Michelle Elizabeth Benson Keegan (born 3 June 1987) is an English actress. 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. In 2016 she played Corporal Georgie Lane in BBC hit drama series Our Girl taking over the lead role from EastEnders actress Lacey Turner.

She was awarded FHM "Sexiest Woman in The World" in 2015.

Early life

Keegan was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, the daughter of an English father and Gibraltarian mother. She attended St Patrick's RC High School in Salford, and later the Manchester School of Acting. She worked at Selfridges in the Trafford Centre, and as a check-in agent at Manchester Airport.


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 aired in 2016. In June 2016, she began filming the new ITV drama series Tina and Bobby, based on Tina Dean's and Bobby Moore's relationship in which she will play Tina; it will air in 2017.

Personal life

Keegan was engaged to The Wanted's Max George after meeting him at one of their concerts in December 2010. They broke up in mid-2012. She began dating Mark Wright in December 2012. On 9 September 2013, it was confirmed the two were engaged and they married on 24 May 2015.



2008Coronation Street: Out of AfricaTina McIntyreDirect-to-DVD movie. Cameo role.


2008–14Coronation StreetTina McIntyre861 episodes
British Soap Award for Best Newcomer (2008)
British Soap Award for Sexiest Female (2009–14)
2009Red DwarfHerself
2010The Jeremy Kyle ShowTina McIntyreSpecial Coronation Street themed segment to mark 1000th Episode
2013Lemon La Vida LocaHerself
2015Ordinary LiesTracyMain role, 5 episodes
2016Lip Sync Battle UKHerself / Contestant1 episode
2016Drunk HistoryQueen Elizabeth ISeries 2, episode 1
2016Our GirlCorporal Georgie LaneLead role
2016PlebsUrsula1 episode (series 3)
2017Tina and BobbyTina MooreUpcoming ITV programme; lead role


2014–15Peter PanTinkerbellEuropean Tour







  • "Sexiest Female" at The British Soap Awards 2012
  • "Best Soap Actress" at the TV Choice Awards
  • "Sexiest Female" at the Inside Soap Awards
  • "Best Dressed Soap Star" at the Inside Soap Awards




  • "Sexiest Woman in the World" at FHM