An actress, a singer, a model, a peerless sex symbol and what not this actress is extremely beautiful and tremendously talented who has achieved a place as an A-list actress in the entertainment industry by her powerful performances.she is none other than the ravishing Scarlett Johansson.
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson was born on 22 November, 1984 in Manhattan, New York to an architect father Karsten Olaf Johansson and a producer mother Melanie Sloan. She grew up in a family with limited means and studied in PS 41 elementary school, Manhattan. As to pursue her passion for acting she enrolled in Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and Professional children’s School.
At an early age, Scarlett made her first stage appearance in an Off-Broadway play Sophistry where she had only two lines. In 2010, she returned back to the theatres through a play titled A view from the Bridge and again in 2013 she starred in a play named Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Johansson first appeared in an episode of the TV series The Client in 1995. Similarly, she appeared in a few episodes of some TV series like Anatomy of a Scene (2001), Entourage (2004), Robert Chicken (2005, 2006, 2008), HitRecord on TV (2014) and Saturday Night Live!
Scarlett Johansson has a very interesting journey as far as movies are concerned. She debuted in movies by a filmed titled North in 1994. She then featured in many minor roles in films such as a suspense thriller Just Cause (1995), a rom-com If Lucy fell (1996), a comedy drama Manny & Lo (1996), a family comedy Home Alone 3 (1997), a drama The Horse Whisperer (1998), a crime film The Man Who wasn’t there (2001). Later, she got recognized by her performance in the movies Ghost World (2001) and a horror movie Eight Legged Freaks (2001).
During her late teens, Scarlett transitioned to adult roles by two movies titled Lost in Translation (2003) and Girl with a Pearl Earring (2004). Both the movies were commercial success and she was widely admired worldwide. Then, in 2004 she gave two good movies out of her five releases which were A Love Song for Bobby Long and a voice role in The Sponge Bob Square Pants.
In the subsequent years, Johansson has done several projects which includes a psychological thriller Match point (2005), a sci-fi action thriller The Island (2005), a rom-com thriller Scoop (2006), a crime thriller The Black Dahlia (2006), a mystery thriller The Prestige alongside Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale, a rom-com The Nanny Diaries (2007) with Chris Evans, Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008) and a superhero film The Spirit (2008). In all the movies, Johansson’s impact on the movies were strong and commendable.
Suffice it to say, the association of Scarlett with The Marvels Cinematic Universe has proved to be fruitful for both the parties. She starred as Natasha Romanoff/ Black Widow in many Marvels movies starting with Iron Man 2 in 2010. She then reprised the role in Marvel’s The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016) alongside Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland and many more and Thor Ragnorok (2017). Each of the movies are one of the highest grossing movies of all time and have smashed many box-office records both nationally and internationally. Scarlett had to work hard both physically and mentally in order to portray the role of Black Widow and she has done pure justice to that role.
Moreover, Johansson featured in a family drama We brought a Zoo (2011), a biographical drama Hitchcock (2012), a sci-fi film Under the Skin (2013), a solo sci-fi thriller movie Lucy (2014), a voice role in The Jingle Book (2016), a musical animated film Sing (2016) and a sci-fi action thriller ghost in The Shell (2017). Scarlett was immensely praised for her acting skills and her popularity grew more by the help of these projects.
As a singer
Scarlett is a multi-talented person. She sang for the first time in 2006 from the track “Summertime” for Unexpected Dreams-Songs from The Stars. Later, in 2007 she appeared as a leading lady in Justin Timberlake song “What Goes Around..Comes Around”. Johansson released her first debut album “Anywhere I Lay My Head” in 2008 which was named as the 23rd best album of 2008 by NME. In the following year, she released a collaborative album named “Break Up”
Scarlett Johansson has been successful in giving box-office hits single-handedly. She is set to return as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Avengers: Infinity War and its Untitled sequel in 2018 and 2019 respectively. She will also be seen in a Noah Baumbach Untitled project which will release in November, 2018. Scarlett will feature in a biographical drama The Beautiful and The Damned along with a voice role in Isle of Dogs which will release in 2018. Additionally, she has three movies to be released in 2019 namely a novel-based suspense drama Reflective Light, a psychological thriller Tangarine which is to be produced by George Clooney and a thriller drama The Psychopath Test.
Scarlett Johansson owns a lavish house in Manhattan and Los Angeles as well. She is Jewish and has an older sister Vanessa, an older brother Adrian, a twin brother Hunter and an older half-brother Christian. ‘ScarJo’ is the nickname given to Scarlett by her fans. She has had a very interesting love life. She dated many of her co-stars including Josh Hartnett. Scarlett was married for two years from 2008 to 2010 to actor Ryan Reynolds who is now married to Blake Lively. Then she started dating the owner of an advertising agency Romain Dauriac in 2012. Scarlett and Romain married in 2014 and called it off officially in 2017. The couple has a daughter together named Rose Dorothy Dauriac born in 2014. Johansson also supports various charitable organizations such as Cancer Research UK, Stand Up to Cancer, Aid Still Required and so on.
Scarlett is an amazing entertainer ergo she has been honored for many of her projects. She bagged Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actress for her film An American Rhapsody in 2002. She won Best Actress in a Leading Role Award from British Academy Film Awards for her movie Lost in Translation in 2003 along with Palm Springs International Film Festival Rising Star Award for her movies Lost in Translation and Girl with a Pearl Earring in 2004. Johansson also won Toronto Films Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress for Ghost World in 2001 and Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Her in 2014. Furthermore, she acclaimed MTV movie award for Best Fight for Avengers in 2013.
The stunning Scarlett Johansson is one of the top grossing actresses of Hollywood charging over $10 million per movie. She was the highest paid actress form 2014 to 2016. The net worth of Scarlett Johansson as of 2018 is reported to be $100 million.
Scarlett Johansson is a phenomenal actress with the help of her gorgeous looks, great acting skills and confidence she strikes down the box office, her breathtaking performances make her fans fall in love with her even more with every project she does and we are certain that her impact in Hollywood will become even stronger with time.