BIOGRAPHY FOR MEGAN FOX
Megan Denise Fox (born May 16, 1986 (25 years ago)) is an American movie and TV actress. Fox began her acting career in 2001 (10 years ago) with a supporting role as Brianna Wallace in the movie Holiday in the Sun. Fox then guest-starred in various TV series, including What I Like About You and Two and a Half Men, and played a recurring role on Hope and Faith. In 2004 (7 years ago), Fox relaunched her movie career starring opposite Lindsay Lohan in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, but it was not until 2007 (4 years ago) that she had her breakout role as Mikaela Banes, the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character in the blockbuster movie Transformers (5 walls), a role for which Fox was nominated and won various Teen Choice Awards. She reprised her role in the sequel, Transformers (5 walls): Revenge of the Fallen.
Fox frequently appears in men's magazine "Hot Lists". She was listed #18, #16, and #2 on Maxim magazine (55 walls)'s yearly Hot 100 list in 2007 (4 years ago), 2008 (3 years ago) and 2009 (2 years ago) respectively, while FHM readers voted her the "Sexiest Woman in the World" in 2008 (3 years ago). Fox ranked number one on Moviefone's "The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25" in 2008 (3 years ago).
In 2004 (7 years ago), Fox began dating Brian Austin Green, of Beverly Hills 90210 fame, after reportedly having met on the set of Fox's show Hope and Faith. In 2006 (5 years ago), the two got engaged, but said they hadn't had any marriage plans. In 2008 (3 years ago) and 2009 (2 years ago), rumors that they had ended their engagement circulated, until in Jun. 2009 (2 years ago) Fox stated that she was single, having ended their engagement, although the two continue dating.
Fox is of Irish, French and Native American ancestry and was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to Darlene Tonachio and Franklin Foxx, who dropped an "x" from his surname. She has one older sister. Fox's parents divorced when she was young and she and her sister were raised by her mother and her stepfather. She said that the two were "very strict" and that she wasn't allowed to have a boyfriend. She lived with her mother until she made enough money to support herself. Fox has also spoken of how poor she was when she was growing up and how she had to make her own toys.
Fox began her training in drama and dance at age five, in Kingston, Tennessee. She attended a dance class at the community center there and was involved in Kingston Elementary School's chorus and the Kingston Clippers swim team. When Fox was 13 years old, she began modeling. At 10 years of age, after moving to St. Petersburg, Florida, Fox continued her training. Fox attended Morningside Academy, a private Christian school, for her middle school years and finished her high school education at St. Lucie West Centennial High School, though at 17 she was tested out of school via correspondence.
At 16, Fox made her acting debut in the 2001 (10 years ago) movie Holiday in the Sun, as spoiled heiress Brianna Wallace and rival of Alex Stewart (Ashley Olsen). The movie was released Direct-to-DVD on Nov. 20, 2001 (10 years ago). The following year, Fox landed the lead main role as Ione Star on the TV series Ocean Ave. The series lasted two seasons, from 2002-2003 and Fox appeared in 122 one-hour-long episodes. Also in 2002 (9 years ago), she guest-starred on What I Like About You, appearing in the episode "Like a Virgin (Kinda)". She was an uncredited extra in Bad Boys II in 2003 (8 years ago). In 2004 (7 years ago), Fox guest-starred on Two and a Half Men in the episode "Carmel Filters and Pheromones". In the same year, Fox made her movie debut in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen co-starring opposite Lindsay Lohan, playing the supporting role of Carla Santi, a rival of Lola (Lindsay Lohan). Again in 2004 (7 years ago), Fox was cast in regular role on the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith, in which she portrayed Sydney Shanowski, replacing Nicole Paggi in the role. Fox appeared in 36 episodes from seasons 2 to 3, until the show was cancelled in 2006 (5 years ago).
In 2007 (4 years ago), Fox won the lead female role of Mikaela Banes in the 2007 (4 years ago) live-action movie Transformers (5 walls), based on the toy and cartoon saga of the same name. Fox played the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character Sam Witwicky. Fox was nominated for an MTV Movie Award in the category of "Breakthrough Performance", and was also nominated for three Teen Choice Awards, in the category of "Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure", "Choice Movie: Breakout Female", and "Choice Movie: Liplock". Fox has signed on for two more Transformers (5 walls) sequels. In Jun. 2007 (4 years ago), Fox was cast in a minor role in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, starring alongside Jeff Bridges, Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst. She portrayed Sophie Maes, a love interest of Sydney Young (Simon Pegg). The movie premiered on Oct. 3, 2008 (3 years ago), but was considered a box-office failure. In 2008 (3 years ago), Fox appeared alongside Rumer Willis as the character Lost in Whore. The movie centers around a group of young hopeful teenagers who have come to Hollywood in the hopes of an acting career find that the business is harder than they had ever imagined. The movie was released Oct. 20, 2008 (3 years ago).
Fox will have her first lead role in a film, playing the title character in Jennifer's Body, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody. She will play Jennifer Check, a mean-girl cheerleader cursed by a demonic possession who begins to feed off the boys in a Minnesota farming town. The movie is set to be released on sep. 18, 2009 (2 years ago). In addition to Seyfried, Fox also stars alongside Adam Brody. Fox reprised her role as Mikaela Banes in the Transformer sequel, Transformers (5 walls): Revenge of the Fallen. There was some controversy surrounding Fox's appearance while filming the sequel of Transformers (5 walls) when Michael Bay, the movie's director, ordered the actress to gain 10 pounds. Transformers (5 walls): Revenge of the Fallen premiered on Jun. 8, 2009 (2 years ago) in Tokyo, Japan. The movie was released worldwide on Jun. 24, 2009 (2 years ago).
In April, 2009 (2 years ago) Fox began filming Jonah Hex, in which she will portray Leila, a gun-wielding beauty and Jonah Hex's (Josh Brolin) love interest. The film, currently in production, is set to be released on Jun. 18, 2010 (last year). The movie stars Josh Brolin and Will Arnett, and Fox described her role in the movie as being a cameo. In early April, 2009 (2 years ago) Fox signed on to star as the lead female role in the up-coming 2011 (this year) movie The Crossing about a young couple who get caught up in a drug trafficking scheme during their vacation to Mexico. In Mar. 2009 (2 years ago) Variety reported that Fox was set to star as the lead role of Aspen Matthews in the movie adaption of the comic books Fathom which she will also co-produce with Brian Austin Green. Fathom is currently in pre-production.
Fox has been involved with actor Brian Austin Green since 2004 (7 years ago), having first met on the set of Fox's show Hope & Faith. It was reported that the couple had ended their relationship in Jul. 2008 (3 years ago) and in Feb. 2009; however, Fox and Green both confirmed on both occasions that the two are still in a relationship. On Jun. 15, 2009 (2 years ago) at the UK premiere of Transformers (5 walls): Revenge of the Fallen, Fox stated that she was single; however, she was later seen with Green and the media is reporting that the two are in a relationship again.
Fox has spoken extensively of her time in education; that in middle school she was bullied and picked on and she ate lunch in the bathroom to avoid being "pelted with ketchup packets". Fox said that the problem was not her looks, but that she had "always gotten along better with boys,” and that “rubbed some people the wrong way.” Fox also said of high school that she was never popular and that "everyone hated me, and I was a total outcast, my friends were always guys, I have a very aggressive personality, and girls didn’t like me for that. I’ve had only one great girlfriend my whole life." Fox said in the same interview that she hated school and has never been "a big believer in formal education" and that "the education I was getting seemed irrelevant. So, I was sort of checked out on that part of it."
Fox is good friends with Jennifer Blanc, Kellan Rhude, Jennifer's Body co-star Amanda Seyfried (9 walls), Michael Biehn and Transformers (5 walls) co-star Shia LaBeouf. She is both a fan of comic books, anime, and video games, and has said that her interest in art began at 12 years old, when she watched animated shows on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network. Fox's favorite artist is Michael Turner whose Fathom comic she describes as a longtime obsession. Fox has two dogs, including a Pomeranian named after the punk-icon Sid Vicious. Fox has openly stated that she's taken drugs, and that it has meant she knows she doesn't like them, adding that she knows a few people who aren't on drugs, herself included. Fox has also openly stated that she supports the legalization of marijuana, saying that she does not consider it a drug and that she would be first in line to buy a pack of joints.
Fox has said that she is bisexual. In an interview with GQ Magazine, Fox claimed that when she was 18 years old she fell in love and sought to establish a relationship with a female stripper. Fox used the experience to illustrate her belief that, "all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes." In May, 2009 (2 years ago) Fox confirmed her bisexuality. On Jun. 15, 2009 (2 years ago), at the UK premiere of Transformers (5 walls): Revenge of the Fallen, Fox said that she has a crush on Cheryl Cole (12 walls) and that she loves Cole's tattoos. During an appearance in Jun. 2009 (2 years ago) on the The Kyle and Jackie O Show, Fox stated that she is interested in Korean pop singer Rain.
Fox has said during an interview with The Times, on the topic of being a role model that: “It depends on what your idea of a role model is,” and continued with, "If your idea of a role model is somebody who’s gonna preach to your kids that sex before marriage is wrong and cursing is wrong and women should be this and be that, then I’m not a role model. But if you want your girls to feel strong and intelligent and be outspoken and fight for what they think is right, then I want to be that type of role model, yeah.” Fox said in the same interview, on the topic of being type-cast that: “Getting typecast as what? Attractive? How bad is that?”. She feels that it isn't a bad thing to be type-cast in this way and considers it to be flattering. She also believes that it gives her an advantage because people will not expect her to be more than simply attractive and when she does give a good performance, people will be surprised. Fox has shown interest in portraying a character less sexualized than that of Mikaela Banes, whom she portrays in the Transformers (5 walls) movie series.
Fox said of being a popular media topic that, though she's not on the same level as Jennifer Aniston (38 walls), Britney Spears (80 walls), or Lindsay Lohan, she does find it difficult and that there have times when people have avoided being around her because they don't want to end up in the media's spotlight. "I need to behave in a way and handle myself in a way that will cause people to take me seriously," and "you can be sexy and be intelligent and be taken seriously, or you can be sexy and you can be out at clubs every night and not be [taken seriously]." but remarked that she hasn't gone "completely insane". Fox also said of going from being "relatively unknown" to her current celebrity status that: "I definitely feel ill-prepared; I mean, I don't know if anyone ever sits back and goes, 'Now is the moment that I think I should be a famous celebrity,' -- but I definitely feel it's premature. I mean, I was in one movie that people have seen."
Fox has appeared on the covers of many magazines. In 2007 (4 years ago), she appeared in Maxim; in 2008 (3 years ago), the list had grown to include Cosmo Girl, Paw Print, Jack (ITALY), FHM (UK), and GQ. In 2009 (2 years ago), the list includes, USA Weekend, Esquire, Empire, Maxim, GQ (UK), Entertainment Weekly and ELLE. Fox was ranked #17 on interview magazines Hollywood faces to watch "Future Stars of Tomorrow", ranked #16 on the Maxim magazine (55 walls) Hot 100 of 2008 (3 years ago) list, named #68 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement, ranked #18 on the Maxim magazine (55 walls) Hot 100 of 2007 (4 years ago) list, she was ranked #1 on Moviefone's 'The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25' in 2008 (3 years ago), and was ranked #2 on the Maxim magazine (55 walls) Hot 100 of 2009 (2 years ago) list in 2009 (2 years ago). FHM readers voted her the "Sexiest Woman in the World" in 2008 (3 years ago).
2003 (8 years ago): Bad Boys II
2004 (7 years ago): Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
2007 (4 years ago): Transformers (5 walls)
2008 (3 years ago): How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
2008 (3 years ago): Whore
2009 (2 years ago): Transformers (5 walls): Revenge of the Fallen
2009 (2 years ago): Jennifer's Body
2010 (last year): Jonah Hex
2011 (this year): The Crossing
2011 (this year): Fathom
2012 (next year): Transformers (5 walls) 3
2002-2003: Ocean Ave.
2004-2006: Hope & Faith
2003 (8 years ago): What I Like About You
2004 (7 years ago): Two and a Half Men
2004 (7 years ago): The Help
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Young Artist Award
Teen Choice Awards
National Movie Award
MTV Movie Award
Teen Choice Award