Brian Austin Green’s Rise to Mainstream Fame and His Roller-Coaster Relationship With Megan Fox

Brian Austin Green is a widely acclaimed actor who was a former partner of Hollywood sweetheart, Megan Fox. Although he has been in the spotlight because of his marriage for a couple of years now, film lovers can also attest to the fact that part of his fame was achieved through his film exploits, which have spanned from 1985 to date. His character, David Silver, in the popular television show Beverly Hills 90210, contributed majorly to his mainstream fame. More so, Brian is notable for his appearances in films like Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Anger Management, Wedding Band, and Freddie.

Brian Austin Green Got His First Acting Role At Age 11

The multi-faceted actor was born in Los Angeles, California, on July 15, 1973, to Joyce and George Green. Not much is known about his parents, except that his father, George Green, was a professional country and western musician. Brian’s love for the performing arts was kindled at a tender age. This is not surprising seeing that he was raised in North Hollywood. He was first enrolled at the Hamilton High School Academy of Music. However, Green’s stay at the music school was short-lived, which led him to finish up his high school education at North Hollywood High School.

Brian Austin Green got his first acting credit at age 11 when he featured in a short film produced by a University of Southern California student. This was ultimately his first taste of a lifetime in front of the camera. Owing to his superb acting prowess at such a young age and the potential he showed, it was decided that Green joins the Screen Actors Guild. However, the Guild had a standing rule prohibiting membership to actors/actresses who share the same name with an already registered member. It was quite a challenge for the young actor at the time, owing to the presence of a Brian Lane Green. The talented actor decided to adopt the name, Austin, to differentiate him from Lane.

His Biggest Role Was In Beverly Hills 90210

In 1985, Brian Austin Green marked his professional debut playing the role of Willie in the fantasy-comedy film, The Canterville Ghost. He went on to star as Jason in the sitcom, The New Leave It to Beaver. The California native then got his much-awaited big break the next year when a landed a recurring role as Brian Cunningham on Knots Landing.

Brian was on the CBS primetime soap opera for three seasons, appearing in 28 episodes. Following his superb performance on the show, the acclaimed actor was nominated for the Best Young Actor Award at the Young Artists Award. He also reprised the Brian Cunningham role as a guest star in the miniseries, Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac, which was released in 1997.

However, Green’s biggest role ever is unarguably his role as David Silver in the award-winning television show, Beverly Hills 90210. The teen drama television show, which ran from 1990 to 2000, was one of the biggest shows aired throughout the ’90s. The actor was at the forefront of that popularity and success. His role on the show, which he played for 292 episodes, earned him 2 Young Artist Award nominations, winning one of them in 1992.

His Continued Film Success and Musical Stint

Green’s profile as an actor grew among critics and fans alike, earning him tremendous acclaim and widespread praise. Not just that, it also earned him guest roles in several television shows, including Fantastic Four, Melrose Place, Biker Mice from Mars, the Teenage Witch, Malibu Shores, Laws of Deception, and Her Costly Affair. He also had a brief stint on the award-winning series Resurrection Blvd, where he starred as Luke Bonner.

The widely acclaimed actor later landed the main role in the 2005 film, Freddie, as well as guest roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and The Twilight zone. The actor then portrayed the character of Derek Reese in popular Sci-Fi Series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Though he was originally billed to play a recurring role, owing to the critical acclaim he received, the showrunners were forced to make him a regular in the successive season.

Apart from his prowess as an actor, Brian Austin Green also holds a special interest in music. So far, he has a couple of singles and a studio album to his credit. His album titled, ‘One Stop Carnival,’ was produced by Slimkid3 and was released in 1996 under the Yab Yum Entertainment record label. The actor turned singer then recorded and released a follow-up single titled, ‘Esthero: Wikked Lil’ Grrls,’ in 2005. A couple of years down the line, he released a soundtrack titled, ‘Wedding Band.’

Detailing Brian Austin Green’s Magical Tupsy-Turvy Relationship With Megan Fox

Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox’s relationship has come a long way since the duo’s first meeting on the set of Hope & Faith in 2004. Since then, the couple’s relationship has been on a roller coaster ever since, from getting engaged and calling it off, to getting engaged the second time and secretly getting married, as well as filing for a divorce and getting pregnant, and then calling off their divorce.

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Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox

At the time of their first meeting in 2004, Green was 30, while Fox was only 18. Not minding the obvious age difference, the pair decided to go into a relationship. According to the actress, it took a lot of convincing on her part for Green to agree to the arrangement, but he was swept off his feet by her love not too long after they started dating. However, two years later, in November 2006, the love-struck couple decided to take their relationship to the next level by getting engaged.

After a couple of years of going steady, their engagement faced a setback sometime in 2009 when the couple announced that they have ended their engagement. However, to the delight of their fans, the lovebirds announced that they were back together again in June 2010. They also got married on the 24th of June, 2010, at the beautiful Four Seasons Resort situated on the Island of Hawaii. The ceremony was attended by close friends and family members, including Green’s son from a previous relationship, who was there to give his dad away.

The Pair Filed For A Divorce In 2015, But Later Reconciled

In a rather sad turn of events, Fox filed for divorce on August 21, 2015, which also led to their separation after 5 years of living as a couple. However, before the divorce was finalized, the duo got back together in 2016, having reconciled with each other. The Golden Raspberry Award-winning actress filed to quash her initial divorce application on April 25, 2019. Afterward, the couple made their first red carpet appearance after five years to the warm admiration of their legion of fans.

Brian Austin Green And Megan Fox Have Three Children

The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Noah Shannon Green on September 27, 2012. Since then, they have gone on to have two more children, sons. Their second son, Bodhi Ransom Green, was given birth to on February 12, 2014. And two years later, the couple welcomed their third child, Journey River Green, who was born in August 2016.


Before their union, it is known that Brian has another son, Kassius, with his Beverly Hills 90210 co-star, Vanessa Marcil, whom he dated between 1999 to 2003. Although they were initially estranged, Brian has since reconciled with his son Kassius. While on the set of Beverly Hills 90210 in 2019, Kassius made a rare visit to see his dad; he was also happy to meet other casts of the show.

How Their Marriage Finally Ended

In May 2020, the media was awash with reports that the celebrity couple had parted ways again. Green further confirmed on an episode of his podcast that he and the actress had decided to call time on their marriage. The actor also disclosed that he is still very much in love with Megan, and even after their separation, whichever way things turn out to be, he doesn’t want them to be at odds with her.


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