Scarlett Ingrid Johansson was born November 22, 1984, in the New York City borough of Manhattan on November 22, 1984. Her father, Karsten Olaf Johansson, is an architect originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, and her paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was an art historian, screenwriter and film director, whose father was Swedish. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from Poland and Russia. Johansson has described herself as Jewish. She has an older sister, Vanessa, also an actress; an older brother, Adrian; and a twin brother, Hunter. Johansson also has an older half-brother, Christian, from her father’s first marriage. She holds both American and Danish citizenship.