Scarlett Ingrid Johansson is an American actress and singer. She was the world’s highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019. Her films have grossed over USD 14. 3 billion worldwide, making her the ninth-highest-grossing box office star of all time. She has received several accolades, including a Tony Award and a BAFTA Award, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards.
About Scarlett Johansson in brief
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson is an American actress and singer. She was the world’s highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019. Her films have grossed over USD 14. 3 billion worldwide, making her the ninth-highest-grossing box office star of all time. She has received several accolades, including a Tony Award and a BAFTA Award, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. Johansson was married to Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011, and to French businessman Romain Dauriac, with whom she has a daughter, from 2014 to 2017. In 2020, Johansson married comedian Colin Jost. She is a prominent brand endorser and supports various charities. She describes her childhood as very ordinary. As a child, she practiced acting by staring in the mirror until she made herself cry, wanting to be Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis. She also took lessons in tap dance, and states that her parents were supportive of her career choice. She comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from Poland and Russia, originally surnamed Schlamberg, and Scarlett has described herself as Jewish. Her father, Karsten Olaf Johansson, is an architect originally from Copenhagen, Denmark. Her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Sloan, is a bookkeeper and schoolteacher; they often spent time together and Johansson considered Sloan her best friend. She attended PS 41, an elementary school in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Her parents divorced when she was 13, and she has an older half-brother, Christian, from her father’s first marriage.
Her older sister, Vanessa, is also an actress; an older brother, Adrian; and a twin brother, Hunter. She holds both American and Danish citizenship. She says that she knew that she was intuitively what she was going to do when she made her film debut as John Ritter’s daughter in North. At age nine, she played minor roles as the daughter of Sean Connery’s Kate Capshaw in the mystery thriller Just Cause. In 2010, she debuted on Broadway in a revival of A View from the Bridge, which won her a Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress. She began playing the role of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man 2. She received critical acclaim and two Academy Award nominations for playing an actress going through a divorce in the drama Marriage Story and a single mother in Nazi Germany in the satire Jojo Rabbit. Her albums Anywhere I Lay My Head and Break Up charted on the Billboard 200, both of which charted in the Billboard200. She went on to star in the science fiction films Her, Under the Skin, Lucy, and Ghost in the Shell. She has been cited as a Hollywood sex symbol by various media outlets. She states that she has been supportive of many charities, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Rape and Domestic Violence Prevention Center. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and their daughter.