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MEGAN FOX

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Full Name: Megan Denise Fox

Description: Actress, model

Known For: Film – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Location: TN, United States of America

Date Born: 16th May 1986

Born: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Megan Fox

An American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television show. In 2004, she made her film debut with a role in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. In 2007, she co-starred as Mikaela Banes, the love interest of Shia LaBeouf’s character, in the blockbuster film, Transformers, which became her breakout role. Fox reprised her role in the 2009 sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Later in 2009, she starred as the eponymous lead in the film Jennifer’s Body. Fox is also considered one of the modern female sex symbols and has appeared in magazines such as Maxim, Rolling Stone and FHM.

Early lifeFox was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the daughter of Gloria Darlene (née Cisson) and Franklin Thomas Fox.[6] She has stated that she has Irish, French, and Native American ancestry.

She was raised “very strictly Pentecostal”, but later attended Catholic school for 12 years.

Fox’s parents divorced when she was young. Fox’s mother later remarried, and she and her sister were raised by her mother and her stepfather, Tony Tonachio. She said that the two were “very strict” and that she was not allowed to have a boyfriend or invite friends to her house. She lived with her mother until she made enough money to support herself.

Fox began her training in drama and dance at age five, in Kingston, Tennessee. 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 of age, after moving to St. Petersburg, Florida, Fox continued her training. When she was 13 years old, Fox began modeling after winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head, South Carolina. At age 17, she tested out of school via correspondence in order to move to Los Angeles.

Fox has spoken extensively of her time in education; that in middle school she was bullied and picked on and she ate lunch in the bathroom to avoid being “pelted with ketchup packets”. She said that the problem was not her looks, but that she had “always gotten along better with boys” and that “rubbed some people the wrong way”.

Fox also 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 mentions 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”.

Career

At 16, Fox made her acting debut in the 2001 film Holiday in the Sun, as spoiled heiress Brianna Wallace and rival of Alex Stewart (Ashley Olsen), which was released direct-to-DVD on November 20, 2001. In the next several years she guest-starred on What I Like About You and Two and a Half Men, as well as being an uncredited extra in Bad Boys II (2003). In 2004, she made her film debut in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen co-starring opposite Lindsay Lohan, playing the supporting role of Carla Santini, a rival of Lola (Lohan).

Fox was also cast in a regular role on the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith, in which she portrayed Sydney Shanowski, replacing Nicole Paggi. Fox appeared in seasons 2 to 3, until the show was cancelled in 2006.

In 2007, Fox 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. Fox played the love interest of Shia LaBeouf’s character Sam Witwicky. Fox was nominated for an MTV Movie Award in the category of “Breakthrough Performance”, and was also nominated for three Teen Choice Awards. Fox had signed on for two more Transformers sequels.

Fox reprised her role as Mikaela Banes in the Transformer sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. There was some controversy surrounding Fox’s appearance while filming the sequel of Transformers when Michael Bay, the film’s director, ordered the actress to gain 10 pounds. The film was released worldwide on June 24, 2009.

Fox was to star in the third installment, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, but was not included because of her statements comparing working under director Bay to working for Hitler. Co-star Shia LaBeouf said, “Criticism is one thing. Then there’s public name-calling, which turns into high-school bashing. Which you can’t do.” Bay similarly amended his previous statements of support of Fox, and told GQ in June that Fox was fired on orders of executive producer Steven Spielberg.

After departing the Transformers franchise, Fox had her first lead role playing the title character in Jennifer’s Body, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.

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In April 2009, Fox began filming Jonah Hex, in which she portrayed Leila, a gun-wielding beauty and Jonah Hex’s (Josh Brolin) love interest. The film was released on June 18, 2010.

Despite receiving top billing, Fox described her role in the film as being a cameo. Jonah Hex was a critical and commercial failure in the U.S., with its international distribution cancelled after its poor performance. The film was named the “worst picture of the year by the Houston Film Critics Society. Fox next starred alongside Mickey Rourke in Passion Play. The film’s poor reception at the Toronto Film festival led to its conventional theatrical distribution being bypassed for a direct-to-video release, with only two screens briefly showing the film to fulfill contractual obligations.

Mickey Rourke remarked that Passion Play was “terrible. Another terrible movie.”. Fox was the voice of the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins in the Na Nai’a Legend of the Dolphins, a 3D documentary film. The story is told by a cast including Kate Winslet, Ellen Page, Gerard Butler, James Franco, Julian Lennon, Diego Luna, Cheech Marin, Whoopi Goldberg, Isabella Rossellini and Daryl Hannah.

In March 2009, Variety reported that Fox was set to star as the lead role of Aspen Matthews in the film adaption of the comic book Fathom which she will also co-produce with Brian Austin Green. Fox appeared with Dominic Monaghan in the music video for Eminem and Rihanna’s single “Love the Way You Lie”.

In 2012, she appeared briefly in Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy The Dictator and in a featured role 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 television comedy series Robot Chicken, and it aired as a one-off special during Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim on September 9, 2012.

In January 2013, Fox was featured in a Brazilian television commercial for Brahma beer.

In February 2013, Fox set asside her differences with her former director Michael Bay when it was confirmed that she would work again with him on his upcoming reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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During an interview with The Times, on the topic of being a role model, Fox stated: “It depends on what your idea of a role model is,” and continued with, “If your idea of a role model is somebody who’s gonna preach to your kids that sex before marriage is wrong and cursing is wrong and women should be this and be that, then I’m not a role model.

But if you want your girls to feel strong and intelligent and be outspoken and fight for what they think is right, then I want to be that type of role model, yeah.” In the same interview, Fox spoke of being typecast. “Getting typecast as what? Attractive? How bad is that?” she stated, feeling that it is not a bad thing to be typecast in this way.

She said that she considers it flattering, and believes that it gives her an advantage to surprise people when she does give a good performance because they will not be expecting her to be more than simply attractive Fox has shown interest in portraying a character less sexualized than that of Mikaela Banes, whom she portrayed in the Transformers film series.

Fox said of being a popular media topic that, though she is not on the same level as Jennifer Aniston, Britney Spears, or Lindsay Lohan, she does find it difficult and that there have been times when people have avoided being around her because they do not want to end up in the media’s spotlight. “I need to behave in a way and handle myself in a way that will cause people to take me seriously,” she said, ” and you can be sexy and be intelligent and be taken seriously, or you can be sexy and you can be out at clubs every night and not be taken seriously” but that she has not gone “completely insane”.

Fox also said of going from being “relatively unknown” to her current celebrity status that: “I definitely feel ill-prepared; I mean, I don’t know if anyone ever sits back and goes, ‘Now is the moment that I think I should be a famous celebrity,’ – but I definitely feel it’s premature. I mean, I was in one movie that people have seen.”

In late July 2009, Fox’s alleged overexposure in parts of the media caused several men’s websites to boycott her. AOL’s man-blog Asylum dubbed August 4, 2009 “A Day Without Megan Fox” with the promise that the site would not mention or feature her on this day; they asked other men’s sites to copy this stance, and several (such as AskMen.com, Just a Guy Thing, and Banned in Hollywood) complied. “Listen, we love Megan,” Eric Rogell of TheBachelorGuy.com told New York Daily News.

“She’s responsible for driving more eyeballs to our sites – just by getting photographed walking down the street in a white T-shirt – than any other celeb alive. But it’s time to give another young actress a shot at the attention.” Other sites, however, refused to boycott Fox, with Asylum’s sister site Popeater declaring “we’re posting things about Megan Fox that aren’t even news, just because we know you want it, whether you’ll admit it or not” and Coedmagazine calling the boycott a “publicity stunt” and “hypocritical”, saying that they were the home of “The Megan Fox Boycott Boycott”.

The British newspaper The Sun declared August 4 to be “Megan Fox Day”, saying that “She deserves a day dedicated to her”. In response to the boycott, Fox told magazine Nylon, in a September 2009 interview, that “the media blitz” for Transformers resulted in an over-extension of her welcome in the media. “I was part of a movie that [the studio] wanted to make sure would make $700 million, so they oversaturated the media with their stars,” she said. “I don’t want to have people get completely sick of me before I’ve ever even done something legitimate.”

By 2010, Fox became much less prominent in the media, after starring in the less commercially successful films Jonah Hex and Passion Play. Recent reports suggested that “it feels like it’s been years since we’ve heard about [Megan Fox]”; however, her pregnancy in 2012 and her role in Friends with Kids brought her some attention in 2012.

On September 11, 2009, an unsigned letter from three crew members of Transformers defended Michael Bay against accusations reportedly made by Fox about his on-set behavior, including a comparison with Adolf Hitler. The letter alleges that Fox is unpleasant to work with on set and makes several accusations of ungracious behavior that are at variance with her public persona. Bay defended Fox and has said that he does not “condone” the letter. Anthony Steinhart, a production assistant who worked on Transformers, also came out in her defense, stating that he had never “…witnessed Ms. Fox being rude or inconsiderate of people’s feelings or the work to be done”.

Personal life

Fox is a fan of comic books, anime, and video games, and her favorite artist is Michael Turner, whose Fathom comic she describes as a longtime obsession. She has two dogs, including a Pomeranian named after Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious.

In 2007, she stated, “I’ve done drugs, and that’s how I know I don’t like them”; however, she supports the legalization of marijuana, openly admitting to smoking it, and saying that she does not consider it a drug and would be first in line to buy a pack of joints.

Fox has expressed a distrust and dislike of “all boys-slash-men” in general,stating, “Boys in their twenties are a waste of time. They have nothing to offer conversationally; they’re immature.”[88] She has also expressed the same distrust for women in the industry: “I especially don’t trust girls in this industry, because it’s incredibly competitive, and I’m just not interested.”

Fox has often been compared to actress Angelina Jolie, with the media dubbing her as the “next Angelina Jolie”.

Films

2001 Holiday in the Sun Brianna Direct-to-video
(credited as Megan Denise Fox)
2003 Bad Boys II Stars-and-Stripes Bikini Kid Dancing Under Waterfall Uncredited extra[103]
2004 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Carla Santini
Boss Girl Candace Television film
2007 Transformers Mikaela Banes
2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Sophie Maes
Whore Lost
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Mikaela Banes
Jennifer’s Body Jennifer
2010 Jonah Hex Lilah
Na Nai’a: Legend of the Dolphins Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Voice role
Passion Play Lily Luster
2011 Friends with Kids Mary Jane
2012 The Dictator Herself Cameo appearance
Robot Chicken DC Universe Special Lois Lane Voice role, television film
This Is 40 Desi
2014 Ninja Turtles April O’Neil

Television

2002–03 Ocean Ave Ione Starr 122 episodes
2003 What I Like About You Shannon Episode: “Like a Virgin (Kinda)”
2004 Two and a Half Men Prudence Episode: “Camel Filters and Pheromones”
The Help Cassandra Ridgeway 3 episodes
2004–06 Hope & Faith Sydney Shanowski 48 episodes
2011 Robot Chicken Herself / Lois Lane Voice role
Episode: “The Core, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover”
2012 Wedding Band Alexa Jordan Episode: I Love College

Music videos

2010 Eminem featuring Rihanna “Love the Way You Lie” N/A
2009 Panic! At the Disco ” New Perspective” Scenes from Jennifer’s Body were shown

Awards and nominations

Awards Year Film Award Category Result

2005 Hope & Faith Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Nominated
2007 Transformers Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure Nominated
2007 Transformers Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Breakout Female Nominated
2007 Transformers Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Liplock Nominated
2007 Transformers National Movie Award Best Performance by a Female Nominated
2008 Transformers MTV Movie Award Breakthrough Performance Nominated
2009 Herself Teen Choice Award Choice Female Hottie[105] Won
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Teen Choice Award Choice Summer Movie Star Female Won
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Scream Award Best Sci-Fi Actress[106] Won
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (video game) Spike Video Game Awards Best Performance by a Human Female Won
2010 Jennifer’s Body and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 30th Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Actress Of 2009[107] Nominated
2010 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Screen Couple of 2009 Nominated
2010 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress Nominated
2010 Jennifer’s Body MTV Movie Awards Best WTF Moment Nominated
2010 Jennifer’s Body Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Hottie Won
2010 Jennifer’s Body Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller Won
2011 Jonah Hex Golden Raspberry Award Worst Actress Nominated
2011 Jonah Hex Golden Raspberry Award Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble Nominated

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