Kids most probably know her as Black Widow in the Avengers franchise, while adults are aware that she is one of the most talented thespians of the generation – of course, we are talking about Scarlett Johansson, who just got two Oscar nominations and was heralded as the highest-paid actress last year. Plain as day, the stunner is successful. But how did ScarJo get to this coveted place?
Growing up in the Big Apple, young Scarlett wanted to vent her creativity out and what better way to do this than to try her luck in acting. She was frustrated about the things she had on her mind because there was no avenue to bring this out.
At 8, when most children are worried about slumber parties and crushes, the promising girl already grabbed a role in North – at that point, she immediately knew that the set was her home. As such, Scarlett understood that this was for her … and so that was the start of her long film credits.
Among her early films were Manny & Lo, a comedy movie about runaway sisters, and Ghost World, another humorous picture. In 2003, Scarlett starred as Charlotte who befriended Bill Murray’s character Bob Harris in Tokyo in the highly acclaimed Lost In Translation.
It was undeniably a great picture, evidenced by the number of awards it snatched. The 35-year-old was also effective in her portrayal, so much so that she was recognized as the Best Actress in a Leading Role by the BAFTA.
By 2009, Scarlett returned to the big screen as Anna in the rom-com He’s Just Not That Into You, a film that also top-billed heavyweights like Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Connelly. But arguably the most lucrative role she bagged was her Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff character, which first appeared in 2010’s Iron Man 2.
The beauty had also joined other MCU films and a movie solely dedicated to her role is set to hit the big screens this year. Apart from acting, Scarlett has also tried her luck in theater and even won a Tony Award in 2009 for A View From the Bridge, where she performed with Liev Schriber.
The actress is now engaged to SNL cast Colin Jost, whom she met during a rehearsal for the show. Prior to that, she was married to Ryan Reynolds, and after a highly publicized split, Scarlett had chosen to remain quiet about her love life.
She also shares her child Rose Dorothy, whom she rarely talks about, with her ex-husband Romain Dauriac.