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Danielle Bux
Bux in 2010
Born (1979-06-15) 15 June 1979 (age 40)
OccupationActress, model
Years active2009–present
Spouse(s)Gary Lineker (2009–2016)

Danielle Maria Bux (born 15 June 1979) is a Welsh actress and model.[1] She made her modelling début in 1999 winning a place on the Miss Hawaiian Tropic beauty pageant in Las Vegas. She was married to former England footballer Gary Lineker from 2009 until 2016.[2]

Early life[edit]

Bux was born in Cardiff to Welsh shop workers Kim and Roy. They divorced when she was young[3] and she grew up with her mum, three half-siblings and Palestinian stepfather Syeed "Alex" Mohamed.[4] Her paternal grandfather was an Indian from Bengal and fought for the Indian Army during World War II. She later recalled that she was bullied during her school years because of her part Indian heritage.[5][6] She attended Cantonian High School in Fairwater, Cardiff.[7]



Danielle Bux made her debut on the stage at the Bristol Hippodrome in Calendar Girls in 2011.[8] In 2013, she appeared in hit BBC One drama Silent Witness, alongside Emilia Fox.[9] The same year she appeared in the film We Are the Freaks, which was played at Edinburgh International Film Festival.[10]

She has also appeared on stage in "Responsible Other", a play by Melanie Spencer.[11]

In 2015 Bux starred in Matt Wilde's football film Kicking Off, alongside co-stars Warren Brown, Greg McHugh and Alistair Petrie.[12] Also in 2015, she starred opposite The X-Files actor David Duchovny in true crime TV series Aquarius.[13]

In 2019 Danielle had a part alongside Sarah Hyland in the comedy The Wedding Year.


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Kicking Off Philippa Film
2015 Aquarius (U.S. TV series) Louise Mitchell TV Series
2015 Curse of the Witching Tree Isobel Redwood Indie Film
2015 One Thing Left to Do Summer Indie Film
2013 We Are the Freaks Megan FeatureFilm
2013 Silent Witness Jan Evans TV Series
2012 Two Dancers Caroline Short Film
2012 Bedside Manner Actress Short Film
2019 The Wedding Year Megan Film


Bux started modelling as a teenager after winning a place in the Miss Hawaiian Tropic contest in Las Vegas, USA. Whilst modelling part-time, she was a flight attendant with Virgin Atlantic. Becoming a full-time model, she has since modelled for brands including La Senza[14] and appeared on the cover of various magazines including Hello!, OK! and Maxim[15] and Fabulous.

TV appearances[edit]

She assisted Sir Trevor McDonald onstage at the 2008 National TV Awards. She finished in third place in the 2009 series of ITV's Hell's Kitchen. In June and July 2009 she was a guest panellist on ITV's Loose Women.


Bux is a patron of wildlife and conservation charity the Born Free Foundation[16][17] and the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Bux announced her pregnancy in March 2017 with boyfriend Nate Greenwald. She gave birth to a daughter Romy Wren Greenwald on 8 August 2017.[citation needed] Bux currently resides in Los Angeles with daughters Romy and Ella.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Danielle Bux". IMDB. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Gary Lineker and wife Danielle to divorce because he's 'too old to start another family'". Daily Mirror. 12 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Gary Lineker's fiancee Danielle Bux heartbroken over mum's arrest". NOW! magazine. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 15 April 2009.
  4. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: The Bux stops here". 12 September 2009.
  5. ^ "'I was abused by racist bullies because of my Indian heritage'". Daily Mail. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  6. ^ "'It broke my heart to miss Danielle's wedding'". WalesOnline. 4 September 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Gary Lineker's fiancée 'wracked with worry' as mother is arrested over suspected burglary". Daily Mail. London. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 15 April 2009.
  8. ^ "Danielle Bux". IMDB. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Silent Witness". Radio Times. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  10. ^ "We Are the Freaks". IMDB. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Danielle Bux Talks About Responsible Other". YouTube. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Danielle Linekar Blowing Bubbles". Mirror. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Danielle Bux TV Role". Daily Star. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Hell's Kitchen star Danielle Bux turns up the heat in new La Senza lingerie ad". Daily Mail. London. 15 April 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2009.
  15. ^ "Danielle Bux". Maxim. Retrieved 15 April 2009.
  16. ^ "DANIELLE LINEKER SPARKLES WITH STUNNING CRYSTAL TIGRESS". BornFree. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  17. ^ "Danielle Lineker reveals racial abuse she was forced to endure from school bullies over Indian heritage". DailyMirror. 15 February 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  18. ^ "Lineker's fiance inspired by brother's accident". Wales Online. 9 October 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2015.

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