Fox will play Reagan, a gorgeous, straight-shooting pharmaceutical sales rep who comes to town on business and shakes things up in the loft when she rents out Jess’ (Zooey Deschanel) room while she is sequestered on jury duty. Fox will make her debut in the sixth episode of Season 5, scheduled to premiere in January.
“It’s insane to me that such a gorgeous person can be so funny, but I guess we just all have to accept it,” New Girl creator/executive producer Liz Meriwether said of Fox. “I’ve been a fan of her comedic skills since This Is 40, and I’m so excited to have her on the show. We had Megan in mind when we wrote this part – she’s the perfect person to come in and shake these guys up.”
Fox started in TV and was a regular on the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith before transitioning to features. In addition to her role as Mikaela in the first two Transformers films, she also has starred in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Judd Apatow comedy This Is 40, opposite Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd. She next will be seen in Zeroville, with James Franco, Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen, and in the Ninja Turtles sequel. Fox is repped by ICM Partners and Jackoway Tyerman.