Tina Malone was born on 30 January 1963 in Toxteth, Liverpool, England, is an English actress, writer, director and producer, who is probably best known for playing the brash, belligerent, foul-mouthed Mimi Maguire on Shameless. She also played the role of Mo McGee on Brookside and a nurse called Bobbie on Victoria Wood’s dinnerladies. She made a reality appearance in Celebrity Big Brother in January 2009.
Born to parents Olwyn and Frank on January 30, 1963 in Toxteth, Liverpool, she attended Liverpool Institute High School for Girls and Childwall College.
She runs her own acting 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 also used to run a similar agency with Dean Sullivan called DSTM. Malone was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in 1998. In August 2009, Malone appeared on a BBC Three programme called Britain’s Most Embarrassing Parents, with her daughter Dannielle (born 1982). from September 8–11, 2009, She directed and starred in Kerry Williams’s play “MeeT ThE DeAN’s” at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool, She currently resides in Manchester with her husband Paul Chase, whom she married on August 29, 2010, Malone appeared on Celebrity Four Weddings in December 2010, along with TV personality Debbie McGee, Big Brother 3 contestant Spencer Smith and glamour model Lindsey Dawn McKenzie, Malone later went on to win Four Weddings, She also appeared in ‘Scousers in St Helens’ on 26 October 2010 alongside Margi Clarke, Billy Murray and Various others.
On 2 January 2009 she entered the Celebrity Big Brother house. She was the 7th person to enter and was immediately picked up on her loudness. On 16 January, Malone was the second person to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House. When she dressed up as Juliet for a Romeo and Juliet play Michelle Heaton told her she looked like the princess out of Shrek, afterwards claiming to have been referring to the style of dress. Coolio realising that she had meant that Tina looked like an ogress, laughed and tried to get Michelle in trouble. Tina had not seen the film, so didn’t know what the princess looked like, and was unfazed when the incident was explained to her. She later told Davina McCall during her eviction interview that she thought Michelle was saying she looked like Cameron Diaz who was the voice of the character.