Tina Malone

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Tina Malone
Christina Malone

(1963-01-30) 30 January 1963 (age 60)
Years active1988–present
Television Brookside
Celebrity Big Brother
Paul Chase
(m. 2010)

Christina Malone (born 30 January 1963) is an English actress. She is best known for portraying the roles of Mo McGee in Brookside and Mimi Maguire in Shameless , both broadcast on Channel 4. She was also a housemate on the sixth series of Celebrity Big Brother in January 2009.


Early life

Malone was born on 30 January 1963 [1] in Toxteth, Liverpool, [2] [3] the daughter of Olwyn and Frank Malone. She attended Liverpool Institute High School for Girls and Childwall College. [4]


Malone played Mo McGee in Brookside from 1993 until 1998 and Mimi Maguire on Shameless from 2005 until 2013. [5] [6] Other television roles include playing a nurse called Bobbie in Victoria Wood's dinnerladies . [7] [8]

On 2 January 2009, Malone entered the Celebrity Big Brother house to compete in the sixth series. She was the seventh person to enter and was immediately picked up on her loudness. [9] On 16 January, Malone was the second person to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House. [10] From 8–11 September 2009, Malone directed and starred in Kerry Williams' play MeeT ThE DeAN's at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool. [11]

Malone appeared on Celebrity Four Weddings in December 2010, which she won. [12] She also appeared in Scousers in St Helens on 26 October 2010.

In 2016, she was a contestant on Celebrity MasterChef . [13] In May 2019 Malone played Elaine McDermott in the 5Star prison drama Clink . In August 2019, she was a contestant on Celebs on the Farm and was first to be eliminated. [14]

Personal life

Malone runs her own acting school, To Be Frank Productions, in Manchester, where she lives. The school produces plays in local Liverpool theatres such as the Everyman Theatre. The drama school is named after her late father, Frank Malone. She also used to run an agency with Dean Sullivan called DSTM. Malone has stated that she has obsessive compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder. [15] [16]

Malone's oldest daughter Dannielle, who she gave birth to in 1982, is also an actress, and has appeared in Hollyoaks . [17] [18]

In May 2012, Malone was declared bankrupt. [19]

In 2013, she gave birth to a second daughter named Flame Chase at age 50. [20]

In March 2019, Malone pleaded guilty to contempt of court, having shared a social media post which purported to reveal the new identity of Jon Venables, one of two boys who murdered James Bulger, contrary to a court order. She was given an eight-month prison sentence which was suspended for two years. [21]

In October 2019, Malone announced, via Twitter, that she and her husband Paul had separated after 11 years together. They reconciled in February 2020. [22]


1991 Blonde Fist Mrs. CraneSupporting role
1992 The Long Day Closes Edna
Between the Lines Waitress1 episode
1993 Scene Joyce1 episode
1993–1998 Brookside Mo McGeeRecurring role
1994 Screen Two Chrissie1 episode
1994–1997 Common As Muck Moira3 episodes
1996 The Liver Birds Nightclub Friend1 episode
1999 Dinnerladies BobbieEpisode: "Fog"
2000 Nature Boy Jane1 episode
Married 2 MalcolmFemale TouristMinor role
2001 Starhunter Rex1 episode
2002Five Ways John Wayne Didn't DieVariousShort film
Nice Guy EddieChairwomanRecurring role; 2 episodes
Tough Love Mrs. SmithTelevision film
2003 Henry VIII Nurse
2005 Fingersmith Nurse SpillerRecurring role; 2 episodes
2005-2013 Shameless Mimi MaguireSeries regular; 112 episodes
2006Only One of These Things Is TrueMrs. CrankShort film
Longford ElsieTelevision film
2008Simon and EmilyEllenSupporting role
2008–2014 The Wright Stuff HerselfGuest panellist; 3 episodes
2008–2017 Loose Women Guest; 9 episodes
2009 Celebrity Big Brother Contestant
The Sunday Night Project Guest; 1 episode
2010Celebrity Big Brother's Big MouthGuest panellist; 1 episode
2010–2019 This Morning Guest (7 episodes)
2012 Come Dine with Me Guest; 1 episode
2012–2013 Big Brother's Bit on the Side Guest panellist; 2 episodes
2013 Splash! Contestant
8 out of 10 Cats Guest; 1 episode
The Jeremy Kyle Show Guest: 1 episode
The Chase Contestant; 1 episode
2014Who's Doing the Dishes?Participant; 1 episode
Celebrity Fifteen to One Contestant; 1 episode
Staff RoomMrs. Rothwell1 episode
2015 Celebrity Mastermind HerselfContestant; 1 episode
Tina Malone: My New BodyDocumentary
2016 Celebrity MasterChef Contestant
Pointless Celebrities Contestant; 1 episode
2016–2017The Funny Thing About...Guest; 2 episodes
2019 Celebs on the Farm Contestant
Green FingersDaria1 episode
Clink Elaine McDermottRecurring role; 4 episodes
2020The Gift MusicalSandraShort film
Tin Star Betty Marbury1 episode
2021Blind FaithSister BeachShort film
2022Tonight LIVE with Dan WoottonHerselfGuest (1 episode)
Tonight LIVE with Mark Dolan
2023 (To Be Released) Wings Roisin MurphySupporting Role


1998Guiding StarsMarniRoyal National Theatre [23]
2005Break AwayPaulineFinborough Theatre, London
The MorrisLily Liverpool Everyman
2009MeeT ThE DeAN'sMrs. Dean Unity Theatre, Liverpool
2011–2012 Rita, Sue and Bob, Too! SueSt Helens Theatre Royal
2017–2018 Sleeping Beauty Wicked Queen Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

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