Michelle Holmes was born on 1st January, 1967 in Rochdale. She is an English actress who played Tina Fowler in Coronation Street. Prior to this role she appeared in the Granada series The Practice after no formal acting training. She got this first part by tenaciously pushing Granada for acting work and refusing roles as an extra in their programmes. Also before Coronation Street she made her film debut as Sue in Rita, Sue And Bob Too and following the Street she has made many TV appearances including as Maggie Coles in Firm Friends, Britt Woods in Emmerdale, Yvonne in Goodnight Sweetheart, Sgt Connie Harper in Merseybeat and also recent roles in Shameless, Red Riding and Above Suspicion.