Biography of Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the films “Lost in Translation”, “Nanny Diaries”, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”, “Avengers”, “Hitchcock” and “Lucy”.


Scarlett Johansson was born in New York in 1884. Acting career she began as a child, at the age of 13, the role in the film “The Horse Charmer” brought her the recognition of critics. The next successes were roles in the films “Lost in Translation”, “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, “Nanny Diaries”, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and mega-hit “Avengers”. In 2012, Johansson starred in the film about the famous director of horror Alfred Hitchcock. As a singer, Johansson released her first album in 2008 with musician Pete Jorn.

Early years

Actress Scarlett Johansson was born on November 22, 1984 in New York. Her grandfather,

a native of Denmark, was a screenwriter and director, her mother worked as a producer, and her father an architect.

Interest Johansson to acting skills appeared in early childhood. At the age of 8 she appeared in an off-Broadway production with Ethan Hawke. Scarlett entered Manhattan’s Professional Acting School, a private institution known for graduates like Carrie Fisher, Rita Moreno and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The musical theater was one of Johansson’s hobbies during his studies.

In the school years there was a film debut of a young actress in the film “North” with Elijah Wood. Her first important role was two years later in the dramatic comedy “Manny and Lo”. Johansson’s twin brother, Hunter, also appeared in the film. Scarlett attracted even more attention of critics in 1998 in the film “The Horse Exhorter,” starring Robert Redford and Christine Scott Thomas. The role of the heroine Grace Macklin won many fans, including the director of Robert Redford’s film.

Career takeoff

After graduating from the acting school in 2002, Johansson

soon became one of Hollywood’s most promising actresses. She played two main roles in 2003, for which she received awards. In the film “The difficulties of translation” she plays the role of a woman who came to Tokyo and started a relationship with a man much older than her. The actress also perfectly played the role of a servant to the famous artist Jan Vermeer in the film “A Girl with a Pearl Earring”.

After the first success in the movie, Johansson took part in many more projects. She worked with director Brian De Palma in the criminal thriller “Black Orchid” in 2006, and also tried herself in the comedy “Nanny Diaries” in 2007. Scarlett appeared in several films directed by Woody Allen, including “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”. She played an American on vacation in Spain with a girlfriend who was drawn into a tangled romantic story with the artist and his ex-wife.

Continuation of success

At the same time Johansson mastered a new area of ​​her talent. She teamed up with Pete Jorn to create a collaborative album in 2007. In 2009, finally released their album “Break Up”, for which the talented Scarlett wrote several tracks. “I sing my whole life.” When I was a kid, I wanted to be on Broadway, “she told New York magazine. In 2008 Johansson released her first album “Anywhere I Lay My Head”, which turned out to be a commercial failure.

Johansson soon threw a new challenge to her career. In 2009, she made her debut on Broadway in the revival of the drama “A View from the Bridge opposite Liev Schrieber” by Arthur Miller. The actress received positive reviews for her convincing role of Katherine – a teenage girl, who was brought up by her aunt and uncle. For her work in the series, Johansson won the Tony Award.

Scarlett Johansson played Black Widow – villain in “Iron Man 2” with Robert Downey Jr. and Mickey Rourke. This film has become one of the main blockbusters of the summer.

While her personal life was in the headlines, the actress starred in a number of films. She finished shooting in the dramatic comedy Cameron Crowe “We bought the zoo” with Matt Damon, in 2012 Scarlett appeared in the film “The Avengers.” In the same year Johansson played a character from real life – movie star Genet Lee in the movie “Hitchcock.” The film shows the life of director Alfred Hitchcock during the filming of the classic horror film “Psychosis”.

Personal life

Johansson married Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds in September 2008 in British Columbia, Canada. The couple together bought a house in Los Angeles, but two years later in December 2010, the couple filed for divorce.

After the divorce from Reynolds, Scarlett met with actor Sean Penn. The couple went to Mexico for the wedding of actress Reese Witherspoon in March 2011.

In September 2013, the actress’s agent confirmed that she is engaged to the journalist Romain Doriac. The pair met from the end of 2012. And on September 4, 2014, Johansson and Doriak announced the birth of their little daughter, Rose.

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Biography of Scarlett Johansson