Scarlett Johansson is American actress, model, and singer well-known around the world for her numerous movie roles and photo-shoots for different magazines. Scarlett Johansson net worth is known to be very high as she has had a successful career with four nominations for best actress in Golden Globe Awards for her roles in hit movies, Lost in Translation (2003), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) and Match Point (2005). A general bio of the talented actress and model is given below.
Scarlett Johansson career as an actress began when she was just nine years old. She starred in the fantasy comedy North (1994), her debut movie. She began to get noticed in the film industry after getting roles in movies like The Horse Whisperer (1998) and Ghost World (2001). Scarlett Johansson net worth rose when she shifted to performances in adult roles in movies like Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) and Lost in Translation (2003). She won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Charlotte in the movie Lost in Translation.
Scarlett Johansson is also a successful model and a singer. She is considered one of Hollywood’s modern sex symbols with frequently appearing in published lists of the sexiest women in the world.
Early Life and Education
Scarlett Johansson was born on November 22, 1984, in Manhattan, New York. Her full name is Scarlett Ingrid Johansson. She was born to father, Karsten Johansson, and mother, Melanie Sloan. Her father is originally from Copenhagen, Denmark and works as an architect. Her mother is a producer from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx with ancestors from Poland. Scarlett Johansson other family member includes her older sister, Vanessa who is also an actress, her older brother, Adrian and a twin brother, Hunter who appeared with her in the film Manny & Lo (1996). She also has an older half-brother from her father’s first marriage named Christian. She holds passports and citizenship of both United States and Denmark.
Scarlett Johansson family was not that rich when she was growing up. She attended an elementary school in Greenwich Village; Manhattan called PS 41, along with her twin brother. She attended Professional Children’s School in Manhattan for her theatrical training and graduated from there in 2002.
Scarlett Johansson acting career started from her childhood days. Her mother used to take her to auditions. She finally made her film debut at the early age of nine in the fantasy comedy North (1994). She then got small roles in movies, Just Cause (1995) and Lucy Fell (1996). It was her role of Amanda in Manny & Lo (1996) that made her famous with positive reviews and a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female. Her next big break came for her performance in the film The Horse Whisperer (1998). For her role in this movie, she received a nomination for the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress. Scarlett Johansson movies from the year 1999 to 2002 include My Brother the Pig, and There Eight Legged Freaks. Her performance in the 2001’s Ghost World is considered to be her break-out role which transitioned her from teen roles to adult. The movies film Lost in Translation (2003) and Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) established her as a successful adult actress. Her role in the movie Lost in Translation (2003) was her most successful role till now for which she won the BAFTA Award and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She received nominations from a number of film critic organizations, including the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Chicago Film Critics Association.
The year 2004 was a busy year for her. Scarlett Johansson movies were numbered to five in the year 2004 alone. They were The Perfect Score, A Love Song for Bobby Long, A Good Woman, and In Good Company. She was also invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2004. For her role in the movie A Love Song for Bobby Long, she received a third Golden Globe for Best Actress nomination.
Scarlett Johansson role in movie Match Point (2005) was well received and for that role, she earned her fourth Golden Globe nomination and one from the Chicago Film Critics Association, for Best Supporting Actress. She also starred in numerous movies during the year 2005 to 2007 like The Island (2005), The Prestige (2006), and so on. In 2008, Johansson starred in The Other Boleyn Girl and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She later appeared in the role of a yoga instructor in the movie He’s Just Not That Into You (2009) and played the famous Marvel Comics character Natalia Romanova/Natasha Romanoff, aka “The Black Widow” in Iron Man 2 (2010). She played the role of a zookeeper in the family film We Bought a Zoo (2011). She reprised the role of Natasha Romanoff in The Avengers (2012). Also in 2012, Johansson was cast in Don Jon opposite of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In 2013, she voiced the character Samantha in the film Her and portrayed a role of an alien in the film Under the Skin. She reprised her role as Black Widow in the sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and starred in the film Chef (2014). She also starred in the science fiction action Lucy in the same year. She again played Black Widow in Avengers and Captain America and is expected to play the character in Avengers: Infinity War scheduled for release in 2018 and the untitled sequel scheduled for 2019. Scarlett Johansson net worth has risen over the years because of her reprising role of Black Widow in the successful Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As a singer, Scarlett Johansson has released studio albums till now. Her first album entitled Anywhere I Lay My Head was released on May 20, 2008. Her second album, entitled Break Up was released on September 8, 2009. Besides this, she has also sung various other cover songs and movie soundtracks. In 2012, she added her voice to a track entitled “Before My Time” which was used as the end credits of the climate documentary Chasing Ice. The song received a nomination from the Academy Awards in the “Best Original Song” category.
Scarlett Johansson was the Global Ambassador for the aid and development agency Oxfam from 2005 to 2014. She carried out numerous social service works to alleviate global poverty.