Scarlett Johansson is an American actress and singer, and is one of the highest paid actresses. She is best known as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As of 2020, Scarlett Johansson has an estimated net worth of $165 million.
Scarlett Johansson’s Net Worth
|NET WORTH:||$165 MILLION|
|DATE OF BIRTH:||22 NOVEMBER 1984|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH:||MOVIES|
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson was born on the 22nd of November 1984 in New York City. Her father was an architect and her mother was a producer. She describes herself as Jewish due to her background.
Scarlett apparently holds both the Danish and American citizenship. She schooled at PS 41 in Greenwich Village at the elementary level. As a kid, she already practiced acting using the mirror and looked at Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis as an inspiration.
Johansson enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. She then tried commercials but lost interest, and focused on film and theater instead. She first appeared with Ethan Hawke in the Off-Broadway play Sophistry.
Scarlett also studied at the Professional Children’s School and made her film debut in the movie North. She also played small roles in the movies Just Cause (with Sean Connery) and If Lucy Fell (with Ben Stiller and Sarah Jessica Parker).
Scarlett Johansson’s career began very early and her first leading role was in the movie Manny & Lo. She also appeared in small roles in Home Alone 3 (with Macaulay Culkin) and Fall. She became more prominent after acting in the movie The Horse Whisperer back in 1988. At the time, she was already nominated for a number of awards.
Scarlett continued acting in movies, including My Brother the Pig, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Ghost World and Eight Legged Freaks (with David Arquette).
She had been playing child roles prior to this and she transitioned to adult roles with the movies Lost in Translation (with Bill Murray) and Girl with a Pearl Earring (with Colin Firth). She even won the BAFTA Award for Best Performance for an Actress for the movie Lost in Translation.
Scarlett Johansson continued to act in many films, including The Perfect Score (with Chris Evans), A Love Song for Bobby Long (with John Travolta), A Good Woman, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and In Good Company.
She continued to act in many movies’ including Woody Allen’s Match Point, The Island (with Ewan McGregor and Sean Bean), Scoop (with Hugh Jackman), The Black Dahlia (with Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank), The Prestige (with Christian Bale), The Nanny Diaries, The Other Boleyn Girl (with Natalie Portman and Eric Bana) and He’s Just Not That into You (with Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck and many other stars).
Scarlett Johansson finally joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her role as Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (with Robert Downey Jr). She reprised her role in the continuation of films including The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Endgame became the top grossing movie of all time.
Throughout the Marvel movies, she acted alongside many stars including Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Tom Holland, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Don Cheadle, Josh Brolin, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Pratt, Chadwick Boseman, Zoe Saldana, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Apart from her Marvel movies, Scarlett has also acted in many other successful films including We Bought a Zoo (with Matt Damon), Under the Skin, Chef (with Jon Favreau), Hail, Caesar! (with George Clooney and Jonah Hill), Ghost in the Shell, Sing (with Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon), The Jungle Book (with Ben Kingsley and Idris Elba), Isle of Dogs and Netflix’s Marriage Story (with Adam Driver).
Scarlett Johansson also has a music career. In 2006, she sang the track Summertime for Unexpected Dreams – Songs From the Stars which was a non-profit collection. In 2008, she released her debut album titled Anywhere I Lay My Head.
She has done a number of soundtracks since then, including for The Jungle Book and Sing.
Here are a few of the highlights of her career.
- Scarlett has received at least 173 nominations over the years, including the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Tony Awards and SAG Awards.
- She has won at least 42 of them including Best Actress for Lost in Translation by the BAFTA Awards and Best Featured Actress in a Play by the Tony Awards.
- Scarlett Johansson has been named in many of the “Sexiest Women” category by many magazines including Playboy, Men’s Health and Maxim.
- She was also one of the highest paid actresses in the world for a couple of years.
- Scarlett was once married to Ryan Reynolds in the past but is now married to Romain Dauriac.
- She has a twin brother named Hunter and they once acted together in a school production of Oliver.
- Scarlett apparently got the role as Black Widow after Emily Blunt rejected the role.
- She also apparently sacked her mother from being her manager when she was about 25 years old, after many years.
What contributed to Scarlett Johansson’s wealth
Scarlett Johansson’s wealth can be attributed to her success in movies. She has acted in so many movies since she was a child and have had many box office successes. Her biggest film was with Avengers: Endgame which was the top grossing movie of all time.
Apart from movies, she also has a lot of brand endorsements over the years and has featured for many ad campaigns.
As of 2020, she is estimated to have a net worth of $165 million.
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