In 2019, for the second year in a row, Scarlett Johansson was named the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.
In the last year alone, the actress raked in US$56 million – largely thanks to her role as Black Widow in Marvel’s Avengers films.
Last year, the 35-year-old starred in the highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide, Avengers: Endgame, and began working on the standalone film about her character, Black Widow, which has already earned her an eight-figure paycheck.
And now, thanks to her appearance in two recent movies, she’s joined the elite Oscars two-timers club.
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The actress has been nominated for Best Actress for her role in Netflix’s Marriage Story and Best Supporting Actress for her role in Taika Waititi’s satire film Jojo Rabbit.
But while Johansson has been in the business since she was just nine years old, it’s the first time the American actress has been nominated for an Oscar.
Childhood and career.
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City on November 22, 1984.
Johansson, who was born to parents Karsten and Melanie, has a twin brother, Hunter. She also has an older sister, Vanessa, who is also an actress and an older brother, Adrian.
From a young age, Johansson was interested in a career in the spotlight. As a child, she would regularly perform for her family in their home. She also practised acting by standing in the mirror until she made herself cry.
At seven years old, Johansson began auditioning for commercials, but after quickly losing interest, she turned her attention to acting.