Birth name Michelle Elizabeth Benson Keegan

3 June 1987

Star sign Gemini

Birthplace Stockport, Greater Manchester

Marriages Mark Wright, May 2015 – present

Michelle Keegan was born to parents Michael and Jacqueline in 1987. The couple divorced when she was 10.

The actress – who has Spanish ancestry on her mother’s side – has a younger brother called Andrew.

Growing up, Michelle studied at St Patrick’s RC High School in Salford before enrolling at the Manchester School Of Acting.

She had a part-time job at Selfridges and also worked as a check-in agent at Manchester Airport before finding fame on Coronation Street.

Michelle Keegan landed the role of Tina McIntyre in 2007.

In 2013 Michelle revealed she’d be leaving the show the following year. In May 2014 viewers saw Tina attacked by Rob Donovan, who pushed her off a balcony and beat her with a metal pipe. The character later died from her injuries.

During her time on Coronation Street, Michelle enjoyed a relationship with The Wanted singer Max George.

They got engaged in 2011 after seven months together but parted ways in 2012, the same year she met Mark Wright.

Michelle Keegan started dating the TOWIE hunk that December and he popped the question the following September during a holiday to Dubai.

Michelle launched her own fashion line for Lipsy London in July 2014. She continues to act and has landed roles in shows including Ordinary Lies and Our Girl.

In May 2015 Michelle married Mark in a lavish ceremony held in Bury St Edmunds.


Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan: Worlds Apart

For Michelle Keegan it was just another typical day: 10 hours on set,  then out into Manchester town to eat, drink and be merry with her mates. Meanwhile, her hubby Mark Wright was living it up in his  own way. Which means being  the best part of 200 miles away,…


Michelle Keegan? Her husband Mark Wright or Hollywood?

It hasn’t been the easiest first year of marriage for Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan. Working miles apart and, by their own admission, spending very little time together, the situation is understandably tricky. But, are things about to get even trickier? Now understands that Michelle is considering a move to…

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Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan: Separate lives

This time last year they were head over heels in love, enjoying the 
first months of 
married life together. But these days Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan consider it a good week 
if they manage to spend any time in the same room – let alone actually living together. It’s…


Michelle Keegan hits rock bottom

The tired and drawn-looking Michelle Keegan in these pictures is a world away from the fresh-faced, smiling actress we’re used to. As Now watched her step nervously into the spotlight at the Revlon Choose Love Masquerade Ball on 21 July, it was clear that Michelle has lost a lot of…

Michelle Keegan at Revlon's Choose Love Ball

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan torn apart

Walking into a packed room at the Revlon Choose Love Masquerade Ball on 21 July, Michelle Keegan looked anxious. ‘I had to get ready in the car,’ Now overheard Michelle whispering to an aide, before she posed for pictures looking nervous just after her arrival at 8:20pm. We noticed that…

Umm hello! Look at THIS! Michelle's shiny blonde hair looks gorge!

Find out how Michelle Keegan got her new blonde locks!

Michelle Keegan has always been a gorgeous brunette – long, flowing brown locks that have always made us really envious and taking a little picture to the salon of her barnet but she’s now dyed it blonde! Maybe blondes DO have more fun? And the man behind Michelle’s new locks?…

Michelle Keegan

OMG Mark Wright! Michelle Keegan is unrecognisable with new blonde hair!

If we were to say ‘Michelle Keegan‘, we’re pretty certain that at least ONE of the following Mich-Keeg features would spring to mind: a) THAT. FACE. That wonderful, wonderful face. b) Her near-enough perfect marriage to the lovely Mark Wright. c) The Mich-Keeg Repunzel-esque brunette locks. Right? Right. Well, we can…

The perfect power outfit! Monochrome checked blouse (£40) and a pair of tailored shorts, priced at £38

Shop! Michelle Keegan’s AW16 collection with Lipsy has arrived!

Two years on from her debut collection, Michelle Keegan is back, creating another gorgeous and highly coveted Autumn range with Lipsy! And we already want it all! Michelle and Lipsy have created another stunning collection of trend led must-have items. Previous collections with Lipsy and Michelle have been sell-out successes…

Michelle Keegan looked downcast while filming Our Girl in Manchester

Michelle Keegan’s heartbreak over beach girl pictures

It’s the story no woman wants to hear: your husband getting very close to a red bikini clad model while on a lads’ holiday. But Now can confirm this pretty model, who works as a hostess in Las Vegas’ Drais Nightclub wasn’t the only woman Mark Wright was spotted with…