A statuesque actress who flaunted a "bad girl" attitude both on and off the screen, Megan Fox was one of the more popular performers of the new millennium, thanks to roles as spunky girlfriends in fea...
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|Re-teamed with Shia LaBeouf for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"|
|Won several awards at the American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina|
|Starred in "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen," alongside Lindsay Lohan|
|Co-starred with Josh Brolin and John Malkovich in "Jonah Hex"|
|Played Faith Ford's daughter on the ABC series, "Hope & Faith"|
|Joined the ensemble cast of "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People"|
|Played Mikaela Banes in "Transformers," the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character|
|Started training in drama and dance when she was five years-old|
|Cast in the ensemble comedy "Friends with Kids," written and directed by co-star Jennifer Westfeldt|
|Moved to Los Angeles at age 16|
|Made a cameo as herself opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in political satire "The Dictator"|
|Made film debut in the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen movie "Holiday in the Sun"|
|Series regular debut on the short-lived WB comedy "The Help"|
|Co-starred with Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in "This Is 40," directed by Judd Apatow|
|Played the title role in the dark comedy, "Jennifer's Body"; written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama|
Born Megan Denise Fox in Rockwood, TN on May 16, 1986, she was the daughter of a former tourism director for Roane County, and though a self-confessed tomboy, began exploring acting and dance at the age of five. After relocating to St. Petersburg, FL, she continued her training throughout high school, and soon added modeling to her list of endeavors. A string of wins at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention convinced her to launch her acting career, so she wasted no time moving to Los Angeles while only 16. Fox made her screen debut as a bratty heiress in the Olsen Twins feature "Holiday in the Sun" (2001), where she was billed under her full name in the closing credits.
Television was her exclusive domain for the next few years, most notably on a Swedish-produced soap opera, "Ocean Ave." (Syndicated, 2002-03). But she returned to films with a supporting role as Lindsay Lohan's chief rival in the bubbly comedy "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" (2004). Not realizing movie stardom was right around the corner, she revisited television as the ditzy but sweet-natured daughter of Faith Ford on the sitcom "Hope and Faith" (ABC, 2003-06). The recurring role earned her a Young Artists Award nomination in 2005.
In 2007, Fox was suddenly catapulted to stardom as the female lead of the Steven Spielberg-produced "Transformers," based on the popular toy line and animated television series of the early 1980s. Cast opposite fellow newcomer Shia LaBeouf, Fox played yet another in her long line of popular girls, although this one offered some character wrinkles in the form of extensive automotive knowledge, which later came in handy during the film's climactic battle. Director Michael Bay sought to blunt Fox's fragile screen persona by requiring her to gain ten pounds of muscle prior to shooting, and bolstered the physical exhaustion required of her character by continually announcing long night shoots. The approach - though draconian - appeared to work. Critics found her a believable action heroine, and she netted several pop movie award nominations, including a 2008 nod from the MTV Movie Awards for Breakthrough Performance.
"Transformers'" key audience - young adult males - was also taking notice of Fox, though not for her acting ability. The buzz surrounding her appearance in the film led to a barrage of photo shoots for male-oriented magazines like Maxim, GQ and FHM - the latter of which named her the "Sexiest Woman in the World" in 2008 - and all of which devoted numerous pages to Fox in various states of undress, highlighting her growing collection of tattoos. The inevitable comparisons to another raven-haired actress with full, pouty lips, tattoos and a wild side were inevitable. In fact, such were the comparisons to Angelina Jolie, Fox was rumored as the replacement for the globe-trotting actress in the "Tomb Raider" film franchise, though reports from 20th Century Fox would dismiss the claim. Her comments in interviews - like her revelation that she had pursued a relationship with a female stripper while still in her teens - certainly helped to fan the publicity fire building around her, as did provocative paparazzi shots with her longtime boyfriend, "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000) actor Brian Austin Green.
However, Fox's return to acting after the explosive response to "Transformers" was somewhat anticlimactic. "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" (2008), based on the best-selling memoir of Toby Young's tenure at Vanity Fair, cast Fox as a model and lust object for Young's stand-in (Simon Pegg). The film opened to strong box office in England, but disappeared quickly after a brief stint in North American theaters. Still, Fox's strong presence in the media kept interest on a steady boil, and her participation in several high profile projects quickly raised the temperature. "Transformers: Rise of the Fallen" (2009) was the most obvious of these, but other action-oriented features seemed to indicate that Fox and her handlers were seeking to push her away from the glossy roles of her past. She followed with the Diablo Cody-penned "Jennifer's Body" (2009), which offered her another about-face as the title character, a cruel cheerleader who begins picking off the local boys in her small town after becoming possessed by a blood-drinking demon.
Though in the running for the third film in the "Transformers" franchise, Fox soon found herself cast out after criticizing Bay in Wonderland magazine, comparing the director's methods on set to Napoleon and Hitler. Bay soon began a search for her replacement, a decision that was easier to make following the financial failure of "Jennifer's Body." In May 2010, Fox failed to pick up her option for the third film, leaving her out in the cold. Meanwhile, "Jonah Hex," based on the cult Marvel Comics series, cast Fox as a gun-toting mistress of the Old West. Because the movie was an unmitigated flop right out of the gate, there were calls among her critics that perhaps her fledgling career in movies was in trouble. Meanwhile, she appeared in "Fathom" (2010) another feature inspired by a graphic novel, cast her as a young amnesiac recruited by the American military for her underwater abilities. The feature also served as her debut in the producer's chair. She finally received some good publicity when it was announced that Fox and Green were married in Hawaii on June 24, 2010 in a beach ceremony.
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|Noah||Son||Born Sept. 27, 2012; father, Brian Austin Green|
|Brian Green||Husband||Began dating c. 2004; Engaged in November 2006; Reportedly split in February 2009; Reconciled in April 2009; Married June 24, 2010 in Hawaii|
|"Look, I'm not a lesbian. I just think that all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes. I mean, I could see myself in a relationship with a girl - Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands. She's mesmerizing. And lately I've been obsessed with Jenna Jameson..." - Fox in an interview with GQ magazine, September 2008|
|"I don't want to have to be like a Scarlett Johansson - who I have nothing against, but I don't want to have to go on talk shows and pull out every single SAT word I've ever learned to prove, like, 'Take me seriously, I am intelligent, I can speak.' I don't want to have to do that. I resent having to prove that I'm not a retard - but I do. And part of it is my own fault." - Fox quoted in Esquire magazine, June 2009|
|"I'm just really confident sexually, and I think that sort of oozes out of my pores," she adds. "It's just there. It's something I don't have to turn on." - Fox quoted in Esquire magazine, June 2009|
|"I don't want to open my mouth or speak anymore. Because everything I say becomes scandalous. It wears you out...so I'm a bit jaded." - as told to actor Zach Galifianakis, Interview magazine, June-July 2010|
|"All women in Hollywood are sex symbols. That's what our purpose is. You're a product." - Fox to Entertainment Weekly, June 19, 2009|
|In March 2012, Fox and husband Brian Austin Green were named as defendants in a lawsuit filed by a paparazzi photographer, following an altercation between Green and the photog on the beaches of Hawaii in December 2011. The lawsuit claimed that Shaw suffered serious injuries, and that Green threw his iPhone into the ocean. He asked for unspecified damages.|
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