Scarlett Johansson: biography
Scarlett Johansson, a charming Hollywood star, starred in dozens of wonderful films. Her acting work in the films "Lost in Translation", "Girl with a Pearl Earring", "Match Point" and many others were highly appreciated by the viewers and critics. Scarlett got a lot of prestigious film awards. And also talented Johansson was noted as a model and a singer.
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York in November 1984. She had a friendly and large family. Her father Karsten Johansson was an architect, and his mother Melanie Sloan was a housewife. Scarlett’s grandfather Einer Johansson was a famous Danish writer, director, and screenwriter. And his mother had Jewish, Polish and Belarusian roots.
In the family, five children grew up: Karsten's son from the previous marriage - Christian, and four common children. In addition to Christian, Scarlett had an elder brother Adrian and a sister Vanessa, as well as her twin brother Hunter.
The girl was named after Scarlett O'Hara from the book "Gone with the Wind". The children were interested in art since childhood. One day, the parents took all the kids and went to an advertising casting. But the director liked only the elder Adrian. At the casting, Scarlett Johansson for the first time saw the camera and the process of shooting. She was so pleased that she decided to become an actress.
Fortunately, the mother supported her child. And when Scarlett was 8 years old, she took her to Manhattan to school at the famous theater University of Lee Strasberg. They quickly noted the talented girl and sent to the group for talented children. But there the young actress studied not very long. In half a year, teachers understood that they had nothing to teach this talented blond girl. Therefore, they sent her to the group for adults.
The girl’s parents decided to divorce. Scarlett took this news very painfully. The myth of a happy and friendly family collapsed. Later, when she became a star, the actress repeatedly shared memories of the pain she had experienced. After the divorce, the girl lived in two cities. She visited her mother in Los Angeles and spent time with her father in her native New York.
The school of acting skills brought results. The creative biography of Scarlett Johansson began at the age of 8. The girl made her debut in the play "Sophist". A year later she appeared in the cinema. Then the newspaper "The Sun" wrote that the girl looks like a funny Disney pig.
The director of the first film of Scarlett Johansson - Rob Reiner - later shared that he was much surprised by the serious approach of the 9-year-old girl to work. Starring in the film "North", she looked like an adult woman, who has a lot of experience in her life. Sometimes Reiner thought that before him was not a girl, but "a middle-aged lady." Perhaps, Scarlett grew up quickly because of her parents’ divorce.
Her first serious role the actress got in 1996 when she was 11 years old. In the movie "Manny & Lo," she played Amanda. A year later, the film "The Horse Whisperer" with her participation was released. For work in the first film, Scarlett Johansson was awarded the Independent Spirit Awards. And the second project brought her wide popularity in America. This is a touching film, which tells of the girl who lost her leg.
13-year-old Scarlet played so deeply that even Robert Redford noted her, with whom she worked. He was struck by the maturity of the character and the "adulthood" of a very young girl. The drama “The Horse Whisperer” summed up the "childhood" period of the actress’s film biography.
Then there were such films as "The Man Who Wasn't There", "Ghost World" and several other films. Although, they were not successful but helped the young actress to gain experience and skill. And in 2003, after the release of the film "Lost in Translation" by Sofia Coppola, Scarlett Johansson woke up famous. The girl was awarded the prestigious BAFTA and nominated for a number of famous film awards.
It was a turning point in her career. In the same year, Scarlett Johansson received the second BAFTA award and the Golden Globe nomination for the best dramatic role in the film "Girl with a Pearl Earring". She played a housemaid of the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. The third nomination for "Golden Globe" came to the actress in 2004th. She received the Award for a low-budget film "A Love Song for Bobby Long".
In 2005, Scarlett Johansson starred in the fantastic action movie "The Island", which became popular, although the box office fees were lower than expected. It is noteworthy that the director Michael Bay suggested it was because the actress wasn’t very popular. Scarlett remembered the film because of the scandal with Bay because of different visions of the bed scene. Nevertheless, the film is watched with pleasure by viewers all over the world.
For work in the dramatic thriller "Match Point", released in the same 2005, Scarlett Johansson received the Golden Globe. The work with the great Woody Allen made her a famous Hollywood star.
In 2006-2007, several films starring Scarlett Johansson were released. The comedy "Scoop" was the most popular. This is the second project of the actress with Woody Allen. Here she played in along with the Australian star Hugh Jackman.
In the same period, the thriller-noir "The Black Dahlia" was released. This is a criminal story by Brian De Palma based on real events. It tells about the murder of the young Hollywood actress Elizabeth. In addition to Scarlett Johansson there appeared Hilary Swank, Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart. Critics and viewers praised the film.
After several projects, the actress became popular again. The reason was the film "The Other Boleyn Girl." Such films as "Iron Man 2" and "The Avengers" were also successful. From recent works of Scarlett Johansson, such films as "Hail, Caesar!" and "The Jungle Book" released in 2016, should be mentioned.
In the first film, the comedy "Hail, Caesar!" she starred in a brilliant tandem with George Clooney and Josh Brolin. And in Disney's adaptation of the famous novel by Rudyard Kipling, the actress voiced the snake Kaa.
In 2016, another remarkable project, the superhero action movie "Captain America: Civil War” was released. Here Scarlett Johansson starred with famous her colleagues Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Paul Bettany. She perfectly starred among the Avengers familiar to the viewer.
The Hollywood actress has her own star at the "Walk of Fame". It appeared in May 2012. And in the spring of 2014, Scarlett Johansson received the award of the French film academy "Cesar" from the hands of Quentin Tarantino.
For those people who have never heard how the actress Scarlett Johansson sings, there is a great opportunity to enjoy her voice. The singer created the band "The Singles" and immediately presented her first single "Candy" to the public. According to her, it’s a pop- and dance song in the style of the 1980s of the 20th century.
When creating her band, Scarlett Johansson looked at other popular bands, such as "Bangles", "Grimes" and "Go-Go". She really liked the irony in their compositions. Therefore, the singer decided that the musical direction of her band will be the same.
As a singer, Scarlett Johansson made her debut in 2008, and in the same year, she released her first album. The second album appeared in 2009 in collaboration with Pete Jorn. The third album- "The Singles" – was released in 2015.
Scarlett Johansson is a media person and her personal life is always under the watchful eye of the press. The star has repeatedly stated that she appreciates faithfulness and believes in true love. At the same time, she admits that all people are polygamous. In 2001, a photo of the 17-year-old actress with the musician Jack Antonoff appeared. It was the first relations of the star that were published. But it lasted less than a year.
In 2004, Scarlett Johansson met Josh Hartnett on the set of the "The Black Dahlia". This relationship lasted longer - two years. Since then, the personal life of Scarlett Johansson is discussed in yellow publications regularly. They talked about her romantic relationship with Benicio Del Toro and Jared Leto, although the star herself did not confirm this information.
In mid-2007, the Hollywood actress met the Canadian Ryan Reynolds. From the very beginning, both actors realized that their meeting was not accidental. And six months later Reynolds made an offer to his girlfriend. In the autumn of 2008, they got married.
After the wedding, the newlyweds settled in a cozy house in Los Angeles. For two years they lived in love, mutual understanding, and harmony. But then both began to understand that their feelings are gradually cooling down. The two stars had different working schedules. They could see each other less and less often in their house. Finally, they broke up.
In 2011, after the divorce with Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson started relations with Sean Penn. She did not hide that this is a relationship.
In the same year, there was a big scandal. Someone hacked her smartphone and posted naked photos of Scarlett Johansson. Her pictures in their underwear and without it were discussed by everyone. But it seems that this scandal damaged the reputation of the actress. Before that, she already appeared in the men's magazine "Maxim".
And in 2012, the media started talking about the relations of the star with the journalist Romain Dauriac. The couple met through the tattoo master Fusi. Contrary to many expectations, this relationship proved to be strong.
Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac planned a wedding ceremony for January 2014, but the celebration had to be postponed because of the pregnancy of the actress. In September 2014, their daughter Rose Dorothy was born. And in October of the same year, the couple finally got married.
The Hollywood star has a huge army of fans. Scarlett Johansson’s body, her charming smile, appearance, height and age cause admiration of the fans. Many people find it cute, that she is left-handed.
Recently it became known that Scarlett Johansson got rid of silicone implants. Today experts and fashion legislators loudly started talking about other canons of beauty. Naturalness is welcome. The star decided to be trendy. But she is still sexy and charming.
Each new image the actress chooses causes excitement among fans. Red, black, blonde - any hair color and haircut suit her. For example, in the movie "Captain America", Scarlett Johansson had straightened red hair. In the melodrama "The Prestige" she looks surprisingly good with blond curls. And for "The Avengers" the star dyed her hair in a dark chestnut color.
Scarlett Johansson today
In September 2017, fans learned about the divorce of Scarlett and Romain. The spouses decided to break up without excessive hype, the press learned about this only after the registration of all documents.
Later it became known that the 32-year-old actress has new relations. Her boyfriend was the 35-year-old TV personality and actor Colin Jost. According to the paparazzi, the couple spends a lot of time together.
- 1994 – “North”
- 1996 - "Manny & Lo"
- 1998 - "The Horse Whisperer"
- 2003 - "Lost in Translation"
- 2003 - "The Girl with the Pearl Earring"
- 2004 - "A Love Song for Bobby Long"
- 2005 – “Match Point”
- 2005 - "The Island"
- 2014 - "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
- 2016 - "Captain America: Civil War”
- 2016 - "Hail, Caesar!"
- 2008 - "Anywhere I Lay My Head"
- 2009 - "Break Up"
- 2015 – “The Singles”