Scarlett Johansson
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  • Faith: Judaism
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  November 22, 1984

Scarlett Johansson is an actress. She was the world's highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019 and has been featured multiple times on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021. Johansson's movies have grossed over $15.4 billion worldwide, making her the highest-grossing box office female star of all time. She's received several accolades, including a British Academy Film Award, a Tony Award, and nominations for two Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards.

Johansson first appeared on stage as a child actor in an off-Broadway play. She made her film debut in the movie "North" and gained early recognition for her roles in "The Horse Whisperer,” "Manny & Lo," and "Ghost World." Her shift to adult roles came in 2003 with "Lost in Translation," for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress. She continued to gain praise for playing a 17th-century servant in "Girl with a Pearl Earring," a troubled teen in "A Love Song for Bobby Long," and a seductress in "Match Point." The latter marked her first collaboration with Woody Allen, who also directed "Scoop" and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." Her other works from this period include "The Prestige" and the album Anywhere I Lay My Head.

In 2010, she debuted on Broadway in a revival of “A View from the Bridge,” which won her the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play and started playing Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie “Iron Man 2.” She reprised the role in eight movies, leading up to her solo feature film “Black Widow,” gaining global stardom. During this time, Johansson starred in “Her,” “Under the Skin,” and “Lucy.” She received two simultaneous Academy Award nominations for her role in “Marriage Story” and “Jojo Rabbit,” becoming one of the few actors to achieve this feat. Labeled as a sex symbol, Johansson has been called one of the world’s most attractive women by various media outlets.

She’s a prominent brand endorser and supports several charitable causes. Johansson has been married to comedian Colin Jost since 2020 after unsuccessful marriages to Ryan Reynolds and Romain Dauriac. Johansson has two children, one with Dauriac and another with Jost.

What religion is Scarlet Johansson?

Scarlet Johansson comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family who fled Russia and Poland, originally surnamed Schlamberg. Johansson identifies as Jewish. On a 2017 episode of “Finding Your Roots” on PBS, she discovered that her maternal great-grandfather’s brother and extended family died during the Holocaust in the Warsaw Ghetto.

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