Born: November 22nd, 1984 (age 31)
Height: 160cm (5ft 3inch)
Known For: Lost In Translation (2003), The Island (2005), The Prestige (2006), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Under The Skin (2013), Lucy (2014), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Hail, Caesar! (2016), Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Early success (2002-2005)
Her first big role was in Lost In Translation in 2003, where she co-starred with Bill Murray. For her performance she picked up a BAFTA award for Best Actress In A Leading Role. She then appeared in The Perfect Score with future Marvel’s co-star Chris Evans. In 2005 she appeared in the Michael Bay film The Island with Ewan McGregor. She then starred in the Woody Allen film Match Point which was critically acclaimed worldwide.
Breakthrough & Fame (2006-2011)
In another collaboration with Allen, she was cast opposite Hugh Jackman and Allen in the 2006 film Scoop. While the film enjoyed a modest worldwide box office success, it received mixed reviews by critics. Johansson next had a supporting role in the Christopher Nolan thriller The Prestige (2006), again opposite Hugh Jackman, as well asChristian Bale. Johansson starred in 2007’s The Nanny Diaries, alongside Laura Linney.
Johansson filmed her third Woody Allen film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, in Spain, appearing opposite Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. The film was one of Allen’s most profitable and appeared on many critics top ten lists of the best films of 2008. In March 2009, Johansson signed on to play Natasha Romanoff, aka “The Black Widow” in Iron Man 2 after Emily Blunt turned down the role. The film was released on May 7, 2010. The film was a box office success and received mostly positive reviews from critics. In 2011, Johansson played the role of Kelly, a zookeeper in the family film We Bought a Zoo. The film gained mainly favourable reviews.
Johansson reprised the role of Natasha Romanoff in The Avengers in 2012. The Avengers received positive reviews and was highly successful at the box office, becoming the third highest-grossing film both in the United States and worldwide. Johansson was also cast in the 2013 film Under the Skin, the film adaptation of Michel Faber‘s novel of the same name, directed by Jonathan Glazer. The film was released in the United States in 2014, to positive reviews.
Johansson reprised her role as Black Widow in the 2014 sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, alongside frequent co-star Chris Evans as the title character. She played Molly in the 2014 film Chef, alongside Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr. and Sofía Vergara. In 2015, Johansson again played the Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron, alongside the original cast of the first Avengers film. A mixture of close-ups, concealing costumes, stunt doubles and visual effects were used to help hide Johansson’s pregnancy during filming.
So Far In 2016 she has appeared in two films. She appeared In the Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar! Coming out at the end of April in the UK will be the third and possibly the final Captain America film. At the end of the year she will appear in a film called Sing.