Megan Fox is an actress and model from the United States. She began taking dance and theatre classes at the age of five. She continued to train after her family relocated from Tennessee to Florida. She started modeling at the age of 13 and has since received numerous honors. She made her acting debut at the age of 15 in the film ‘Holiday in the Sun,’ where she played ‘Brianna.’ She had her breakthrough in the film ‘Transformers,’ playing Mikaela Banes opposite Shia LaBeouf, for which she was nominated for a ‘MTV Movie Award’ and three ‘Teen Choice Awards.’ Her performance in the sequel ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’, however, earned her plaudits. She also won two ‘Teen Choice Awards,’ for ‘Choice Female Hottie’ and ‘Choice Summer Movie Star Female,’ for her performance. Her performance in ‘Jennifer’s Body’ was warmly acclaimed by her fans, and she was nominated for a ‘Teen Choice Award’ in the categories of ‘Choice Female Hottie’ and ‘Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller.’
Childhood and Adolescence
Megan Denise Fox was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to Gloria Darlene Cisson and Franklin Thomas Fox on May 16, 1986. Her ancestors include English, Scottish, German, French, Scots-Irish, and Powhatan Native Americans.
She grew up as a Pentecostal, yet she went to a Catholic school. When she was a child, her parents divorced. Tony Tonachio was her mother’s second husband. Her and her sister were raised by her mother and stepfather.
She began taking acting and dancing classes at the age of five in Kingston, Tennessee. She was also a member of the ‘Kingston Elementary School’ chorus and the ‘Kingston Clippers’ swim team.
When she was ten years old, her family relocated to Florida. After winning multiple awards at the 1999 ‘American Modelling and Talent Convention’ in Hilton Head, South Carolina, she continued her training and began modeling at the age of 13.
Later Life & Career
Fox made her acting debut at the age of 15 in the 2001 film ‘Holiday in the Sun,’ in which she played the spoilt heiress ‘Brianna Wallace.’ The film had a direct-to-DVD release and starred Ashley Olsen as ‘Alex Stewart.’
‘What I Like About You’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’ included her as a guest star. In 2004, she acted alongside Lindsay Lohan as ‘Carla Santini’ in the film ‘Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.’
In 2009, Fox returned her role as ‘Mikaela Banes’ in the sequel to the 2007 film ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,’ ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.’ Michael Bay directed the picture, which starred Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro.
She was supposed to star in the sequel, ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon,’ but she was cut from the role due to her remarks comparing filmmaker Michael Bay to Adolf Hitler.
In 2009, she starred in the film ‘Jennifer’s Body,’ which was written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody and directed by him. She also played ‘Lilah’ in the film ‘Jonah Hex.’ Unfortunately, the film was a box office flop.
In the 2010 music video for Eminem and Rihanna’s track “Love the Way You Lie,” she appeared alongside Dominic Monaghan. She also appeared in magazines including ‘Maxim,’ ‘Rolling Stone,’ and ‘FHM,’ among others.
In the film ‘Passion Play,’ Fox co-starred with Mickey Rourke and earned mixed reviews. She then voiced the ‘Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins’ in the 3D documentary film ‘Na Nai’a: Legend of the Dolphins.’
She made a cameo appearance in Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy ‘The Dictator’ in 2012. She later starred in Judd Apatow’s film ‘This Is 40.’ In the film ‘Robot Chicken DC Comics Special,’ she voiced the role of ‘Lois Lane.’
Fox made an appearance in a Brazilian television advertisement for ‘Brahma Beer’ in January 2013. She put her problems with filmmaker Michael Bay aside to star as ‘April O’Neil’ in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’ In 2016, she appeared in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,’ reprising her role as April O’Neil.
Claudia Myers wrote and directed the spooky romance film ‘Above the Shadows,’ which she starred in in 2019. She also starred as ‘Soledad Paladin’ in James Franco’s comedy-drama film ‘Zeroville’ in the same year. She was also cast as ‘Jacqueline’ in the drama film ‘Big Gold Brick’ in 2019.
Fox gained a regular role on the ‘ABC’ sitcom ‘Hope & Faith,’ in which she played ‘Sydney Shanowski.’ Before the show was discontinued in 2006, she appeared in the second and third seasons.
In 2007, she had her breakthrough in the film ‘Transformers,’ playing Mikaela Banes opposite Shia LaBeouf. She was nominated for three ‘Teen Choice Awards’ and a ‘MTV Movie Award’ in the ‘Breakthrough Role’ category for her performance in the film.
Achievements & Awards
For her role in the film ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,’ Fox received the 2009 ‘Teen Choice Award’ in two categories: ‘Choice Female Hottie’ and ‘Choice Summer Movie Star Female.’ Her performance in the film also earned her the ‘Scream Award’ for ‘Best Sci-Fi Actress.’
For her role in the video game ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,’ she won the ‘Spike Video Game Awards’ in 2009 for ‘Best Performance by a Human Female.’
For her role in the film ‘Jennifer’s Body,’ she won the ‘Teen Choice Awards’ in the categories of ‘Choice Female Hottie’ and ‘Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller.’
Personal History and Legacy
On the set of ‘Hope & Faith,’ Megan Fox met actor Brian Austin Green in 2004. He was 30 years old at the time, and she was 18 years old. Two years later, they were engaged.
On June 24, 2010, she married Brian Green at the ‘Four Seasons Resort’ in Maui. Noah Shannon Green is the couple’s son. Green’s son Kassius was born through Green’s prior relationship with Vanessa Giovinazzo, and she is his stepmother. Megan Fox and Brian Green ended their relationship in 2020.
She has a fear of flying and overcomes it by listening to Britney Spears’ music while flying. She also has a condition known as ‘clubbed thumb,’ which is a type of brachydactyly.
The tattoo of her husband’s name on her hip, an image of Marilyn Monroe’s face on her right forearm, and a crescent moon overlaying a star above her right ankle are among the eight tattoos on this lovely actor’s body.