Born in London in 1985, Lily Allen is a multi-award-winning singer and songwriter, best known for hits including “The Fear”, “Not Fair” and “LDN”. In 2021, Allen made her West End debut in 2:22 - A Ghost Story at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Growing up, Allen was introduced to the performing arts from an early age. She lived in a theatrical family; the daughter of Keith Allen, who’s starred in plays including Treasure Island at Theatre Royal Haymarket, and of film producer Alison Owen. She made her television debut at the age of three, and a musical career was in her sights as a highschooler.
In 2005, Allen signed to Regal Recordings to produce an album. However, her career took off after she uploaded music onto MySpace, racking up thousands of views. Lily Allen has released four albums, Alright, Still (2006), It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009), Sheezus (2014) and No Shame (2018). Her number one hits include “Smile”, “The Fear” and a cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know”. To date, she’s received 31 awards for her music, including Best British Female Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards.
Aside from her musical career, Allen has also hosted her own BBC Three television series, titled Lily Allen and Friends. Throughout the season, she was joined by performers including Joanna Page, James Corden and Danny Dyer.
In 2021, Allen made her professional stage debut in 2:22 - A Ghost Story at the Noel Coward Theatre. Danny Robins' play saw Allen play a young woman that’s convinced ghosts inhabit her new home. Allen starred alongside Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood.