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Scarlett Johansson has been a big name in the entertainment industry as a whole for the better part of three decades. When celebrities are so popular and talked about all the time, sometimes we forget exactly what brought them to prominence in the first place. Scarlett Johansson has been around in Hollywood for a long time now and is one of the highest-paid actresses and has one of the most impressive careers in the industry.
We decided to brush up on Scarlett’s career and accomplishments, so keep reading to learn more about the blonde bombshell. So here’s everything you need to know about her, from her net worth, to her biography and much more:
Scarlett Johansson’s net worth is estimated at $165 million as of 2022. She was named the #1 highest-paid actress in 2018, earning $40 million between salaries and endorsements. She maintained the title in 2019, earning $55 million. About half of her net worth can be attributed to her work with Marvel Studios and her role as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow.
Scarlet Ingrid Johansson was born in Manhattan, New York City, on November 22, 1984. She attended Public School 41, an elementary school in Greenwich Village. She was interested in performing from an early age, putting in song-and-dance routines for her family. Johansson grew up loving musical theatre and jazz, and her parents supported her, enrolling her in dance classes and acting lessons. Her parents enrolled her at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City and allowed her to begin auditioning for commercials. Johansson made her professional stage debut in the off-Broadway play Sophistry, in which she had two lines. As her professional engagements increased, her parents enrolled her at New York City’s Professional Children’s School.
Johansson made her film debut in the fantasy comedy North when she was only nine years old. Her first leading role was in 1996’s Manny & Lo as Amanda, the younger sister of a pregnant teenager who runs away from her foster home. In 1998, she portrayed an injured teenager who works with a talented horse trainer to nurse her horse back to health, as well. Her breakthrough came in 2001 in the black comedy Ghost World. She graduated from the Professional Children’s School in 2002 and applied to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, but she was rejected and decided to throw herself into her work.
In 2003, Johansson began to transition from teen to adult roles. She portrayed Griet, a young 17th-century servant in Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s household, in Peter Webber’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. In 2004, she starred in the teen heist film The Perfect Score, in which a group of high schoolers try to steal the answers to the upcoming SAT. This would mark her first project with longtime friend and frequent co-star Chris Evans. She next worked with Evans on the 2007 film The Nanny Diaries, in which she played a college graduate working as a nanny for a well-off family in New York City. In 2008, she collaborated with American director and writer Woody Allen for the third time on his film Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Johansson and Penélope Cruz play Javier Bardem’s love interests. She made her Broadway debut in the 2010 revival of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge and won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.
Johansson joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff, in Iron Man 2 in 2010. Throughout her time as Black Widow, she once again worked with Chris Evans, who starred as Steve Rogers, better known as Captain America. In all, she appeared in nine films as Natasha, including Avengers: Endgame, the highest-grossing film of all time. In 2019, Johansson received her first two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for her roles in Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit, respectively.
Having been in the entertainment industry essentially her whole life, Scarlett Johansson has an interesting dating history. From 2001 to 2002, she dated her Professional Children’s School classmate, future singer, songwriter, and record producer Jack Antonoff. She dated American actor Josh Hartnett for about two years until the end of 2006. In 2007, she began dating Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds. The two became engaged in May 2008 and got married that September. They separated in December 2010 and divorced the following July.
Johansson began dating Romain Dauriac, a French advertising agency, in November 2012. He proposed to her in September 2013. They split their time between Paris and New York City. She gave birth to their daughter, Rose Dorothy, in August 2014, and they married in October. They divorced in September 2017.
Johansson met her third husband, comedian Colin Jost while hosting Saturday Night Live. Currently, he is the co-head writer and the “Weekend Update” co-host on the show. They began dating in May 2017 and became engaged two years later. They quietly married in October 2020 at their home in New York, and she gave birth to their son Cosmo in August 2021.
Scarlett Johansson’s parents are Karsten Olaf Johansson and Melanie Sloan. Her father is an architect originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, and through him, she holds dual citizenship in the United States and Denmark. Her paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was a film director, art historian, and screenwriter of Swedish descent. Her mother is a New York native and has worked as a producer. On her mother’s side, she comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family. Her ancestors fled Poland and Russia, changing their name to Sloan from Schlamberg. She identifies as Jewish.
Johansson was very close to her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Sloan, a schoolteacher, and bookkeeper. She often referred to her grandmother as her best friend. She appeared on the PBS series Finding Your Roots and learned that her maternal great-grandfather’s brother and extended family died during the Holocaust in the Warsaw Ghetto.
She has an older sister, Vanessa, who is also an actress, as well as an older brother named Adrian. She has a twin named Hunter and an older half-brother, Christian, from her father’s first marriage.
Johansson has a daughter, Rose Dorothy, with ex-husband Romain Dauriac, and a son, Cosmo, with current husband Colin Jost.
Scarlett Johansson has more than earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Reviewing her filmography has reminded us of some favorites and encouraged us to watch projects we haven’t seen before. We love her vocal performance as Ash in Sing and Sing 2, and there’s nothing quite like rewatching Avengers: Endgame with a full box of tissues close at hand. Johansson has several projects coming up, including the Wes Anderson romantic comedy-drama Asteroid City, projected to be released in 2023. Do you have a favorite film featuring ScarJo? Leave us a comment with your recommendations!