Denise van Outen

Actress and Television Presenter
Born May 27, 1974

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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Denise van Outen.


1974 Birth Born on May 27, 1974.


1986 12 Years Old In 1986, at the age of 12, she played Éponine 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


1995 21 Years Old Among her earliest roles was that of Dorothy in a little seen version of The Wizard of Oz set in the present day made for British Channel Five in 1995. … Read More
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


In 2007, she dated fellow ex-Sylvia Young Theatre School student James Lance for a few weeks.
2009 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2009, van Outen played Mary in Hotel Babylon for the BBC. … Read More
2010 - 2012 2 More Events
2013 39 Years Old In 2013 she co-wrote the one-woman musical play Some Girl I Used To Know with Terry Ronald, which she will tour in from January 2014.


2015 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2015, it was announced that Van Outen would be joining the cast of EastEnders. … Read More
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