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Child artist to bold actress

  • Published at 06:33 pm July 12th, 2016
Child artist to bold actress

Recently she mentioned that she is happier playing the role of Natasha, than anything else.

In a recent interview with Michigan Avenue, Johansson was asked which of her many film roles was her favorite to date. Given the breadth of work she’s done in her career, none of us would have batted an eye if she had chosen one of her highly regarded independent films such as Lost in Translation, Ghost World or Under the Skin. Instead, she went right to the superhero. Scarlett says, “I really like playing Natasha, playing the Black Widow. It’s been an interesting journey, to take a character and grow it over these years, and peel the layers back and be able to, as you do in life, grow with this person. It’s a character that’s really enigmatic and has an amazing origins story, so there’s a lot for me to play off of.”

Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from an Ashkenazi and her father, Karsten Johansson, is Danish. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress; a brother, Adrian; a twin brother, Hunter Johansson; born three minutes after her.

She made her film debut at the age of nine, as John Ritter's character's daughter in the 1994 fantasy comedy, North (1994). Following minor roles in the 1995 film, Just Cause (1995), as the daughter of Sean Connery and Kate Capshaw's character; and If Lucy Fell (1996), she played the role of Amanda in Manny & Lo (1996). Her performance in Manny & Lo, garnered a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female. She dropped out of Mission: Impossible III (2006) due to scheduling conflicts. After a weaker appearance she got a chance to perform in Woody Allen's Match Point (2005), and was nominated again for a Golden Globe Award. In May 2008, she released her album Anywhere I Lay My Head, a collection of Tom Waits covers featuring one original song. Including many movies, she played her Iron Man 2 character, Black Widow, in the blockbuster action films The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and also headlined the science-fiction thriller, Lucy (2014), a box office success. With more than a decade of work already under her belt, Scarlett has proven to be one of Hollywood's most talented young actresses. In personal life, she is married to a French journalist, Romain Dauriac; and the couple have a daughter together.