Michelle Keegan is an English actress who is best known for playing Tina McIntyre in the ITV serial opera ‘Coronation Street.’ She played the role for six years and became a household name in the United Kingdom. Keegan has also appeared in a number of notable TV shows. In 2015, she was named ‘FHM’s ‘Sexiest Woman in the World.’
Childhood and Adolescence
Michelle Elizabeth Keegan was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, on June 3, 1987. Michael Keegan, her father, is English, and Jacqueline Keegan, her mother, is Gibraltarian. Andrew Michael Keegan is her brother, and Nichola Corfield is her sister.
Keegan went at Eccles’ ‘St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic High School.’ She went on to the ‘Manchester School of Acting,’ where she studied acting. Before beginning her acting career, Keegan worked at the department shop ‘Selfridges.’ She also worked at ‘Manchester Airport’ as a check-in agent.
Career of Michelle Keegan
In 2007, Keegan made her acting debut in the sitcom ‘Coronation Street,’ as Tina McIntyre. After her second audition, she was offered the part. Keegan was chosen from a pool of over 900 persons who auditioned for the part. On ‘ITV,’ ‘Coronation Street’ is one of the most popular shows.
The character of ‘Tina McIntyre,’ played by Keegan, was one of the series’ primary protagonists. She played an important role in a number of storylines. Perjury, abortion, and surrogacy were all circumstances that ‘Tina’ had to deal with.
In 2013, Keegan announced his departure from the show. Her character was assassinated in the end. On June 2, 2014, she made her last appearance on the show.
Keegan starred as Tina in the ‘direct-to-video’ film ‘Coronation Street: Out of Africa’ in 2008. South Africa served as the setting for the film. It depicted characters from the ‘Coronation Street’ television series visiting a luxury resort in South Africa.
Keegan debuted on the radio in 2009, co-hosting ‘The Official Chart’ on ‘BBC Radio 1.’ In the same year, Keegan starred in the ‘Red Dwarf: Back to Earth’ miniseries, which aired on ‘Dave.’
Keegan was featured on the cover of the men’s magazine ‘FHM’ in January 2011. Based on a vote conducted by the magazine in 2010, she was ranked thirty-first on the ‘100 Sexiest Women’ list. She was placed twenty-sixth in the same survey in 2011. Michelle Keegan was placed fourth in the ‘Sexiest Women’ poll in 2013 and appeared on the cover of ‘FHM’ once more. She came in first place in 2015, earning the title of ‘Sexiest Woman in the World.’
In 2014, Keegan took part in a European tour as ‘Tinkerbell’ in a stage adaptation of ‘Peter Pan.’
Keegan starred as ‘Tracy’ in the ‘BBC’ drama series ‘Ordinary Lies’ in 2015. ‘Tracy’ was a narcotics trafficker who worked as a receptionist. Keegan had an appearance in five episodes of the show.
Keegan had a guest role as ‘Ursula’ in the ‘ITV2’ comedy series ‘Plebs’ in 2016. In the same year, she featured on the game program ‘Crystal Maze’ as a celebrity contestant.
In the TV series ‘Our Girl,’ Keegan was cast as ‘Corporal Georgie Lane,’ the lead character. The military drama series starring Keegan, which airs on the BBC, is still going strong.
Keegan starred as ‘Tina Moore’ in the TV show ‘Tina and Bobby’ in 2017. It was a three-part series on Bobby Moore’s relationship with Tina Moore, his first wife. ‘ITV’ broadcasted the series.
Michelle Keegan married Mark Wright, an actress and model, in May 2015. After a two-year courtship, the pair married. They are not the parents of any children.
Keegan was previously married to Max George, a singer. They had met in 2010 and had been together for two years. In 2012, the couple called off their engagement.
‘Tina,’ Keegan’s character on ‘Coronation Street,’ was the first character in the series to become a surrogate mother. ‘Tina’ gave birth to a child for ‘Garry’ and ‘Izzy.’
Estimated Net Worth
Michelle Keegan has a net worth of $4 million dollars.