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.
Forbes’ lists detailing the earnings of the highest paid male and female actors in the world show how wide the gender pay gap in the film industry is, with the top 10 male actors making 119% more than their female counterparts.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named as the highest paid female actor in the world in Forbes’ 2015 list. Lawrence made $52 million over the past year, pre-tax and fees. Whilst Lawrence’s grand fortune is certainly something to be marvelled at, the list and its counterpart for male actors show the extent of the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named the world's highest paid female actor.
Continue reading: Top 10 Highest Paid Male Actors Make 119% More Than Top 10 Female Actors
Scarlett Johansson wax portrait - The unveiling of the Scarlett Johansson wax portrait at Madame Tussauds New York in Times Square. at Madame Tussauds New York,, Madame Tussauds, Times Square - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 30th July 2015
Johansson has won many plaudits for her portrayal of Black Widow in the Marvel movies, but admits she had no interest in comic books as a child.
Scarlett Johansson, one of the many stars of recent blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron, has revealed that she had no interest in superheroes or comic books as a child.
She’s had starring roles in three of the Marvel universe franchises – Iron Man, Captain America and Avengers – portraying Black Widow, but apparently “never read comics” when she was growing up. However, she also says that she learned to enjoy them through acting her part, and being able to put her own spin on the superhero character.
In a new interview with Stylist magazine, the 30 year old actress admitted that “superheroes weren't my thing growing up. I watched movies and read a lot but I never read comics.”
Continue reading: Marvel Star Scarlett Johansson Admits She "Never Read Comics" Growing Up
Charlize Theron has no interested in directing, preferring to stay in front of the camera so she has "somebody to blame" if things go horribly wrong.
Charlize Theron has no desire to step behind the camera - at least not any time soon. Theron was interviewed at the L.A. premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road on Thursday night (7th May) and claimed she enjoys not having to take on the full responsibility of directing.
Charlize Theron at the L.A. Mad Max: Fury Road premiere.
Captain America will be joined by Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye and a whole host of others in 'Captain America: Civil War'.
Marvel has announced the cast of Captain America: Civil War and it looks like pretty much everyone from the Avengers world will return alongside Chris Evans as Steve Rogers. The news was announced by Marvel on Thursday (7th May).
Chris Evans' Captain America will lead the Avengers team in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Continue reading: 'Captain America: Civil War': Marvel Announces Cast & Plot Synopsis
Is anyone really surprised?
Surprise, surprise – The Avengers: Age of Ultron has easily topped the box office this weekend. Not only that, but with $187,7 million earned over the Friday-Sunday period, Age of Ultron also became the second biggest movie opening. Ever. In movie history. EVER.
Scarlett Johansson stars as Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Also, guess which movie had the biggest opening. No, really. Guess. I’ll help you out. It was The Avengers, in 2012, with $207 million. That one went on to earn over $1,5 billion worldwide. The moral of the story is that Marvel wins yet again.
SNL stumbled through its first episode back from hiatus.
After a two-week hiatus, SNL clearly needs to find its footing again – the sketches were only moderately good, and we may have laughed at about half of it. Thankfully, there was Scarlett Johansson to host and guest star and generally make the whole thing a little less awkward.
Scarlett Johansson's SNL episode: not as awkward as it could have been.
First of all, there was the monologue, which was... well, bearable. It takes a lot of charisma to make the line “I guess I’m officially a MILF... mother in lots of films” work, but the Avengers: Age of Ultron star has buckets of it anyway. Charisma, I mean.
Continue reading: Age of Meh: Scarlett Johansson Hosts SNL
American actress Scarlett Johansson, who has recently starred in the Marvel blockbuster movie 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron' was snapped as she arrived to the 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 27th April 2015
Avengers star Scarlett Johansson talks parenthood and marriage in a new interview.
As one of the most famous actresses in the world, Scarlett Johansson is used to an exciting, fast-paced life in the world of celebrity, but in a new interview with Parade Magazine, she reveals her biggest joy is spending time with her baby daughter Rose Dorothy.
Scarlett Johansson attends the UK premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron
She told the magazine, "When I’m just hanging out with her and we’re doing silly stuff and if I make her laugh, the feeling of joy I have is explosive. If I can make her laugh and she gets a big smile on her face, that’s pretty much it. If only you could actually bottle that and carry it around."
Continue reading: Scarlett Johansson On The Joy Of Being A Mother
Following the noticeable lack of strong female characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 'Age of Ultron' addresses the problem. Twice.
One of the complaints about the first 'Avengers' movie was the lack of character development for the women, so writer-director Joss Whedon changed this in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'.
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'
Scarlett Johansson's character Natasha (aka Black Widow) has the most engaging story arc this time. "It's nice to have substantial material," says Johansson. "The character is finally ready to make active choices in her life, and it's not great timing!"
Continue reading: 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Puts Women In The Frame
'Avengers' actors Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans have apologised for jokingly calling Black Widow a slut during a recent interview.
Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans have apologised for the derogatory remarks they made about Black Widow, the character Scarlett Johansson plays in the Avengers film franchise, in a recent interview with a UK entertainment website.
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Continue reading: Jeremy Renner & Chris Evans Apologise For Calling Black Widow "A Slut"
Marvel fans will love the action mayhem in this Avengers sequel, but everyone else will vividly feel the fatigue that has descended over this franchise. After the bright spark of originality in last summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, we're back to the same tired formula involving terrific actors battling for screen time in between gratuitous, brutal action sequences that are so digitally animated that they're technically cartoons.
The film opens in the middle of the action as Captain America (Chris Evans) leads Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner) to recapture an Asgardian sceptre. Tony then discovers that the sceptre could be useful for Ultron, his artificial intelligence project to create a global peacekeeping force. But this goes badly wrong as Ultron (James Spader) springs to life and decides instead to obliterate humanity to make space for his population of smart machines. So the team races from America to Africa, Korea and Eastern Europe, facing off against Ultron and his super-powered twin cohorts Pietro and Wanda (Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen), who of course defect to the Avengers. They also get help from a human-computer entity called The Vision (Paul Bettany).
Yes, there are a lot of characters in this film, and writer-director Joss Whedon is exceptionally good at giving each of them something to do, both dramatically and in the thick of the action. These brief moments of humour and emotional depth are what make the movie enjoyable, giving the solid actors some meaty material to play with.
Continue reading: Avengers: Age of Ultron Review
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' stars Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo (who play Natasha Romanoff and Bruce Banner respectively) talk about relationships between not only the actors, but also their characters, particularly the romance between Black Widow and The Hulk, in a press interview.
Date of birth
22nd November, 1984