Megan Fox Early Life
Megan Denise Fox on 16 May 1986, in Memphis, Tennessee. Her mom, who Fox claims looks exactly like her, separated from her father, who was a parole officer, when she was 3 and eventually divorced him. She then married a much older man, who moved the family to Port St. Lucie, Fla. Fox’s stepfather was very strict. He was religious, and Fox grew up Pentecostal and attended a Christian high school. “I was always alone,” she recalled. “I withdrew. But I wanted to be an actress from the time I was 2. My mom said it was the only thing I ever said I wanted to do. When I was 4 or 5, I watched ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ and for a year, I asked her to call me Dorothy. When my mom explained to me that Dorothy was not real, that an actress plays her, I decided I wanted to be an actress.”
singing and dancing lessons
At the age of five, she began taking singing and dancing lessons, which continued when she and her family moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, when she was 10. At the age of 13, she also added modelling classes to her repertoire. In 1999, Fox won multiple awards at the American Modelling and Talent Convention. This success convinced her to drop out of high school and move to Los Angeles, California just a few years later, at the age of 16. That year, Fox landed her first big break when she was cast as a bratty heiress in the 2001 Olsen twins comedy film, ‘Holiday in the Sun’. The film, which had a large cult fan base, went straight to DVD.
guest-spot television roles
Over the next few years, Fox continued to appear in guest-spot television roles. Her next role was in 2002, when she appeared in the Swedish-produced soap opera, ‘Ocean Ave’. That same year, Fox also appeared in a guest-starring role on the WB network show, ‘What I Like About You’, starring Amanda Bynes.
2004 was a big one for Megan Fox
The year 2004 was a big one for Megan Fox. She made an appearance in the CBS hit comedy ‘Two and a Half Men’, starring Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer, and was a series regular on the short-lived WB sitcom, ‘The Help’. She also began appearing on the ABC sitcom ‘Hope & Faith’, in which she played the daughter of Faith Ford’s character in the second and third seasons. Her performance earned her a Young Artists Award nomination in 2005. Fox also returned to film work that year when she won the role as Carla Santi, a rival of Lindsay Lohan’s character, in ‘Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen’.
But Fox landed her biggest break in 2007 when she was cast across from Shia LeBouef in the Steven Spielberg-produced blockbuster, ‘Transformers’. Fox played romantic lead Mikaela Banes in the film. She was nominated for the 2008 MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance. The next year, Fox joined the cast of the comedy ‘How to Lose Friends and Alienate People’. The movie did well in England because of the presence of lead comedian Simon Pegg, but did not achieve much commercial success in the United States.
In 2009, Megan reprised her role as Mikaela Banes in the sequel to the hit Transformers in ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’. The sequel was again a box office success, and kept Fox in the media spotlight. She signed on to do the third instalment of the franchise, but later left the project. Rumours swirling around the sudden casting change suggest that Fox was released from the film after making several disparaging remarks about director Michael Bay to prominent media outlets. Both parties deny the allegation.
Megan Fox Biography and Profile
Megan Denise Fox (born May 16, 1986, height 5′ 4″ (1,63 m)) is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television show. In 2004, she made her film debut with a role in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. In 2007, she co-starred as Mikaela Banes, the love interest of Shia LaBeouf’s character, in the blockbuster film, Transformers, which became her breakout role. Fox reprised her role in the 2009 sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Later in 2009, she starred as the eponymous lead in the film Jennifer’s Body. Fox is also considered one of the modern female sex symbols and has appeared in magazines such as Maxim, Rolling Stone and FHM.
Fox was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the daughter of Gloria Darlene (née Cisson) and Franklin Thomas Fox. She has English, and smaller amounts of Scottish, German, French, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Powhatan Native American, ancestry. She was raised “very strictly Pentecostal”, but later attended Catholic school for twelve years. Fox’s parents divorced when she was young. Fox’s mother later remarried, and she and her sister were raised by her mother and her stepfather, Tony Tonachio. She said that the two were “very strict” and that she was not allowed to have a boyfriend or invite friends to her house. She lived with her mother until she made enough money to support herself.
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. At 10 years of age, after moving to St. Petersburg, Florida, Fox continued her training. When she was 13 years old, Fox began modeling after winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head, South Carolina. At age 17, she tested out of school via correspondence in order to move to Los Angeles, California.
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”. She 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”. In the same interview, she mentions 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”.
Megan Fox Acting Roles
‘Holiday in the Sun,’ ‘What I Like About You’
Fox first acting role was in “Holiday in the Sun,” an Olsen twins film that went straight to DVD. By 15, she persuaded her mother to take her to Los Angeles for pilot season, where the television networks cast their new shows. Over the next few years, Fox continued to appear in guest-spot television roles. Her next role was in 2002, when she appeared in the Swedish-produced soap opera Ocean Ave. That same year, Fox enjoyed a guest-starring role on the WB network show What I Like About You, starring Amanda Bynes.
‘Hope & Faith,’ ‘Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen’
By 18, Fox was on her own. Her mother went back to Florida, and Fox moved to New York to co-star on “Hope & Faith,” which taped in Queens. The comedy, which ran for three seasons, was about mismatched sisters and was shot in New York to accommodate the schedule of one of its stars, Kelly Ripa. “I had two lines a show,” Fox said, “but I was working, so I was happy.” One week, Brian Austin Green, who was part of the original cast of “Beverly Hills, 90210” (he played David Silver), was scheduled to appear as a guest star. “He played himself,” Fox recalled. “Kelly Ripa’s character was kidnapping him for some crazy reason. I didn’t know who he was from ‘90210,’ but I liked him right away. Everyone was around the monitor watching a scene, and Brian accidentally touched my leg. I remember literal electricity shooting through me and out me from every direction. It was like magic.”
Fox performance earned her a Young Artists Award nomination in 2005.
Fox also returned to film work that year when she won the role of Carla Santi, a rival of Lindsay Lohan’s character, in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
‘Transformers’ and Sequel
Fox landed her biggest break in 2007 when she was cast alongside Shia LaBeouf in the Steven Spielberg-produced blockbuster Transformers. Fox played romantic lead Mikaela Banes in the film. She was nominated for the 2008 MTV Movie Award for breakthrough performance. That year, Fox joined the cast of the comedy How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, which performed well in the U.K. but didn’t achieve much commercial success in the U.S. In 2009, Fox reprised her role as Mikaela Banes in Transformers: Rise of the Fallen. The sequel was again a box office success and kept Fox in the media spotlight. She signed on for the third installment of the franchise but later left the project, reportedly due to her disagreements with director Michael Bay.
‘Jennifer’s Body,’ ‘Jonah Hex,’ ‘TMNT’
In 2009, Fox appeared in the horror film Jennifer’s Body, which opened to minor success. She went on to play Leila, the gun-toting mistress, in the Wild West film Jonah Hex (2010), and enjoyed a supporting part in Judd Apatow’s This Is 40 (2012). Fox then took on the role of April O’Neil, friend of the titular terrapins in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016).
‘New Girl,’ ‘Zeroville’
Away from the big screen, Fox landed the recurring role of Reagan Lucas on season 5 of the popular comedy New Girl, which began in 2016. In late 2018, she hosted the four-part Travel Channel docu-series Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox, which explored the historical value of mythological people and events like the Amazons and the Trojan War. The following year, the actress made her return to feature film work with Above the Shadows and Zeroville.
2008 MTV Movie Awards
- Breakthrough Performance for Transformers (2007)
2007 National Movie Awards, UK
- Best Performance by a Female for Transformers (2007)
2007 Teen Choice Awards
- Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure for Transformers (2007)
- Choice Movie: Breakout Female for Transformers (2007)
- Choice Movie: Liplock for Transformers (2007) > Shared with Shia LaBeouf
2005 Young Artist Awards
- Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress for “Hope & Faith” (2003)
Megan Fox Height
Megan Fox’s height: 1.63 m tall.
Megan Fox: ‘I’m my own thing’
For all her complaints and anxieties, Fox likes the game she’s in. She understands where she fits in this cultural moment. If she gave that up, she’d risk becoming just another pretty actress.
“My mother never really believed that I would be successful,” Fox said, “but I never second-guessed it at all. I never once even got depressed. I’m my own thing. I don’t feel like there’s anyone else like me.”
Megan Fox Family
- Kassius Lijah Marcil-Green — Stepson
- Kristi Branim — Sister
- Noah Shannon Green — Son
- Darlene Tonachio — Mother
- Tony Tonachio — Stepfather
- Brian Austin Green — Husband (separated)
- Bodhi Ransom Green — Son
- Journey River Green — Son
- Brian Austin Green — Husband
Megan Denise Fox Biography and Profile