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Scarlett Ingrid Johansson

Also Known As: "Black Widow"
Birthplace: New York City, New York, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Private and Private User
Ex-wife of Private and Ryan Reynolds
Mother of Private
Sister of Private; Private; Hunter Johansson; Private and Private
Half sister of Private

Occupation: Actor, Singer, Model, Voice Actor
Managed by: Private User
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    • ex-husband
    • Private User
    • Private
    • Private
    • Private
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    • Private
      ex-husband's child

About Scarlett Johansson

Date of Birth

22 November 1984, New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name

Scarlett I. Johansson


5' 4¼" (1.63 m)


Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City to Melanie Sloan (of Polish descent) and Karsten Johansson (of Danish descent). Scarlett showed a passion for acting at a young age and starred in many plays. She has a sister named Vanessa Johansson, a brother named Adrian, and a twin brother named Hunter Johansson born three minutes after her.

She began her acting career in 1994 starring as "Laura Nelson" in North (1994). In 1998, the acclaimed film The Horse Whisperer (1998) brought Johansson critical praise and worldwide recognition. Following the film's success, she starred in many other films including the critically acclaimed cult film Ghost World (2001) and then the hit Lost in Translation (2003) with Bill Murray in which she again stunned critics. Later on, she appeared in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003).

In 2003, she was nominated for two Golden Globes, one for drama (Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)) and one for comedy (Lost in Translation (2003)). She dropped out of Mission: Impossible III (2006) due to scheduling conflicts. Her next film role was in The Island (2005) alongside Ewan McGregor which earned weak reviews from U.S. critics.

After this, she appeared in Woody Allen's Match Point (2005) and was nominated again for a Golden Globe.

IMDb Mini Biography By: Jack Pearce


Ryan Reynolds (27 September 2008 - present)


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Wide range of hair styles and colors


Received an "introducing" credit for The Horse Whisperer (1998) although it was her seventh feature film.

Has a younger twin brother, Hunter Johansson.

Attended and graduated in 2002 from Professional Children's School in Manhattan, New York City.

Grandchild of writer Ejner Johansson.

Is of Danish descent on her father's side and Ashkenazi Jewish descent on her mother's side.

Was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in June 2004.

Applied to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for the fall 2003 semester, but was not accepted. The rejection allowed her to focus on her career, which blossomed soon after.

Shortly after Lost in Translation (2003) was released, she said she had a connection to older men and couldn't see herself dating anyone under 30. True to her word, she had a relationship with actor Benicio Del Toro, who is 17 years her senior.

Was cast as Rebecca in Thumbsucker (2005), but dropped out before filming commenced and was replaced by Kelli Garner.

Her father Karsten Johansson, a NY architect, and mother Melanie Sloan, her manager, now divorced, separated when she was 13.

Campaigned for John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election.

Celebrated her 20th birthday at Disneyland.

Auditioned for a role in The Parent Trap (1998), which finally went to Lindsay Lohan.

Has an older half-brother (Christian Johansson), an older sister (Vanessa Johansson, an older brother (Adrian Johansson, born 1976) and a twin brother (Hunter Johansson).

Planned to attend Purchase University to study film.

Her older sister, Vanessa Johansson, is also an actress.

Prepared for her role in Lost in Translation (2003) by living on Hokkaido with then boyfriend Faiz Ahmad.

She is three minutes older than twin brother Hunter Johansson. She says these three minutes are the most important in her life.

Had a tonsillectomy.

First role (uncredited) was in a skit during the first year of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993) at age 8. She relived this moment during an interview with Conan on July 12, 2005, twelve years later.

Father Karsten Johansson was born in Denmark, while her mother, Melanie Sloan, comes from a Bronx-bred family of Polish descent.

Ranked #9 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2005). And was also the highest ranking new entry to the list.

Named #24 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.

Director Sofia Coppola directed both Scarlett and her boyfriend Josh Hartnett, but not in the same movie. Scarlett was in Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003) and Hartnett starred in The Virgin Suicides (1999)

She donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.

Was featured as #63 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement. (2002)

Named #6 on Maxim magazines "Hot 100" list of 2006

Chosen by FHM readers as "Sexiest Woman Alive" in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2006).

Has a cat named Trooper.

Named "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire Magazine [October, 2006].

Named #1 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).

Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 2004.

Has been named the Sexiest Celebrity of 2007 by Playboy Magazine.

Is a fan of Woody Allen.

Ranked #3 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.

Has a chihuahua named Maggie.

Was considered for the role of Susan Storm/Invisible Girl in Fantastic Four (2005).

Was offered the role of Lindsey Farris in Mission: Impossible III (2006).

Was offered the role of Evey in V for Vendetta (2006).

Was offered the role of Lois Lane in Superman Returns (2006).

Is an alumni of the Lee Strasberg Institute such as actors Frank Miranda, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Dennis Hopper, Julia Roberts.

Was ranked #12 on Forbes List of The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars.(2007).

In 2006, she was earning $2 million per year representing L'Oreal cosmetics.

In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $5 million.

Supports Barack Obama.

Was ranked #1 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actress list. (2008).

Raised money for international relief organization Oxfam by auctioning off two tickets for He's Just Not That Into You (2009) on eBay, giving the winning bidders the opportunity to mingle with her. [March 2008]

Announced her engagement to Ryan Reynolds, having been in a relationship with him since February 2007 (5 May 2008).

Ranked #2 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.

Was in a relationship with Josh Hartnett (December 2004-November 2006).

Married fiancé Ryan Reynolds in a quiet ceremony in Canada on September 27th, 2008.

An avid fan of Tom Waits, she recorded an album comprised entirely of Tom Waits covers, titled "Anywhere I Lay My Head". The album was released on May 16, 2008 but was not widely recognized.

Bust 36C (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).

She says her only vice is cheese.

Replaced Brazilian 'Gisele Bundchen' as the face of "Dolce & Gabbana" perfumes [2009].

Her natural hair color is dark blonde.

French synth band, The Teenagers, wrote a song about her called "Starlett Johansson.".

According to a poll of 5000 people conducted by Glamour Magazine, she was voted as having the world's sexiest body.

Was cast in Iron Man 2 after Emily Blunt dropped out due to other commitments.

Tested for the role of Karen in Mean Girls (2004) but lost out to Amanda Seyfried.

In February 2007, Johansson was named the "Sexiest Celebrity" of the year by Playboy.

Has another sister named Fenan. She was adopted by Johansson's mother Melanie Sloan from Ethopia in May 2010.

In 2010 she won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, after making her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge.".


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Scarlett Johansson's Timeline

November 22, 1984
New York, New York, United States