Megan Fox in yoga pants
A Short Biography
Megan Denise Fox was born on March 15, 1988, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her mother, Jane Foley, was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is of Irish, English, Scottish, German, French, and Polish ancestry. Her paternal grandfather was from Canada. Her father, Brian Gentry, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her mother met Brian while they were both serving in the United States Navy. They married in Fort Wayne, and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. They had a daughter named Colleen in 1985. After adopting Megan from China, they had Megan's sister, Brianna, in 1990. Fox and her younger sister, Brianna, grew up as Catholics in Cincinnati, attending St. Rita Catholic School. She studied ballet for six years and trained at the Cincinnati Ballet.
Fox made her feature film debut in the family film Holiday in the Sun (2001), after which she appeared in supporting roles in films such as Friday Night Lights (2004), San Andreas (2015), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014). She portrayed Princess Giselle in the live-action retelling of the ballet Sleeping Beauty (2004), for which she received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actress. Her first leading role was in the critically acclaimed crime film The Giver (2006), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Fox has dated fellow actors Robert Rodriguez and Michael Imperioli. She also dated dancer Ludacris for a short time. Fox became engaged to The War of the Worlds director Antoine Fuqua in 2008, but they ended their relationship soon after. Fox was briefly engaged to director Doug Liman in 2010. Fox married Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-star Brian Austin Green on June 8, 2010. Fox has a tattoo on her inner wrist with the initials "RHJ" (Green's initials). Their marriage and relationship is the subject of her 2010 book, I Am Megan Fox: My Life in Three Holograms. Together they have a daughter, Bodhi Ransom (born June 26, 2012), and a son, Journey River Green (born February 24, 2014). Green filed for divorce in 2014, citing irreconcilable differences.
Megan Fox’s tough childhood and struggling teen years are well documented. Here is a brief summary of her early life: — Megan Fox was born on July 31, 1986 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. — She grew up in a single parent household with an emotionally abusive mother and absent father. — Megan’s mother is a middle-class girl who was raised in the religious church. — Megan was a painfully shy girl with few friends, often making up excuses to leave parties and social events early. — She often got into trouble as a teenager and was physically assaulted at school. — When Megan was 15, her father came back into her life and took her out of the Los Angeles area to Wyoming, Michigan where he lived in an Indian reservation. There, her father remarried and had a child. Megan was 16 at the time.