Experience the Debut Acting Gig of Scarlett Johansson as a Fierce Spelling Bee Champ

Scarlett Johansson, a two-time Oscar nominee, started earning money as an actress at the tender age of nine when she appeared in a sketch on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The actress, now 36, showcased her acting skills for the first time on television by playing the role of Sarah Hughes, a spelling bee champion, in an episode aired on March 15, 1994. Despite misspelling every word she tried, including lugubrious, sesquicentennial, and andaology, Sarah was still praised in the segment.

Cute! Two-time Oscar nominee Scarlett Johansson was only nine when she scored her 'first real paying acting job' on a sketch on Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Scarlett Johansson, a two-time Oscar nominee, landed her first paid acting gig on a Late Night with Conan O’Brien sketch at the age of nine. This caused Conan’s sidekick, Andy Richter, to receive negative reactions from the audience due to their understanding of the joke. To lighten the mood, Conan offered Scarlett the opportunity to be his sidekick for the remainder of the show, which she enthusiastically accepted. She was later invited back to Conan’s talk show on four more occasions, one of which was in 2003 where she reminisced about an embarrassing acting performance.

Throwback! The 36-year-old former child star made her small-screen debut as spelling bee champion Sarah Hughes in a segment taped for the March 15, 1994 episode

Looking back in time! The ex-child star, now aged 36, marked her debut on television screens by portraying the character of the spelling bee champion Sarah Hughes in a segment recorded for the episode that aired on March 15, 1994.

Oops! In it, Sarah is lauded despite misspelling every word she attempts including lugubrious, sesquicentennial, and apology

Oh no! Sarah is being praised even though she misspelled every word she tried, including lugubrious, sesquicentennial, and andaology.

'I hate to seem like a jerk': This exasperates Conan's loyal sidekick Andy Richter (L), who receives hisses and boos from the studio audience clearly in on the joke

It’s not my intention to come across as a rude and unpleasant person, but this behavior annoys Conan’s faithful partner Andy Richter. The audience present in the studio expresses their disapproval with hisses and boos, fully aware that it is all in good humor.

The 58-year-old talk show host (R) asked: 'Hey Sarah, I know what will cheer you up. How would you like to be my sidekick for the rest of the show. Would you like that?'

The host of a popular talk show, who is 58 years old (referred to as “R”), offered to lift Sarah’s spirits by inviting her to be his sidekick for the rest of the show. Sarah fondly recounted a memory of meeting a big redheaded man, and how the host gave her a signed picture after the show because she was his biggest fan at the time. Sarah’s first acting role was in 1993 at age eight in a stage production called Sophistry at the Studio Theater, produced by Playwrights Horizons. The off-Broadway play was directed by Nicholas Martin and featured a star-studded cast including Ethan Hawke, Calista Flockhart, Anthony Rapp, and Steve Zahn.

After the fourth grader gushed she'd 'love' to be his sidekick, O'Brien smiled: 'You're terrific'

O’Brien grinned at the enthusiastic fourth-grader who expressed interest in being his sidekick, remarking, “You’re fantastic!”

'I remember this big redheaded man': Scarlett appeared on Conan's talk shows four more times, including in 2003 when she reminisced about her 'embarrassing piece of acting'

One particular memory stands out to Scarlett during her appearances on Conan’s talk shows. She recalls a large man with red hair and has appeared on the show four times in total. In 2003, she even discussed an embarrassing acting moment during one of her appearances.

Johansson recalled: 'And I remember Andy, after the show, he was just thrilled that I was his biggest fan at the time. He gave me his signed picture and I still have it'

Johansson reminisced about her early days as a fan of comedian Andy Kaufman, and how he gave her a signed picture after one of his shows. Despite starting out as a young fan, Johansson went on to become a successful actress, landing roles in movies like North, Manny Lo, The Horse Whisperer, and Ghost World. Her big break came in 2003 when she starred in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation. Throughout her career, Johansson has won numerous awards, including a Tony Award, Independent Spirit Award, honorary César Award, and MTV Generation Award. Today, the talented actress is celebrating her husband Colin Jost’s 39th birthday. Jost, the head writer of Saturday Night Live, is set to release his memoir A Very Punchable Face on July 14.

Hard work and good luck: The native New Yorker then scored roles in North, Manny   Lo, The Horse Whisperer, and Ghost World before landing her breakout role in Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation in 2003 (pictured with Bill Murray)

Luck and effort: The New York-born actress began her career by appearing in several movies such as North, Manny Lo, The Horse Whisperer, and Ghost World. However, it was her performance in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation in 2003 (pictured alongside Bill Murray) that became her big break.

Esteemed: Scarlett went on to win many trophies including a Tony Award, Independent Spirit Award, honorary César Award, and MTV Generation Award (pictured May 16)

Scarlett was a highly acclaimed actress who won several prestigious awards, such as the Tony Award, Independent Spirit Award, honorary César Award, and MTV Generation Award (as seen in the photograph from May 16).

Newlyweds: On June 29, Johansson celebrates the 39th birthday of her husband of eight months - SNL head writer Colin Jost (R) - whose memoir A Very Punchable Face drops July 14

Scarlett Johansson’s husband, SNL head writer Colin Jost, is turning 39 on June 29. The couple has been married for eight months now. Jost’s memoir, titled “A Very Punchable Face,” is set to release on July 14. Meanwhile, Johansson is all set to reprise her role as the former KGB assassin Natasha Romanoff in Cate Shortland’s prequel “Black Widow.” This $200M-budget movie is scheduled to hit UK theaters on July 7 and US theaters on July 9. Even though Johansson has played Black Widow in seven previous movies, this is her first solo film in the Marvel Comics Universe. Along with Johansson, the movie stars Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, William Hurt, and Ray Winstone.

Her first solo MCU film: The 5ft3in bombshell next reprises her role as former KGB assassin Natasha Romanoff in Cate Shortland's $200M-budget prequel Black Widow, which hits UK theaters July 7 and US theaters July 9

The petite and stunning leading lady is back as the ex-KGB operative Natasha Romanoff in the highly-anticipated prequel Black Widow, which is directed by Cate Shortland and boasts a whopping budget of $200 million. Fans in the UK can catch the movie on July 7, while those in the US can watch it on July 9.

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