Scarlett Johansson (Eng. Scarlett Johansson) is an American actress and singer.
She is best known for her collaborations with Woody Allen ("Match Point") and Sofia Coppola ("Lost in Translation"), as well as her role as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series.
Place of Birth. Education. Scarlett Johansson was born on November 22, 1984 in New York. Her father is Karsten Johansson, an architect, a native of Denmark, the son of a Danish writer, screenwriter and director Einer Johansson. Scarlett's mother, Melanie Sloan, comes from a Jewish family with roots in Poland and Belarus. After her parents divorced, Scarlett alternately lived in two cities - in New York, where her father remained, and in Los Angeles.
In 2002, Johansson graduated from high school in the New York borough of Manhattan.
In New York, Scarlett attended the Lee Strasberg acting school from childhood, but she began her acting career in Los Angeles, taking part in 1992 in an off-Broadway production called Sophistry (Sophistry), where she played along with Ethan Hawke.
Film career. Scarlett began acting in films at the age of 9; at the age of 11, she was already playing in tandem with Sean Connery. After the first roles of Scarlett, The Sun newspaper wrote about her that she looked like a "funny pig from a Disney cartoon."
Johansson got her first film role in the film "North" (1994), where she played along with the young Elijah Wood.
Several of her next roles went unnoticed. However, in 1996, Scarlett played her first lead role in Manny & Lo, for which she received a nomination for Best Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards. The role of Grace McLean in Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer, played by Scarlett in 1998, brought the actress her first fame in the United States.
Since then, Johansson has appeared in small roles in films of varying quality, including critically acclaimed The Haunted World (2001) and The Man Who Wasn't There (2001).
In 2003, Scarlett was invited by director Sofia Coppola to the film Lost in Translation. The role of Charlotte in the film brought Johansson recognition on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as a number of awards (including the BAFTA Award for Best Actress) and nominations for prestigious film awards (Golden Globe nomination for Best Performer in a Comedy or Musical). In the same year, Johansson released the film "Girl with a Pearl Earring": Scarlett plays the role of Grit, the servant of the Dutch painter Jan Vermeer, for which she receives a Golden Globe nomination the same year, but already as the best actress in a drama, and BAFTA.
In 2004, Johansson was invited to the American Film Academy, whose members vote annually to award the Oscar. In the same year, for her role in the low-budget film A Love Song for Bobby Long, the actress received her third Golden Globe Award nomination.
In 2005, Scarlett starred in two radically different films: Michael Bay's big-budget cloning-themed sci-fi thriller The Island, and Woody Allen's intimate story Match Point. The second film turned out to be much more successful for her career. Woody Allen's "Match Point" was selected for the out-of-competition program of the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, received many positive critical reviews in the press, collected almost $ 80 million at the box office on a typical Woody Allen budget of 15 million, and also brought Scarlett a fourth nomination for the award. Golden Globe.
In 2006-2007, several films were released in which Scarlett Johansson played. First of all, this is Woody Allen's second London project with her participation called "Sensation", where Scarlett plays the comedic role of an American student who starts an affair with an English aristocrat (played by Australian actor Hugh Jackman). In the fall of 2006, Brian De Palma's noir thriller The Black Dahlia was released - a crime story that revolves around the real-life murder of young actress Elizabeth Short in Hollywood in the 1940s. We can also note two film adaptations that were released in the same period: the first - "The Nanny Diaries" (2007), where the actress plays the heroine of the book of the same name by Nikola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin; the second is an adaptation of Christopher Priest's book The Prestige (2006) directed by Christopher Nolan.
In 2008, Scarlett starred in the historical drama The Other Boleyn Girl with Natalie Portman and Eric Bana, where she played Mary Boleyn, sister of the famous Anne Boleyn, who competes with her for the heart and bed of King Henry VIII of the Tudor dynasty.
After playing Russian special agent Natasha Romanova in Iron Man 2 in 2010, Johansson agreed to take part in the sequel to Iron Man, The Avengers, which was released in 2012.
The actress's mother, Melanie Sloan, has been her daughter's manager since her debut at the age of nine. In November 2009, Scarlett fired Sloane and hired famous Hollywood agent Rick Yorn (Pete Yorn's brother), who works with Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz.
Actress Scarlett Johansson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The grand opening of the star with the name of the artist took place in California on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
In 2015 and 2016, Johansson played Black Widow again in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. Both films have grossed over $1.4 billion, making them the top-grossing films of all time.
In 2017, Johansson played the cyborg Motoko Kusanagi in the Rupert Sanders-directed sci-fi action film Ghost in the Shell, based on Masamune Shiro's 1992 manga of the same name.
On August 16, 2018, Scarlett Johansson topped the ranking of the highest paid actresses of the year according to Forbes magazine. In 12 months she earned $40.5 million
Musical career. On May 20, 2008, Johansson made her debut as a vocalist on her first album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, which included a cover version of songs by Tom Waits. In September 2009, the album Break Up was released, which she recorded with Pete Yorn in 2006.
Awards. Winner of the BAFTA Award (2004) for Best Actress in Lost in Translation (2003) and the Tony Award (2010) for Best Supporting Actress in a Play, View from the Bridge. In 2014 she was awarded the "Honorary Cesar Award".
In 2023, she was nominated for an Oscar film award in two categories at once: "Best Actress" for the film "Marriage historyand "Best Supporting Actress" for the film "Jojo Rabbit".
Personal life. On May 5, 2008, Johansson announced her engagement to Ryan Reynolds. On September 28, 2008, the couple got married in the mountain resort of Tofino near Vancouver. On December 14, 2010, their divorce was announced.
October 1, 2014 Scarlett married a second time to journalist Romain Dauriac, whom she met 2 years before the wedding. On September 4, 2014, their daughter Rose Dorothy Doriak was born. In the summer of 2016, they broke up. In March 2017, Scarlett initiated divorce proceedings. On September 12, 2017, their divorce was formalized.
In December 2017, it was confirmed that Johansson was dating the comedian and writer of the program. saturday night live,