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Scarlett Johansson (born 22.11.1984)
Scarlett Johansson is an actress, with dual Danish and American citizenship.

Childhood: Scarlett Johansson was born in New York. Her father, Karsten, is a Danish architect. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx, in New York. Scarlett has a sister Vanessa, who also acts, we well as an older brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter, who acts as well, and a half-brother Christian.

Scarlett gained her acting training at Professional Children's School in Manhattan. She graduated in 2002.

Acting Career: Johansson's film debut came in 1994, when she was cast in North. In 1998, her performance in The Horse Whisperer, when she was just 14, earned her a great deal of praise from film critics and audiences alike.

In 2001, Johansson appeared in Ghost World. Two years later, her performance alongside Bill Murray in Lost in Translation earned her a Best Actress award. In fact, she was nominated a second time that year, in the same category, for her role in Girl with a Pearl Earring. She won a Best Actress BAFTA for Lost in Translation.

2004 was a busy year for Johansson. Not only was she invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, but she also appeared in three films: The Perfect Score, In Good Company and A Love Song for Bobby Long.

2005 saw Johansson star alongside Ewan McGregor in The Island. She also starred in Match Point, directed by Woody Allen, later that year.

In 2006, Johansson starred in The Black Dahlia, a film noir movie, directed by Brian De Palma. Johansson received a number of negative reviews for her role in the film, with many arguing that she was a bad choice for the role and had been miscast. The same year, she also appeared in The Prestige, directed by Christopher Nolan.

Johansson's next two major projects were 2007's The Nanny Diaries and 2008's The Other Boleyn Girl, which also starred Eric Bana and Natalie Portman.

Music Career: In 2007, Scarlett Johansson recorded an album entitled Anywhere I Lay My Head, which was an album of Tom Waits songs as well as one original composition. The album was produced by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek. David Bowie features on the album, as do members of the New York band The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Personal Life: Although Scarlett shies away from divulging personal details to the press, it is known that she dated Josh Hartnett for two years until the end of 2006. She has also been linked by the press to romances with Benicio del Toro, Jared Leto and Justin Timberlake.

In September 2008, Johansson married the Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds in British Columbia.

In March 2008, a 20-minute date with Scarlett Johansson was auctioned on EBay in aid of Oxfam. The winning bidder paid £20,000 for the privilege of attending a film premiere with the star.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet at the 2017 Tony Awards held Radio City Music Hall - New York, United States - Monday 12th June 2017

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Is Scarlett Johansson Dating 'SNL' Star Colin Jost?


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Months after filing for divorce from her husband of two years, Scarlett Johansson seems to be happily moving on as she has been seen getting rather intimate with comedian Colin Jost. Nothing is confirmed as of yet, though their relationship is not apparently serious. 

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The 'Ghost in the Shell' star appeared as a host for the fifth time on 'Saturday Night Live' in March, and it was at an afterparty at 30 Rockefeller Plaza that she allegedly connected with 'Weekend Update' co-anchor Colin Jost, with whom she was seen smooching and chatting to.

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Scarlett Johansson Blasts 'Cowardly' Ivanka Trump For Not Speaking Out


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Scarlett Johansson has been extremely outspoken about her political affiliations since Donald Trump managed to get in the running for President. Now she's taken aim at his eldest daughter Ivanka Trump for not being enough of a vocal advocate for women of the country.

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In an interview with Arianna Huffington at Tina Brown's Women in the World Summit in New York City yesterday (April 6th 2017), she opened up about her feelings on Ivanka just three weeks after she portrayed her on 'Saturday Night Live' with a parody perfume commercial called 'Complicit'.

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Ghost In The Shell Took Scarlett Johansson On An 'Experience Unlike Any Other'


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The eagerly anticipated live action adaptation of 'Ghost in the Shell' is finally here, and it seems it has been quite the adventure for star Scarlett Johansson. She's had to fight against a lot of critics, but nothing could possibly ruin this experience for her.

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Despite having been involved in a number of creative science fiction projects, the actress insists that there's never been anything quite like 'Ghost in the Shell', which follows a young woman who is enlisted into a counter-terrorism operation after her body is destroyed and her brain is implanted into a synthetic form.

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Do We Really Want Scarlett Johansson As The Future President?


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Whenever a Hollywood celebrity voices their intention (whether serious or in jest) to run for president, fans rally around in support despite how clearly underqualified they are. Scarlett Johansson is the latest actress to voice her interest in running the country, though it wouldn't be the first time a Hollywood figure wanted to become a leader.

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Since being President has apparently become the only non-minimum wage job you can be appointed without experience or qualifications, everyone wants a taste of it. There's also a fantasy within the general community about having a public figure who's so charismatic and theatrical that you can really get behind them as a political official. 

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Scarlett Johansson Rose Above Ghost In The Shell Controversy


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Everyone involved in Ghost in the Shell was quick to defend her casting, including Mamoru Oshii, director of the original Japanese animated film version. For her part, Johansson says, "I think when you have a character that's so beloved, people have a lot of opinions. I try to kind of clean the slate and really follow my instincts with the character and hope that I give the character as much integrity as people expect. I certainly would never presume to play another race of a person. Diversity is important in Hollywood."

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And now with the film in cinemas, she adds, "I think it'll be up to the audience to judge if I'm the right person to play this part. I think in this case it was my sympathy for this character's experience that made me feel I was capable to play this role. And you know, of course I love to do the physical part of it. It's always fun for me. It's challenging to learn more skills and just get better at my job."

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Ghost In The Shell Review

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This sci-fi thriller is so visually stunning that it deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as The Matrix or Blade Runner, two films it resembles in various ways, even if it lacks their resonance. Director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) pulls out all the stops, expertly deploying an eclectic cast and a continual stream of eye-popping visual effects. This helps make up for the surprisingly thin approach to the story's deeper themes.

It's set in near-future Japan, where Major (Scarlett Johansson) has her brain transplanted into a robotic body after an accident. Weaponised by the Hanka corporate boss Cutter (Peter Ferdinando), she is assigned to work undercover with local police chief Aramaki ('Beat' Takeshi Kitano) and a team that includes muscly sidekick Batou (Pilou Asbaek) and reparative Dr Ouelet (Juliette Binoche). Major's current case has her on a collision course with a mastermind terrorist named Kuze (Michael Carmen Pitt), who is attacking Hanka executives one by one. As she tracks him down, she is noticing strange glitches in her programming, little visions of what might be her past. But these are oddly unrelated to her memories, which makes her wonder who she really was before she became a machine.

The script makes it painfully clear that the title refers to Major's soul in her mechanical body, as if it needed explaining. And there are other elements of the dialog that seem dumbed down for the mainstream, including the way the film sidesteps the big questions it raises about free will, militarised culture and corporate greed. By neglecting these elements of the story, the film wows our eyes and tantalises our emotions, but never gets under our skin. Johansson is terrific at these sort of roles (see also Lucy), and her expressive eyes bring some moving subtext to her scenes with Binoche and Pitt. Meanwhile, Kitano nearly steals the show as the cool old-school master.

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Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of 'Ghost In The Shell' held at AMC Lincoln Square Theater - New York, United States - Wednesday 29th March 2017

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Scarlett Johansson Set To Have Bitter Custody Battle With Ex Husband As Divorce Rages On


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Hollywood superstar Scarlett Johnasson is set for a bitter battle to keep physical custody of her three-year-old daughter Rose with estranged husband Romain Dauriac claiming he wants to raise his child in his native home of France - and is prepared to take the matter before a judge.

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The actress and her former partner split after two-and-a-half years of marriage but Romain has petitioned to get full custody of his daughter, claiming his ex-wife cannot manage her busy work schedule alongside bringing up their child.

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Scarlett Johansson Says It's Important Her Daughter Sees Her As An "Independent Woman"


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Scarlett Johansson has taken a sly dig at her estranged husband ahead of their impending divorce and custody battle, saying that she takes her young daughter to work with her because it’s important that she sees her as an “independent woman”.

Appearing on British morning TV show ‘Lorraine’ on Thursday (March 23rd), the 32 year old star admitted that she regularly takes her two year old daughter, Rose Dorothy, onto movie sets with her, after her husband Romain Dauriac expressed frustration at having to organise his life, and access to his daughter, around Johansson’s work schedule.

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Scarlett Johansson Plays Ivanka Trump In 'Complicit' Saturday Night Live Sketch


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As much as there are people out there who want to render Donald Trump's wife and daughters as blameless in his unpopular regime, 'Saturday Night Live' have attacked Ivanka Trump with a sketch by Scarlett Johansson alleging that she is 'complicit' in his actions. 

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Ivanka Trump has managed to avoid hitting headlines too much since her scorned father was elected President of the United States, save for that one airplace debacle back in December. Of course, her sister Tiffany managed to create a stir at New York Fashion Week, but Ivanka herself has rather stayed out of the spotlight.

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Rough Night Trailer


If you decide to marry, your hen do should be an event you only do once and Jess has recruited her best friends to celebrate her upcoming nuptials. Whilst some enjoy a more sedate affair, if Jess's best friend has anything to do with the arrangements, the girls are going to once again party like they're in college.

The five girls start out at a restaurant but soon need a little more excitement and head to a club. Shots are drunk and laughter and dancing fill the night, however the night is cut short when Alice takes a huge tumble on the dancefloor and is momentarily knocked out. Returning to their lavish villa, at the thought of the night almost being at an early end, the group decide to hire a stripper to keep the party mood flowing.

Jess isn't too taken with the 'tacky' idea but soon finds herself participating in the mild debauchery. As Scotty the stripper works the room, Alice finally decides it's her turn to have a little one on one time with the group's latest member and takes a running leap onto the lap of the semi-clothed stripper. As the overeager Alice lands, she knocks Scotty's chair back and he lands awkwardly by the fireplace. The mood in the group turns to panic as they realise the severity of Scotty's condition, Alice has accidentally killed Scott.

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Scarlett Johansson at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017

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Joe Machoda and Scarlett Johansson at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

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Scarlett Johansson at Variety's Annual Power of Women Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 14th October 2016

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Scarlett Johansson

Date of birth

22nd November, 1984

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.6


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