockstar Jax Jamieson out of trouble...Not to fall for him.I was hired to work for a legend. Instead, I'm being seduced by a man.When I took an i...

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    A Love Song for Liars

    Piper Lawson

    Annie's life as a rockstar's daughter is anything but charmed. She's lived through tragedy and trauma, and she might not be whole but at least she's here. Until Tyler, her for...

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    Play Maker

    Piper Lawson

    I chose a championship over love. When Nova smashed her way into my hardened heart, she showed me there's more to life than basketball. She taught me patience and forgive...

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    Claim

    Piper Lawson

    Olivia's professor promised her lessons she couldn't learn in class.What he didn't expect was to find peace from his tormented past in her arms. Now, that past has caught up t...

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    Beautiful Enemy

    Piper Lawson

    I sold my soul to a man I hate. Now, he owns me.I had a plan: sign a contract and board a plane to Ibiza. The anonymous deal would salvage the smoldering wreckage of my life.It wou...

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    Game Changer

    Piper Lawson

    A steamy, grumpy sunshine sports romance featuring a woman down on her luck, a star basketball player with a filthy mouth, and a connection neither of them can deny.After being dum...

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    A Love Song for Rebels

    Piper Lawson

    Tyler didn't set out to break my heart… But life doesn't give marks for good intentions.Now, I'll stop at nothing to achieve my dreams. I'm done playing by anyone else's rules...

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    Easy Love

    Piper Lawson

    He's a hot nerd. She's a hot mess. Love shouldn't be this easy. A quirky new oppositesattract romance from USA Today bestselling author Piper Lawson! How to Find Love in ...

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    Beautiful Ruin

    Piper Lawson

    She gave me the one thing I couldn't take.Her heart.When the villains of our past threaten to destroy my pledge to Reagan, we have one narrow chance at saving our future.All the mo...

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    Styled

    Piper Lawson

    I have a type: Tall. Blond. Awkward as hell.Yeah, my type is me. Because I'm better off spending my time alone than with a guy.That's why I'm on an openended ticket to LA to find a...

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    Beautiful Sins

    Piper Lawson

    I swore I'd cut Harrison King out of my life, and my bed, forever. The second my contract with the ruthless billionaire who owned me was up… I ran.Not knowing that decisi...

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    Play

    Piper Lawson

    I'll never fall for Max Donovan. Forget his money, his gaming empire, and his joystick.The CEO of the world's hottest gaming company is no nerd. Max Donovan is cocky, commanding, a...

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    NSFW

    Piper Lawson

    Being bad never felt so good...The office is full of rules. Making a charity calendar of the hot guys on your floor? Not allowed. Shrinking your boss' underwear when he sends it fo...

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    Stripped

    Piper Lawson

    I'm homeless. Behind on the spring line. And getting sued by the one man in New York who's seen me naked.Moving to NYC to launch a fashion label with my best friend was s...

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    Twisted Love

    Piper Lawson

    When your rich, handsome best friend asks you to be his fake girlfriend?Say no.One of the wealthiest selfmade men in New York needs a woman to secure his spot at the helm of his ve...

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    Book of Colours

    Robyn Cadwallader

    From Robyn Cadwallader, author of the internationally acclaimed novel The Anchoress, comes a deeply profound and moving novel of the importance of creativity and the power of conne...

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    Bad Girl

    Piper Lawson

    Rockstars don't chase college students.But Jax Jamieson's never followed the rules.I thought I knew Jax's secrets. I was wrong.When the fans go home and the lights fade to bla...

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    Sealed

    Piper Lawson

    DYLANThe one girl I could never get? She's mine. Sure, we live 2,746 miles apart and I see her once a month.She runs a company, and I'm surrounded by guys whose idea of achiev...

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    Shot Taker

    Piper Lawson

    He leads the league in scoring. My heart won't give him another shot.I swore I'd never come back to Denver.I'd never trust the wrong man again.But here I am, back in the same place...

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    Wicked Girl

    Piper Lawson

    He was a legend, until he walked away. I was nobody, until I was dragged into the light.I was never supposed to be part of Wicked.But it was always part of me.It's my turn to do so...

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    Tempt

    Piper Lawson

    A sexy single dad nanny standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Piper Lawson.He's a single dad and my new boss.

The man is scorching hot. His gorgeous smile and dark ...

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    Forever Wicked

    Piper Lawson

    Jax Jamieson was the biggest rock star on the planet... And he loved me.We've been through ups and downs I thought would tear usand meapart. But we made it back to e...

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    Game Day

    Piper Lawson

    In the heat of victory, I asked her to be mine forever.We'd both triumphed in our own way:Nova broke free from her past.I led my team to a championship and discovered life beyond t...

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    A Love Song for Dreamers

    Piper Lawson

    He said I taught him how to dream.Maybe he taught me, too.When fate brings the strongest man I know to his knees, dreams aren't enough to save us.But Tyler and I have one last...

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    A Love Song for Always

    Piper Lawson

    I've spent years hating Tyler Adams. I've also envied him, longed for him, and prayed to forget him.He will always be my rebel prince and my childhood rival.Tomorrow, he'll be...

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    Bad Love

    Piper Lawson

    A bad boy with a heart of gold. A single mom with dirty fantasies. And a wild bet that threatens to consume them both...LOGANI bet my family's legacy on pleasing 10,000 women.Kenda...

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    Schooled

    Piper Lawson

    My best friend's brother grew up. Hot.I know the rules, and the rules say Dylan Cameron is offlimits. That includes his messy dark hair and wickedly knowing eyes. Th...

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    Hard to Fake

    Piper Lawson

    A steamy brother's best friend, fake relationship sports romance set in the Denver Kodiaks basketball world. Full description coming soon!

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    Rise

    Piper Lawson

    I'm Riley McKay. The perfect boyfriend.Why? I'm rich, good looking, and can climb a mountain with my bare hands. I remember birthdays and anniversaries. And I'm a seriously decent ...

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    Beautiful Salvation

    Piper Lawson

    "Marry me here.Now.In Vegas."Trapped in a corner, my only way out was the ruthless billionaire who put me there.In the three years since, we've healed each other.We did things in t...