Scarlett Johansson was born in New York on Nov. 22, 1984, daughter of Karsten Johansson, a Danish architect and Melanie Sloan, a producer and actress born in the Bronx to Ashkenazi Jewish family of Polish origin. Her paternal grandfather was the art historian, writer and director Ejner Johansson. She has a sister and a brother, Vanessa and Adrian, and a twin, Hunter, while from father’s first marriage comes a half-brother, Christian. Her parents separated when she was 13, and in 2010 her mother Melanie adopts a child Ethiopian, Fenan.
At age three Scarlett already dreaming of becoming an actress, but only four years later began to take part in the first auditions for television commercials, although the advertisers prefer her brother, causing a strong sense of disappointment. Following her mother she realizes that despite her young age her child is really interested in being an actress, and therefore begins to bring even auditioned for the film and theater productions, and to eight years Scarlett appears on the scene with Ethan Hawke in Sofistry theater piece.
The year of the definitive consecration for Scarlett Johansson is 2003 when she starred in Lost in Translation and Girl with a Pearl Earring and gets two Golden Globe nominations, in the categories for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy and for Best Actress in a Drama. In 2004, we saw her in the cast of the film A Love Song for Bobby Long, together with John Travolta, film that the young Johansson wanted to play for five years. The film makes her to get the third Golden Globe nomination. Since then she is riding high, between gossip, advertising campaigns (Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein) and other film projects that see Scarlett conducted by directors such as Woody Allen and Brian De Palma. In 2005, alongside Ewan McGregor, she plays the sci-fi The Island directed by Michael Bay. She then worked with Allen in Match Point, particularly affecting the director who chose her for his subsequent films. Johansson back in 2012 to assume the role of Black Widow in the movie The Avengers. The film received rave reviews and is a success at the box office. In 2014 she plays the role of Lucy in the film directed by Luc Besson.
She had an affair with the actor Josh Hartnett for two years until 2006. September 27, 2008 married actor Ryan Reynolds, in a ceremony which took place in secret in Canada. The couple separated in December 2010, officially divorced in July 2011. After the divorce she had a brief affair with the actor Sean Penn. During the Venice Film Festival in 2013, the actress announced with a press release to be officially engaged to the French journalist Romain Dauriac.