Michelle Keegan (born on 3 June 1987 in Stockport, Greater Manchester) is an English actress and model. She portrayed Tina McIntyre in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 2008 and 2014. In 2015, Keegan played the role of Tracy in the BBC drama series Ordinary Lies.
She was awarded FHM “Sexiest Woman in The World” in 2015.
In late 2007, in only her second audition, Keegan was offered the chance to play the part of Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street, and accepted the role. She left the show in May 2014. In 2009, she went on Stephen Mulhern’s Anonymous, a prank show on ITV. On 14 June 2009, Keegan made her radio debut co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 programme The Official Chart.
Keegan was on the cover of FHM magazine in January 2011, and placed number 30 and number 26 in their 100 Sexiest Women poll for 2010 and 2011, respectively. She would then appear in FHM again in March 2013 and was placed at number four in the 2013 poll, and number one in 2015.
Keegan joined Coronation Street in 2008, beating around 900 other people who were also trying out for the part. She played Tina McIntyre until the character’s death in late May 2014. Keegan’s last episode on the soap was aired on 27 May 2014.
Keegan later flew out to South Africa to film a special film for Coronation Street, and starred in the 2009 Red Dwarf Easter special. In June 2014, Keegan went on a European tour to perform as Tinkerbell in Peter Pan.
In 2015, she played the role of Tracy in the BBC television drama series Ordinary Lies. On 20 June 2015, it was announced that Keegan would play the starring role in BBC One’s drama Our Girl. The same year, Keegan landed a guest role on the ITV2 comedy series Plebs which will air in 2016.