Scarlett Johansson (who is Scarlett Johansson?)

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Scarlett Johansson is an American actress and singer born on November 22, 1984, in Manhattan, New York City. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses and has garnered multiple accolades throughout her career, including a Tony Award and a British Academy Film Award, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards.

Early Life and Education

Johansson was born to Karsten Olaf Johansson, an architect originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, and Melanie Sloan, a producer. She has an older sister, Vanessa, who is also an actress, an older brother, Adrian, and a twin brother, Hunter. Johansson has described herself as Jewish; she holds both American and Danish citizenship.

From a young age, Johansson demonstrated an interest in the performing arts. She attended and graduated from Professional Children's School in Manhattan, which prepares students for careers in theater, film, and television.

Career Beginnings

Johansson's film debut was at the age of nine in the movie "North" (1994). She gained early recognition for her role in "Manny & Lo" (1996), which garnered her a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female. Her first leading role came with "The Horse Whisperer" (1998) directed by Robert Redford, and she followed it with a critically acclaimed performance in "Ghost World" (2001).

Mainstream Success

Johansson's transition to adult roles came with "Lost in Translation" (2003) for which she won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress. She was also praised for her role in the period drama "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (2003).

In 2010, Johansson debuted as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with "Iron Man 2," a role she reprised in numerous Marvel films, turning her into an international box-office draw.

Notable Works and Performances

  • Lost in Translation (2003): Johansson's performance was highly praised and solidified her ability to portray deep and complex characters.
  • Match Point (2005): Directed by Woody Allen, the film further established her as a talented actress.
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008): Another collaboration with Woody Allen that was well-received.
  • Her (2013): A voice-over performance that showcased her range and ability to evoke emotion purely through her voice.
  • Under the Skin (2013): A science fiction film where she plays an otherworldly seductress, a role that garnered critical acclaim.
  • Marriage Story (2019) and Jojo Rabbit (2019): Both films earned her Academy Award nominations in the same year for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively.

Theater Work

Johansson won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut in "A View from the Bridge" in 2010.

Singing Career

Aside from acting, Johansson has pursued a singing career, releasing albums such as "Anywhere I Lay My Head" (2008) and "Break Up" with Pete Yorn (2009).

Personal Life

Johansson has been married three times: to Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds (2008-2011), French businessman Romain Dauriac (2014-2017), with whom she has a daughter, and to "Saturday Night Live" co-head writer Colin Jost (married in 2020).

Business Ventures and Activism

She is known for her involvement in various charitable organizations and her endorsement deals, including being a brand ambassador for several luxury brands. Additionally, Johansson has stood up for issues including women's rights and has been involved in controversies, most notably those regarding her roles and statements in Hollywood diversity and representation debates.

For more detailed information on Scarlett Johansson's work and career, you may want to refer to her filmography on IMDb or her official profiles on social platforms.

This overview includes the highlights of Scarlett Johansson's career and life up to early 2023, as developments may have occurred beyond this timeframe.

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