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The Truth About Scarlett Johansson Life Story - Full Bio

Scarlett Johansson's name can be easily foundon virtually any list of attractive Hollywood stars. She's undeniably gorgeous, sure - but if youthink Johansson achieved international superstar success by relying on her appearance, youcouldn't be more wrong. There's a lot to be learned about Johanssonfrom her incredible career, so here's the untold truth behind one of the brightest starsin Hollywood. Johansson and her siblings were raised ina home where cinema was a staple. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, was an aspiringactress and film lover. When Johansson was 8 years old, her mom enrolledher in the famous Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute for Young People, setting her own dreams asideto help her daughter achieve world-renowned success. 

Speaking of family, your favorite Marvel mavenhas a twin, younger than her by three minutes - and that's pretty much the next best thingto a full-on ScarJo clone. "The 'it' you're referring to is my littlebrother." Hunter Johansson isn't quite as famous ashis superstar sis, but he isn't lurking in the shadow of his twin's spotlight. Hunter worked as a part of both of PresidentObama's election campaigns and also served as a community organizer for Scott Stringer,former Manhattan Borough President. Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" is a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable little number - which makessense, considering it was inspired by a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable A-list celeb. In an interview with Steppin' Out magazine,Perry revealed the exact moment she was struck for inspiration for the summertime jam. "'I Kissed a Girl' was inspired when I openedup a magazine and I saw a picture of Scarlett Johansson." Perry even told her boyfriend at the timethat she hoped he'd be okay with her "making out" with Johansson, should the opportunityever arise. 

Johansson, who was married to Ryan Reynoldsat the time of the song's release, told Allure: "That's flattering, but my lips are kind oftaken." Johansson lent her talents to the 2016 animated musical hit, Sing, but it was hardly Johansson'sfirst musical role - the star played a down-on-her-luck, aspiring songstress in the 2009 romantic comedyHe's Just Not That Into You. Johansson's musical talent isn't limited tothe movies; she's also released several studio albums - beginning with Anywhere I Lay MyHead in 2008 and Break Up alongside Pete Yorn in 2009. In April 2018, Johansson announced a brandnew collaboration with Yorn called Apart by releasing an electronic-pop inspired single,"Bad Dreams." Johansson revealed to radio personality Howard Stern that this gal doesn't take handouts. She works for what she has, auditions forroles she wants - and, unfortunately, doesn't always get them. She auditioned with laryngitis and was ultimatelyrejected for the role of Fantine in Les Misérables. 

But that wasn't the first time the Johanssonlost a role to a fellow superstar. When she was just a kid, Johansson was consideredfor Jumanji - her raw talent on full display. But the role eventually went to Kirsten Dunst. Johansson joked to Howard Stern:"No, I wasn't bitter enough then. Now I'm bitter about it." Scarlett Johansson has played a multitude of roles in her career, but one of her biggestcame in 2014 when the star gave birth to her daughter, Rose Dorothy. She joked to Entertainment Tonight:"I don't profess to know anything about parenting. […] Being a working mom is an incrediblechallenge, it's an incredible gift." It's safe to say that little Rose thinks hermom is doing a great job at the whole parenting thing. 

In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Johanssongushed: "If you ask her what I do for a living, shesays 'Mommy's a superhero.'" Even international superstars have dreams and Johansson is no exception. In an interview with The New York Times, shewas asked what onscreen experiences she'd like to create for her daughter. She shared:"Right now I think we both share the dream that I will someday be a Disney princess." Although she hasn't landed that role justyet, Johansson's daughter has no problem asking her mom to sing Disney songs for her. She may not be a Disney princess, but Scarlett Johansson successfully secured her place withinDisney's Marvel Cinematic Universe when she scored the role of Natasha Romanoff, alsoknown as Black Widow. But that almost didn't happen, as Marvel originallytargeted Emily Blunt for the role. 

As for why she didn't end up in the role,Blunt shared: "It just wasn't the right time." It's hard to imagine any actress other thanJohansson kicking butt as Black Widow and Johansson is pretty proud of herself for tacklingsuch a physically challenging role. In September 2008, she married Ryan Reynoldsin a secret ceremony after being engaged for only four months. Their marriage ended in 2010, and Johanssonhinted to Cosmopolitan that the divorce was caused by competitiveness between the twoactors. Johansson married again four years later,this time to French journalist Romain Dauriac, with whom she had little Rose. That romance came to an end three years laterwhen the couple finalized their divorce in September 2017. Luckily, when this gal gets knocked down,she gets right back up again. In late 2017, Johansson and Saturday NightLive writer and Weekend Update anchor, Colin Jost, were rumored to be dating. 

The cute couple confirmed their relationshipat the Avengers: Infinity War red carpet premiere in April 2018, posing for photographers andlooking totally in love. "When it works it's really worth it." As a mega star, Scarlett Johansson is not afraid to use her platform to give voice tothe voiceless. Johansson attended the Women's March on Washingtonin January 2017, delivering a speech to the massive crowd. "President Trump, I did not vote for you. [...] That said, I respect that you are ourpresident-elect, and I want to be able to support you." Before Johansson could consider supportingTrump, however, she had a request. "But first I ask that you support me. Support my sister. Support my mother." Johansson continued: "Support the men and women here today thatare anxiously awaiting to see how your next moves may drastically affect their lives." Thanks for watching! Click the List icon to subscribe to our YouTubechannel. Plus check out all this cool stuff we knowyou'll love, too!