Scarlett ingrid Johansson was born November 22, 1984 in New York City, NY. åÊJohansson’s mother is Jewish and her father is Danish. åÊShe also has a twin and two other siblings. åÊBeing rejected by New York University‰Ûªs Tisch School of the Arts turned out to be a blessing in disguise. åÊThe turn of events enabled her to focus on acting which blossomed after that. åÊJohansson is aåÊHuge Woody Allen fan and also has worked with him on a number of projects. åÊShe is also an avid Tom Waits fan.