127 Facts About Scarlett Johansson


Scarlett Ingrid Johansson is an American actress.


Scarlett Johansson has received various accolades, including a Tony Award and a British Academy Film Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards.


Scarlett Johansson shifted to adult roles in 2003 with her performances in Lost in Translation, which won her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress, and Girl with a Pearl Earring.


Scarlett Johansson was nominated for Golden Globe Awards for these films, and for playing a troubled teenager in the drama A Love Song for Bobby Long and a seductress in psychological thriller Match Point.


In 2010, Scarlett Johansson debuted on Broadway in a revival of A View from the Bridge, which won her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress, and began portraying Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Iron Man 2.


Scarlett Johansson reprised the role in eight films, leading up to her solo feature Black Widow, gaining global stardom.


Scarlett Johansson is a prominent brand endorser and supports several charitable causes.


Scarlett Johansson has two children, one with Dauriac and another with Jost.


Scarlett Ingrid Johansson was born on November 22,1984, in the Manhattan borough of New York City.


Scarlett Johansson's father, Karsten Olaf Johansson, is an architect originally from Copenhagen, Denmark.


Scarlett Johansson's paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was an art historian, screenwriter, and film director, whose own father was Swedish.


Scarlett Johansson has an older sister, Vanessa, an actress; an older brother, Adrian; and a twin brother, Hunter.


Scarlett Johansson has an older half-brother, Christian, from her father's first marriage.


Scarlett Johansson attended PS 41, an elementary school in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.


Scarlett Johansson was particularly close to her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Sloan, a bookkeeper and schoolteacher; they often spent time together and Johansson considered Dorothy her best friend.


Interested in a career in the spotlight from an early age, Scarlett Johansson often put on song-and-dance routines for her family.


Scarlett Johansson was particularly fond of musical theater and jazz hands.


Scarlett Johansson took lessons in tap dance, and states that her parents were supportive of her career choice.


At age nine, Scarlett Johansson made her film debut as John Ritter's daughter in the fantasy comedy North.


Scarlett Johansson says that when she was on the film set, she knew intuitively what to do.


Scarlett Johansson later played minor roles such as the daughter of Sean Connery's and Kate Capshaw's characters in the mystery thriller Just Cause, and an art student in If Lucy Fell.


Scarlett Johansson received an "introducing" credit on this film; it was her seventh role.


Todd McCarthy of Variety commented that Scarlett Johansson "convincingly conveys the awkwardness of her age and the inner pain of a carefree girl suddenly laid low by horrible happenstance".


Scarlett Johansson believed that the film changed many things in her life, realizing that acting is the ability to manipulate one's emotions.


Scarlett Johansson later appeared in My Brother the Pig and in the Coen brothers' neo-noir film The Man Who Wasn't There.


Scarlett Johansson's breakthrough came playing a cynical outcast in Terry Zwigoff's black comedy Ghost World, an adaptation of Daniel Clowes' graphic novel of the same name.


Scarlett Johansson auditioned for the film via a tape from New York, and Zwigoff believed her to be "a unique, eccentric person, and right for that part".


Scarlett Johansson was credited with "sensitivity and talent [that] belie her age" by an Austin Chronicle critic and won a Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.


Scarlett Johansson transitioned from teen to adult roles with two films in 2003: the romantic comedy-drama Lost in Translation and the drama Girl with a Pearl Earring.


Scarlett Johansson found the experience of working with a female director different because of Coppola's ability to empathize with her.


Roger Ebert was pleased with the film and described the lead actors' performances as "wonderful", and Entertainment Weekly wrote of Scarlett Johansson's "embracing, restful serenity".


In Peter Webber's Girl with a Pearl Earring, which is based on the novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier, Scarlett Johansson played Griet, a young 17th-century servant in the household of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.


Scarlett Johansson found the character moving, but did not read the novel, as she thought it was better to approach the story with a fresh start.


Co-starring with John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson played a discontented teenager in A Love Song for Bobby Long, which is based on the novel Off Magazine Street by Ronald Everett Capps.


Scarlett Johansson earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama nomination for the film.


Scarlett Johansson followed it with In Good Company, a comedy-drama in which she plays a young woman who complicates her father's life when she dates his much younger boss.


Roger Ebert was impressed with Scarlett Johansson's portrayal, writing that she "continues to employ the gravitational pull of quiet fascination".


Scarlett Johansson played Nola, an aspiring actress who begins an affair with a married man in Woody Allen's drama Match Point in 2005.


An admirer of Allen's films, Scarlett Johansson liked the idea of working with him, but felt nervous her first day on the set.


The New York Times was impressed with the performances of Scarlett Johansson and Rhys Meyers, and Mick LaSalle, writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, stated that Scarlett Johansson "is a powerhouse from the word go", with a performance that "borders on astonishing".


Also that year, Scarlett Johansson underwent a tonsillectomy and 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.


Scarlett Johansson found her filming schedule exhausting: she had to shoot for 14 hours a day, and she hit her head and injured herself.


Scarlett Johansson appeared in Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia, a film noir shot in Los Angeles and Bulgaria.


Scarlett Johansson later said she was a fan of DePalma and had wanted to work with him on the film, but thought that she was unsuitable for the part.


Scarlett Johansson had a supporting role of assistant and lover of Jackman's character, an aristocratic magician, in Christopher Nolan's mystery thriller The Prestige.


Scarlett Johansson was fascinated with Nolan's directing methods and liked working with him.


In 2008, Scarlett Johansson starred, with Natalie Portman and Eric Bana, in The Other Boleyn Girl, which earned mixed reviews.


Scarlett Johansson played the femme fatale Silken Floss in The Spirit, based on the newspaper comic strip of the same name by Will Eisner.


Ben Brantley of The New York Times wrote Scarlett Johansson "melts into her character so thoroughly that her nimbus of celebrity disappears".


Scarlett Johansson won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.


Scarlett Johansson played Black Widow in Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2, a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Scarlett Johansson said the character resonated with her, and she admired the superhero's human traits.


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


The film got mainly favorable reviews, and Anne Billson praised Scarlett Johansson for bringing depth to a rather uninteresting character.


Scarlett Johansson earned a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Drama nomination for her performance.


Scarlett Johansson learned some Russian from a former teacher on the phone for her role as Black Widow in The Avengers, another entry from the MCU.


Later that year, Scarlett Johansson portrayed actress Janet Leigh in Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock, a behind-the-scenes drama about the making of Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho.


Roger Ebert wrote that Scarlett Johansson did not look much like Leigh, but conveyed her spunk, intelligence, and sense of humor.


In January 2013, Scarlett Johansson starred in a Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Rob Ashford.


Entertainment Weeklys Thom Geier wrote Scarlett Johansson "brings a fierce fighting spirit" to her part, but Joe Dziemianowicz from Daily News called her performance "alarmingly one-note".


Gordon-Levitt wrote the role for Scarlett Johansson, who had previously admired his acting work.


The film received positive reviews and Scarlett Johansson's performance was highlighted by critics.


In 2013, Scarlett Johansson voiced the character Samantha, a self-aware computer operating system, in Spike Jonze's film Her, replacing Samantha Morton in the role.


The film premiered at the 8th Rome International Film Festival, where Scarlett Johansson won Best Actress; she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress.


Scarlett Johansson was intimidated by the role's complexity, and found her recording sessions for the role challenging but liberating.


Scarlett Johansson won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 40th Saturn Awards in 2014 for her performance.


Scarlett Johansson was cast in Jonathan Glazer's science fiction film Under the Skin as an extraterrestrial creature disguised as a human femme fatale who preys on men in Scotland.


Scarlett Johansson improvised conversations with non-professional actors on the street, who did not know they were being filmed.


Scarlett Johansson was attracted to her character's way of doing her job, employing her feminine wiles and not her physical appeal.


Critic Odie Henderson saw "a genuine emotional shorthand at work, especially from Scarlett Johansson, who is excellent here".


Scarlett Johansson played a supporting role in the film Chef, alongside Robert Downey, Jr.


In Luc Besson's science fiction action film Lucy, Scarlett Johansson starred as the title character, who gains psychokinetic abilities when a nootropic drug is absorbed into her bloodstream.


Besson discussed the role with several actresses, and cast Scarlett Johansson based on her strong reaction to the script and her discipline.


In 2015 and 2016, Scarlett Johansson again played Black Widow in the MCU films Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War.


For Civil War, Scarlett Johansson earned her second nomination for Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie and her fourth for Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.


Scarlett Johansson voiced Kaa in Jon Favreau's live-action adaptation of Disney's The Jungle Book, and Ash in the animated musical comedy film Sing.


Scarlett Johansson played Motoko Kusanagi in Rupert Sanders's 2017 film adaptation of the Ghost in the Shell franchise.


In March 2017, Scarlett Johansson hosted Saturday Night Live for the fifth time, making her the 17th person and the fourth woman to enter the NBC sketch comedy's prestigious Five-Timers Club.


In 2018, Scarlett Johansson voiced show dog Nutmeg in Wes Anderson's stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs, released in March, and reprised her MCU role as Black Widow in Avengers: Infinity War, which followed the next month.


Scarlett Johansson dropped out of the project following backlash to the casting of a cisgender woman to play a transgender man.


In 2019, Scarlett Johansson reprised her role as Black Widow in Avengers: Endgame, which is the highest-grossing film of all time.


Scarlett Johansson next starred in Noah Baumbach's Netflix film Marriage Story in which Adam Driver and she played a warring couple who file for divorce.


Scarlett Johansson found a connection with her character as she was amid her own divorce proceedings at the time.


Scarlett Johansson took on the supporting role of a young boy's mother who shelters a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany in Taika Waititi's satire Jojo Rabbit.


Waititi modeled the character on his own mother and cast Scarlett Johansson to provide her a rare opportunity to perform comedy.


Scarlett Johansson received her first two Academy Award nominations, for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for her performances in Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit, respectively, becoming the twelfth performer to be nominated for two Oscars in the same year.


Scarlett Johansson received two BAFTA nominations for these films and a Golden Globe nomination for the former.


Scarlett Johansson felt that her work playing the role was then complete.


Scarlett Johansson saw this as an opportunity to show her character's ability to be on her own and make choices for herself while facing difficult times and noted that her vulnerability distinguished her from other Avengers.


In July 2021, Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney claiming that the simultaneous release of Black Widow on their streaming service Disney+ breached a clause in her contract that the film receive exclusive theatrical release.


Scarlett Johansson alleged that the release on Disney+ exempted her from receiving additional bonus from box-office profits, to which she was entitled.


Scarlett Johansson stated that Johansson already received $20million for the film and that the Disney+ Premier Access release would only earn her additional compensation.


Creative Artists Agency co-chairman Bryan Lourd thought the company falsely portraying Scarlett Johansson as insensitive to the effects of the pandemic was a "direct attack on her character".


Scarlett Johansson reprised her voice role as Ash in the sequel Sing 2.


Scarlett Johansson performed with the Jesus and Mary Chain for a Coachella reunion show in Indio, California, in April 2007.


In May 2008, Scarlett Johansson released her debut album Anywhere I Lay My Head, which consists of one original song and ten cover versions of Tom Waits songs, and features David Bowie and members from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Celebration.


Scarlett Johansson is the first artist on the album, singing "Bullet".


In February 2015, Scarlett Johansson formed a band called the Singles with Este Haim from HAIM, Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, and Julia Haltigan.


Scarlett Johansson was issued a cease and desist order from the lead singer of the Los Angeles-based rock band the Singles, demanding she stop using their name.


In 2018, Scarlett Johansson collaborated with Pete Yorn again for an EP titled Apart, released June 1.


Scarlett Johansson has been named "Sexiest Woman Alive" twice by Esquire and has been included in similar listings by Playboy, Men's Health, and FHM.


Scarlett Johansson was named GQs Babe of the Year in 2010.


Scarlett Johansson was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2004.


Scarlett Johansson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 2012.


Scarlett Johansson was included on Forbes annual list of the world's highest-paid actresses from 2014 to 2016, with respective earnings of $17million, $35.5million, and $25million.


Scarlett Johansson was the highest-grossing actor of 2016, with a total of $1.2billion.


Scarlett Johansson dated her Black Dahlia co-star Josh Hartnett for about two years until the end of 2006.


In November 2012, Scarlett Johansson began dating Frenchman Romain Dauriac, the owner of an advertising agency.


Scarlett Johansson began dating Saturday Night Live co-head writer and Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost in May 2017.


Scarlett Johansson gave birth to their son in August 2021.


In September 2011, nude photographs of Scarlett Johansson hacked from her cell phone were leaked online.


Scarlett Johansson said the pictures had been sent to her then-husband, Ryan Reynolds, three years prior to the incident.


In 2014, Scarlett Johansson won a lawsuit against French publisher JC Lattes over libelous statements about her relationships in the novel The First Thing We Look At by Gregoire Delacourt.


Scarlett Johansson has criticized the media for promoting an image that causes unhealthy diets and eating disorders among women.


Scarlett Johansson posed nude for the March 2006 cover of Vanity Fair alongside actress Keira Knightley and fully clothed fashion designer Tom Ford.


Scarlett Johansson has supported various charitable organizations including Aid Still Required, Cancer Research UK, Stand Up To Cancer, Too Many Women, and USA Harvest, which provides food for people in need.


In 2005, Scarlett Johansson became a global ambassador for the aid and development agency Oxfam.


In January 2014, Scarlett Johansson resigned from her Oxfam position after criticism of her promotion of SodaStream, whose main factory was based in Mishor Adumim, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank; Oxfam opposes all trade with such Israeli settlements.


Together with her Avengers costars, Scarlett Johansson raised $500,000 for the victims of Hurricane Maria.


Scarlett Johansson took part in the Women's March in Los Angeles in January 2018, where she spoke on topics such as abuses of power, sharing her own experience.


Scarlett Johansson has given support to Operation Warrior Wellness, a division of the David Lynch Foundation that helps veterans learn Transcendental Meditation.


Scarlett Johansson had gone on a bombing mission with Jerry Yellin, who went on to become co-founder of Operation Warrior Wellness.


Scarlett Johansson was registered as an independent, at least through 2008, and campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry in the 2004 United States presidential election.


Scarlett Johansson addressed voters at the Democratic National Convention in September 2012, calling for Obama's re-election and for more engagement from young voters.


Scarlett Johansson encouraged women to vote for Obama and condemned Mitt Romney for his opposition to Planned Parenthood.


Scarlett Johansson publicly endorsed and supported Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's 2013 run for New York City Comptroller by hosting a series of fundraisers.


In December 2020, three members of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, an Egyptian civil rights organization, were released from prison in Egypt, after Scarlett Johansson had described their detention circumstances and demanded the trio's release.