Megan Fox

Megan Fox

With a profile like Megan Fox's you would expect the actress to have been around Hollywood for many years with a working CV as long as your arm.

So you may be surprised to learn that the hottest thing in tinsel town at the moment's resume is looking a little paper thin for the attention that she is getting.

So is Megan Fox all that?

Like so many young actress Fox kicked off her career in television and in 2004 she landed a recurring role in Hope & Faith, a sitcom for ABC.

But it was 2007 when she really exploded onto the acting scene when she starred alongside Shia LaBeouf in Michal Bay's big screen version of Transformers.

Overnight the young actress went from little know star to one of the hottest things in Hollywood and you would have expected the work to come pouring in.

And maybe the scripts did but Fox wouldn't return to the big screen until 2008 when she had a supporting role in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, playing the part of an up and coming actress.

Despite appearing in few movies everyone was looking at Fox as she graced the magazine covers if FHM and GQ, to name but a few.

There was more media frenzy surrounding the actress this summer as she reprised the role of Mikaela Banes in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

And while the movie is one of the biggest grossing of 2009 so far it's the special effects that take centre stage rather than the acting performances from any of the movie's cast.

So with really only three movie roles of any note under her belt does Megan Fox warrant the hype that surrounds?

It looks like we a re set to see when Jennifer's Body comes later in the year. Fox has turned her back on the special effects laden movies to team up Diablo Cody, the writer behind indie hit Juno.

Jennifer's Body is also Fox's first major lead role. She plays Jennifer who becomes possessed by a demon and begins to feed off the boys at her high school.

There is more blockbuster action coming her way next year when she stars alongside Josh Brolin and John Malkovich in Jonah Hex, an adaptation of the DC Comic book character of the same name.

Beyond this she is take on the role of Aspen Matthews in Fathom, a movie on which she will also be a producer, before returning to Transformers for a third movie.

But how will her career pan out? Is she going to be an actress of longevity who will eventually move into the more mature and dramatic roles?

Or is she simply another flash in the pan whose star will fade after a couple of years of success?

Hopefully it's the former as Fox appears to be a young actress who doesn't want to be judged on her looks alone, give the girl a more meaty role!

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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