Scarlett Johansson Net Worth, Biography and Career

Busytape January 27, 2020
Updated 2020/01/27 at 12:34 PM
Scarlett Johansson Net Worth

Scarlett Johansson is a well known American actress and singer. She came into limelight in 1994 with the comedy film “North”. Since she has been acting till now, Scarlett Johansson net worth  is estimated to be about $140 million. Scarlett has been appearing on Broadway productions ever since she was a child. She started gaining recognition when she appeared in “Manny & Leo” in 1996.

Her movies have grossed about $14.3 billion globally and that makes her the third highest-grossing in the box office of all time. She has gotten several accolades and nominations from awards like Tony, BAFTA, Academy, and Golden Globe.

Some of the films Scarlett has appeared in are “The Horse Whisperer” in 1998, “Ghost World” in 2001, “Iron Man 2”, “The Prestige” in 2006, “Her” in 2013, “The Jungle Book” in 2016, “Marriage Story” in 2019. These movies have contributed one way or another to her fame and fortune as an actress. Let us take a stroll through her life and see how she got where she is today.

Scarlett Johansson Early Life

Scarlett Ingrid Johansson was born on the 22nd of November, 1984 to Melanie Sloan, a producer, and Karsten Olaf Johansson, an architect in New York City, Manhattan. She has a Jewish Origin and holds American and Danish citizenship. She has a twin brother (Hunter), an older sister (Vanessa) and an older brother (Adrian).

Her father also has another son, Christian from an early marriage.  Her parents got divorced when she was only 13 years.

She attended PS 41 elementary school back in Manhattan. As a child, she was very close to her maternal grandmother who was a teacher and bookkeeper. From an early age, Johansson wanted a career in the spotlight. She performed songs and dances for her family and her parents were in full support of her career choices.

Johansson use to practice acting when she was young and her inspiration was Judy Garland. Her brother got signed when she was 7 years and that broke little Scarlett’s heart and then she decided to become an actress.

She went to Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and while she was there, the actress was going for auditions to feature in advertisements. After some time, she decided to move into film and theatre.

She started to study at Professional Children’s School and made her film debut when she was just nine years old in “North” back in 1994. Then in 1995, she starred in “Just Cause” and then “If Lucy Fell” in 1996.

Scarlett Johansson Career


After she has started appearing as a child in movies, it was pretty easy to transition to adult roles. In 2003, she made her debut in “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and “Lost in Translation”. The later grossed about $119 million in the box office and got so many praises. Scarlett was only 18 years then and she was praised for playing the character so well.

The second movie was also a huge success that got her praises. Her role in the two movies got her nominations for BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards for the best actress.  She won the one for Lost in Translation but didn’t win for the second film. Her roles in these two movies were huge breakthroughs for the actress.

In 2004, the actress featured in “The Perfect Score”, “A Good Woman” alongside John Travolta and “A Love Song for Bobby Long”. She won a Golden Globe for her performance in the Good Woman. In 2004, her voice played the role of Princess Mindy in the animation “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie”.

After that, she appeared in movies like “A Good Company”, “Iron Man 2” in 2010, “We Bought a Zoo” alongside Matt Damon, “The Avengers” in 2012, “Under the Skin” in 2013 and several other movies.

Scarlett has won several awards in her acting career. Her performances in films do not go unnoticed as she shows her talents in a wonderful way. Some of the awards she has also won are Saturn, Critics Choice, Teen Choice, People’s Choice, BIFA, and several others.


The actress also has a budding singing career, in 2008, she was the leading lady in Justin Timberlake’s music video for “What Goes Around….Comes Around” which was nominated for MTV Video Music Award. She also released her own album “Anywhere I Lay My Head” and there were mixed reactions about it. Some people loved it and it was named 23rd best album of 2008 by NME and it was number 126 on Billboard 200.

In 2009, Scarlett collaborated with singer Pete Yorn and they both released an album “Break Up”. Their album was number 41 in the United States. In 2015, she formed a band named the Singles and they released their first song which is titled “Candy”. The actress has gone ahead to create soundtracks for movies.

Scarlett Johansson Net Worth

Scarlett is one of the highest-paid and sought after actresses in Hollywood. She gets paid well to feature in a film. According to Pay Wizard, Scarlett earns up to $68,000 in a day. For her role in the Avengers film, she was reportedly paid up to $6 million. According to Forbes, she also got $17.5 million for her role in “Ghost in the Shell”.

When she appeared in “Iron man 2”, she was paid $400,000 according to reports by IMDb. Her biggest pay yet was on the set of Avengers where she was paid roughly 20 million dollars according to reports. Scarlett Johansson net worth is approximately 140 million dollars.

Scarlett Johansson Relationships and Marriage

Scarlett dated her classmate, Jack Antonoff from 2001 to 2002 and also Josh Hartnett for two years. In 2007, she started dating Ryan Reynolds and they both got engaged in 2008. Months later, the pair got married, however, they got divorced in 2011.

In 2012, she entered a relationship with Romain Dauric, a French businessman. They got engaged and in 2014, had a baby girl, Rose Dorothy Dauriac. In October 2014, they both got married in Montana but separated in 2016. Their divorce was finalized in 2017.

In December 2017, the actress started dating Colin Jost and by 2019, they both got engaged.


Johansson’s phone was hacked in 2011 and her nude photos were leaked online. After an investigation by the FBI, the hacker was arrested and he pleaded guilty. He was sent to prison for 10 years. The actress said the photos were sent to her then-husband, Reynolds.

Scarlett Johansson Movies

Since acting is the major source of her achievements , let us take a look at some of the films this millionaire actress has starred in.

  • Marriage Story as Nicole in 2019
  • Isle of Dogs as Nutmeg in 2018
  • Ghost in The Shell as The Major in 2017
  • Avengers as Natasha Romanoff/ Black Widow in 2018
  • Under the Skin as Laura in 2013
  • We Bought a Zoo as Kelly Foster in 2011
  • He’s Just Not That Into You as Anna in 2009
  • The Other Boleyn Girl as Mary Boelyn in 2008
  • The Black Dahlia as Kay Lake in 2006
  • The Horse Whisperer as Grace MacLean in 1998


That is all there is about actress Scarlett Johansson net worth, achievements and progress in Hollywood. Scarlett has made quite a career for herself being one of the most sought after actress today.

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