Megan Fox graced the big screens in the early 2000s and has remained relevant since then. The beautiful American actress and model has had her presence felt in the industry through her numerous movies most of which gross millions and break records. Fox who started out dancing always knew she had something more inside of her. She also tested waters in the modeling industry and won awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in South Carolina. There is so much more to know about the talented actress apart from her thrilling role in the 2009 film Jennifer’s Body. Here are lesser known facts about Megan Fox.
Megan Fox’s Bio
She was born Megan Denise Fox on May 16, 1986, to her parents Gloria Darlene (Cisson) and Franklin Thomas Fox in Oak Ridge, Tennesse. Megan whose parents divorced when she was very young grew up with her mother and stepfather. Always inclined to arts, she started taking drama and dance classes when she was only five. Her modeling stint started when she was 13 years old; garnering several modeling awards to her name.
Fox who still had her focus fixed on showbiz later dropped out of school at the age of 17 to pursue her dreams in California. At the time, she was already getting minor film roles. She made her main debut in 2004 with the movie Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen where she starred opposite Lindsay Lohan. She went ahead to appear in two seasons of ABC sitcom Hope and Faith as Sydney Shanowski before she landed her breakthrough role as the lead female character in the sci-fi Transformers.
Megan Fox also featured in the sequel; Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Her next lead role was in 2009 when she played the main character in the comedy horror Jennifer’s Body. For her remarkable performance in the movie, she won the Teen Choice Awards in the categories; ‘Choice Female Hottie’ and ‘Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller’. The following year, she starred in Jonah Hex which didn’t do so well commercially.
She played the voice of Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins in the Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphins alongside other characters; Kate Winslet, Ellen Page, Gerard Butler, James Franco, Julian Lennon, Whoopi Goldberg and many others. She made a brief appearance in The Dictator by Sacha Baron Cohen in 2012. That same year, she featured in the comedy This Is 40. The following year, Megan Fox reprised her role in the reboot of Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which was released in 2014. October of the same year saw Fox play a lead female role in Zeroville, a James Franco adaptation. Again in 2016, Fox played the role of April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows.
Her Net Worth
Megan Fox may not be the richest star in Hollywood, but she is surely living a comfortable life with her well-deserved finances. The actress sits on a net worth estimated at $15 million.
Fox makes her money from her numerous acting roles as well as commercials and endorsements. For her movies, the actress who started with insignificant roles is said to now earn as high as $3 million. She also has personal investments which greatly add to her financial status.
Personal Life – Husband, Divorce, Kids
Megan Fox’s personal life is almost as complicated as her on-screen appearances. The actress suffers from various health disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) which causes her to be insecure and even portray tendencies of self-harm.
Fox married actor Brian Austin Green in June 2010. The couple who met in 2004 on the set of Hope & Faith, started out as platonic friends and soon saw their friendship metamorphose into a romantic relationship. She was twelve years younger than Green. Two years after they met, they became engaged in 2006. They got married four years after their engagement, in a private wedding ceremony with friends and family present.
Five years later, Fox filed for divorce in August 2015, on some undisclosed grounds and the couple got separated but reportedly got back together in 2016. They have three sons together; Noah Shannon Green who was born in 2012, Bodhi Ransom Green born in 2014, and Journey River Green born in 2016. The actress is also a stepmother to Kassius, Green’s son from a previous relationship.
Fox has admitted to being bisexual and believes that all humans have the tendency of being attracted to both sexes.
Body Measurements – Height and Weight
Megan Fox is notable for her curvy body which has pushed her to various body and fitness platforms. She stands at a height of 1.63m (5ft 4in) which is quite proportional to her weight of 53 kg (114 pounds). Following her unforgettable performance in Transformers, Megan Fox and her blue eyes and curvaceous body have been regarded as a sex symbol.