Interesting facts about Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson is an American actress and singer.

Her full name is Scarlett Ingrid Johansson.

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

Her father, Karsten Olaf Johansson, is an architect originally from Copenhagen, Denmark while her mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family of Polish and Belarusian descent.

She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter Johansson, born three minutes after her, and a paternal half-brother, Christian.

Johansson developed an interest in acting at a young age, auditioning for commercials by age seven.

She made her professional acting debut at the age of eight in the off-Broadway production of “Sophistry” with Ethan Hawke, at New York’s Playwrights Horizons.

Around this time, she began studying at Professional Children’s School (PCS), a private educational institution for aspiring child actors in Manhattan.

At age nine, Johansson made her film debut as John Ritter’s daughter in the fantasy comedy North (1994).


Following minor roles in Just Cause (1995), as the daughter of Sean Connery and Kate Capshaw’s character, and If Lucy Fell (1996)

Johansson’s first leading role was as Amanda, the younger sister of a pregnant teenager who runs away from her foster home in Manny & Lo (1996) alongside Aleksa Palladino and her brother, Hunter.

After appearing in minor roles in Fall (1997) and Home Alone 3 (1997), Johansson garnered widely spread attention for her performance in The Horse Whisperer (1998), directed by Robert Redford, where she played Grace MacLean, a teenager traumatized by a riding accident. She received a nomination for the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress for the film.

the horse whisperer

In 1999, she appeared in My Brother the Pig (1999) and in the music video for Mandy Moore’s single, “Candy”.

In 2000 Johansson returned to her independent film roots to costar in the offbeat comedy Ghost World, based on the cult comic-book novel of the same name by Daniel Clowes.

Johansson followed Ghost World with small parts in the dramas An American Rhapsody (2001), The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001), and 2002’s horror-comedy Eight Legged Freaks.

Johansson came into her own playing more adult roles, notably that of the disillusioned Charlotte, a young woman bored with her life and her marriage who starts a complicated relationship with a middle-aged man (played by Bill Murray) in Lost in Translation (2003), and Griet, a housemaid who bewitches painter Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth) in the historical drama Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for both films in 2003, winning the former for Lost in Translation.

lost in translation

Her film roles include the critically acclaimed Weitz brothers’ film In Good Company (2004), as well as starring opposite John Travolta in A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004), which garnered her a third Golden Globe Award nomination.

In 2005 she appeared to critical acclaim in director Woody Allen’s Match Point. The film, a box office success, earned Johansson nominations for the Golden Globe and the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress.

match point

Also in 2005 year, Johansson starred with Ewan McGregor in Michael Bay’s science fiction film The Island, in dual roles as Sarah Jordan and her clone, Jordan Two Delta.

In 2006, she starred in the Academy award nominated neo-noir crime drama film, The Black Dahlia, which was directed by Brian De Palma.

Also in 2006, Johansson explored the world of stage magicians in two films, both opposite Hugh Jackman. Woody Allen cast her opposite Jackman and himself in the film Scoop, in which she played a journalism student. Johansson had a supporting role of assistant and lover of Jackman’s character, an aristocratic magician, in Christopher Nolan’s mystery thriller The Prestige.


Johansson’s only work in 2007 was in the critically panned comedy-drama The Nanny Diaries alongside Chris Evans and Laura Linney, where she plays a college graduate working as a nanny.

In her third collaboration with Woody Allen, the romantic comedy-drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), which was filmed in Spain, Johansson plays one of the love interests of Javier Bardem’s character alongside Penélope Cruz.

In May 2008, she released her album “Anywhere I Lay My Head”, a collection of Tom Waits covers featuring one original song. Also that year, she starred in Frank Miller’s The Spirit, and played Mary Boleyn opposite Natalie Portman in The Other Boleyn Girl.

the other boleyn girl

Johansson’s only role in 2009 was as Anna Marks, a yoga instructor, in the ensemble comedy-drama He’s Just Not That Into You.

Johansson had aspired to appear on Broadway since her childhood. She made her debut in a 2010 revival of Arthur Miller’s drama A View from the Bridge. She won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

Also in 2010 she appeared in the action film Iron Man 2 as Natasha Romanoff, a secret agent otherwise known as the Black Widow, a role she went on to reprise in the superhero blockbusters The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

natasha romanoff

In 2011, Johansson played the role of Kelly, a zookeeper in the family film We Bought a Zoo alongside Matt Damon.

In 2012 Johansson portrayed the actress Janet Leigh in the biopic Hitchcock, a behind-the-scenes drama about the making of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho.

In January 2013, Johansson starred in a Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Rob Ashford. Later that year she starred in the romantic comedy Don Jon and provided the voice of a sentient computer operating system in director Spike Jonze’s romance Her.

She played a mysterious alien who drives around Glasgow and abducts men in Under the Skin (2013), a kindhearted restaurant hostess in Chef (2014), and a woman who develops superpowers after a mind-expanding drug enters her system in Lucy (2014).

In 2016, Johansson had featured in the Coen brothers’ well-received comedy film Hail, Caesar!

Her 2017 roles are the sci-fi action thriller Ghost in the Shell (2017) and the dark comedy Rough Night (2017).

Scarlett Johansson has an estimated net worth of $100 million.


Johansson began a relationship with Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds in 2007; they became engaged in May 2008, married in September 2008, separated in December 2010, and divorced in July 2011.

In November 2012, Johansson started dating Frenchman Romain Dauriac, the owner of an independent advertising agency; they became engaged the following September. The couple divided their time between New York City and Paris. In 2014, she gave birth to their daughter, Rose Dorothy Dauriac. Johansson and Dauriac married that October in Philipsburg, Montana. They separated in mid-2016, and divorced in September 2017.

Johansson is Jewish and celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah.

She holds both American and Danish citizenship.

Johansson was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 2, 2012.


In 2006, she was earning $2 million per year representing L’Oreal cosmetics.

Johansson replaced Brazilian Gisele Bündchen as the face of Dolce & Gabbana perfumes (2009).

In 2009, she also became the face of Spanish clothing company Mango.

She has been the ambassador of Moet & Chandon Champagne since 2009.

She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, L’Oreal and Louise Vuitton.

The Looney Tunes Show (2011) created a character called Starlet Johansson in The Looney Tunes Show: Casa de Calma (2011) who resembles her.

Johansson suffers from a morbid fear of birds (ornithophobia) and cockroaches (katsaridaphobia).

She says her only vice is cheese.