EastEnders Milly Zeros life – CBBC star, famous boyfriend and lookalike mum

EastEnders actress Milly Zero has played Dotty Cotton since 2019, taking over the role of Dot Branning's scheming granddaughter from Molly Conlin.

It wasn't long before she was embroiled in a war with show veteran Ian Beale after discovering that he was responsible for Dennis Mitchell's death in the boat crash on the Thames.

But despite her starring role in one of Britain’s top soaps, Milly’s life away from the camera couldn’t be more different to her on-screen scheming character.

The 22-year-old from Peckham, southeast London, is a former student of the BRIT School and kickstarted her TV career as a child star for CBBC.

She is now known for her social soirees on social media and most recently confirmed her romance with boyfriend Ransom Fa, a rapper who found fame on BBC Three's The Rap Game collective.

Here's everything you need to know about actress Milly Zero…

Childhood Star

Prior to EastEnders, Milly had a brush with fame as a child star making her television debut at the age of thirteen, when she was cast in CBBC's All At Sea playing mean, rude older sister Hannah Enright.

The show focused on a boy who moves from London to the seaside with his parents to run a bed and breakfast.

Fans can still get their fix of the star’s younger days by watching the still-popular show on BBC iPlayer!

In 2011, Milly also appeared in Show Me What You're Made Of, a CBBC documentary series hosted by Stacey Dooley.

The series follows British children as they go around the world to experience some of the world's toughest jobs for themselves.

Her brush with stardom as a child landed her a small part in The Foreigner, a 2017 action thriller film directed by Martin Campbell and written by David Marconi.

The rising star was cast alongside superstars such as Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, where she played Quan's daughter who was kidnapped and killed as Quan's family fled Vietnam. The American-British-Chinese co-production grossed $145 million worldwide.

With her career path ultimately leading to her role in EastEnders, Milly spoke out about her pride at playing such a coveted role.

“I am honestly so excited to be playing Dotty Cotton and joining the E20 family, especially playing alongside June Brown, who I have been watching on my telly since I was a young girl.

“Her and Dotty have such an interesting relationship to explore with a complicated history, so I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them. It all feels very surreal and I am buzzing already.”

Famous boyfriend

The Peckham-born star sent fans wile when she went Instagram official with her rapper boyfriend Ransom Fa in 2020.

MC Ransom found fame on BBC Three's The Rap Game where he competed against six other artists to win a record deal.

Milly introduced her boyfriend to her fans by posting a series of snaps with her Scottish love on Instagram after they travelled North for a gig.

Milly captioned the snap with the words: "My love", adding a red heart emoji at the end.

Just before going public with their romance Millie alluded to their relationship when she used his lyrics to caption a sultry selfie.

Wearing a floral dress and holding her hair back she wrote: "Na your purple strap defo isn’t out” – @ransom_fa"

Ransom Fa has been nominated for several awards, including a National Television Award and Presenter of the Year.

The rap star, whose real name is Efe Ibojie, has become a passionate activist and used his platform to pass on opportunities for young artists in Aberdeen.

“I have been contacted by nearly 100 kids from the area who have said they saw me on the Rap Game and it has given them inspiration.

"For young ethnic kids there has not been a noticeable person in the Scottish music industry who is black or Asian. I want to raise awareness for the scene I am involved in."

Lookalike mum

Milly regularly gives fans a sneak peek into her life off-camera on her social media pages and fans were recently left gobsmacked to see her pose alongside her lookalike mum, Zoe.

The Albert Square bad girl posted a series of snaps from her mum’s 50th birthday bash earlier this year as they enjoyed a garden party during the UK heatwave.

The gorgeous snaps saw them pose together as she pair showed off their similarities.

Aside from family get-together with her beautiful mum, Millie is known for enjoying some glam London nights out with her pals and posting updates of her travels on her social media pages.

The star a looked a world away from her on-screen character as she unveiled her newly-dyed pink hair earlier this year, and cheered on England and captain Harry Kane during the Euros.

She is often seen out with friends at bars and clubs sipping on cocktails and posing up a storm for her 72k followers.

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