Megan Denise Fox (born May 16, 1986) is 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 sitcom. In 2004, she made her film debut with a role in the teen comedy 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 action 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 in the black comedy horror film Jennifer’s Body. In 2014, Fox starred as April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and reprised the role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016).
Fox is considered a sex symbol and has appeared in magazines such as Maxim, Rolling Stone, and FHM.
Fox 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 Naya Legend of the Golden 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.
Fox appeared with Dominic Monaghan in the music video for Eminem and Rihanna’s single “Love the Way You Lie”.
In 2012, Fox appeared briefly in Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy The Dictator and had a featured role in 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 aside her differences with her former director Michael Bay and worked again with him on his reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014). In October 2014, Fox was cast as the female lead in James Franco’s film adaptation of Zeroville. In 2015, Fox was cast in the role of Amelia Delthanis in the Plarium video game, Stormfall: Rise of Balur.
In October 2015, it was confirmed that Fox would be temporarily replacing Zooey Deschanel in the television show New Girl following Deschanel’s maternity leave. Fox reprised the role of April O’Neil in the 2016 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
On October 29, 2017, it was announced that Fox would appear in the upcoming mystery fantasy film, Above the Shadows, beside Olivia Thirlby and Alan Ritchson. It is set for a September 2019 release date.
On September 12, 2018, it was confirmed that Fox would star in the upcoming Korean war film Battle of Jangsa-ri 9.15 beside Korean actor Kim Myung-min. She will play a lead role as an American news reporter.
In May 2019, it was announced that Fox was to star in the upcoming drama comedy Big Gold Brick, beside actors Andy Garcia, Lucy Hale, and Emory Cohen. Shiloh Fernandez and Frederick Schmidt would play supporting roles beside Fox also.