Oscar Actors: Johansson, Scarlett–Double Nominee (Lead and Supporting) in 2019

Scarlett (Ingrid) Johansson was born (on November 22, 1984) and raised in Manhattan, New York City.

Johansson aspired to be an actress from young age and first appeared on stage in an Off-Broadway play as a child.

She made her film debut in the fantasy-comedy North (1994), age 10, and gained early recognition for her roles in the indie Manny & Lo (1996), the Robert Redford directed The Horse Whisperer (1998), and Ghost World (2001).

The world’s highest-paid actress since 2018, Johansson has appeared several times in the Forbes Celebrity 100.  Her films have grossed over $14.3 billion worldwide, making Johansson the third-highest-grossing box-office star of all time. She has been described as a Hollywood sex symbol by various media outlets.

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She is the recipient of a Tony Award and a BAFTA Award, as well as nominations for two Oscars and five Golden Globe.

Johansson shifted to adult roles in 2003 with her performances in Lost in Translation, which won her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress, and Girl with a Pearl Earring. She was nominated for Golden Globes for these films, and for playing an estranged teenager in the drama A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004), and a seductress in Woody Allen’s psychological thriller Match Point (2005).

Other features include the mystery thriller The Prestige (2006) and Woody Allen’s comedy-drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008).

She recorded the albums Anywhere I Lay My Head (2008) and Break Up (2009), both of which charted on the Billboard 200.

In 2010, Johansson debuted on Broadway in a revival of Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge,” for which she won her Tony Award for Best Featured Actress.

In the same year, she began portraying what would become an iconic role, Black Widow, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Iron Man 2.

She voiced an intelligent computer operating system in Her (2013) and a python in the adventure film The Jungle Book (2016).

She starred as a strange and seductive alien in Under the Skin (2013) and as a woman with psychokinetic abilities in Lucy (2014), both sci-fi art films.

Double Oscar Nominee (Lead and Supporting) in 2019

For playing a single mother in Nazi Germany in the satire Jojo Rabbit and an actress going through a divorce in the comedy-drama Marriage Story (both 2019), she received critical praise and nominations for two Academy Awards.

As a public figure, Johansson is a prominent brand endorser and supports various charities.

Johansson was married to Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011, and to French businessman Romain Dauriac (with whom she has a child), from 2014 to 2017.