Scarlett Johansson Bio: In Her Own Words – Video Exclusive, Photo, News
Scarlett Johansson was born November 22, 1984, in New York City to architect Karsten Johansson and producer Melanie Sloan. She grew up in New York in a big family, which also included older brother Adrian Johansson, older sister Vanessa Johansson, twin brother Hunter Johansson and half-brother Christian Johansson. Though Johansson has said her family had little money, she and Hunter attended P.S. 41 in the upper-middle-class neighborhood of Greenwich Village.
Scarlett Johansson Biography
Johansson began acting at age 10, in the film North. She acted with brother Hunter in the 1996 film Manny & Lo, but didn’t gain widespread attention until her role as Grace MacLean in the 1998 film The Horse Whisperer. She also acted in the Coen-brothers film The Man Who Wasn’t There.
Scarlett Johansson ‘Lost In Translation,’ Filmography
She transitioned into adult roles with Sofia Coppola’s Lost In Translation in 2003, opposite Bill Murray. She won a BAFTA for her role as Charlotte in the film. She has appeared in many films from many genres, including – Girl With A Pearl Earring, The Prestige, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Eight-Legged Freaks, He’s Just Not That Into You, The Avengers, Hitchcock, Her, and Don Jon. Johansson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.
Scarlett Johansson ‘Don Jon,’ Interview
In Don Jon, the notoriously private Johansson had to shoot some steamy love scenes with costar Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and shared with uInterview exclusively how she did it. “The scenes are really choreographed, like pretty heavily choreographed, because it’s important how Barbara uses her body and how these two characters connect and then they kind of disconnect and the sort of dance between them,” Johansson said. “You got to kind of, you got to commit to it. After the first couple of takes, it was like, ‘Okay, this is going to be good, I think. We got something here. We’ve got something here.’ Just ignore the 70 crew members eating pastrami sandwiches standing around you and try to stay in the moment, keep it fresh.”
In addition to film, Johansson has also appeared in a few music videos, including Justin Timberlake’s What Goes Around… Comes Around – which sparked false rumors of an affair – and Mandy Moore’s Candy.
Scarlett Johansson ‘Sophistry’
Johansson has also performed on stage, making her debut in the Off-Broadway play Sophistry. She won a 2010 Tony Award for her role as Catherine Carbone in the Arthur Miller play A View from the Bridge. In 2013, she starred as Maggie in the Broadway revival of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.
Johansson has done a small amount of work on television as well. She has done voices on the Adult Swim program Robot Chicken over six episodes and appeared in single episodes of The Client, Anatomy Of A Scene and Entourage. She has also hosted Saturday Night Live and guest-starred on a few episodes.
Scarlett Johansson Music
Johansson sings as well as acts. She has released two albums – Anywhere I Lay My Head in 2008, which consisted of one original song and ten Tom Waits covers; and Break Up, which was a collaboration with Pete Yorn. The albums received average reviews. Johansson has also collaborated on other albums and songs, including the soundtrack for He’s Just Not That Into You and on the Steel Train song Bullet.
Scarlett Johansson Dating History
Johansson has dated many men of note. From 2001-2002 at the Professional Children’s School, Johansson dated Jack Antonoff, who is the current guitarist for the band ‘fun.’. In 2007, Johansson began dating comedy star Ryan Reynolds. The two became engaged in 2008 and married in September of that year. Johansson and Reynolds were very private about their relationship, which ended in divorce in 2011. Johansson began dating French journalist Romain Dauriac in November 2012. The two became engaged in September 2013. The two, like Johansson and Reynolds, have maintained privacy about their relationship.
Johansson has also dated Faiz Ahmad, Josh Hartnett and Nate Naylor. Johansson is also rumored to have dated Jude Law, Benicio Del Toro, Patrick Wilson and Sean Penn.
Scarlett Johansson: Sex Symbol
Johansson has become known as a modern sex symbol, having been ranked highly in Maxim, Esquire, GQ and Playboy. This has also helped her land numerous endorsements and advertising campaigns, including those for Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and Moët & Chandon. While discussing the theme of objectification in Don Jon, Johansson discussed the objectification that comes not only with being a celebrity but also by merely being a woman. “I think that it’s important not to just feel that that can kind of clip your wings or pigeon-hole you but actually to try not to let those things, those limits really affect your desire to challenge yourself and to place yourself outside of the box,” Johansson told uInterview exclusively. “I’ve always tried to use whatever kind of spotlight I’ve had and kind of flip it on its head and shine it on something else and break it up that way.”
Scarlett Johansson Personal Life, Politics
In 2011 the FBI investigated the phone-hacking of Johansson’s phone. The perpetrator, Christopher Chaney, pleaded guilty to the hacking and dissemination of nude photos of Johansson. Johansson said that the photos, taken three years prior, had been meant for then-husband Reynolds.
Johansson is very involved in politics and was very active during the 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. She worked for John Kerry in 2004 and President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 and appeared in will.i.am’s 2008 viral video “Yes We Can.” She is registered as an independent.
Johansson has been a part of and has supported dozens of different charities, including (RED), Keep A Child Alive, Feeding America and Oxfam. She once auctioned off a date with herself to benefit Oxfam. She and the winning bidder had a 20-minute date at the world premiere of Johansson’s film He’s Just Not That Into You.
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