Who is Michelle Keegan? Our Girl actress playing Georgie Lane, Mark Wright's wife and FHM's Sexiest Woman

The actress is about to return to our screens tonight for series 4 of the hit BBC show Our Girl, after taking over from Lacey Turner. But who is she? Here's what we know…

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 taking 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.

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

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

She also won the gong for Sexiest Female at the British Soap Awards six years in a row during her time in Corrie.

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

Since quitting Corrie, Michelle's career has gone from strength to strength.

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.

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

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.

When did Michelle Keegan marry Mark Wright?

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

Mark is currently living and working n LA and the pair spend time together whenever they can.

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.”

Michelle has also ruled out a permanent move to America, saying she is too much of a "home bird".

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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