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Scarlett Johansson

Biography of Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson Bio

American actress Scarlett Johansson started acting at a young age, and at the age of thirteen, her performance in the film The Horse Whisperer earned her praise from critics. Her later hits include Hitchcock, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Nanny Diaries, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Lost in Translation, and the very popular The Avengers. 2008 saw the publication of Johansson’s debut album as she explored different creative directions. The next year, she launched her debut on Broadway. Johansson received Oscar nods for her roles in Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit after contributing to the films Ghost in the Shell, and Avengers: Endgame.

Early Life – Education and Birth Place 

Family Background

On November 22, 1984, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, Scarlett Ingrid Johansson was born. Karsten Olaf Johansson, the father of Johansson, is a Danish architect by trade. Through him, she can trace her descent to Ejner Johansson, the Swedish art historian, screenwriter, and film director. Melanie Sloan, a native of New York, is her mother and a former producer. Johansson identifies as Jewish, and she is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from Poland and Russia. She has an older brother named Adrian, an older sister named Vanessa who is also an actor, and a twin brother named Hunter. Johansson holds dual citizenship with the US and Denmark. She also has an older half-brother named Christian from her father’s first marriage.

Heritage and Discovery

She learned that her maternal great-grandfather’s brother and other family members perished in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust via an episode of PBS’s Finding Your Roots in 2017. Johansson went to Manhattan’s Greenwich Village Elementary School, PS 41. Her parents separated when she was thirteen years old. Her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Sloan, a schoolteacher and bookkeeper, was someone she felt especially close to. Johansson saw Dorothy as her closest friend, and the two of them spent a lot of time together. From a young age, Johansson had a desire to work in the spotlight and would frequently perform song and dance routines for her family. She was very fond of musical theater and jazz hands. 

Johansson used to practice acting as a youngster by crying herself to tears while gazing in the mirror, hoping to become Judy Garland from Meet Me in St. Louis. She was heartbroken when a talent agent signed one of her brothers instead of her when she was seven years old, but she went on to pursue acting as a career. Johansson quickly lost interest in commercial acting after enrolling at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and trying out for them, saying,

“I didn’t want to promote Wonder Bread.” 

She became interested in theater and movies, and she made her stage debut in the off-Broadway production of Sophistry starring Ethan Hawke, where she delivered two lines. Johansson enrolled in the Professional Children’s School, a Manhattan-based private school for aspiring young actors, at this time. 

Struggle and Career of Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson Career

Early Movies ‘North,’ ‘Manny & Lo’

Johansson got several acting jobs while still in school, making her screen debut alongside Elijah Wood in the 1994 film North. Two years later, in the independent dramatic comedy Manny & Lo, she landed her first leading role. Johansson portrayed the younger sibling of a foster kid who was also pregnant. Hunter, her twin brother, also had a role in the film.

Breakout Role in ‘The Horse Whisperer’

With the 1998 film The Horse Whisperer, which also starred Robert Redford and Kristin Scott Thomas, Johansson gained critical acclaim. Her portrayal of a young amputee won many people over, including the director and star of the movie. When discussing Johansson’s exceptional development, Redford remarked that she was “13 going on 30.” In 2001, the actress garnered even more favorable reviews from reviewers for her supporting performance in Ghost World, which was not very successful at the box office.

‘Lost in Translation,’ ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’

Following her graduation from Professional Children’s School (PCS) in 2002, Johansson emerged as one of the leading emerging actresses in Hollywood. In 2003, she landed two leading parts that won her praise from critics. She portrayed a woman visiting Tokyo in the movie Lost in Translation, who develops an odd friendship with a much older man (played by Bill Murray). In Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johansson is also impressed with her portrayal of a servant girl depicted in a painting by renowned artist Johannes Vermeer (played by Colin Firth).

‘The Black Dahlia,’ ‘The Nanny Diaries,’ Allen Collaborations

Following these initial triumphs, Johansson embarked on an array of undertakings. She co-directed the 2006 crime thriller The Black Dahlia with Brian De Palma, and in 2007 she attempted her hand at humor with The Nanny Diaries. Johansson has frequently worked with filmmaker Woody Allen, starring alongside Bardem and Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), among other projects.

Music & Theatre

At this point, Johansson ventured into uncharted terrain when she teamed together with Pete Yorn to produce a duets album in 2007. Johansson contributed several songs to the album Break Up, which was the pair’s 2009 final release of their joint work.

“I’ve spent my entire life singing. I wanted to go on Broadway when I was a youngster,”

She said to New York magazine. Johansson’s debut album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, published in 2008, included Tom Waits cover tracks. Both critically and commercially, the recording was a commercial failure. Johansson quickly accepted a new challenge in her career. She debuted on Broadway in 2009, costarring with Liev Schreiber in a revival of Arthur Miller’s drama A View from the Bridge. Johansson’s excellent portrayal of Catherine, a teenage girl raised by her aunt and uncle, won her praise. Johansson received the Tony Award for her contribution to that show.

Playing Marvel’s Black Widow

Moving on to high-profile roles, Johansson portrayed the super-agent Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010), costarring with Mickey Rourke and Robert Downey Jr. It was thanks to this action film, which went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters, that Johansson was able to contribute to additional Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
Johansson made her next appearance in the blockbuster film The Avengers (2012) as the Black Widow. Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Downey as Iron Man, and Chris Evans as Captain America were all in the movie. For a series of Marvel blockbusters, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: The Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Endgame (2019), Johansson kept up her prominent role. Her participation in the franchise proved extremely profitable, which fueled her ascent to the top of Forbes’ list of the highest-paid actresses worldwide in the summer of 2018. Then, with the Black Widow set for release in April 2020, Johansson became ready to go alone.

‘We Bought a Zoo,’ ‘Hitchcock,’ ‘Her’

Johansson kept herself occupied on film when she wasn’t working for Marvel. She costarred with Matt Damon in the tragic comedy We Bought a Zoo directed by Cameron Crowe in 2011. The next year, she played real-life movie star Janet Leigh in the film Hitchcock, which chronicles filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock’s life during the creation of the horror classic Psycho.

Johansson gave her unique voice to her in 2013, playing an intelligent operating system that makes Joaquin Phoenix’s lonely character fall in love. Later, she played the lead in Luc Besson’s sci-fi thriller Lucy (2014) and had a supporting role in Jon Favreau’s tragic comedy Chef (2014). She re-teamed with Favreau in 2016 to do the voice of Kaa in The Jungle Book.

“The Isle Of Dogs,” “Ghost In The Shell,” Along With “Rough Night”

Johansson starred as a ghost in the Shell adaptation in 2017. Given that Johansson played a Japanese character in the original anime, the project came under fire for having a whitewashed cast. She came back to comedy in the same year, appearing in Rough Night as an ensemble cast member. In 2018, she provided the voice of a dog in Wes Anderson’s stop-motion film Isle of Dogs.

In July 2018, Johansson became embroiled in yet another casting controversy when Rupert Sanders, the director of Ghost in the Shell, cast her as transgender massage parlor owner Dante “Tex” Gill in Rub & Tug. Through a spokesman, Johannson first downplayed the issues, but later she admitted that her response was “insensitive” and declared she was leaving the movie.

Oscar Nominations for ‘Marriage Story,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’

The actress’s next project was a co-starring part with Adam Driver in the critically acclaimed drama Marriage Story (2019). Later, she starred in another contentious film, Jojo Rabbit (2019) directed by Taika Waititi, where she played the mother of a 10-year-old child growing up in Nazi Germany who thought a silly Adolf Hitler was his imaginary best friend. Johansson earned the distinction of being the 12th actor (male or female) to receive two nominations in a single year when she received nods for both Best Actress and Supporting Actress for her portrayal in the former role.

From 2020 to 2023

Asteroid City (2023) marked Johansson’s comeback to the big screen as she starred with a group of actors. After Match Point (2005), this was her second picture to have its world debut at the Cannes Picture Festival. She accepted a significant pay reduction for her two months of work on the movie, making $4,131 per week. She described her work with Anderson as:

“I like the kind of constraints that Wes’s precision provides.” It is, I believe, more liberated in several aspects.” 

The New Yorker’s Anthony Lane commended Johansson for giving her character nuance and for deftly and wryly balancing realism and fantasy. In North Star, the feature film directed by Kristin Scott Thomas. Benjamin Lee of The Guardian expressed his displeasure with both the movie and Johansson’s “awkward British accent”. After that, Johansson and Channing Tatum will collaborate on a comedy titled Fly Me on the Moon, which is based on The Space Race. She will also provide a voice in Transformers One, which is a precursor to the Transformers film series. 

Music Career 

Johansson performed “Summertime” in 2006 for the non-profit compilation album Unexpected Dreams–Songs from the Stars, which featured songs sung by Hollywood stars. In April 2007, she joined the Jesus and Mary Chain for a Coachella reunion show in Indio, California. When Justin Timberlake released his music video for “What Goes Around… Comes Around” the following year, Johansson played the lead role. David Bowie, members of the Yeah Yeahs, Celebration, and one original song comprised the 10 Tom Waits cover versions on Johansson’s debut album Anywhere I Lay My Head, which was released in May 2008. 

Critics gave mixed reviews to the album. Johansson’s voice did not especially impress Spin. Critics have described it as “brilliant” with “ghostly magic,” “surprisingly alluring,” and “a bravely eccentric selection.” The album reached number 126 on the Billboard 200 and was rated the “23rd best album of 2008” by NME. When Johansson was eleven or twelve years old, she began to listen to Waits. As she put it,

“His melodies are so beautiful, his voice is so distinct, and I had my way of doing Tom Waits songs.”

Musical Inspiration And Early Collaboration

Inspired by Serge Gainsbourg’s duets with Brigitte Bardot, Johansson and singer-songwriter Pete Yorn released their joint album, Break Up, in September 2009. In the US, the album peaked at number 41. Steel Train’s self-titled album, Terrible Thrills Vol. In 2010, they published a book that features songs performed by their favorite female musicians. Johansson performs “Bullet” as the album’s opening act. Johansson sang “One Whole Hour” for the Wretches & Jabberers (2010) documentary’s 2011 soundtrack. and sang on the J. Ralph song “Before My Time” for the Chasing Ice (2012) end credits, a documentary about climate change. 

 She, along with Este Haim from HAIM, Kendra Morris, and Julia Haltigan, created the Singles in February 2015. “Candy” was the name of the group’s debut hit. The lead singer of the rock group, the Singles, based in Los Angeles, sent Johansson a cease-and-desist letter, requesting that she stop using their name. She sang “Trust in Me” from the soundtrack of The Jungle Book in 2016 and “Set It All Free” and “I Don’t Wanna” from the music of Sing: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Johansson and Pete Yorn once more worked together in 2018 on the June 1 EP named Apart. 

Awards and achievements

Scarlett Johansson Award

Award Names  / Years Category/ Results 
Choice Awards  (2004)Best Supporting Actress/ Nominated 
BAFTA Film Awards (2004)Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role/ Won
Golden Globes (2005)Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama / Nominated 
Golden Globes  (2006)Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture / Nominated 
Critics’ Choice Awards (2013)Best Supporting Actress / Nominated 
Critics’ Choice Awards (2014)Best Actress in an Action Movie  / Nominated
Critics’ Choice Awards (2016)Best Actress in an Action Movie / Nominated 
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2019)Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role / Nominated

Relationship – Love Life, Marriage or Boyfriend

Scarlett Johansson Family

Johansson dated fellow student Jack Antonoff from 2001 to 2002, while she was a student at the Professional Children’s School. Up until the end of 2006, she spent around two years dating Josh Hartnett. In 2007, Johansson started dating Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds. They were engaged in May 2008, got married on Vancouver Island in September 2008, got divorced in July 2011, and separated in December 2010. 

Johansson started dating the owner of an advertising business in France, Romain Dauriac, in November 2012. That September, they got engaged. Between Paris and New York City, the two split their time. In 2014, she gave birth to their daughter. In October of that year, Johansson and Dauriac got married in Philipsburg, Montana. Midway through 2016, they got divorced in September of the same year.
In May 2017, Johansson started dating co-head writer and co-host of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live, Colin Jost. 2019 May saw the two get engaged. In October 2020, they tied the knot at their New York residence. She delivered birth to their baby in August 2021.

Figure – Physical Measurements of Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson Fitness

Here are Jo’s physical characteristics: weight, height, bust, waist, hip, bra cup, and shoe size.  

Body ShapeHourglass
Height5′ 3″ (160 cm)
Weight57 kg or 126 Ib
Bra Size 40 DD
Cup Size DD
Physical Measurement 36-25-36
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorBrown
Adress Size Unknown
Shoe size  8 US

Age of Scarlett Johansson

Scar-Jo was born in New York City, New York, United States, on November 22, 1989, and she will be 39 years old in 2024.

Wiki Info

Here is some Wiki information about Johansson given below.

Real NameScarlett Ingrid Johansson
Date of BirthNovember 22, 1984
Place of BirthNew York City, New York, U.S
Age 39
Religion Christianity 
ParentsNew York City, New York, U.S
Siblings Christian Johansson, Fenan Sloan, Adrian Johansson, Hunter Johansson, Vanessa Johansson
Spouse Colin Jost (m. 2020)
Romain Dauriac (m. 2014-2017)
Ryan Reynolds (m. 2008-2011)
Children Rose Dorothy Dauriac
Marital StatusMarried 
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Occupation          Actress, Singer

Net Worth

 Johansson’s estimated net worth is $165 million. one of the cool things is that her net worth is more than other famous American celebrities like Ella Anderson, Amybeth McNulty, and Doja Cat.

Social Media Accounts

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Instagram3.9 M Followers
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Facebook45 K Followers

What is Scarlett Johansson’s real name?

Her real name is Scarlett Ingrid Johansson.

When was Scarlett Johansson born?

She was born in New York City on November 22, 1984.

How tall is Scarlett Johansson?

Her height is 5′ 3″ (160cm ).

What is Scarlett Johansson’s nationality?

She holds American nationality.

What is Scarlett Johansson’s net worth?

Her net worth is estimated to be USD 165 million.

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