As is the case with many a Hollywood success story, the actor has worked his way up from humble beginnings to become a household name.
Born in Dublin on July 27, 1977, Jonathan Michael Francis O\\\'Keefe he takes his stage name from his mother\\\'s maiden name was raised, along with brothers Jamie, Alan and Paul, in rural County Cork by mum Geraldine, after his dad, John, left the family when Jonathan was three.
He won his first film role, , making headlines with his wild, on-set antics in Morocco alongside Colin Farrell.
The experience prompted him to take stock and reassess his goals.
The youngest recipient of the award, Johansson joins a prestigious group of past honorees like Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Morgan Freeman and Mark Ruffalo.