Michelle Elizabeth Keegan (born 3 June 1987) is an English actress who currently plays Tina McIntyre in the soap opera Coronation Street. Keegan was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester. Her parents separated when she was 13 and she went to live with her mother and stepfather. Her grandmother is from Gibraltar and Keegan has stated this is where her “exotic” looks come from. She attended St Patrick’s RC High School in Salford and, later, the Manchester School of Acting. Before she became Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street, she was turned down for a part in Hollyoaks. Keegan worked at Selfridges in the Trafford Centre shopping mall and as a check-in agent at Manchester Airport. She also had a small cameo appearance in Red Dwarf: Back to Earth. On 14 June 2009 Keegan made her radio debut co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 programme The Official Chart with Reggie Yates. Keegan was on the cover of FHM Magazine in January 2011, and placed #30 and #26 in the FHM 100 Sexiest Women poll for 2010 and 2011 respectively.

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