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Michelle Keegan

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Michelle Keegan
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Michelle Keegan at the 2012 National Television Awards
Born Michelle Elizabeth Benson Keegan
(1987-06-03) 3 June 1987 (age 29)
Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present
Notable work Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street
Television Coronation Street (2008–14)
Ordinary Lies (2015)
Our Girl (2016–present)
Spouse(s) Mark Wright (m. 2015)

Michelle Elizabeth Benson Keegan (born 3 June 1987) is an English actress. She portrayed Tina McIntyre in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 2008 and 2014. In 2015, Keegan played the role of Tracy in the BBC drama series Ordinary Lies. In 2016 she played Corporal Georgie Lane in BBC hit drama series Our Girl taking over the lead role from EastEnders actress Lacey Turner.[1]

She was awarded FHM "Sexiest Woman in The World" in 2015.[2]

Early life[edit]

Keegan was born in Stockport, Cheshire,[3] the daughter of an English father and Gibraltarian mother.[4] She attended St Patrick's RC High School in Salford,[5] and later the Manchester School of Acting.[6] She worked at Selfridges in the Trafford Centre,[7] and as a check-in agent at Manchester Airport.[8]


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.[8] She left the show in May 2014.[9] In 2009, she went on Stephen Mulhern's Anonymous, a prank show on ITV.[10] On 14 June 2009, Keegan made her radio debut co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 programme The Official Chart.[8]

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.[11]

Keegan joined Coronation Street in 2008, beating around 900 other people who were also trying out for the part. She played Tina McIntyre until the character's death in late May 2014. Keegan's last episode on the soap was aired on 27 May 2014.[12][13]

Keegan later flew out to South Africa to film a special film for Coronation Street, and starred in the 2009 Red Dwarf Easter special. In June 2014, Keegan went on a European tour to perform as Tinkerbell in Peter Pan.

In 2015, she played the role of Tracy in the BBC television drama series Ordinary Lies. On 20 June 2015, it was announced that Keegan would play the starring role in BBC One's drama Our Girl.[14][15][16] The same year, Keegan landed a guest role on the ITV2 comedy series Plebs which aired in 2016.[17][18] 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 will play Tina;[19] it will air in 2017.

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.[20] She began dating Mark Wright in December 2012.[21] On 9 September 2013, it was confirmed the two were engaged[22] and they married on 24 May 2015.[23]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Coronation Street: Out of Africa Tina McIntyre Direct-to-DVD movie. Cameo role.


Year Title Role Notes
2008–14 Coronation Street Tina McIntyre 861 episodes
British Soap Award for Best Newcomer (2008)
British Soap Award for Sexiest Female (2009–14)
2009 Red Dwarf Herself
2010 The Jeremy Kyle Show Tina McIntyre Special Coronation Street themed segment to mark 1000th Episode
2013 Lemon La Vida Loca Herself
2015 Ordinary Lies Tracy Main role, 5 episodes
2016 Lip Sync Battle UK Herself / Contestant 1 episode
2016 Drunk History Queen Elizabeth I Series 2, episode 1
2016 Our Girl Corporal Georgie Lane Lead role
2016 Plebs Ursula 1 episode (series 3)
2016 The Crystal Maze Contestant Stand Up To Cancer Special
2017 Tina and Bobby Tina Moore Upcoming ITV programme; lead role


Year Title Role Notes
2014–15 Peter Pan Tinkerbell European Tour







  • "Sexiest Female" at The British Soap Awards 2012
  • "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 Woman in the World" at FHM[25]


  1. ^ Michelle Keegan salutes new lead role in Our Girl series 2 Radio Times. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  2. ^ "FHM 100 Sexiest 2015". FHM. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Pilkington, Diana (25 February 2009). "'I was an ugly duckling ' says glamorous Corrie star Michelle Keegan". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan: I can stand on my head for 5 minutes". Now. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Ryan, Kathryn (5 March 2009). "Michelle modest over TV's sexiest soap star mantle". Salford Advertiser. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  6. ^ Cox, Emma (1 March 2008). "Michelle: I'd go nude for scene". The Sun. London. 
  7. ^ Sloan, Billy (16 March 2008). "Corrie's Michelle Keegan On Going From Shop Girl To Soap Star". Sunday Mail. Archived from the original on 5 February 2009. 
  8. ^ a b c "Michelle Keegan plays Tina McIntyre". TVNZ. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Michelle Keegan Departure". 20 April 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Anonymous". Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "Michelle Keegan – Soap Fox". FHM. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  12. ^ Curtis, Beth (20 April 2013). "Michelle Keegan confirms 'Coronation Street' exit". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  13. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (18 May 2014). "Coronation Street confirms Tina McIntyre murder suspects". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  14. ^ Mitchell, Bea (20 June 2015). "Michelle Keegan replacing Lacey Turner as lead in BBC One's Our Girl". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  15. ^ Freeth, Becky (20 June 2015). "Michelle Keegan lands lead in BBC army drama Our Girl and says she's looking forward to the 'challenge'". Daily Mail Online. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  16. ^ McGrath, Rachel (21 June 2015). "Michelle Keegan Lands 'Our Girl' Drama Role, Taking Over From Lacey Turner". The Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  17. ^ Bagwell, Matt (13 October 2015). "Michelle Keegan Lands Comedy Role In ITV2 Show 'Plebs'". The Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  18. ^ Walker, Danny (10 March 2016). "Michelle Keegan to play 'a brazen virgin' in next TV role as Plebs announce return of series 3". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  19. ^ Tuff, Ben (28 June 2016). "Michelle Keegan to star as Bobby Moore's wife Tina in new series chronicling the life of the legendary England captain". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  20. ^ 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. 
  21. ^ 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. 
  22. ^ "'It's true.... we're SO happy!' Excited Michelle Keegan confirms she and Mark Wright are engaged after his romantic beach proposal in Dubai". Daily Mail. London. 
  23. ^ Buckland, Lucy (24 May 2015). "Marchelle is official! Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright get married in star-studded £1million wedding". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  24. ^ "British Soap Awards 2014 - winners in full". Digital Spy. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "The Official FHM 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2015: #1 Michelle Keegan". Retrieved 28 April 2015. 

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