Michelle Keegan was born in Stockport in 1987 and attended Manchester's School of Acting.
The brunette beauty began her fashion career working in department store Selfridges before she decided to begin auditioning for acting roles.
In 2008, after her second ever audition, Michelle won the role of Tina McIntyre in the long-running ITV soap Coronation Street.
The character of Tina went on to become an integral character for the soap, and was central to many storylines including surrogacy and perjury. She had a strong relationship with Rita Sullivan and was a fan favourite.
Michelle won the 2008 Best Newcomer Award at the British Soap Award, and between 2009 and 2014 Michelle won the Sexiest Female Award
at the same awards ceremony.
In 2013, the actress announced that she would leave the soap after six years
, and her character began an affair with a married man; this storyline would be the beginning of the end for Tina. In January 2014 it was revealed that the fan favourite would be murdered, and the run-up to the storyline led to the Who Killed Tina? hashtag
across social media.
Michelle was engaged to Max George but left him in 2012. She later met The Only Way Is Essex
star Mark Wright and the pair became engaged in 2013.
Michelle is one of HELLO! Online's most successful bloggers
, sharing her fashion and beauty tips with her loyal readers.