Megan Fox Bio Profile

June 8, 2009 by  
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Name :
Megan Fox

Birth name : Megan Denise Fox

Nickname : Mega Fox , Foxy Megan

Date of birth : 16 May 1986

Place of birth : Tennessee, USA

Proffession : Actress

Height : 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)

BIOGRAPHY

Megan Fox born as Megan Denise Fox on May 16th, 1986 in Rockwood, Tennessee is a famous and beautiful American actress and model.

Megan Fox, the stunning beauty was born to Darlene Tonachio, a former Roane County Tourism Director in Tennessee. Megan Fox is of French, Irish and Cherokee descent. Megan Fox has an older sister and grew up in a poor family. Megan began taking dancing and acting lessons since she was five in Kingston. She later moved to Florida and continued taking her dancing and acting lessons while finishing her high school studies at the same time.

At the young age of thirteen, Megan Fox won multiple awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head Isaland, South Carolina. A little later Megan Fox made her debut as the ‘spoiled heiress Brianna Wallace’ in “Holiday in the Sun” a direct-to-video film released in 2001. Megan Fox then landed the roles in television episodes of “Ocean Ave” {2002}, “What I Like About You” {2003}; and in 2004 ‘the prettiest face in Hollywood’ appeared in a couple of movies and three television shows. Megan appeared in “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” wherein she played the role of ‘Carla Santini’ along side another popular young actress Lindsay Lohan. She then acted in “Crimes of Fashion” a direct-to-video movie. She also appeared in a television drama “Two and a Half Men” and had recurring roles in “The Help” as ‘Cassandra Ridgeway’ in three of its episodes, and in “Hope & Faith”, a comedy drama, Megan Fox played the role of ‘Sydney Shanowski’ in 29 of its episodes running from 2004-2006. Megan Fox, the wonderful actress has showcased her brilliant performance in “Hope & Faith” which won her the ‘Young Artist Award Nomination – Best Performance in a TV Series [Comedy or Drama] – Supporting Young Actress.

Megan Fox finally got her big breakthrough role in a live-action film “Transformers” in 2007, where she played the role of Mikaela Banes, the love-interest of Shia LaBoeuf. Megan Fox displayed her wonderful acting skills which won her critical acclaim and multiple nominations for awards from ‘National Movie Awards’, ‘Spike TV Scream Awards’ and three from ‘Teen Choice Awards’. The pretty actress is appearing in three new movies “How to lose Friends & Alienate People” {2008}, “Jennifer’s Body” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” {both 2009}.

Megan Fox has been voted as the ‘Sexiest Woman in the World by the readers of FHM magazine in 2008. Megan Fox is also regularly featured in several men’s magazines like FHM, Maxim, Arena, and GQ.

Megan is a big fan of tattoos. She wears nine tattoos: a symbol for strength on her neck, her boyfriend Brian’s name on her hip, a poem on her rib cage, a picture of Marilyn Monroe’s face on her right arm, and a quote from Shakespeare’s play King Lear that reads on her right shoulder, “We will all laugh at gilded butterflies.”

This beautiful Hollywood Diva is currently engaged to actor Brian Austin Green of “Beverly Hills, 90210”.

Career

2001-2003: Career Beginning

At age 13, Fox launched her modeling career and going onto win several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.[

When Fox was 16 year-olds she made her acting debut in the 2001 film Holiday in the Sun, as the spoiled heiress Brianna Wallace and rival of Alex Stewart (Ashley Olsen). The film was released Direct-to-DVD on November 20, 2001.

In 2002 Fox landed the lead main role as Ione Star on the television series Ocean Ave.. The series lasted two seasons, from 2002-2003 and Fox appeared in 122 one-hour-long episodes.

In 2003 Fox guest-starred on What I Like About You, appearing in the episode “Like a Virgin (Kinda)” In the episode Fox played Shannon, the girl that Henry lost his virginity to, and Holly(Amanda Bynes) goes to meet her in-person to meet her face-to-face.

2004-2006: Career Success

In 2004 Fox guest-starred on Two and a Half Men’ in the episode “Carmel Filters and Pheromones”. In the episode Fox played Prudence.

In 2004, Fox made her film debut in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen co-starring opposite Lindsay Lohan. In the film Fox plays a supporting role in the film, Carla Santi a rival of Lola (Lindsay Lohan).

In 2004 Fox appeared in the TV Moive Crimes of Fashion as Candace, a supporting character in the film. The TV Movie premiered on July 25, 2004 on ABC Family.

In 2004 Fox guest-starred in three episodes on the short-lived television series The Help, playing Cassandra Ridgeway, the spoiled teenaged daughter of the main character. Fox appeared in the epsiode’s “Pilot” “Dwayne Gets a Cold” and “Ollie Shares”. The show only aired five episodes and was cancelled shortly after its premiere in May 2004 after having continuous low ratings.

Also in 2004 Fox was cast as a recurring role on the ABC Family television series Hope & Faith, in which she portrayed Sydney Shanowski, replacing Nicole Paggi from the role from 2004 through 2006. In 2006 the television show was canceled due to poor ratings. Fox appeared in 36 episodes from seasons 2 to 3.

2007-Present: Breakthrough

Fox’s big break came when she acquired the lead female role of Mikaela Banes in the 2007 live-action film Transformers, based on the toy and cartoon saga of the same name. Fox played the love interest of Shia LaBeouf’s character Sam Witwicky. For her role in 2007 live-action film Fox was nominated for a 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 sequels.

In June 2007, Fox was cast as a minor role in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, starring alongside opposites Jeff Bridges, Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst. The character Fox portrayed is Sophie Maes, that of a young Hollywood starlet who’s getting her first taste of fame and is also a love interest of Sydney Young (Simon Pegg). The film premiered on October 3, 2008. The film was a box-office failure, only make 17 million worldwide, and the film wasn’t able to make back its 28 million dollar budget.

Also in 2008, Fox appeared as minor role, Lost in Whore. The film 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 film was released October 20, 2008. Fox starred alongside Rumor Willis.

Fox is set to have her first lead role in a film, playing the title character in the up-coming film Jennifer’s Body. In the film Fox will play Jennifer Check, a mean-girl cheerleader possessed by a demon who begins feeding off the boys in a Minnesota farming town. The film center’s around Jennifer’s possession and Jennifer’s “plain-jane” best friend Needy (Amanda Seyfried) having to stop ad try to break the curse thats on Jennifer before its to late. The film is set to be released on September 18, 2009. Fox will star alongside Amanda Seyfried and Adam Brody in the Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in her second feature film.

Fox is set to reprise her role as Mikaela Banes in the Transformers sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. There was some controversy surrounding Fox’s appearance while filming the sequel of Transformers when Michael Bay, the movie’s director, ordered the actress to gain 10 pounds.Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is set to premiere on June 8, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. After its UK release on June 19, 2009, the film will be released in regular and IMAX theaters in the United States on June 24.[

In April, 2009 Fox began filming her next film, Jonah Hex. In the film Fox will portray a supporting character, Leila a gun-wielding beauty and Jonah Hex’s (Josh Brolin) love interest. The film is currently still in production. The film is set to be released on August 10, 2010. Fox will star along-side Josh Brolin and Will Arnett.

In early April, 2009 Fox signed onto star as the lead female role in the up-coming 2011 film The Crossing. The film is still in pre-production and has yet to began production. The films plot centers around “a young couple gets caught up in a drug trafficking scheme during their vacation to Mexico.”

Also in early April, 2009 it was reported that Fox was planning on adapting, co-producing and starring as the lead character Aspen in the comic-book series by Michael Turner, Fathom. Fathom is slated to be released in 2011. The film is currently in pre-production and is also in development. The film is going to center around “Aspen Matthews is an amnesiac who was taken in by a naval officer and given the chance to piece together her identity; eventually she learns that she’s the member of a race of aquatic humanoids who can control water.”

Warner Bros. announced that it had chose Megan Fox as the clear front-runner replacement for actress Angelina Jolie in the third “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” franchise movie, but Fox stated that she had turned down the role.

Public Image

Fox has appeared on the covers of many magazines. In 2007, the list includes, Maxim, and Infamous. In 2008, the list includes, Cosmo Girl, FHM (US), Paw Print, Jack (ITALY), FHM (UK), FHM (AUS), and GQ. In 2009, the list includes, USA Weekend, DT (Spain), Cleo (Singapore), Esquire, Empire, Maxim, GQ (UK) and ELLE.

Fox was ranked #17 on interview magazines Hollywood faces to watch “Future Stars of Tomorrow”, Fox was voted #1 sexiest woman by FHM readers for 2008. Ranked #16 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list, named #68 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006” supplement, ranked #18 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list, she was ranked #1 on Moviefone’s ‘The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25’ in 2008, and was ranked #2 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2009 list in 2009. FHM voted her the “Sexiest Woman in the World” in 2008.

Personal life

Fox has been involved with actor Brian Austin Green of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles fame since 2004, having first met on the set of Fox’s show Hope & Faith.[61][62] It was reported that the couple had ended their relationship in July 2008 and in February 2009, however, Fox and Green both confirmed on both occasions that the two are still in a relationship.

Fox is good friends with Jennifer Blanc, Kellan Rhude, Jennifer’s Body co-star Amanda Seyfried, and Michael Biehn and Fox is also close friends with her Transformers co-star Shia LaBeouf whom Fox calls her “one of her favorite people ever.” Fox is both a fan of comic books and video games, her favorite artist is the recently deceased Michael Turner. Fox’s favorite comic book by Turner is Fathom, which she describes as “one of her longtime obsessions”. Fox also has two dogs, including a pomeranian named Sid Vicious after the punk-icon Sid Vicious.

In a frank interview with GQ Magazine, Fox claimed that she once fell in love and sought to establish a relationship with a female stripper when she was 18 years old. Fox used the experience to illustrate her belief that, “…all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes.” On May 14, 2009 Fox stated that she is bisexual, saying “I have no question in my mind about being bisexual.”[

Tattoos

Fox has eight known tattoos, including her fiances name “Brian” on her lower hip, a picture of Marilyn Monroe’s face on her right forearm, Fox also has another tattoo on her right shoulder that reads, “We will all laugh at gilded butterflies” a line adapted from William Shakespeare’s play King Lear, a ying and yang tattoo on her left inner wrist, a poem on her left side rib cage that reads “there was once a girl who never knew love was until a boy broke her heart”, a Chinese word for strength on her neck. Fox also has a crescent moon overlapping a five pointed star on the inner aspect of her lower leg above her right ankle this tattoo is the one known colored tattoo that Fox has.

Fox said of the reason of why she got her Marilyn Monroe tattoo that “She was one of the first people I saw on television, like, literally moments after I was born. Every time I heard her voice growing up I always would cry. I wouldn’t know why when I was younger but had my own theories. I’ve just always empathized with her.” Fox also said of that tattoo that “I know a lot about her but I empathized with her before I knew any of those things so that’s why I was driven to actually ink it on my arm. It was between her and Kurt Cobain and I went with her.” Fox also said on her ying yang tattoo that “The guy was smoking weed while he tattooed me and he didn’t do it correctly. Now it’s nothing and I’m gonna get it removed. I was told he was a really amazing tattoo artist but he wasn’t on his game that night. He was distracted.”, thou Fox still has that tattoo as of May, 2009. Fox has said of her tattoos that “Every time I get a tattoo, it’s a little ‘fuck you’ to anyone who tells me not to.”

Filmography

Film

Year

Film

Role

Notes

2004

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Carla Santini

Supporting Role

2007

Transformers

Mikaela Banes

Supporting Role

2008

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Sophie Maes

Minor Role

Whore

Lost

Minor Role

2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Mikaela Banes

Supporting Role (Awaiting-release)

Jennifer’s Body

Jennifer Check

Lead Role (Post-production)

2010

Jonah Hex

Leila

Supporting Role (in production)

2011

The Crossing

TBA

Lead Role (Pre-production)

Fathom

Aspen Matthews

Lead Role (also producer)

Film Made for Television or Video

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2001

Holiday in the Sun

Brianna Wallace

Supporting Role (Debut Role)

2004

Crimes of Fashion

Candace

Supporting Role

Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2002-2003

Ocean Ave.

Ione Starr

Lead Main Role

2004-2006

Hope and Faith

Sydney Shanowski

Recurring Role

Television Guest Appearance(s)

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2003

What I Like About You

Shannon

Episode: “Like a Virgin (Kinda)”

2004

Two and a Half Men

Prudence

Episode: “Carmel Filters and Pheromones”

The Help

Cassandra Ridgeway

3 episodes

Awards

Awards

Year

Result

Award

Category

Nominated Work

2005

Nominated

Young Artist Award

Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress

Hope and Faith

2007

Nominated

Teen Choice Awards

Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure

Transformers

Nominated

Teen Choice Award

Choice Movie: Breakout Female

Transformers

Nominated

Teen Choice Award

Choice Movie: Liplock

Transformers

Nominated

National Movie Award

Best Performance by a Female

Transformers

2008

Nominated

MTV Movie Award

Breakthrough Performance

Transformers

(Source: IMDb.com)

References

TRIVIA

  • Megan Fox was named #68 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006” supplement.
  • She was ranked #18 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
  • She has Irish, Italian, French and Cherokee ancestry.
  • She is friend of Jennifer Blanc, Kellan Rhude, Amanda Seyfried, and Michael Biehn.
  • She was ranked #17 on interview magazines Hollywood faces to watch “Future Stars of Tomorrow”.
  • She was voted #1 sexiest woman by FHM readers for 2008.
  • She was ranked #16 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
  • She is a lover of animals and has owned dogs, cats, birds, squirrels and a pig.
  • She is both a fan of comic books and video games. Her favorite artist is the recently deceased Michael Turner.
  • She names Shia LaBeouf as one of her favorite people ever.
  • She was ranked #1 on Moviefone’s ‘The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25′(2008).
  • Megan and Brian Austin Green have called off their engagement. They have been dating since 2004.
  • She ranked #2 in FHM 100 Sexiest Women 2009.
  • Said she almost cried when food from an actor’s mouth passed into hers during a kissing scene.
  • Admits she became an actress because she wanted to be a sex symbol. (June 2009)
  • Is tipped by executive producer Dan Lin to play a young Lara Croft in a new ”Tomb Raider” movie. (May 2009)
  • Ranked #2 on Maxim magazine’s top 10 most beautiful women list (May 2009)
  • Says she is attracted to both women as well as men, but insists she would never consider dating another bisexual female because she wouldn’t want a male’s “dirty” leftovers. (may 2009)
  • Reckons if she could be a male movie star, she’d be like George Clooney. (May 2009)
  • Insists she’d never date the likes of Robert Pattinson or Zac Efron because they’re just “too pretty” and immature. (May 2009)
  • Has rekindled her romance with actor Brian Austin Green but despite sporting an engagement ring, she insists she has no intention of walking down the aisle. (April 2009)
  • Has signed on to portray an angel opposite Mickey Rourke in PASSION PLAYS, an independent drama written and directed by Mitch Glazer. (April 2009)
  • Fox and her fiance Brian Austin Green officially called off their engagement after five years together. (February 2009)
  • Won GQ magazine’s Obsession of the Year award after starring in movies including HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE and action film franchise TRANSFORMERS. (November 2008)
  • Fox, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel and Selma Blair are set to feature in a new line of celebrity trading cards, the PopCardz with all proceeds from sales going to selected charities. (October 2008)
  • Her HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE co-star Simon Pegg says Fox is the ‘most beautiful geek’ he has ever met.
  • Is on Moviefone’s Hottest 25 stars under the age of 25 list. (2008)
  • Admits she is a geek at heart.
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