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Scarlett Johansson and her twin brother

The Twin Brother of Scarlett Johansson is An Activist

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By Angelic Conoscere

To those who have just learned that Scarlett Johansson has a twin brother, I am right there with you. The movie actress has a strong following of fans that enjoy watching her on the big screen. In current days she is widely recognized as Marvels Black Widow. It may be shocking to learn that the actress has a twin brother and the reason why you may not have not known this fact is because her brother did not follow her footsteps in becoming an actor.

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How She Got Into Acting

Scarlett Johansson at the Oscars
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Scarlett Johansson was born into a family that was more on the creative artsy side. She had dual citizenship with the United States and Denmark, her father was an architect while her mother was a producer. Since Johansson was younger she had a passion for theatre, singing and dancing. She would often showcase her skills for her family to see, just as any young child would do for their family. Her parents suggested that she pursue her talent and audition for commercials.

Adolescent Years

Scarlett Johansson at the SAG awards
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By the time Scarlett Johansson was 10 she was already appearing in on stage productions. She had starred in a few movies but her first major role was in 1998 film The Horse Whisperer. It did not take long for movie critics to see the potential in the young actress and she has proven that throughout the years. She had became a widely-known actress within the film industry. Since many of her fans have seen the progression of the actress how is it that some of her fans just learned about her twin.

Scarlett Johansson's Family

A younger Scarlett Johansson and her twin brother
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The Lucy actress comes from a rather large family with multiple siblings. She had a total of 6 siblings both younger and older than her. The actress's twin brother is name Hunter and she is just a few minutes older than him. Once Scarlett Johansson began acting her twin had even starred in a movie with her called Manny & Lo. It is clear that Hunter did not continue his acting career along with his twin sister but went down a different path.

Hunter Johansson

Scarlett Johansson and her Twin Hunter at an event
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Although Hunter did not choose to pursue a career in the movie industry he decided venture elsewhere. However, the twins are close and he often joins his sister at Hollywood events. Hunter has had a successful career as a political activist while also participating in campaigns for politicians. One of his most notable works is working to get Barack Obama elected for president in 2008. He also does philanthropy work aiding with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. So instead of living off of his movie star twin sister Hunter decided to make a meaningful impact on the masses in his own way.

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