Megan Fox is an American actress and model who started her career in 2001. Megan Fox has appeared in over ten TV shows including “Boss Girl”, “New Girl”, and “Hope & Faith” among many others. She also has starred in many movies like the “Transformers” franchise, “Friends with Kids”, and “Think Like a Dog” among many.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Megan Fox was born on 16 May 1986 and she is currently 33 years old. She is originally from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and her full name is Megan Denise Fox. Her father is Franklin Thomas Fox, a parole officer and her mother is Gloria Darlene (Cisson). Their parents divorced when she was only three years old. Later, her mother remarried and she along with his new husband raised her children. Moreover, she is the sister with Kristi Branim Fox and their step-father’s name is Tony Tonachio.
She mentions that she grew up “very strictly Pentecostal”. However, she later attended Catholic school for 12 years. She also said that her parents were “very strict” and they didn’t allow her to have a boyfriend or invite friends to her house. Then she lived with her mother until she made enough money to support herself.
She began her training in dance and drama at the young age of five in Kingston, Tennessee. Moreover, she also attended a dance class at the community center. She involved in Kingston Elementary School’s chorus and the Kingston Clippers swim team. At the age of 10, she continued her training after moving to St. Petersburg, Florida.
Early Involvement in the Entertainment Industry
Similarly, when she was 13 years old, she began modeling after winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention. The Convention was organized in Hilton Head, South Carolina. At the age of 17, Mega tested out of school via correspondence. She did it in order to move to Los Angeles, California.
Furthermore, she has also spoken extensively of her time in education. She said that in middle school, she was bullied and she consequently ate lunch in the bathroom to avoid being “pelted with ketchup packets”. Likewise, she further said that the problem was not her looks, but rather it was that she had “always gotten along better with boys” and that “rubbed some people the wrong way”.
She also disclosed in an interview and 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 mentioned 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”.
Beginning of her Career
At the young age of 15, Megan Fox made her acting debut in the 2001 film Holiday in the Sun. She played the role of a spoiled heiress Brianna Wallace and rival of Alex Stewart played by Ashley Olsen. The film was released direct-to-DVD on 20 November 2001. In the next several years, she guest-starred on What I Like About You and Two and a Half Men. She also appeared as an uncredited extra in Bad Boys II released in 2003.
Moreover, in 2004, she made her film debut in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen co-starring opposite Lindsay Lohan. She played the supporting role of Carla Santini, a rival of Lola played by Lindsay Lohan. She also appeared on the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith. For this, she portrayed Sydney Shanowski, replacing Nicole Paggi. She also appeared in seasons 2 to 3, until ABC canceled the show in May 2006.
Similarly, in the year 2007, she won 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. She played the role of Sam Witwicky, the love interest of Shia LaBeouf’s character. She was nominated for an MTV Movie Award in the category of “Breakthrough Performance”, and was also nominated for three Teen Choice Awards. Likewise, she additionally signed on for two more Transformers sequels.
She reprised her role as Mikaela Banes in the Transformer sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. However, there was some controversy surrounding her appearance while filming the sequel of Transformers. This issue arose when Michael Bay, the film’s director, ordered the actress to gain 10 pounds.
Later, in the third installment, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the team didn’t include her. It was because of her statements comparing working under director Bay to working for Hitler. The director said in June 2009 that she was fired on orders of executive producer Steven Spielberg. But Spielberg challenged that claim.
In 2009, she portrayed the title character in Jennifer’s Body. Then in April 2009, she began filming Jonah Hex. In this, she portrayed Leila, a gun-wielding beauty and Jonah Hex’s love interest. Moreover, she attended the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival with Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, and Jon Hamm, her Friends with Kids co-stars.
Career after 2009
Megan Fox starred alongside Mickey Rourke in Passion Play. Mickey Rourke remarked that Passion Play was a terrible movie. Moreover, Fox was the voice of the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins in the Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphins, a 3D documentary film. Further, she also appeared in Rihanna and Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” for its music video alongside Dominic Monaghan.
In the year 2012, she then appeared briefly in Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy The Dictator. She also had a featured role in Judd Apatow’s comedy This Is 40. She was the voice of Lois Lane in the film Robot Chicken DC Comics Special, an episode of the TV comedy series Robot Chicken. Then in January 2013, she featured in a Brazilian television commercial for Brahma beer. Later in February 2013, she set aside her differences with her former director Michael Bay and worked again with him on his reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 2014.
Similarly, in October 2014, she was cast as the female lead in James Franco’s Zeroville. Moreover, in 2015, she appeared in the role of Amelia Delthanis in the Plarium video game, Stormfall: Rise of Balur. Then in October 2015, she temporarily replaced Zooey Deschanel in the TV show New Girl following Deschanel’s maternity leave. She reprised the role of April O’Neil in the 2016 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
Megan Fox started dating Brian Austin Green in 2004 and Brian is also an actor. They started dating after meeting on the set of Hope & Faith. She was 18 years old whereas he was 30 when they met. Later in November 2006, the duo became engaged. Then in February 2009, the lovers ended their engagement. However, in late 2009, a group of fashion-motivated criminals known as “The Bling Ring” targeted her and robbed Green’s home as she was living with him back then.
Moreover, on June 1, 2010, the former fiancees reportedly engaged again. However, she clarified that they have been continuously engaged since 2006. Then the lovers married on 24 June 2010 in a private ceremony at the Four Seasons Resort on Maui.
Unfortunately, she filed for divorce on August 21, 2015. It was a few days after she and Green announced their separation. Nevertheless, by early 2016, the two lovers were back together and expecting their third child. The couple together has three sons namely Noah Shannon Green, born on 27 September 2012, Bodhi Ransom Green, born on 12 February 2014, and Journey River Green, born in 2016. She is also the stepmother to her husband’s son from his previous relationship.
In May of 2020, Green announced that the duo had separated after nearly 10 years of marriage. In June of 2020, she alongside Machine Gun Kelly went public about their relationship, many weeks after the release of Machine Gun Kelly’s song “Bloody Valentine”, which featured Fox in the music video.
Megan Fox says that she has a general distrust and dislike of men. She also says that the perception of her as a “wild and crazy sexpot” is false because she is antisocial and has only been sexually intimate with her “childhood sweetheart” and Brian Austin Green. Similarly, she also stated that she would rather stay at home and play games instead of going out. She then emphasized that she cannot have sex with someone she does not love.
Moreover, she is bisexual and said she believes that “all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes”. She also stated:
“I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I’m also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who was bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I’d never want to sleep with a girl who had slept with a man.”
Furthermore, she has a form of brachydactyly called clubbed thumb, and has discussed her obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), insecurities, self-harming, and has acknowledged that she has low self-esteem.
Megan finds media attention difficult and there were times when people avoided being around her because they do not want to end up in the media’s spotlight. She also said that she is not a role model for preaching to kids that sex before marriage or cursing is wrong, or about what women should be. Moreover, being typecast as attractive is not bad as per her, and that it can enable her to surprise people when she gives a good performance in a film, but that she is interested in portraying less sexualized characters.
Furthermore, the British newspaper The Sun declared August 4 as “Megan Fox Day”. The newspaper also said that she deserves a day dedicated to her. By 2010, she became much less prominent in the media after starring in the less commercially successful films Jonah Hex and Passion Play. However, her first pregnancy and additional projects such as her role in Friends with Kids brought her some attention in 2012.
Chris Lee of the Los Angeles Times called Megan Fox a “sex symbol of the highest order” and added that she is “a woman whose hotness has become emblematic of a specific era. Call she the first bona fide sex symbol of the 21st century.”
Some of her various magazine covers include Maxim in 2007; Cosmo Girl, Paw Print, Jack (ITALY), FHM (UK), and GQ in 2008; and USA Weekend, Esquire, Empire, Maxim, GQ (UK), Entertainment Weekly and ELLE in 2009. She also appeared on the “hottest” and “most beautiful woman” lists throughout the years. People magazine also named her one of 2012’s Most Beautiful at Every Age.
Moreover, her public image came under scrutiny when an unsigned letter from three crew members of Transformers defended Michael Bay against accusations made by her. She accused him of his on-set behavior alongside a comparison with Hitler on 11 September 2009.
In response to the letter alleging that her on-set behavior is unpleasant and contrasts her public persona, Michael Bay stated he does not condone the letter. She later stated that she had privately spoken with the parties involved and that she was “very fortunate” to be a part of the franchise, and was looking forward to continuing her work.
The media often compare her to actress Angelina Jolie. They dub her as the “next Angelina Jolie” and this also affected her image. They often compare the actresses partly because they each have a “tattoo collection”, status as a “built-in sex-symbol” and “share exotic, sultry looks”. Moreover, there were additional reports that she was to replace Angelina Jolie in a new Lara Croft film and that Jolie was displeased by this development. However, she indicated that these were only rumors and said that she did not want to portray the character.
Megan Fox stands 1.63 m or 5’4″ in height whereas her weight is around 52 kgs. Similarly, her chest-waist-hip measurements are 34-22-32 inches respectively. She wears dress size 7 and shoe size 2 respectively. Moreover, Mega has beautiful green eyes accompanied by dark brown hair color.
Moreover, she began getting tattoos at age 19 as a form of self-expression. She has eight well-known tattoos including her husband’s name “Brian” on her lower hip, a picture of Marilyn Monroe’s face on her right forearm, and a crescent moon overlapping a five-pointed star above her right ankle. She removed Marilyn Monroe’s tattoo in a series of laser surgeries that she has called incredibly painful. Moreover, the only colorful tattoo on her body is the crescent moon tattoo.
Social Media and Net Worth
Talking about Megan’s social media visibility, she is available on various platforms. She joined Twitter in January 2013 and so far has 1.2 million followers. Similarly, on her Instagram account with username @meganfox, she has 9.3 million followers and 134 post shares as of April 2020. She is also available on Facebook with 46.4 million followers on her official page.
Moving on, her net worth estimation is around $10 million dollars. She earned them all since the inception of her in the television industry performing small roles.