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Exploring Michelle Keegan’s Ethnicity, Parents & Nationality!

Jan 7, 2024 @ 8:48 EST
Exploring Michelle Keegan’s Ethnicity, Parents & Nationality!

Michelle Keegan from Netflix's Fool Me Once is of mixed ethnicity. While her father, Michael, is of English descent with Irish ancestors, her mother, Jackie Turn, is half-English and half-Spanish. Furthermore, she was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, to her parents and holds British nationality.

Netflix's Fool Me Once, based on Harlan Coben's eponymous book, takes us on a gripping journey through the chaotically disordered life of Maya Stern, a former combat pilot who loses her husband and sister to crime in quick succession, only to discover her presumably deceased husband playing with their daughter on a nanny cam.

She starts on a hunt for the truth, understandably shaken, despite close family and friends dismissing her claims as trauma. However, her suspected mental illness does not discourage her, and her investigation leads her to the edges of paranoia and conspiracy.

Since the release of the Netflix show, many viewers have been fascinated by Michelle Keegan, who plays the lead, Maya. As a result, they are curious to know more about her personal life, especially her ethnicity. Well, here's what we have discovered.

Michelle Keegan Is of Mixed Ethnicity as Her Father Is English and Her Mother Is Half English & Half Spanish!

If you've seen Netflix's Fool Me Once, you've probably wondered about Michelle Keegan's (@michkeegan) ethnicity and nationality. Just to let you know, she was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, so she holds British citizenship. But she is of mixed heritage as her father is English and her mother is half-English and half-Spanish. As a result, she is fully white yet of mixed heritage.

Michelle Keegan is of mixed ethnicity. netflixdeed.comMichelle Keegan is of mixed ethnicity.
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The 36-year-old actress was born on 3 June 1987 to her parents, Michael Keegan and Jackie Turner. Her maternal great-grandmother was a Gibraltarian who married a British soldier stationed in Gibraltar, and she also has distant Italian heritage via her seven-times great-grandfather, who emigrated from Genoa to Gibraltar. Furthermore, he also possesses Irish heritage from her father's side.

Talking about Michelle Keegan's acting career, she was offered the role of Tina McIntyre on Coronation Street in late 2007, after only her second audition, and accepted the role, beating out over 900 other people who auditioned. However, her character on the show was killed off on June 2, 2014, after she decided to quit the show after six years in 2013.

But she still appeared as Tina in several high-profile stories. In 2010, The Guardian named her one of the top ten Coronation Street characters of all time. Later, the actress traveled to South Africa to film Coronation Street: Out of Africa, a Coronation Street spinoff in 2008.

Later, Michelle Keegan made her radio debut in June 2009, co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 show, The Official Chart. She then appeared on the cover of FHM magazine in 2011 and was ranked 30th and 26th in their poll of the 100 Sexiest Women of 2010 and 2011, respectively. Furthermore, she also appeared on their cover again in March 2013 and was ranked fourth in the 2013 poll before winning in 2015.

Likely, she was cast as Tracy Shawcross in the BBC drama series, Ordinary Lies, in 2015. Later, it was revealed that she would play Corporal Georgie Lane in series 2 of the BBC drama series, Our Girl. In 2020, she reappeared as Georgie for her final series. She also appeared as a guest on the ITV2 comedy series, Plebs, in 2016.

In the same year, she began filming, Tina and Bobby, the three-part series aired in January 2017. Currently, Michelle Keegan plays Erin Croft in Sky One's comic drama series, Brassic, which premiered in 2019. Additionally, she appeared as a guest judge in RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs. the World on February 22, 2022.

Take a Look at Michelle Keegan’s Marital Life!

If you're not aware, Michelle Keegan has been married to her, husband, Mark Wright (@wrighty_). They first met when they were staying in the same hotel in Dubai and got to know each other while on vacation there. The couple decided to go on their first official date as soon as they returned to the UK after being seen kissing in a nightclub.

Michelle Keegan has been married to Mark Wright since 2015. netflixdeed.comMichelle Keegan has been married to Mark Wright since 2015. 
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They were able to keep their romance hidden for a few months until coming public in May 2013. Mark proposed to Michelle in Dubai nine months after they arrived at the British Soap Awards hand in hand. Later, in May 2015, the couple married in a lavish wedding in which they danced to Dirty Dancing's famous song, Time of Your Life.

Following the wedding, Mark Wright relocated to America to pursue a career as a host with Extra TV, which kept the two separated by 9,000 miles for a few years. At the time, Michelle Keegan was in South Africa filming for her role in the BBC series, Our Girl. Soon after, rumors about her marriage began to circulate. Now, they have been together for more than eight years.

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