When Holiday in the Sun was released in 2001, it became the birth of a new actress, Megan Fox, who was before then a dancer and model. Close to two decades later, Fox still remains relevant in the scheme of things with more than thirty movies and TV shows to her name. One of her most popular appearances as an actress is in Transformers where she appeared as Mikaela Banes.
Megan Fox Biography
It was on May 16, 1986, that the actress was born in Rockwood, Tennessee, as Megan Denise Fox to Franklin Thomas Fox who was a parole officer and Gloria Darlene Fox. When she was three, her parents divorced and so she moved with her mother who later remarried Tony Tonachio.
Of Scottish, German, and Scots-Irish descent, she was partly brought up in Tennessee together with her sister Kristi Branim Fox until around 10 when her family moved to Florida. As a girl of only 5, she enrolled in dancing and singing classes. Three years after the family moved, Megan added modeling to her singing and dancing classes.
She had her earliest education from Kingston Elementary School in Tennesee and then in 2002, she went to Morningside Academy, Florida which was a Christian school. According to her, she was bullied when she was in school because she happened to get along with boys more than she did with girls and there were some who did not like it, making her a target. Also, she revealed that she has ADHD and OCD which contributed to making other girls to reject her due to her hyperactivity.
At the age of 13, Fox won a number of awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in South Carolina. This was the start of her modeling career. Before too long, she moved to Los Angeles even before she was 18 to pursue an acting career.
In 2001, Fox got her first role as an actress when she appeared in the film, Holiday in the Sun and in 2003, she got an uncredited role in Bad Boys II. Her next movie came in 2004 when she appeared as Carla Santini in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Her biggest movie came in 2007 when she got the role of Mikaela Banes in Transformers, a role that she would play again in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 2009.
On TV, she made her debut in Ocean Ave as Ione Starr from 2002 to 2003. After that, she made an appearance in an episode of What I Like About You (2003) and then Two and a Half Men (2004).
From 2004 to 2006, she was given the main role of Sydney Shanowski in Hope & Faith, and from 2016 to 2017, she got the recurring role of Reagan Lucas in the American television sitcom, New Girl.
Less than 20 years into her career as an actress, the Transformer star has achieved a lot and has been recognized with various awards including the Golden Schmoes Awards which she got in 2007 for Transformers, Scream Awards for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Teen Choice Awards for her different works.
Husband and Kids
Fox is a very beautiful woman who was named one of the 100 Sexiest Women in 2006 by FHM magazine and in 2007, she was ranked 18 on the Hot 100 Women list of Maxim magazine. She was also ranked by the two magazines in 2008. That said, she has not dated many men in the past.
The first person she was known to have publicly dated was Ben Leahy earlier in her career from 2000 to 2003. Her next boyfriend whom she dated from 2003 to 2004 was David Gallagher after which she got into another relationship with Brian Austin Green. Although they were engaged in 2006, it was called off in 2009 when they parted ways.
In 2010, the actress and Brian Austin Green got engaged again, even though Fox insisted they had been engaged since 2006. By the 24th June 2010, the couple tied the knot on the Hawaiian Island, Maui.
Five years into their marriage, Megan Fox and her husband announced their separation in 2015 as the actress filed for divorce. However, they were back together in 2016. Their union has been blessed with three children; Noah Shannon Green, Bodhi Ransom Green, and Journey River Green. Green has a son, Kassius from a previous relationship.
Since starting her career in 2001, Megan Fox has remained very consistent with each passing year. She has appeared in everything from TV to movies, and video games to music videos. Thanks to all these as well as her modeling career, Fox has a net worth that is estimated at $8 million.