Scarlett Johansson

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

22nd November, 1984




1st January, 1970



Scarlett Johansson (born 22.11.1984)
Scarlett Johansson is an actress, with dual Danish and American citizenship.

Childhood: Scarlett Johansson was born in New York. Her father, Karsten, is a Danish architect. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx, in New York. Scarlett has a sister Vanessa, who also acts, we well as an older brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter, who acts as well, and a half-brother Christian.

Scarlett gained her acting training at Professional Children's School in Manhattan. She graduated in 2002.

Acting Career: Johansson's film debut came in 1994, when she was cast in North. In 1998, her performance in The Horse Whisperer, when she was just 14, earned her a great deal of praise from film critics and audiences alike.

In 2001, Johansson appeared in Ghost World. Two years later, her performance alongside Bill Murray in Lost in Translation earned her a Best Actress award. In fact, she was nominated a second time that year, in the same category, for her role in Girl with a Pearl Earring. She won a Best Actress BAFTA for Lost in Translation.

2004 was a busy year for Johansson. Not only was she invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, but she also appeared in three films: The Perfect Score, In Good Company and A Love Song for Bobby Long.

2005 saw Johansson star alongside Ewan McGregor in The Island. She also starred in Match Point, directed by Woody Allen, later that year.

In 2006, Johansson starred in The Black Dahlia, a film noir movie, directed by Brian De Palma. Johansson received a number of negative reviews for her role in the film, with many arguing that she was a bad choice for the role and had been miscast. The same year, she also appeared in The Prestige, directed by Christopher Nolan.

Johansson's next two major projects were 2007's The Nanny Diaries and 2008's The Other Boleyn Girl, which also starred Eric Bana and Natalie Portman.

Music Career: In 2007, Scarlett Johansson recorded an album entitled Anywhere I Lay My Head, which was an album of Tom Waits songs as well as one original composition. The album was produced by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek. David Bowie features on the album, as do members of the New York band The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Personal Life: Although Scarlett shies away from divulging personal details to the press, it is known that she dated Josh Hartnett for two years until the end of 2006. She has also been linked by the press to romances with Benicio del Toro, Jared Leto and Justin Timberlake.

In September 2008, Johansson married the Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds in British Columbia.

In March 2008, a 20-minute date with Scarlett Johansson was auctioned on EBay in aid of Oxfam. The winning bidder paid £20,000 for the privilege of attending a film premiere with the star.

Scarlett Johansson Named The Highest Paid Actress In The World

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17 August 2018

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Scarlett Johansson reclaims her crown at the top of Forbes' list for 2018, thanks to her 'Avengers: Infinity War' role.

Scarlett Johansson’s continued participation in the Marvel universe has once again reclaimed her title as the highest paid actress in the world, according to the annual Forbes list.

39 year old Johansson, who plays Black Widow in the Avengers films and who reprised that role in this year’s Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster, earned $40.5 million in the last 12 months.

Angelina Jolie ranks second in the list, largely because of her role in the sequel to Maleficent, with an income of $28 million. Jennifer Aniston is third with $19.5 million, Jennifer Lawrence fourth with $18 million, and Reese Witherspoon fifth with $16.5 million.

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Scarlett Johansson Responds To 'Ciswashing' Claims Over Transgender Role

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 04 July 2018

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Her response to being cast in upcoming film 'Rub & Tug' has only made things worse.

Scarlett Johansson has responded to social media criticism over her casting as a transgender man in upcoming movie Rub & Tug.

It was announced recently that the 33 year old actress will be playing the role of Dante ‘Tex’ Gill, a massage parlour operator in late-‘70s / early ‘80s Pittsburgh. Born Lois Jean Gill, the entrepreneur lived as a man, adopting male clothing and hairstyles.

Following an initial backlash to that announcement, Johansson’s reps reportedly got in contact with Bustle and are quoted as saying: “Tell them they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.”

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Scarlett Johansson Denies 'Auditioning' To Be Tom Cruise's Girlfriend

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 28 June 2018

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A former Scientology member claimed to Megyn Kelly that Johansson was one of several actresses to effectively try out to be Cruise's girlfriend.

Scarlett Johansson has vigorously denied a new claim from a former Scientologist that she once ‘auditioned’ to date Tom Cruise after his split from Nicole Kidman.

Brendan Tighe, a former members of the often-controversial Scientology religion, was speaking on NBC’s ‘Megyn Kelly Today’ and said that while he was a member of Cruise’s security unit he came across evidence that a string of actresses who had effectively auditioned to be in a relationship with the Mission: Impossible star after he divorced Kidman in 2001.

Tighe explained that he only saw this evidence because it was accidentally sent to his printer, but that the Lost In Translation actress’s name was the only one he actually recognised.

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Scarlett Johansson's Daughter Thinks She's A Real Life Superhero

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 26 April 2018

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The actress has played Black Widow in the Marvel franchise since 2010

As one of the most prominent females in the Marvel universe, actress Scarlett Johansson is definitely part normal woman, part avenging crusader. However, it seems her three-year-old daughter, Rose has been unable to make the distinction and thinks her mummy is a ‘full-time superhero’.

Scarlett Johansson at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere

Johansson - who has played superhero Black Widow since 2010 and makes another appearance in the character-laden Avengers: Infinity War - has revealed her little girl thinks she’s Black Widow in real life.

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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost at the Los Angeles premiere for 'Avengers: Infinity War'. Following 2015's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Infinity War' is the third film in the series and the nineteenth film in the Marvel film franchise altogether - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 24th April 2018

Scarlett Johansson at the Los Angeles premiere for 'Avengers: Infinity War'. Following 2015's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Infinity War' is the third film in the series and the nineteenth film in the Marvel film franchise altogether - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd April 2018

Scarlett Johansson Blasts James Franco In Impassioned Women's March Speech

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 22 January 2018

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She has since been criticized and branded a hypocrite.

Fierce feminist and big-time supporter of the recent Time's Up movement Scarlett Johansson publicly slammed James Franco during a speech she made at the Women's March in Los Angeles over the weekend for his alleged involvement in a number of sexual assault cases.

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The actress has always been outspoken on women's rights and Saturday's (January 20th 2018) March was no different. Without mentioning his name, she made a barely veiled dig at 'The Disaster Artist' star for his 'abuse of power'.

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Marvel Studios Hoping For 'Black Widow' Movie Release In 2020

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 21 January 2018

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Scarlett Johansson will reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff in the flick.

Following the news that Scarlett Johansson would finally be getting her own 'Black Widow' solo movie within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans turned their attentions to what exactly will be going on in the film, and when it may hit the big screen. Whilst we don't know the ins and outs of the plot, we did find out that Jac Schaeffer ('Blacklist', 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure') would be responsible for putting together the project's screenplay.

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It's apparently not been given the green light just yet, but we know that it's a film fans have been waiting for since Black Widow made her first appearance in 2010's 'Iron Man 2'. Tipped to write the screenplay is Jac Schaeffer.

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The Avengers Must Unite For Their Biggest Battle Yet In 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares to come to a climax as ‘The Avengers’ unite with ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ to stop the evil Thanos. Directed by The Russo Brothers, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ hits cinemas this spring.

After the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Infinity War’ sees The Avengers left broken and divided. Some of them even look different, with Captain America (Chris Evans) sporting a beard and the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) with newly blonde hair.

The Avengers face their biggest threat year in ‘Infinity War’

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Scarlett Johansson arrives at the 2017 American Museum Of Natural History Museum Gala in New York. It's an annual event that brings together various celebrities including actors, fashion icons and TV presenters to benefit the longevity of the AMNH - New York, United States - Friday 1st December 2017

Isle Of Dogs Trailer

Imagine a world without dogs. It hardly bears thinking about, but in this dystopian look at Japan twenty years into the future, all canines have been banned from society after a bout of a dangerous illness called canine flu. Rather than being euthanised, the pooches are being quarantined and moved to Trash Island where they are left to fend for themselves. One group of four-legged friends includes Chief (Bryan Cranston), Rex (Edward Norton), Boss (Bill Murray), Duke (Jeff Goldblum) and King (Bob Balaban), and they are seriously missing life amongst humankind - not to mention food that isn't mouldy and maggot-infested.

Then one day, a young boy named Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin) shows up on the island with a stolen Junior-Turbo Prop XJ750 aircraft searching for his own long lost pet, Spots. It doesn't take him long to win the trust of the island's residents, who agree to help him search for the dog. Of course, back home, he is noticeably missing and his family inform the authorities. Soon they arrive at the island preparing to take him home, but Atari doesn't want to leave without Spots - and his newfound friends won't let him either. As Atari's search takes them further afield, it becomes clear that there is a much darker conspiracy happening in the nation - and that his dog may be being held prisoner somewhere.

The Oscar nominated Wes Anderson ('The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', 'The Darjeeling Limited') returns as the director and writer of a new stop-motion animation 'Isle of Dogs'. His previous collaborators Kunichi Nomura, and Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman ('Mozart in the Jungle') also helped write the story. The film, which features an all-star cast, was originally teased by the filmmaker back in December 2016 when he unveiled the briefest of clips from the movie showing Edward Norton's character Rex.

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Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet at the 2017 Tony Awards held Radio City Music Hall - New York, United States - Monday 12th June 2017

Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of 'Ghost In The Shell' held at AMC Lincoln Square Theater - New York, United States - Wednesday 29th March 2017

Rough Night Trailer

If you decide to marry, your hen do should be an event you only do once and Jess has recruited her best friends to celebrate her upcoming nuptials. Whilst some enjoy a more sedate affair, if Jess's best friend has anything to do with the arrangements, the girls are going to once again party like they're in college.

The five girls start out at a restaurant but soon need a little more excitement and head to a club. Shots are drunk and laughter and dancing fill the night, however the night is cut short when Alice takes a huge tumble on the dancefloor and is momentarily knocked out. Returning to their lavish villa, at the thought of the night almost being at an early end, the group decide to hire a stripper to keep the party mood flowing.

Jess isn't too taken with the 'tacky' idea but soon finds herself participating in the mild debauchery. As Scotty the stripper works the room, Alice finally decides it's her turn to have a little one on one time with the group's latest member and takes a running leap onto the lap of the semi-clothed stripper. As the overeager Alice lands, she knocks Scotty's chair back and he lands awkwardly by the fireplace. The mood in the group turns to panic as they realise the severity of Scotty's condition, Alice has accidentally killed Scott.

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