Denise van Outen

Actress + Singer and Television Presenter
Born May 27, 1974
Age 40
Hometown Basildon
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Nationality English
Alma Mater Sylvia Young Thea...
Other Names Outen, Denise Kat...
Hair Color Dyed Blonde

Denise van Outen is an English actress, singer and television presenter. Her most notable roles to date are as a presenter on The Big Breakfast, and as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago on both the West End and on Broadway.

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Denise van Outen
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1974 Birth Born on May 27, 1974.


1986 12 Years Old At the age of seven, she began modelling for knitting patterns, and showed an early flair for performing. This resulted in her attending the Sylvia Young Theatre School. In 1986, at age 12, she played Eponine in Les Misérables alongside fellow Sylvia Young student Melanie Blatt (the role paid her school fees), the Anthony Newley directed production of Stop the World - I Want to Get Off, and A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Royal Shakespeare Company. … Read More


1996 22 Years Old Van Outen's personal life has been subjected to the sharp glare of the British tabloid media. In 1996, Van Outen dated Dodgy guitarist Andy Miller.
1998 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Wanting to further develop her acting career, she left The Big Breakfast at the end of 1998.
1999 25 Years Old In 1999, she appeared on several episodes of The Bill and The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star, the BBC's Murder in Mind short series of crime dramas, and on 2 series of Babes in the Wood with Karl Howman and Samantha Janus. … Read More
2001 27 Years Old She first played Roxie Hart on the stage in the hit musical Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End in April 2001. … Read More
2002 28 Years Old Unknown in the United States, she reprised her role on Broadway in the spring of 2002, before returning to the show's London version in late April 2002. … Read More
2003 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, she returned to the London stage at the Gielgud Theatre in Andrew Lloyd Webber's one-woman show Tell Me On A Sunday, which he reworked for her. … Read More


After appearing on Channel 4's The Friday Night Project and describing her first real kiss with fellow Sylvia Young student James Lance, subsequently they dated for a few weeks in 2007.
2008 34 Years Old 1 More Event
It was announced on 10 January 2008 that van Outen would be reunited with Vaughan and become the co-host of Capital Breakfast on Capital Radio, from 4 February 2008.
In 2009 van Outen climbed Mt Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief. … Read More
2010 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Van Outen took over the role of Paulette Bunafonte from Jill Halfpenny in the West End production of Legally Blonde on 25 October 2010. … Read More
2011 37 Years Old However, in April 2011 Denise revealed that she left the show because relations between her and Vaughan had soured. … Read More
2012 38 Years Old In 2012, Van Outen was cast in the film of the Ray Cooney farce Run For Your Wife alongside Danny Dyer, Sarah Harding and Neil Morrissey.
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