Biography of Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson is a Hollywood actress, who starred dozens of outstanding pictures. The prestigious cinema awards marked her roles in the films «Lost in Translation», «Girl with a Pearl Earring», and «Match Point». Used to play Black Widow in Marvel Cinematic Universe. Her approximate net worth is about $165 millions.
ChildhoodScarlett was born in a family of Danish architect Karsten Johansson and a housekeeper Melanie Sloan. The girl had a twin-brother Hunter, and elder brother and sister, Adrian and Vanessa; the newborn girl was named in honor of Scarlett O’Hara from «Gone with the Wind».
Scarlett’s parents took an attempt to bring children into the world of art when they barely started talking. The family had led the twins to an audition for commercial. However, the commercial’s director liked their eldest son Adrian only. This case caused baby Scarlett to dream to become an actress.
The mother maintained the desire of her daughter. At the age of 8, she had entered the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute of Manhattan. The girl was lucky to be accepted into a group for the talented children. However, she managed to reach her potential brilliantly in the first half a year. So, she was bored in the children's circle. As a result, she was transferred to a group for adults.
Career StartIn 1994, 10-year-old Scarlett Johansson debuted in the film «North» together with the beginning actor Elijah Wood. In 1995, she was working on one shooting stage with Sean Connery in the picture «Just Cause». In 1996, she played her first lead role in the movie «Manny and Lo», which was marked by the Independent Spirit Awards.
A talented girl occupied the niche of the heroines of the better family films: «Home Alone 3», with the beginning actor Alex D. Linz, who replaced Macaulay Culkin; «My Brother the Pig», where Scarlett played a lead role shared with Eva Mendes, and a number of other similar projects.
The touching picture «The Horse Whisperer» with Robert Redford had ended the «childish» period in Scarlett Johansson’s career. The role of the girl, who lost her leg due to the accident, was performed in such a sincere manner that Redford confessed that the little girl acted herself as an adult actress.
Time passed, and the roles of Scarlett Johansson became deeper. Released in 2001, the picture «Ghost World» got an impressive number of laudatory reviews. However, only three main actors were nominated for the Golden Globe Award: Thora Birch and Steve Buscemi, although the heroine of Scarlett Johansson took the audience no less.
The Coen Brothers film «The Man Who Wasn't There» provoked a strong outcry from critics. They have accepted questionably the storyline between the hero of Billy Bob Thornton and young Birdy, which was played by Scarlett. However, Thornton was impressed by their collaboration.
Rather strange episodes filled Johansson Filmography. For example, the horror picture «Eight Legged Freaks», where the girl’s heroine had to run away from the attack of giant radioactive insects with Kari Wuhrer and David Arquette.
OutbreakAccording to Zoomboola.com, 2003 was a life-changing year for the actress. 29 August, the picture «Lost in Translation» by Sofia Coppola was released on big screen. 19-year-old Scarlett played a young Charlotte, the girl-friend of Bill Murray in his random trip to Tokio. The daughter of a famous Francis Coppola said that she had chosen Johansson due to her calm, wise look of a 30-year-old woman, which is irregular for other young actresses.
The light film about the complexity of adaptation in a foreign country and a feeling that appeared among such different people, who were united by knowing of language only and a sense of overwhelming loneliness, was liked by critics and viewers, and provided Johansson’s career unprecedented acceleration.
Right after that the release of the Peter Webber’s picture «Girl with a Pearl Earring» followed, which acquainted the viewers with the history of Johannes Vermeer’s masterpiece. The role of the Dutch master was played by Colin Firth. Scarlett performed an artist model for the world-wide portrait. Thanks to the «Girl with a Pearl Earring» the actress won the Golden Globe Award in 2004.
A year after Woody Allen presented to the society a new picture – a drama «Match Point», narrating about the personal tragedy of the former tennis legend Chris Wilton. He crossed in love with Scarlett’s heroine one-sidely. The picture enriched the collection of the actress awards by a new Golden Globe Award.
In the same 2005, another box-successful picture with Johansson starring was released. Although its atmosphere was dramatically opposed to the «Match Point». We talk about the anti-fantastic action of Michael Bay «The Island», where the girl played in duet with Ewan McGregor for the first time. The picture was accepted coldly. The film producers put the blame on Scarlett for this failure. They stated that she «could play in more sexual manner».
In 2006, three films were released one after another with a pause in a pair of months: «Scoop» with Hugh Jackman, «The Black Dahlia» with Josh Hartnett, and Oscar nominated «The Prestige» with Christian Bale. Scarlett played the lead roles in all projects. Meantime, the pictures and its roles were quite different. These were a student, Sondra Pransky, spelled by a British aristocrat, an ex-whore Kay Lake, and a magician’s assistant Olivia Wenscombe.
The role in the drama «The Nanny Diaries» was the next important checkpoint in Scarlett’s career. The picture narrated about Annie Braddock’s adventures, who had just graduated the college and solved the difficult dilemma: whether she should devote her life to favorite, yet unprofitable business in the face of anthropology, or sacrifice her dream in sake of her financial stability. She occupied the position of nanny in a welfare family of a certain Mrs X in search of the answer. As the plot goes, she begins dating with a «Harvard Hottie» – Chris Evans.
In 2008, Scarlett Johansson entered the new period in her life. Her talent was noticed by the creators of a super-hero actions. The film director Frank Miller was the first. He invited the girl in the movie «The Spirit». The actress played a cold and unpredictable girl of Gabriel Macht’s hero. As for the role of the main baddie, it was given to Samuel L. Jackson.
Marvel Universe and Black WidowIn 2010, the release of the sequel «Iron Man» took place. The movie immediately climbed the top due to Robert Downey Jr’s charm. Scarlett Johansson played the character of Natasha Romanoff, retired Russian agent best known as «Black Widow» for the first time.
The next five years Scarlett demonstrated the super abilities of the beloved by the viewers heroine: in «The Avengers» (2012), the second episode of «The Avengers: Age of Ultron»(2015), and in a spin-off about the Captain America «Captain America: The Winter Soldier» (2014).
The Other New ProjectsIn 2016, the viewers saw Scarlett Johansson in tandem with George Clooney and Josh Brolin in a comedy «Hail, Caesar!». They also heard her voice in the Disney screening of the Rudyard Kipling’s novel «The Jungle Book», where Johansson voiced over a wise Kaa, but not an Indian leopard Bagheera.
Meantime, the actress was featuring the picture «Captain America: Civil War», where she was working together with Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Paul Bettany, and many other «avengers».
In 2017 she apeeared in movie «Ghost in Shell» based on self-titled anime (1995).
MusicScarlett starred the clips of Justin Timberlake and Bob Dylan, when she was just starting her acting career. In 2007, Johansson was invited by Pete Yorn to record the joint album. As the musician narrated later, he was afraid much that Scarlett couldn’t sing and he even asked Zooey Deschanel to help her. However, as it turned out Johansson had very clear and voluminous voice. The released album was called «Relator».
In 2008, Scarlett Johansson released a solo album «Anywhere I Lay My Head». The sing in it were just cover versions of Tom Waits compositions, and critics condemned the album, having called it the «main disappointment of the year».
Scarlett Johansson Dating HistoryIn 2001, the 17-year-old actress was dating with Jack Antonoff for a short time.
In 2004, after the work in «The Black Dahlia» the girl had a love affair with Josh Hartnett, which lasted for two years.
In the middle of 2007, the actress met a Canadian actor, Ryan Reynolds. The young people realized that their meeting was not random from the first phrases. It took Ryan less than a year to make a proposal. After the modest wedding, the newly-married bought the small and cozy house in Los Angeles and started a family life full of harmony and mutual comprehension. Alas, the harmony lasted for two years only. The spouses saw each other less and less thanks to their tight working schedule. Finally, they realized that their feeling was lost.
In 2011, right after the split with Ryan, Scarlett found solace with Sean Penn. However, she had never hidden the fact that their relationships were not serious.
In the September 2011, Scarlett Johansson was involved in the loud scandal since the hackers cracked her smartphone and posted her intimate photos on the Internet.
In the fall of 2013, the actress said to the Mass Media the name of her new boyfriend. It was a French journalist Romain Dauriac. They met each other due to the common ink master Fussy.
The couple wanted to marry in the January 2014. However, the actress pregnancy caused the transferring of the event to the late period. On September 4, Scarlett Johansson gave birth to her daughter Rose. On October 1, the sweethearts changed with rings and wedding vows. «Romain is a man that makes me smile every day», – the actress stated in her interview after the wedding.
In March 2017 she suddenly announced their divorce and began to date with Colin Jost, SNL author. In June paparazzi caught her walking hand in hand with her lawyer Kevin Yorn. In that moment she was going through a divorce.
Besides after divorce she said that will never marry again, at the beginning of Spring 2020 they got engaged (after 2 years of dating). October 2020 – the date of their secret wedding.
Scarlett Johansson Now"The Avengers" movie series come to close, but the solo movie about Black Widow which was released in June, 2021, showed the past of Scarlett's character.
"Black Widow" broke several pandemic box office records and has grossed over $368 million worldwide, becoming the fifth-highest-grossing film of 2021.
On the 18th of August 2021 Scarlett Johansson welcomed her newborn son Cosmo with husband Colin Jost. It is the first common child for the married couple.
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