Tina Malone

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Tina Malone
Christina Malone

(1963-01-30) 30 January 1963 (age 59)
Years active1988–present
Paul Chase
(m. 2010)

Christina Malone (born 30 January 1963) is an English actress, best known for playing Mimi Maguire in the Channel 4 series Shameless. She also played Mo McGee in Brookside. She made a reality appearance in Celebrity Big Brother 6 in January 2009.

Early life[edit]

Malone was born on 30 January 1963[1] in Toxteth, Liverpool,[2][3] the daughter of Olwyn and Frank Malone. She attended Liverpool Institute High School for Girls and Childwall College.[citation needed]


Malone played Mo McGee in Brookside from 1993 until 1998 and Mimi Maguire on Shameless from 2005 until 2013. Other television roles include playing a nurse called Bobbie in Victoria Wood's dinnerladies.

On 2 January 2009, Malone entered the Celebrity Big Brother house. She was the seventh person to enter and was immediately picked up on her loudness. On 16 January, Malone was the second person to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House.[4]

From 8–11 September 2009, Malone directed and starred in Kerry Williams' play MeeT ThE DeAN's at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool.[5]

Malone appeared on Celebrity Four Weddings in December 2010, which she won.[6] She also appeared in Scousers in St Helens on 26 October 2010.

In May 2019 Malone played Elaine McDermott in the 5Star prison drama Clink.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Blonde First Mrs. Crane Supporting Role
1992 The Long Day Closes Edna
Between the Lines Waitress 1 Episode
1993 Scene Joyce 1 Episode
1993-1998 Brookside Mo McGee Recurring Role
1994 Screen Two Chrissie 1 Episode
1994-1997 Common As Muck Moira Recurring Role (3 Episodes)
1996 The Liver Birds Nightclub Friend 1 Episode
1999 dinnerladies Bobbie 1 Episode
2000 Nature Boy Jane 1 Episode
Married 2 Malcolm Female Tourist Minor Role
2001 Starhunter Rex 1 Episode
2002 Five Ways John Wayne Didn't Die Various Short Film
Nice Guy Eddie Chairwoman Recurring Role (2 Episodes)
Tough Love Mrs. Smith TV Movie
2003 Henry VIII Nurse
2005 Fingersmith Nurse Spiller Recurring Role (2 Episodes)
2005-2013 Shameless Mimi Maguire Regular Role (112 Episodes)
2006 Only One of These Things Is True Mrs. Crank Short Film
Longford Elsie TV Movie
2008 Simon and Emily Ellen Supporting Role
2008-2014 The Wright Stuff Herself Guest Panelist (3 Episodes)
2008-2017 Loose Women Guest (9 Episodes)
2009 Celebrity Big Brother Contestant (21 Episodes)
The Sunday Night Project Guest (1 Episode)
2010 Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth Guest Panelist (1 Episode)
2010-2019 This Morning Guest (7 Episodes)
2012 Come Dine with Me Guest (1 Episode)
2012-2013 Big Brother's Bit on the Side Guest Panelist (2 Episodes)
2013 Splash! Guest (1 Episode)
8 out of 10 Cats Guest (1 Episode)
The Jeremy Kyle Show Guest (1 Episode)
The Chase Contestant (1 Episode)
2014 Who's Doing the Dishes? Participant (1 Episode)
Celebrity Fifteen to One Contestant (1 Episode)
Staff Room Mrs. Rothwell 1 Episode
2015 Mastermind Herself Contestant (1 Episode)
2016 Celebrity Masterchef Contestant (2 Episodes)
Pointless Celebrities Contestant (1 Episode)
2016-2017 The Funny Thing About... Guest (2 Episodes)
2019 Celebs on the Farm Participant (1 Episode)
Green Fingers Daria 1 Episode
Clink Elaine McDermott Recurring Role (4 Episodes)
2020 The Gift Musical Sandra Short Film
Tin Star Betty Marbury 1 Episode
2021 Blind Faith Sister Beach Short Film
2022 Tonight LIVE with Dan Wooton Herself Guest (1 Episode)
Tonight LIVE with Mark Dolan

Theatre Credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Guiding Stars Marni Royal National Theatre
2005 Break Away Pauline Finborough Theatre, London
The Morris Lily Liverpool Everyman
2009 MeeT ThE DeAN's Mrs. Dean Unity Theatre, Liverpool
2011-2012 Rita, Sue and Bob, Too! Sue St Helens Theatre Royal
2017-2018 Sleeping Beauty Wicked Queen Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Personal life[edit]

Malone runs her own acting school, To Be Frank Productions, in Manchester, where she lives. The school produces plays in local Liverpool theatres such as the Everyman Theatre. The drama school is named after her late father, Frank Malone. She also used to run an agency with Dean Sullivan called DSTM. Malone has stated that she has obsessive compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.[7][8]

Malone's oldest daughter Danielle, who she gave birth to in 1982, is also an actress, and has appeared in Hollyoaks.[9][10]

In May 2012, Malone was declared bankrupt.[11]

In 2013, she gave birth to a second daughter named Flame Chase at age 50.[12]

In March 2019, Malone pleaded guilty to contempt of court, having shared a social media post which purported to reveal the new identity of Jon Venables, one of two boys who murdered James Bulger, contrary to a court order. She was given an eight-month prison sentence which was suspended for two years.[13]

In October 2019, Malone announced, via Twitter, that she and her husband Paul had separated after 11 years together. They reconciled in February 2020.[14]


  1. ^ "Director Check". company-director-check.co.uk. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Tina's Biography". Tina Malone Productions. Archived from the original on 21 May 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  3. ^ Tansley, Janet (6 January 2009). "Tina Malone on Celebrity Big Brother: Daughter's shock!". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Singer quits Celebrity BB house". BBC News. 17 January 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  5. ^ "MeeT ThE DeAN's". Eleganceproductions.co.uk. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Actress Tina Malone on wanting to become a mum again aged 47". Daily Record. Scotland. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  7. ^ Tansley, Janet (19 November 2008). "Shameless star Tina Malone drops weight – and her man". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
  8. ^ Mangan, Lucy (3 January 2009). "We've got it all – except Davina's gleeful frenzy". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
  9. ^ "Tina Malone jokes about her soap dynasty | News | Hollyoaks | What's on TV". What' s on TV. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  10. ^ Bletchly, Rachael (3 June 2017). "Tina Malone reveals she is to be a mum again at 54 - and she will select the sex". Daily Mirror.
  11. ^ Britton, Paul (16 May 2012). "Shameless star Tina Malone is declared bankrupt". Manchester Evening News.
  12. ^ Wilson, Jess (17 December 2013). "Congratulations! Tina Malone gives birth to baby girl Flame two weeks early". Daily Mirror.
  13. ^ "Actress admits 'Bulger killer photo' post". BBC News. 13 March 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  14. ^ Needham, Lucy (11 February 2020). "Tina Malone reunites with estranged husband Paul Chase after 'two years of hell'". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 19 September 2021.

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