How Did Megan Fox Get Famous

Megan Fox first came to the public’s attention in 2004 when she played a supporting role in the teen comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. She next starred in the action film Transformers which became a box office hit and earned her a nomination for the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance. Fox reprised her role in the 2009 sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Megan Fox first came to the public’s attention in 2004 when she played a supporting role in the teen comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. She next starred in the action film Transformers which became a box office hit and earned her a nomination for the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance. Fox reprised her role in the 2009 sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

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 life

Megan Denise Fox was born on May 16 1986 in Oak Ridge Tennessee to parents Gloria Darlene (Cisson) and Franklin Thomas Fox.

Fox has an older sister Kristie Jay Fox (born 1985) and two younger brothers Michael Alan Fox (born 1996) and Noah Shannon Fox (born 1999). Her father a paroled convict was unemployed at the time of her birth; her mother worked as a waitress and later as a wedding planner. When Fox was four years old her parents divorced after having “a long ugly court battle”.

Fox and her sister were raised by her mother and her stepfather Tony Tonachio in Oak Ridge Tennessee a suburb of Knoxville.

Fox later said that she was “very grateful” for the stability of her childhood home which she described as being “like a normal family” with “an average lifestyle”. She went to a “regular school” and said that when she was “about 13 or 14” she realized she wanted to “act or do something” related to the entertainment industry.

When she was fifteen she held jobs as a waitress lingerie saleswoman and a ticket-taker at a movie theater. She began modeling after being featured in local newspapers and magazines including a cover of Knoxville’s City magazine in 2005.

Career

2004–2007: Acting beginnings and breakthrough

Fox’s acting debut was in the direct-to-video film Holiday in the Sun (2001) in which she played a role as a schoolgirl.

She made her film debut in the 2003 live-action film Bad Boys II playing the role of Sydney. In 2004 Fox had a supporting role in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen starring Lindsay Lohan playing Lola’s rival Carrie. That same year she guest-starred in an episode of the TV series What I Like About You playing Amanda a girl who took Valentines Day hostage.

Fox also appeared in episodes of the TV series Hope & Faith in 2004 and The Help in 2004.

In 2005 Fox starred in the film version of the Broadway musical The Wedding Singer playing Julia the fiancée of Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler). Fox was discovered by an agent in Los Angeles while visiting her grandparents in Florida; she was then taken to Los Angeles where she signed with the William Morris Agency.

Fox made her film debut in the 2001 direct-to-video film Holiday in the Sun as a spoiled heiress Brianna Wallace. In 2005 she co-starred in the film version of the Broadway musical The Wedding Singer as Julia Sullivan. Fox next starred in the action comedy film Transformers (2007) directed by Michael Bay as Sam Witwicky’s love interest Mikaela Banes.

Transformers was a box office success and Fox’s performance was praised by critics. However some criticized her acting and title as the “Sexiest Woman Alive”. Fox was featured in Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list five times from 2007 to 2009.

In 2007 she was ranked #1; in 2008 she was ranked #16; in 2009 she was ranked #8.

2008–present: Return to Transformers Jennifer’s Body and further success

In 2008 Fox returned to her role of Mikaela Banes in the action film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The film was another box office success and Fox’s performance was once again praised by critics.

She subsequently starred in the horror comedy Jennifer’s Body (2009) playing a demonically possessed high school girl Jennifer Check. The film was a critical and commercial failure though Fox’s performance was praised. In 2010 she starred in the post-apocalyptic science fiction film Jonah Hex as Leila Jonah Hex’s (played by Josh Brolin) love interest.

The film was a critical and commercial failure grossing only $10 million against a budget of $47 million.

In 2011 Fox starred in the black comedy Horrible Bosses alongside Jason Bateman and Charlie Day playing a sexually aggressive dental assistant. The film was a box office success grossing over $209 million worldwide.

In 2012 she starred in the comedy This Is 40 playing the younger version of Paul Rudd’s character’s wife Leslie Mann’s character. The film was a box office success grossing over $135 million worldwide.

In 2016 Fox had a cameo role in the action comedy film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows reprising her role as April O’Neil.

The film was a box office success grossing over $245 million worldwide.

Personal life

Fox has said that her career choice was influenced by her mother who always “had a mouth full of addictions and one of them was Hollywood”. Fox has also said that she was “very sexualized” as a child and that she was “obsessed with romance and dating” and had “nightmares about kissing boys”.

Fox has said that she was “terrified” of going to school and that she “didn’t want to go to school bad enough”.

In 2004 at the age of 18 Fox made her debut in the film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen playing a supporting role. In 2005 she co-starred in the film version of the Broadway musical The Wedding Singer playing Julia the fiancée of Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler).

In 2007 she starred in the action comedy film Transformers directed by Michael Bay as Sam Witwicky’s love interest Mikaela Banes. The film was a box office success and Fox’s performance was praised by critics. However some criticized her acting and title as the “Sexiest Woman Alive”.

Fox was featured in Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list five times from 2007 to 2009. In 2007 she was ranked #1; in 2008 she was ranked #16; in 2009 she was ranked #8.

In 2008 Fox returned to her role of Mikaela Banes in the action film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

The film was another box office success and Fox’s performance was once again praised by critics. She subsequently starred in the horror comedy Jennifer’s Body (2009) playing a demonically possessed high school girl Jennifer Check. The film was a critical and commercial failure though Fox’s performance was praised.

In 2010 she starred in the post-apocalyptic science fiction film Jonah Hex as Leila Jonah Hex’s (played by Josh Brolin) love interest. The film was a critical and commercial failure grossing only $10 million against a budget of $47 million.

In 2011 Fox starred in the black comedy Horrible Bosses alongside Jason Bateman and Charlie Day playing a sexually aggressive dental assistant.

The film was a box office success grossing over $209 million worldwide. In 2012 she starred in the comedy This Is 40 playing the younger version of Paul Rudd’s character’s wife Leslie Mann’s character. The film was a box office success grossing over $135 million worldwide.

In 2016 Fox had a cameo role in the action comedy film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows reprising her role as April O’Neil. The film was a box office success grossing over $245 million worldwide.

Fox has said that her career choice was influenced by her mother who always “had a mouth full of addictions and one of them was Hollywood”.

Fox has also said that she was “very sexualized” as a child and that she was “obsessed with romance and dating” and had “nightmares about kissing boys”. Fox has said that she was “terrified” of going to school and that she “didn’t want to go to school bad enough”.

In 2004 at the age of 18 Fox made her debut in the film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen playing a supporting role.

In 2005 she co-starred in the film version of the Broadway musical The Wedding Singer playing Julia the fiancée of Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler). In 2007 she starred in the action comedy film Transformers directed by Michael Bay as Sam Witwicky’s love interest Mikaela Banes. The film was a box office success and Fox’s performance was praised by critics.

However some criticized her acting and title as the “Sexiest Woman Alive”. Fox was featured in Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list five times from 2007 to 2009. In 2007 she was ranked #1; in 2008 she was ranked #16; in 2009 she was ranked #8.

In 2008 Fox returned to her role of Mikaela Banes in the action film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The film was another box office success and Fox’s performance was once again praised by critics. She subsequently starred in the horror comedy Jennifer’s Body (2009) playing a demonically possessed high school girl Jennifer Check.

The film was a critical and commercial failure though Fox’s performance was praised. In 2010 she starred in the post-apocalyptic science fiction film Jonah Hex as Leila Jonah Hex’s (played by Josh Brolin) love interest. The film was a critical and commercial failure grossing only $10 million against a budget of $47 million.

In 2011 Fox starred in the black comedy Horrible Bosses alongside Jason Bateman and Charlie Day playing a sexually aggressive dental assistant. The film was a box office success grossing over $209 million worldwide. In 2012 she starred in the comedy This Is 40 playing the younger version of Paul Rudd’s character’s wife Leslie Mann’s character.

The film was a box office success grossing over $135 million worldwide.

In 2016 Fox had a cameo role in the action comedy film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows reprising her role as April O’Neil. The film was a box office success grossing over $245 million worldwide.

Fox has said that her career choice was influenced by her mother who always “had a mouth full of addictions and one of them was Hollywood”. Fox has also said that she was “very sexualized” as a child and that she was “obsessed with romance and dating” and had “nightmares about kissing boys”. Fox has said that she was “terrified” of going to school and that she “didn’t want to go to school bad enough”.

In 2004 at the age of 18 Fox made her debut in the film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen playing a supporting role. In 2005 she co-starred in the film version of the Broadway musical The Wedding Singer playing Julia the fiancée of Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler). In 2007 she starred in the action comedy film Transformers directed by Michael Bay as Sam Witwicky’s love interest Mikaela Banes.

The film was a box office success and Fox’s performance was praised by critics. However some criticized her acting and title as the “Sexiest Woman Alive”. Fox was featured in Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list five times from 2007 to 2009.

In 2007 she was ranked #1; in 2008 she was ranked #16; in 2009 she was ranked #8.

How did Megan Fox become famous?

Through her role in the Transformers franchise.

What other films has Megan Fox starred in?

She has also starred in films such as Jennifer’s Body and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

How old is Megan Fox?

She is currently 34 years old.

Where is Megan Fox from?

She was born in Oak Ridge Tennessee but grew up in Port St.

Lucie Florida.

What is Megan Fox’s ethnicity?

She is of Irish French and Native American descent.

What is Megan Fox’s zodiac sign?

Megan Fox is a Leo.

What is Megan Fox’s height?

Megan Fox is 5’4″.

What is Megan Fox’s natural hair color?

Megan Fox’s natural hair color is brown.

What is Megan Fox’s net worth?

Megan Fox has a net worth of $8 million.

What was Megan Fox’s first film?

Her first film was Holiday in the Sun in which she starred alongside Ashley Olsen.

What was Megan Fox’s first major role?

Her first major role was in the film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen starring Lindsay Lohan.

Does Megan Fox have any tattoos?

Yes Megan Fox has several tattoos including a quote from Shakespeare on her ribs and a portrait of Marilyn Monroe on her right arm.

What was Megan Fox’s breakout role?

Her breakout role was in the first Transformers film as Mikaela Banes.

What magazine named Megan Fox one of the “Sexiest Women of the Year” in 2008?

Maxim magazine named Megan Fox one of the “Sexiest Women of the Year” in 2008.

What did Megan Fox say in an interview that caused controversy?

In an interview with Wonderland magazine Megan Fox compared shooting a Transformers film to working in Nazi Germany.

.

.

John.E Nelson

J.E Nelson has written about foxes on occassions more than one, and the works are being enjoyed by many readers over the world. He was formerly of the Zoology Department, University of Queensland Australia, and now at the Department of Zoology and Comparative Physiology, Monach University, Victoria.

Leave a Reply