Scarlett Johansson is one of the most popular actresses in the world. She is known for roles like Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and many more.
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Scarlett Ingrid Johansson has Danish, Swedish, and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. She has been married to Ryan Reynolds between 2008 and 2011, Romain Dauriac between 2014 and 2017, and Colin Jost since 2020. She is a mother of two.
Scarlett Johansson showed an interest in acting since she was a child. When she was 9, she made her professional debut in the film North in 1994. She got other minor roles in Just Cause in 1995 and If Lucy Fell in 1996. Her first leading role came in 1996 in Manny & Lo, and she received positive reviews from the critics who pointed out her charisma. 1998 saw her act in The Horse Whisperer, which showcased her great acting ability for her age. 2001 saw a breakout role in the film Ghost World, which hit cult status.
Johansson made a transition to adult roles in 2003 with two films, Lost in Translation and Girl with a Pearl Earring. These films received significant acclaim, particularly for Johansson’s performance that she managed despite being very young. The films cemented her status as a versatile artist, helping her get varied roles in other films. In 2005, she was cast in Match Point, a Woody Allen drama. She began appearing in both popular and more artistic films, including Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2008, and films like The Spirit, a pulpy superhero movie. In addition, Scarlett Johansson appeared in dramas, comedies, action films, sci-fi fare, and more.
In 2010, Scarlett Johanssen was introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Natasha Romanoff or Black Widow. Her character received immediate attention. Black Widow became part of the core cast for the Avengers film and its sequels, also appearing in films centered on other characters. Finally, 2021 saw the release of her long-awaited solo film, Black Widow.
The actress kept pursuing other roles. Her role voicing Samantha in Her was widely acclaimed. She appeared in Chef, Lucy, Hail, Caesar!, Ghost in the Shell, Rough Night, Marriage Story, and more, continuing the trend of combining dramas, action films, and sci-fi options. Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit got Johansson a lot of critical acclaim.
Johansson is the highest-paid actress in the world. She has received over 230 award nominations and 138 wins, including a British Academy Film Award, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards nominations. In addition, she has her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is also one of the highest-grossing box office stars.
Scarlett Johansson wrote some of her lines for the MCU films.
The actress recently sued Disney due to their decision to release Black Widow on streaming platforms and the impact this could have on her pay for the film.
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