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FactAs a teenager, Maxine played rugby league for her local Wigan Ladies team.

Maxine is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, on October 29, 1961. Her parents are Mary and John Waters. She has two sisters, Linda and Karen. Maxine began her career as a child actress, appearing in television commercials and movies. She made her acting debut in the film “The Edison Twins” (1982).

She has also appeared in the films “A Christmas Story” (1983), “It Takes Two” (1988), and “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992). Maxine’s music career began in the early 1990s. She has released four studio albums: “Maxine” (1992), “In My Dreams” (1995), “Lullaby” (1998), and “The Best of Maxine” (2001). Maxine has also appeared on the television series “7th Heaven” (1996-2007) and “CSI: Miami” (2002-2012). She has been married to actor Michael J.

Fox since 1988. They have four children: Sam, twins Aquinnah and Schuyler, and Esmé.

General Info

Place Of BirthQuezon City, Philippines
Height1.71 m
EducationDe La Salle–College of Saint Benilde


ParentsMaximo Guillermo Medina, Maria Fe Medina
PartnerPawlo Wintoniuk


TV ShowsThe Village, Silk, Shameless, Criminal Justice, Red Riding, Little Dorrit, Hancock & Joan, Early Doors, Dinnerladies

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1I've always had pop-star crushes. I had a huge crush on Ian Brown.
2I thought if I dressed like the guys I fancied they'd like me more, so I went to the hairdresser and said: "I'd like my hair cut like Paul Young." It was a strange spiky number with a bit of a mullet. It took me years to realise that didn't work.
3I look up to the older generation of men - Arthur Scargill, Tony Benn, Jeremy Corbyn.
4For me Jeremy Corbyn is our only beacon of hope to get the Labour Party back on track, get the electorate back in touch with politics and save this country from the constant mindless bullying of the vulnerable and poor. Aspirational? Surely we should all aspire that everyone living in this country has the right to a decent quality of life.


1Revealed in an interview in August 2014 that over the years she has suffered two miscarriages and undergone several failed attempts at IVF treatment.
2Some of her fellow 1998 graduates from Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, includes Tobias Menzies, Robert Wilfort, Sally Hawkins and Joanna Page.
3As a teenager, Maxine played rugby league for her local Wigan Ladies team.
4Is vegetarian.
5In Shameless (2004), her character's boyfriend remarks that her passport photo resembles Myra Hindley. She later starred as Hindley in See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006).
6First became interested in acting at age 13, when she joined the Bolton Octagon Theatre's youth club.




Fanny Lye Deliver'd2017post-productionFanny Lye
Room 9152016Short completedEmma
Unseen2016/VIShort post-production
Funny Cowpre-productionFunny Cow
A Midsummer Night's Dream2016/ITV MovieTitania
Comic Strip Presents RED TOP2016TV MovieRebekah Brooks
Strange Weather2015ShortJane
The Tolpuddle Martyrs2015Narrator
Artsnight2015TV SeriesPresenter
The Falling2014Eileen Lamont
The Village2013-2014TV SeriesGrace Middleton
The Theory of Everything2014Elaine Mason
Keeping Rosy2014Charlotte
Silk2011-2014TV SeriesMartha Costello QC Martha Costello Martha Costello,QC
The Heart Fails Without Warning2013ShortMother
Keeping Up with the Joneses2013ShortCelia
Run & Jump2013Vanetia
Private Peaceful2012Hazel Peaceful
Room at the Top2012TV Mini-SeriesAlice Aisgill
The Hollow Crown2012TV SeriesDoll Tearsheet
Best Laid Plans2012Isabel
Imaginary Friend2010ShortPauline
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister2010TV MovieAnne Lister
Criminal Justice2009TV Mini-SeriesJuliet Miller
The Street2009TV SeriesMadeleine
Agatha Christie's Marple2009TV SeriesJolly Bellever
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 19802009TV MovieHelen Marshall
Criminal Justice II: Peter Moffat Interviews2009TV Mini-Series
Little Dorrit2008TV Mini-SeriesMiss Wade
The Devil's Whore2008TV Mini-SeriesElizabeth Lilburne
Placebo2008TV MovieDr. Sian Nuttall
Hancock & Joan2008TV MovieJoan Le Mesurier
Bike Squad2008TV MovieWPC Kate McFay
Fairy Tales2008TV Mini-SeriesCindy Mellor
Would Like to Meet2007ShortGeorge's Mum
I Am Bob2007ShortMarilyn Monroe
Confessions of a Diary Secretary2007TV MovieTracey Temple
Shameless2004-2007TV SeriesVeronica Veronica Fisher
The Madness of the Dance2006ShortThe professor
See No Evil: The Moors Murders2006TV Mini-SeriesMyra Hindley
Messiah: The Harrowing2005TV Mini-SeriesDS Vickie Clarke
Stealing Up2005ShortDaughter
Frozen2005/ITicket Attendant
Faith2005TV MovieLinda
Be Mine2005ShortTina's Mum
Christmas Lights2004TV MoviePauline
Early Doors2003TV SeriesJanice
At Home with the Braithwaites2003TV SeriesTrixie Fletcher
Dalziel and Pascoe2002TV SeriesDr. Allison Laurie
Holby City2002TV SeriesTanya Wilton
All or Nothing2002Party Girl
Hamilton Mattress2001TV ShortLulu (voice)
Linda Green2001TV SeriesReceptionist
The Way We Live Now2001TV Mini-SeriesRuby Ruggles
Dinnerladies1998-2000TV SeriesTwinkle
Clocking Off2000TV SeriesMarie Leach
Jonathan Creek1999TV SeriesMarion Cretiss
Coronation Street1999TV SeriesBelinda Peach
Sunburn1999TV SeriesSue
Picking up the Pieces1998TV SeriesLucy
Girls' Night1998Sharon
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates1996TV SeriesPhotocopy Assistant


Early Doors2003TV Series performer - 1 episode


Today with Des and Mel2004TV SeriesHerself
Britain's Favourite Comedian2004TV SeriesHerself / Twinkle
Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings2000TV Special documentaryHerself
The Graham Norton Show2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Timeshift2015TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
The Paul O'Grady Show2009-2015TV SeriesHerself
Artsnight2015TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
Breakfast2010-2014TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Herself
Jon Venables: What Went Wrong?2011TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Silk: Behind the Scenes2011Documentary shortHerself / Martha
BBC Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire2009TV SeriesHerself
The South Bank Show2007TV Series documentaryHerself / Twinkle
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Play's the Thing2006TV Series documentaryHerself / Claire
Comedy Connections2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

2016: We Remember Part Two2016TV Movie documentaryTwinkle
Let's Do It: A Tribute to Victoria Wood2016TV Movie documentaryHerself / Twinkle (uncredited)
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesTwinkle
BBC News at Ten O'Clock2016TV SeriesHerself / Twinkle
BBC North West Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself / Twinkle
Sky News: Live at Five2016TV SeriesTwinkle
Victoria Wood: Her Funniest Moments2016Video shortTwinkle (uncredited)
Victoria Wood's Funniest Moments2016Video shortTwinkle (uncredited)
Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms2015TV Series documentaryTwinkle
Julie Walters: A Life on Screen2014TV Movie documentaryTwinkle (uncredited)
Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea2013TV Mini-Series documentaryTwinkle
Victoria Wood: Seen on TV2009TV Movie documentaryHerself / Twinkle (uncredited)
Criminal Justice II: Peter Moffat Interviews2009TV Mini-SeriesJuliet Miller
Victoria Wood: A BAFTA Tribute2005TV MovieTwinkle (uncredited)
Best of British1998TV SeriesTwinkle


Won Awards

2015Directors' Week AwardFantasportoBest ActressKeeping Rosy (2014)
2010Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActressCriminal Justice (2008)
2010DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Leading ActressCriminal Justice (2008)

Nominated Awards

2014BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActressThe Village (2013)
2014Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActressThe Village (2013)
2013Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActressRoom at the Top (2012)
2012DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Leading ActressSilk (2011)
2009BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressHancock & Joan (2008)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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