Tina Malone is an English actress who is probably best known for playing the brash, belligerent, foul-mouthed Mimi Maguire on Shameless. She also played the role of Mo McGee in Brookside and a nurse called Bobbie on Victoria Wood's dinnerladies. On 2nd January 2009 she entered the Celebrity Big Brother house.
Tina runs her own drama school in Manchester. The school produces plays in local Liverpool theatres such as the Everyman Theatre. The drama school is known as To Be Frank Productions (named after her late father, Frank Malone). She currently resides in Liverpool with her husband Paul, whom she married on August 29, 2010.
Malone appeared on Celebrity Four Weddings (which she won) in December 2010, along with TV personality Debbie McGee, Big Brother 3 contestant Spencer Smith and glamour model Linsey Dawn McKenzie. She has also been on Channel 4's Celebrity Come Dine With Me in early 2012 which she won. She has attracted media attention after managing to lose a huge amount of weight from being a size 28 (19 stone 2 at her heaviest) two years ago – now she is size 8.
Tina was in ITV's 'Splash!' where she conquered her fears to reach the dive-off stage. She was also in '8 out of 10 Cats' alongside Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock & Jon Richardson which was televised in February 2013. The ELEVENTH & final series of Shameless started on Channel 4 at the end of February 2013.
Tina is on This Morning frequently talking about her IVF and pregnancy experience. She also took part in the cooking slots for This Morning, for the celebrity meal deal cook-offs.
She had a regular weekly column in the Sunday Mirror which documented her pregnancy journey, under the heading "50.. and Up the Duff"!
She received widespread publicity in all the major newspapers & magazines (including a big joint exclusive with the Daily Star on Sunday & Sunday Mirror) after giving birth to her beautiful baby Flame. TLC (part of the Discovery network) commissioned a documentary, ‘Pregnant at 50’, following her journey which received massive viewing figures for the channel and rave reviews…. http://www.uk.tlc.com/shows/tina-malone-pregnant-at-50/
Check out Tina's autobiography now – ‘Back in Control: My Story’.