Tina Malone

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Tina Malone
Christina Malone

(1963-01-30) 30 January 1963 (age 58)
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 Fist Mrs. Crane Film
1992 Between the Lines Waitress Episode: "Lest Ye Be Judged"
1993–1998 Brookside Mo McGee Recurring role
1999 dinnerladies Bobbie Episode: "Fog"
2005–2013 Shameless Mimi Maguire Regular role; 111 episodes
2009 Celebrity Big Brother Herself Contestant
2014 Staff Room Mrs. Rothwell Episode: "The Appraisals"
2019 Clink Elaine McDermott 2 episodes
2020 Tin Star Betty Marbury Episode #3.6

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 suffers from OCD and is bipolar.[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 Tina announced, via Twitter, that she and Paul had split after 11 years together. They later reconciled in February 2020.


  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. ^ Janet Tansley (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. ^ https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/tina-malone-reveals-going-mum-10554506
  11. ^ Paul Britton (16 May 2012). "Shameless star Tina Malone is declared bankrupt". Manchester Evening News.
  12. ^ https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/tina-malone-gives-birth-baby-2936502
  13. ^ "Actress admits 'Bulger killer photo' post". 13 March 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.

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