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 Spanish and from Gibraltar which Keegan has stated this is where her "exotic" looks come from.
Keegan worked at Selfridges in the Trafford Centre shopping mall and as a check-in agent at Manchester Airport.
On 14 June 2009 Keegan made her radio debut co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 programme The Official Chart with Reggie Yates.
Keegan dated Hollyoaks actor Anthony Quinlan from 2006 to 2008 and model Brad Howard from 2008 to 2010.
In December 2010 she began seeing Max George from boyband The Wanted, and the two became engaged on her birthday.
Keegan claims to enjoy shopping, acting, singing, and dancing.
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.
'I was an ugly duckling' says glamorous Corrie star Michelle Keegan.
She also had a small cameo appearance in Red Dwarf: Back to Earth.
However, in April 2012 Keegan confirmed that the engagement was off after George stated on live radio they were no longer engaged.
She may be glamorous now but Michelle Keegan insists it wasn't always that way.
Michelle Keegan says, 'I didn't really care about my appearance and was probably a bit of a geek in the first year of high school.'
On the 21st July 2012 it was reported that she and Max are no longer together, citing busy schedules as the main reason for the end of their relationship. However, they intend to remain close friends.