Tina Malone

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Tina Malone
Born Christina Malone
(1963-01-30) 30 January 1963 (age 54)
Toxteth, Liverpool, England
Residence Manchester, England
Occupation Actress, writer, director, producer
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Paul Chase (m. 2010)
Children 2

Christina "Tina" Malone (born 30 January 1963) is an English actress, writer, director, and producer, best known for playing Mimi Maguire in the Channel 4 series Shameless. She also played Mo McGee in Brookside and a nurse called Bobbie in Victoria Wood's Dinnerladies. She made a reality appearance in Celebrity Big Brother 6 in January 2009 and a guest appearance in The Chase Celebrity Special in 2013.

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.


On 2 January 2009, Tina 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]

In 2013, Malone appeared on The Chase Celebrity Special (series 3, episode 3). She and the other members of the team, including Dr. Hilary Jones and Charlotte Jackson, defeated "The Chaser", Paul "The Sinnerman" Sinha, and won £100,000 for charity, £8,000 of which she accrued personally.

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 a agency with Dean Sullivan called DSTM.

Malone has stated that she suffers from OCD and is bipolar.[6][7]

In August 2009, Malone appeared on a BBC Three programme called Britain's Most Embarrassing Parents, with her daughter Dannielle (born 1982).[citation needed]

Malone married Paul Chase on 29 August 2010.[8] He is 19 years younger than her. Malone appeared on Celebrity Four Weddings in December 2010, which she won.[8][9] She also appeared in Scousers in St Helens on 26 October 2010.

In May 2012 Malone was declared bankrupt.[10][11]

On 16 May 2013, Malone and Chase announced that she was pregnant on ITV's This Morning.[citation needed] Her daughter, Flame, was born on 15 December 2013.[citation needed] The name came about whilst Malone was watching TV; a news report was on regarding Flame Brewer, a nine-year-old wing-walker who, in August 2013, became the world's youngest formation wing-walker along with her cousin, Rose Powell, also aged nine.[12]


  1. ^ "Director Check". company-director-check.co.uk. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tina's Biography". Tina Malone Productions. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Janet Tansley. "News – Liverpool Local News – 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. ^ Tansley, Janet (19 November 2008). "Shameless star Tina Malone drops weight – and her man". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 3 January 2009 
  7. ^ Mangan, Lucy (3 January 2009). "We've got it all – except Davina's gleeful frenzy". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 3 January 2009 
  8. ^ a b "Shameless' Tina Malone on how she lost 7st with a gastric band... and married a toyboy". Daily Mail. 9 January 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Actress Tina Malone on wanting to become a mum again aged 47". Daily Record. Scotland. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  10. ^ Shameless star Tina goes bust
  11. ^ Paul Britton (16 May 2012). "Shameless star Tina Malone is declared bankrupt". Manchester Evening News. 
  12. ^ "Wing-walking schoolgirls fly over Gloucestershire for record". BBC. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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