Megan Denise Fox (born May 16, 1986) is an American actress and model.
After having a successful career as a model, Fox launched her acting career in 2001, in which she played a supporting role as Brianna Wallace in Holiday in the Sun, starring opposite Mary Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. Fox then guest starred in various television series, including What I Like About You, Two and a Half Men, The Help, Ocean Ave. and having a recurring role on Hope and Faith.In 2004, Fox went on to have a film career starring opposite Lindsay Lohan in Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen. Her other films include Crimes Of Fashion (2004, TV), How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) and Whore (2008). Fox's breakout role was playing Mikaela Banes, Shia LaBeouf's character's love interest in the 2007 blockbuster film Transformers, a role for which Fox was nominated for and won various Teen Choice Awards. She appeared in the sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Her upcoming films include Jennifer's Body, Jonah Hex, and The Crossing.
Fox was ranked #17 on interview magazines Hollywood faces to watch "Future Stars of Tomorrow", ranked #16 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list, named #68 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement, ranked #18 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list, she was ranked #1 on Moviefone's 'The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25' in 2008, and was ranked #2 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2009 list in 2009. FHM readers voted her the "Sexiest Woman in the World" in 2008.,
Comparison to Angelina Jolie
Fox has often been compared to actress, Angelina Jolie by the media dubbing her as an "Angelina clone", "Angelina 2.0" and "Angelina Jr." among others. has been compared to Jolie because they each have a "tattoo collection", and status as a "built in sex-symbol".
Fox said of the comparisons that "I think it’s a lack of creativity on the media’s part. Because I have tattoos and dark hair and I was in an action movie? That’s as far as the similarities extend. I’m not the next anyone." Fox was also said to have been replacing Jolie in the next Lara Croft film, but Fox turned down the role, saying "There have been a lot of films I've had to pass on because I don't want people thinking I'm trying to emulate her. Fox said of meeting Jolie that "I haven't had the opportunity to meet her and I try to avoid that because I'm afraid," and "She's a powerful person and I bet she would eat me alive. Fox remarked, "I'm sure she has no idea who I am. But if I were her, I'd be like, 'Who the fuck is this little bullshit brat who was in Transformers that's going to be the next me?' I don't want to meet her. I'd be embarrassed."
Fox has eight known tattoos, including her fiancé's name "Brian" on her lower hip and a picture of Marilyn Monroe's face on her right forearm. Fox also has another tattoo on her right shoulder that reads, "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies" a line adapted from William Shakespeare's play King Lear, a yin and yang tattoo on her left inner wrist, a poem on her left side rib cage that reads "there was once a girl who never knew love was until a boy broke her heart," and a Chinese word for strength on her neck. Fox also has a crescent moon overlapping a five pointed star on the inner aspect of her lower leg above her right ankle. This tattoo is the one known colored tattoo that Fox has.Fox said she has a Marilyn Monroe tattoo because "She was one of the first people I saw on television, like, literally moments after I was born. Every time I heard her voice growing up I always would cry. I wouldn't know why when I was younger but had my own theories. I've just always empathized with her." Fox also said of that tattoo that "I know a lot about her but I empathized with her before I knew any of those things so that’s why I was driven to actually ink it on my arm. It was between her and Kurt Cobain and I went with her." Fox also said on her yin/yang tattoo that "The guy was smoking weed while he tattooed me and he didn't do it correctly. Now it's nothing and I'm gonna get it removed. I was told he was a really amazing tattoo artist but he wasn't on his game that night. He was distracted." However, Fox still has that tattoo as of May 2009. Fox has said of her tattoos that "Every time I get a tattoo, it's a little 'fuck you' to anyone who tells me not to."