Michelle Keegan

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Michelle Keegan
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Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan.
Born Michelle Elizabeth Benson Keegan
(1987-06-03) 3 June 1987 (age 26)
Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present
Television Coronation Street (2008–2014)
Partner(s) Anthony Quinlan (2006-2008)
Brad Howard (2008-2010)
Max George (2010-2012)
Mark Wright (2012-present)

Michelle Elizabeth Benson Keegan (born 3 June 1987) is an English actress, who is best known for playing Tina McIntyre in the soap opera Coronation Street from 2008 until 2014.

Early life[edit]

Keegan was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester,[1] to an English father and a Spanish mother.[2] She attended St Patrick's RC High School in Salford,[3] and later the Manchester School of Acting.[4] Keegan worked at Selfridges in the Trafford Centre shopping mall[5] and as a check-in agent at Manchester Airport.[6]


In late 2007, in only her second audition, she was offered the chance to play the part of Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street, and accepted the role. She still plays this character to the present day[6] although on 20 April 2013, ITV announced her departure in May 2014.[7] In 2009, she went on Stephen Mulhern's Anonymous, a prank show on ITV.[8] On 14 June 2009 Keegan made her radio debut co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 programme The Official Chart.[6] Keegan was on the cover of FHM 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.[9] Keegan got the job as Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street in 2008 out of 900 people who were also trying out for the part. Keegan later flew out to South Africa to film a special movie for Coronation Street and in 2009 starred in the Red Dwarf Easter special movie. In June 2014, Keegan will go on a European Tour to perform Peter Pan, playing the role of Tinkerbell.

Personal life[edit]

Keegan was engaged to The Wanted's Max George after meeting him at one of their concerts in December 2010. They broke up in mid-2012.[10] She began dating Mark Wright in December 2012.[11] On 9 September 2013, it was confirmed the two were engaged.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2008–2014 Coronation Street Tina McIntyre British Soap Award for Best Newcomer (2008)
British Soap Award for Sexiest Female (2009-14)


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Coronation Street: Out of Africa Tina McIntyre Movie Specials
2009 Red Dwarf Herself


Year Title Role Notes
2014-2015 Peter Pan Tinkerbell European Tour



  • 'Best Newcomer' at the British Soap Awards
  • 'Best Newcomer' at the TV Quick and TV Choice Awards



  • 'Sexiest Female' at the British Soap Awards
  • 'Sexiest Female' at the Inside Soap Awards


  • 'Sexiest Female' at the British Soap Awards
  • 'Sexiest Female' at the Inside Soap Awards


  • 'Sexiest Female' at the British Soap Awards
  • 'Best Soap Actress' at the TV Choice Awards
  • 'Sexiest Female' at the Inside Soap Awards
  • 'Best Dressed Soap Star' at the Inside Soap Awards


  • 'Sexiest Female' at the British Soap Awards


  1. ^ Pilkington, Diana (25 February 2009). "'I was an ugly duckling ' says glamorous Corrie star Michelle Keegan". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan: I can stand on my head for 5 minutes". Now. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Kathryn (5 March 2009). "Michelle modest over TV's sexiest soap star mantle". Salford Advertiser. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Cox, Emma (1 March 2008). "Michelle: I'd go nude for scene". The Sun (London). 
  5. ^ Sloan, Billy (16 March 2008). "Corrie's Michelle Keegan On Going From Shop Girl To Soap Star". Sunday Mail. 
  6. ^ a b c "Michelle Keegan plays Tina McIntyre". TVNZ. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Michelle Keegan Departure". itv.com. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Anonymous". comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Michelle Keegan - Soap Fox". FHM.com. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  10. ^ Bull, Sarah (11 April 2012). "Sombre Michelle Keegan cuts a glum figure as Max George reveals pair have called off their engagement". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  11. ^ Manning, Jenny (28 February 2013). "Carol Wright: I hope Mark weds Michelle, I'm ready to be a grandma". The Sun (London). Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  12. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2415828/Michelle-Keegan-confirms-engagement-Mark-Wright-Its-true---SO-happy.html

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