Who is Michelle Keegan? Our Girl’s Georgie Lane, Towie star Mark Wright’s wife and FHM Sexiest Woman

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MICHELLE Keegan has more than proved there’s life after Weatherfield as her acting career continues to thrive since leaving the Coronation Street cobbles.

After the first proper episode of Strictly Come Dancing audiences were shown a short trailer teasing the return of the hit show Our Girl – here’s all you need to know.

 Michelle is a well known British actress

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Michelle is a well known British actress

Who is Michelle Keegan? What is her background?

Michelle was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester on June 3, 1987.

She’s the daughter of an English father and Gibraltarian mother.

Michelle attended Manchester’s School of Acting before embarking on part-time jobs, including being a check-in agent at Manchester Airport and a sales assistant in Selfridges, Manchester.

She found fame in 2008 when she landed the part of Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street.

She left the soap in 2014 when a dramatic story-line saw her being killed off after being pushed off a balcony.

Michelle has also received wide popularity because of her looks, earning herself FHM Sexiest Woman in The World in 2015.

 Michelle first hit our screens as Tina in Corrie

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Michelle first hit our screens as Tina in Corrie

What TV shows has Michelle Keegan been in since Coronation Street?

Since quitting the Corrie cobbles, Michelle has seen her career soar.

After leaving soapland she played Queen Elizabeth I in Drunk History.

In 2015 she also landed a part in BBC drama series Ordinary Lies with Jason Manford and then joined the cast of Plebs.

In 2017 Michelle continued to impress by playing Tina Dean in the ITV drama series Tina and Bobby, based on her relationship with West Ham and England footballer, Bobby Moore.

The star then went on to wow audiences in 2016 in Our Girl and is back this autumn with a new series.

 The actress wowed fans as Georgie Lane in Our Girl

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The actress wowed fans as Georgie Lane in Our Girl

When did Michelle Keegan marry Mark Wright?

Michelle has been married to Towie’s Mark Wright since May 2015.

The pair live together in Essex.

Last year she slammed claims that her marriage was on the rocks on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, where she told Nick Grimshaw she’s growing tired of denying she’s headed for a divorce.

She said: “It’s so annoying and the thing is I don’t even read it anymore.

“There’s only so many times you can say it’s not true.”

 Mark and Michelle have been happily married since May 2015

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Mark and Michelle have been happily married since May 2015

What else is Michelle Keegan involved with?

Michelle isn’t just an actress.

The pretty brunette has launched her own range of dresses with Lipsy London.

The star also has her own range of products with high street make-up brand Revlon.

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