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FactReturned to work 13 months after giving birth to her daughter Scarlett in order to begin filming The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010).

Tina O’Brien is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Sarah-Louise Platt in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

O’Brien was born on the 7th of August, 1983, in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. Her parents are called Graham and Sheila O’Brien. She has two older sisters, Gemma and Lisa. O’Brien attended Woodhey High School in Ramsbottom.

O’Brien’s acting career began when she was six years old, appearing in a local production of The Wizard of Oz. She went on to appear in a number of stage productions, including The Sound of Music and Annie. In 1999, she landed the role of Sarah-Louise Platt in Coronation Street. She has appeared in the show ever since.

In 2006, O’Brien won the British Soap Award for “Best Actress”. In 2010, she was nominated for the “Best Actress” award at the British Soap Awards.

O’Brien’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. She earns a salary of $250,000 per year from her role on Coronation Street.

In 2007, O’Brien began dating Ryan Thomas. The couple have one daughter together, Scarlett. They split up in 2009 but reconciled in 2010. They split up again in 2011.

O’Brien is 5 feet 3 inches tall and has brown hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Height1.55 m
EducationTrinity Church of England High School


PartnerAdam Crofts, Adam Crofts


MoviesThe Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

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1Is just 12 years older than Lucy Fallon, who plays her daughter on Coronation Street (1960).
2Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her son Beau to begin filming on Coronation Street (1960).
3Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a son Beau Lee Stephen Crofts on October 17, 2014. Child's father is her boyfriend, Adam Crofts.
4Gave birth to her 1st child at age 25, a daughter Scarlett Jacqueline Thomas on October 26, 2008. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Ryan Thomas.
5Has been in a relationship with personal trainer Adam Crofts since April 2011 and engaged since May 2016; they have a son together.
6Was in a relationship with Ryan Thomas from 2003 to 2009. They have a daughter together.
7God-mother of Emily Walton who played her daughter on Coronation Street (1960).
8Her Coronation Street (1960) character Sarah-Louise Platt became the 13th woman on the soap opera to give birth. Sarah had a daughter Bethany (played originally by Amy Walton and Emily Walton and later Lucy Fallon), born on 4 June 2000, and sons Billy (played by an unknown baby), born on 1 June 2004, and Harry (played by an unknown baby), born on 21 March 2016.
9Competed on the 8th series of Strictly Come Dancing (2004), partnered with Jared Murillo, finishing 11th out of 14 celebrities.
10Returned to work 13 months after giving birth to her daughter Scarlett in order to begin filming The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010).
11Was 4 months pregnant with her daughter Scarlett when she filmed her guest appearance on Blue Murder (2003).
12Was in a relationship with Coronation Street (1960) co-star Bruno Langley (2002-2003).
13Is the celebrity patron for the charity Animals in Distress Sanctuary.
14Performed in the pantomime "Cinderella" as the titular role at Manchester Opera House (December 2007-January 2008).
15Is a close friend of her Coronation Street (1960) co-star Jack P. Shepherd.
16Attended Trinity Church of England High School, departing with nine GCSEs.
17Joined Coronation Street (1960) on 31 October 1999 alongside Nikki Sanderson who played her character's best friend Candice Stowe.
18Her parents' names are Tina and Steven O'Brien.
19One of her favourite bands is Limp Bizkit.



Coronation Street1999-2017TV SeriesSarah Platt Sarah Grimshaw Sarah Louise Platt
Casualty2011-2014TV SeriesChloe Trent / Olivia Tindal
Doctors2014TV SeriesNikki Faulks
Crime Stories2012TV SeriesJustine Peplow
Call the Midwife2012TV SeriesCathy Powell
Waterloo Road2010-2011TV SeriesBex Fisher
Accused2010TV SeriesLeanne Lang
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister2010TV MovieMiss Browne
Blue Murder2009TV SeriesAmy Kirkland
Coronation Street: Pantomime2005TV MovieSarah Platt
Children in Need2003TV Series
Dick Whittington2002TV MovieMaid of Tonga
Clocking Off2000TV SeriesAdele Kolakowski
Stanton Blues1998TV SeriesUnderage Girl
Children's Ward1989TV SeriesClaire (1997)


Lorraine2016TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
All Star Mr & Mrs2016TV SeriesHerself
Great Manchester Run 20162016TV MovieHerself
EastEnders: Last Orders2016TV Movie documentaryHerself
National Television Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The Nation's Favourite Disney Song2015TV Movie documentaryHerself - Coronation Street
This Morning2004-2015TV SeriesHerself
Gail & Me: 40 Years on Coronation Street2014TV Movie documentaryHerself / Sarah Louise Platt
The Corrie Years2011-2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Strictly Come Dancing2010TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Herself / Herself - Audience Member
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Coronation Street: 50 Years, 50 Moments2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Loose Women2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Xposé2009TV SeriesHerself
Coronation Street: The Grimshaw Family Album2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Coronation Street: The Wedding Special2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
The National Television Awards 20072007TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2004-2007TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards 20072007TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Coronation Street: Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Soapstar Superstar2007TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member
TV's 50 Greatest Stars2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The British Soap Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The British Soap Awards 2006: The Party2006TV SpecialHerself
An Audience with Coronation Street2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Coronation Street Pantomime: Unwrapped2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Children in Need2005TV SeriesHerself
GMTV2005TV SeriesHerself
Coronation Street: Funk Fit2004VideoHerself
The Kids from Coronation Street2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
A Nightmare on Coronation Street2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Brainiac: Science Abuse2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Inside Soap Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself
Coronation Street: The Platt Family Album2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Discomania2004TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
Hell's Kitchen2004TV SeriesHerself
Coronation Street: Secrets2004TV Series documentaryHerself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!2004TV SeriesHerself
Ministry of Mayhem2004TV SeriesHerself
Astounding Celebrities2003TV SeriesHerself
Coronation Street Special: Hillman Exposed2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Stars in Their Eyes2003TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member
The Pop Years2003TV Series documentaryHerself
40 Years on Coronation Street2000TV SpecialHerself
National Television Awards2000TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Strictly Come Dancing2010TV SeriesHerself
The Stars of the Street: 50 Years, 50 Classic Characters2010VideoSarah Platt
Stars on the Street2009TV Movie documentarySarah Grimshaw (uncredited)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2007TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
Coronation Street2006Video GameSarah Platt (uncredited)
Sex, Lies & Soaps2006TV Mini-Series documentarySarah Platt / Herself


Won Awards

2004TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest Soap ActressCoronation Street (1960)
2000British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest StorylineCoronation Street (1960)
2000National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular NewcomerCoronation Street (1960)
2000TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest New Soap/Actor/ActressCoronation Street (1960)

Nominated Awards

2016British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest Female Dramatic PerformanceCoronation Street (1960)
2004National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular ActressCoronation Street (1960)
2000British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest NewcomerCoronation Street (1960)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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