Megan Fox Biography
Megan Denise Fox is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles on the television series Hope & Faith (2004) and in the 2007 live-action film Transformers.
Fox was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to Darlene Tonachio, former Roane County, Tennessee Tourism Director, and Franklin Foxx. Fox's father dropped an "x" from his surname prior or subsequent to Megan's birth. Fox has one older sister. She is of Irish, French and Native American ancestry. Fox grew up in nearby Rockwood, Tennessee, beginning her training in drama and dance at age 5, in Kingston. 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-old, after moving to St. Petersburg, Florida, Fox continued her training. She attended Morningside Academy, a private Christian school, in Port St. Lucie, during her middle school years and finished her high school education at St. Lucie West Centennial High School, in Port St. Lucie.
At age 16, Fox launched her career after winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Fox made her film debut in the 2001 film Holiday in the Sun as the spoiled heiress Brianna Wallace and rival of Alex Stewart (Ashley Olsen). She then landed guest appearances on Ocean Ave., What I Like About You, Two and a Half Men and The Help from 2003 to 2004. In 2004, Fox starred in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen alongside Lindsay Lohan. She was subsequently cast in a recurring role on the television series Hope & Faith, in which she portrayed Sydney Shanowski from 2004 through 2006.
Fox's big break arrived 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. She played the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character Sam Witwicky. In June 2007, Fox was cast in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, starring alongside Jeff Bridges, Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst. The character Fox portrayed is that of a young Hollywood starlet getting her first taste of fame. The film premiered in October 2008, and she has signed on for two more Transformers sequels.
As a model, Fox has been featured in the men's magazines FHM, GQ and Maxim. FHM voted her the, "Sexiest Woman in the World," in 2008.
Fox is working with Amanda Seyfried and Adam Brody in Diablo Cody's second feature film titled Jennifer's Body, which is due to be released in 2009.
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.
Warner Bros. chose Megan Fox as the clear front-runner replacement for actress Angelina Jolie in the third "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" franchise movie. But, Fox turned down the role.
Fox was involved with actor Brian Austin Green of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles fame for almost five years, beginning in 2004. The couple amicably ended their relationship in February 2009.
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 and used the experience to illustrate her belief that, "...all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes."
Fox has nine tattoos, including a poem on her ribcage, a symbol for strength on her neck, Green's name on her hip, a bull's eye on her lower back, a pink flamingo on her upper thigh, and a picture of Marilyn Monroe's face on her right arm. She also has one on her right shoulder that reads, "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies," a line from Shakespeare's play King Lear.