When Scarlett Johansson got her first apartment to herself, she decided she should get a dog, so she adopted Maggie the Chihuahua. She also says Maggie could be part ham, because she looks a bit like ham and also smelled like ham, apparently. She got Maggie in 2005 and the pup has since passed away.
Baxter is a big golden retriever Reynolds adopted while he was married to Scarlett Johansson in 2008. Since they split, Baxter lives with his dad full-time. Reynolds said this about meeting Baxter, “I saw this big, dumb-looking retriever staring up at me. I whispered to him, ‘Hey, let’s get the hell out of here.’ And he jumped up like he spoke English fluently. He came with me, he jumped in the car, and we’ve been best buddies ever since.”
Growing up, Scarlett Johansson was only allowed reptiles as pets because her mom was allergic to cats and dogs. Her parents initially told her no to getting a lizard, but they ended up surprising her with one for Christmas when she was 8 years old. The lizard lived until the year 2000. She’s also mentioned having geckos, turtles, frogs, and toads.
When I was eight, I got my best Christmas present ever. I really wanted a pet lizard but my parents said no. Then, on Christmas Eve, my mum and dad led me into their bedroom with all the lights off except for a glowing terrarium with a lizard inside. I was so thrilled. I had him for eight years.Scarlett Johansson, The Daily Mail, December 2013
Scarlett Johansson has a cat named Trooper.
In March 2017, Scarlett Johansson was the host of Saturday Night Live. In a Skit, Johansson plays a scientist who has a pug named Max. She hooks Max up to a “Mutt-to-Man” translator, and is shocked to find out Max is a Trump supporter.
Scarlett Johansson is an American actress who has become a household name known for her versatility across a broad spectrum of genres, from action-packed blockbusters to intimate dramas. Born and raised in New York City, Johansson has become one of the world’s highest-paid actresses, with her films grossing over $14.3 billion worldwide, earning her the title of the highest-grossing box office star of all time. A pivotal moment in her career was her role in Lost in Translation (2003), for which she won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress, marking her transition to adult roles and establishing her as a critical and commercial success.
Johansson’s career is marked by a series of notable performances in films like Manny & Lo (1996), The Horse Whisperer (1998), Ghost World (2001), and later Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). Her collaboration with Woody Allen resulted in acclaimed films such as Match Point (2005), Scoop (2006), and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). Not just limited to acting, Johansson has also ventured into music, releasing albums that have charted on the Billboard 200. Her role as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe catapulted her to global stardom, starting with Iron Man 2 (2010) and culminating in her solo feature Black Widow (2021). Her performances in Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit (both 2019) were critically acclaimed, earning her two simultaneous Academy Award nominations—a rare feat in the acting world.
Throughout her career, Johansson has worked alongside a slew of renowned actors and directors, including Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, Colin Firth in Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Woody Allen in multiple projects. Her collaborations extend to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where she starred alongside Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, and Jeremy Renner. Her Broadway debut in A View from the Bridge (2010) further showcased her acting prowess, earning her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress.
Johansson’s influence extends beyond the screen, as she has been recognized for her contributions to the film industry with numerous awards and accolades. Her achievements include being named the world’s highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019, featuring multiple times on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, and being listed among Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2021. Her roles have earned her a BAFTA Award, a Tony Award, and two simultaneous Academy Award nominations, underscoring her versatility and talent.