Scarlett Johansson

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Big Apple native Scarlett Johansson has a twin brother and two older siblings. She attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, a school devoted to furthering "The Method" of Stanislavski, the Russian drama coach who had the greatest influence on performance in twentieth-century theater and film.

At the age of eight, Scarlett appeared in Sophistry, an off-Broadway play. She made her film debut as play Laura in Rob Reiner's North (1994), then played Kate, Sean Connery's daughter in Just Cause (1995). In 1996 she received critical acclaim for her work as a young girl who escapes a foster home with her elder sister in the film Manny and Lo (1996).

She appeared on the television pilot The Client for CBS and has been a guest on many talk shows.

In 1998 her breakout role came, playing a teen who is emotionally traumatized after being thrown from her horse in The Horse Whisperer (1998). The film was directed by Robert Redford, who also starred in the film. Her performance earned her a Hollywood Reporter Young Star award.

She has since won Best Supporting Actress at the Toronto Film Festival for her work in Ghost World (2001), Best Actress for Lost in Translation (2003) from the Boston Society of Film Critics, and has received five nominations for Golden Globe awards — including for Lost in Translation and Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003).

Some of her films include The Other Boleyn Girl (2010), He's Just Not That Into You (2010), Iron Man 2 (2010) and We Bought a Zoo (2011). She also reprised her role as Black Widow for the blockbuster The Avengers (2012). She starred in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's comedy flick Don Jon(2013). More recently, she starred in Under the Skin (2014), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Chef (2014). She also starred in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). She was seen in Hail, Caesar!(2016) and provided the voice of Kaa the snake in The Jungle Book (2016).

She returned to play Black Widow in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Black Widow (2021).

She played the lead in the sci-fi drama Ghost in the Shell (2017), but the movie bombed at the box office, losing a considerable amount of money.

Scarlett went on to appear in two movies that premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival: Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit and Netflix's Marriage Story (2019). She received Oscar and BAFTA nominations for both: Best Actress for Marriage Story and Best Supporting Actress for Jojo Rabbit. She also received a 2020 Golden Globe nomination for Marriage Story, but lost out to Renée Zellweger, who won for the Judy Garland biopic, Judy.

In September 2008, Scarlett and actor Ryan Reynolds were married, but just over two years later, on December 14, 2010, they announced that the marriage was over. In 2010, Scarlett was involved in a scandal when nude photos were leaked from her cell phone. She later revealed that she had taken the photos for her then-husband Ryan Reynolds several years before they were leaked.

Scarlett married French journalist Romain Dauriac on October 1, 2014, but filed for divorce in March 2017. The two have a daughter named Rose, who was born August 30, 2014. In October 2020 she married Saturday Night Live star Colin Jost. They have a son named Cosmo who was born August 2021.

Bio photo 2019 by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney.


North Star (2023)
Asteroid City (2023)
Sing 2 (2021)
Black Widow (2020)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Marriage Story (Netflix) (2019)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Rough Night (2017)
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Sing (2016)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
The Jungle Book (2016)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Chef (2014)
Lucy (2014)
Don Jon (2013)
Under the Skin (2012)
The Avengers (2012)
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
The Nanny Diaries (2007)
The Prestige (2006)
Scoop (2006)
The Black Dahlia (2006)
A Good Woman (2006)
Match Point (2006)
The Island (2005)
In Good Company (2005)
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2005)
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) (voice)
The Perfect Score (2004)
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Lost in Translation (2003)
Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
An American Rhapsody (2001)
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Ghost World (2001)
My Brother the Pig (1999)
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Home Alone 3 (1997)
Manny and Lo (1996)
If Lucy Fell (1996)
Just Cause (1995)
North (1994)