Michelle Keegan is an English actress best known for portraying Tina McIntyre in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 2008 and 2014.
Michelle Keegan was born in Stockport. Her father is English, and her maternal grandmother is from Gibraltar. She attended St Patrick’s RC High School in Eccles near Manchester, and later the Manchester School of Acting. She worked at Selfridges in the Trafford Centre, and as a check-in agent at Manchester Airport.
In late 2007, in only her second audition, Keegan was offered the chance to play the part of Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street, and accepted the role, beating around 900 other people who auditioned. She left the show after six years in 2013 and Tina was killed-off, making her last appearance on 2 June 2014.
Keegan was on the cover of FHM magazine in January 2011, and placed number 30 and number 26 in their 100 Sexiest Women poll for 2010 and 2011, respectively. She would then appear in FHM again in March 2013 and was placed at number four in the 2013 poll, and number one in 2015.
Other Acting Roles
In 2015, she played the role of Tracy in the BBC television drama series Ordinary Lies. In June 2015, it was announced that Keegan would play the starring role in the second series of BBC One’s drama Our Girl which aired throughout September 2016; a second series consisting of 12 episodes began airing on 11 October 2017. Also in 2016, Keegan landed a guest role on the ITV2 comedy series Plebs which aired in 2016. In June 2016, she began filming the new ITV drama series Tina and Bobby, based on Tina Dean’s and Bobby Moore’s relationship in which she played Tina; it was a three part series which aired in January 2017.