Scarlett Johansson Biography

Scarlett Johansson is an American actress and model. This biography profiles her childhood, family life, achievements, and timeline.

Scarlett Johansson
Quick Facts

Birthday: November 22, 1984

Nationality: American

Famous: Humanitarian Jewish Actresses

Age: 34 Years, 34 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Born in: New York City

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'3" (160 cm), 5'3" Females

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Ryan Reynolds

father: Karsten Johansson

mother: Melanie Sloan Johansson

siblings: Adrian Johansson, Christian Johansson, Fenan Sloan, Hunter Johansson, Vanessa Johansson

Personality: ISTP

City: New York City

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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education: Professional Children's School, Manhattan, NY (2002), Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute (1995),

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Ranked at number 12 on ‘Men's Health' magazine’s list of '100 Hottest Women of All-Time', Scarlett Johansson was also named as the ‘Sexiest Woman Alive' by ' Esquire' magazine. This four-time Golden Globe nominated American actress is one of the most talented, versatile actresses in Hollywood. She has successfully made her way up the ladder, making her mark as a powerful performer and achieving a place among the ‘A List’ actresses in the entertainment industry. Some of her well-known films include, 'Lost in Translation', ‘Match Point', 'The Nanny Diaries', 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', 'The Avengers', 'Hitchcock', 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' and 'He's Just Not That into You'. She is widely regarded as a ‘peerless sex symbol' and is much known for her powerful onscreen sexual persona and appeal. She has been featured in a number of prestigious publications around the world. With a seductive voice, drop-dead gorgeous looks and great acting skills, Scarlett Johansson is a brilliant young woman, confident to take her stride and deliver breath-taking performances. She was born in New York and graduated from the Professional Children's School in Manhattan.

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Scarlett Johansson
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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Career
  • 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.
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  • 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'.
  • 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.
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  • 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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Major Works
  • ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona' was a commercial success, grossing at $96 million worldwide. The film won various critics’ awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 2004, she won the BAFTA Award for the category of ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role' for the film, ' Lost in Translation'.
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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'.
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Trivia
  • This gorgeous and acclaimed American actress has the spirit of a child and even went on to celebrate her 20th birthday in Disneyland.
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1. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

  (Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy)

2. The Avengers (2012)

  (Sci-Fi, Action)


3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

  (Adventure, Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi)

4. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

  (Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure)



5. The Prestige (2006)

  (Mystery, Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller)

6. Lost in Translation (2003)

  (Drama)




7. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

  (Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action)

8. Her (2013)

  (Sci-Fi, Romance, Drama)





Awards

BAFTA Awards
2004 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Lost in Translation (2003)
MTV Movie & TV Awards
2013 Best Fight The Avengers (2012)
People's Choice Awards
2018 Favorite Female Movie Star Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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