Childhood & Early Life
Scarlett Johansson was born on November 22, 1984, in New York City, New York, to Karsten Johansson and Melanie Sloan. She grew up in a humble environment, in a household with limited means.
She was educated at P.S. 41 in the elite Greenwich Village neighbourhood. At the age of eight, she appeared in the Off-Broadway production, after which she went on to audition for other roles.
In 1994, she made her first appearance in the film ‘North’, when she was only nine years old. She later bagged roles in films 'Just Cause', 'If Lucy Fell' and 'Manny & Lo'.
In 2002, she enrolled at the Professional Children's School in Manhattan. There she trained in theatre.
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In 2003, after her graduation, she did her first adult role as ‘Charlotte' in the comedy drama film, 'Lost in Translation'. The same year, she was seen in the film, ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring'.
In 2004, she played a voice role in the film, ‘The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie'. That year, she also appeared in the films, 'The Perfect Score', 'A Love Song for Bobby Long', ' A Good Woman'and 'In Good Company'.
In 2004, she appeared as herself on the ‘New York’ episode of the TV series, ‘Entourage’. She subsequently played the voice roles in the TV shows, ‘Robot Chicken' and 'Saturday Night Live'.
In 2005, she played 'Nola Rice' in the Academy Award nominated thriller film 'Match Point', which was directed by Woody Allen. It was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, the same year.
In 2006, she starred in the Academy award nominated neo-noir crime drama film, ‘The Black Dahlia', which was directed by Brian De Palma. The same year, she was also seen in the films, 'The Prestige' and ' Scoop'.
In 2007, she played ‘Annie Braddock' in the comedy drama film, 'The Nanny Diaries', which was directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. The film was a moderate success.
In 2008, she played the role of 'Cristina' in the comedy drama film, 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', which was directed by Woody Allen. The same year, the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. She was also seen in the films, ‘The Other Boleyn Girl' and 'The Spirit' the same year.
In 2009, she played the role of Anna Mark' in the film, 'He's Just Not That Into You'.
In 2010, she was seen in the film, ‘Iron Man 2'. The following year, she played the role of 'Kelly Foster' in the Cameron Crowe comedy-drama film, ‘We Bought a Zoo'.
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In 2012, she starred in the biographical comedy-drama film, ‘Hitchcock’, which was inspired by the life of the legendary English filmmaker, Alfred Hitchcock. That year, she was also seen in the film, ‘The Avengers'.
In 2013, she played a voice role in the film, ‘Her’. That year, she was also seen in the films, 'Don Jon' and 'Under the Skin'.
She reprised her role in the 2014 sequel 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', alongside co-star Chris Evans. The movie received positive reviews from film critics.
In the 2014 film 'Chef', she played the chaaracter of Molly and was seen alongside Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr. and Sofía Vergara. She also appeared in 'Lucy', a science fiction action film directed by Luc Besson, which released in July 2014. Her performance in the film was praised by the critics.
In 2015, she was seen in the movie 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', an American superhero film. Johansson played the character of Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), fictional superhero appearing in American comic books.
In 2016, she was cast in the action movie 'Captain America: Civil War' and the comedy film 'Hail, Caesar!'. For her performance in 'Captain America: Civil War', she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In 2017, Johansson portrayed the character of cyborg Motoko Kusanagi in the film adaptation of the 'Ghost in the Shell' franchise. She was also seen the black comedy film 'Rough Night' in the same year.
In 2017, she also made waves, when she hosted TV show 'Saturday Night Live' for the fifth time and became the fourth woman to enter the NBC sketch comedy's prestigious Five-Timers Club.
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Family & Personal Life
Around 2001, She dated guitarist Jack Antonoff for a year.
She campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry in the 2014 United States presidential election.
She was romantically involved with actor Josh Hartnett for two years. Their relationship ended in 2006.
In 2008, she married Ryan Reynolds, after a one year courtship. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last long, and they divorced in 2011.
In September 2013, she got engaged to Romain Dauriac, who owns an advertising agency.
On September 4, 2014, her representatives confirmed that she gave birth to a daughter Rose Dorothy, but the date of birth was not revealed.
She married Romain Dauriac in Philipsburg, Montana, on October 1, 2014.
She serves as the Global Ambassador for the international aid organisation, 'Oxfam'.