Award-nominating American TV and film actress, who is of Irish, French, Italian, and Cherokee lineage, Megan Fox first enjoyed success on the small screen with her role as Hope's rebellious daughter, Sydney, on the Faith Ford/Kelly Ripa-led sitcom “Hope & Faith” (2004-2006), where she received a nomination at the 2005 Young Artist Awards. The drop-dead beautiful performer bolstered up her triumph on the big screen with the massive box office hit “Transformers” (2007), which cast her as the romantic partner Mikaela Banes. The role brought Fox MTV Movie, Teen Choice and National Movie Award nominations. She is also known for having roles in 2004's “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” (with Lindsay Lohan), 2008's “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People” (with Simon Peg and Kirsten Dunst) and 2008's “Whore.”
One of Hollywood’s most wanted young actresses, Fox is set to star in”Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009), “Jennifer's Body” (2009) and “Ironclad” (2009).
Lithesome, olive-skinned Fox was named one of FHM magazine's “100 Sexiest Women” in 2006 and ranked No. 18 on the Maxim “Hot 100” list the following year. In 2008, she found herself being voted as “The Sexiest Women in the World” by FHM UK and ranked No. 1 and No. 16 on Moviefone's “The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25” and Maxim's “Hot 100 of 2008” list, respectively. More recently, in 2009, she was at the Top 10 of AIM's “100 Hottest Brunettes” and “100 Celebs Under 25” lists.
Fox began dating actor Brian Austin Green (born on July 15, 1973) in 2004. The couple became engaged two years later in November 2006. Fox candidly stated to GQ Magazine that she was once in love and wished to set up a relationship with Nikita, a female stripper from Russia. At the time, she was 18 years old.
“Well, that year my boyfriend broke up with me, and I decided that I was in love with this girl that worked at the Body Shop. I decided that I was going to get her to love me back, and I went out of my way to create a relationship with this girl, a stripper named Nikita.” Megan Fox
Fox is friends with Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Blanc, Michael Biehn and Kellan Rhude. She has nine tattoos in her body, including her fiance's name, Brian, on her hip and a picture of Marilyn Monroe's face on her right arm. Talking about her tattoos, she stated, “People who don't like me talk about it as though I'm trash because I have tattoos. I find that insane because it's 2008, not the 1950s. Tattoos aren't limited to sailors. It's a form of art I find beautiful. I love it.”
Childhood and Family:
Daughter of Darlene Tonachio, former Roane County, Tennessee Tourism Director, and Franklin Foxx, Megan Denise Fox was born on May 16, 1986, in Tennessee. She began attending dance and drama classes at age 5. Five years later, her family relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida and Megan continued her training there. She was educated at the private Christian school Morningside Academy and the St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St. Lucie.
Nicknamed Foxy Megan and Mega Fox, Megan is a video games and comic books fan. She cites Michael Turner as her favorite artist. Also a big fan of animals, she owns cats, squirrels, dogs, birds and a pig. She now lives in Los Angeles, where she studies acting under the guidance of Sharon Lane.
“I'm the biggest nerd – I love comic books and stuff like that! I don't have any friends who are actresses. I only had one girlfriend when I was growing up. Most of my friends were boys. I was such a tomboy. I enjoyed doing guy things.” Megan Fox
Hope & Faith
Starting her dance and drama training since age 5, Megan Fox had added modeling to her endeavors by the time she was 13 years old. She won several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The Tennessee native, who knew that she wanted to become an actress at age 3, however, did not pursue her childhood ambition until after she departed Florida for Los Angeles. In 2001, she made her professional acting debut in the straight-to-video “Holiday in the Sun,” starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Fox branched out to television the following year when she landed the regular role of Ione Starr on the subdued soap opera “Ocean Ave,” which starred Steve DuMouchel and Marc Menard. She appeared in the show in 122 episodes until 2003. After her leaving, Fox made guest appearances in the Amanda Bynes vehicle “What I Like About You” in the October 2003 episode “Like a Virgin (Kinda)” and in the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” in the January 2004 episode “Camel Filters and Pheremones.”
The graduate of St. Lucie West Centennial High School first turned heads with her fame portrayal of Carla on the teen comedy “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” (2004), based on a book by Dyan Sheldon. Among her costarred in the movie were Lindsay Lohan, Adam Garcia, Glenne Headly, Alison Pill and Carol Kane. Fox recalled, “I didn't get along with Lindsay Lohan on 'Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen,' but you have to consider that we were 16-year-old girls. I haven't seen Lindsay since then, but I imagine she's grown and become a different person. I know I have. From what I've experienced, women aren't good friends to one another. When guys want to hang out with you because your personality is badass, women immediately hate you.”
Also in 2004, Fox was cast as Candace in the ABC made-for-TV film “Crimes of Fashion” and returned to series TV as a regular on the short-lived WB comedy “The Help,” opposite Camille Guaty, Brenda Strong and Tori Spelling. There she portrayed Cassandra Ridgeway. It was her next TV series assignment that gave Fox additional popularity. Playing Sydney, the oldest child of Hope (played by Faith Ford), in the ABC sitcom “Hope & Faith” from 2004 to 2006, the gifted actress was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 2005 in the category of Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress.
Fox gained even more fame and recognition when she landed the role of Shia LaBeouf's love interest, Mikaela Banes, on the blockbuster movie “Transformers” (2007), helmed by Michael Bay and produced by Steven Spielberg. For her acting, she received a 2008 MTV Movie nomination for Breakthrough Performance, a 2007 National Movie nomination for Best Performance by a Female and three Teen Choice nominations for Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure, Choice Movie: Breakout Female, and Choice Movie: Liplock, which she shared with LaBeouf.
On working with Michael Bay, she said, “Michael Bay's name, if it's attached to a script, you know it's going to be a huge blockbuster released in the summer, with jets flying over at the premiere and all that kind of stuff. So, I knew it was going to be a huge movie.”
Fox also told her experience working with costar John Turturro, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody commit to a character the way that he did. He makes really outrageous choices and it’s great when everybody else on the set is making more subdued ones and he goes with it and convinces us that it’s brilliant afterwards.”
After “Transformers,” Fox teamed up with Simon Peg, Kirsten Dunst, Gillian Anderson, Jeff Bridges and Thandie Newton for director Robert B. Weide's comedy/romance, “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People” (2008), adapted from Toby Young's memoir of the same name. She played the important role of Sophie Maes. Describing her character on the film, Fox told, “She’s sort of this distraction for Simon’s character and I end up sort of torturing him and messing up his life a little bit. She’s this young Hollywood starlet who’s just sort of coming into her first bit of fame. Very parallel.”
Still in 2008, Fox was cast as Lost in the drama film “Whore,” directed and penned by Thomas Dekker.
The 23-year-old actress will reprise her coveted role of Mikaela Banes for the installment “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009), for which she reunites with director Michael Bay and costars Shia LaBeouf, John Turturo, Tyrese Gibson and Josh Duhamel, among others. The movie is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on June 24, 2009. Fox also has the starring role of Jennifer Check on the Karyn Kusama-directed comedy/horror “Jennifer's Body” (2009), for September release. Among her costars in the film are Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons and Adam Brody. Telling on her love scenes in “Jennifer's Body,” Fox said, “It's always awkward and it's never fun. It was hard not to just laugh hysterically and endlessly.”
Fox is rumored to have a role in the Jonathan English action/adventure “Ironclad,” which is due to be released in December 2009.