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Who Are The Stars In Amazon's Alexa Super Bowl 2022 Commercial?

Amazon used to be a word most associated with a dense jungle in South America or a Greek tribe of warrior-women, but these days it is intrinsically connected to one of the world's largest companies. Founded by probable future global overlord Jeff Bezos, Amazon quickly and cheaply delivers products to its consumers from locations across the United States, and their flagship voice assistant device Alexa has found its way into homes the world over, always ready to answer any question, turn on or off appliances, or conveniently add something to one's shopping list by calling out its name.

Amazon's latest commercial for Alexa points fun at the device's ever-presence by showing a couple and their interactions around the gadget. They speculate that Alexa is actually a mind reader, which only seems to grow in likelihood as the ad progresses and the Alexa adds items like mouthwash to the shopping list as the couple wakes up, the blender activates during a tedious conversation, and Alexa exposes their white lies.

However, who exactly are the popular actors who star in this amusing commercial?

Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson star in the Amazon Superbowl commercial

Fans of "Saturday Night Live" and the Marvel Cinematic Universe should immediately recognize the two actors in Amazon's Superbowl 2022 commercial. They are Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson, a real life couple who married in October 2020 (via The Independent).

Jost got his major start in the entertainment industry in 2005 when he was hired as a writer for "Saturday Night Live" (per SILive), which eventually saw him join the cast for his role on the Weekend Update segment in 2014, and then later become one of the head writers of the show in 2017 (via Deadline).

Johansson is best known from her role in the MCU as Black Widow, a deadly assassin turned superhero who has worked with the likes of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). One of the primary members of the Avengers, her sacrifice in "Avengers: Endgame" saw the universe restored, although at great personal cost. Besides her role as Black Widow, Johansson has an extensive career that includes "Her," "Lost in Translation," "Jojo Rabbit," and "The Horse Whisperer," and she's earned 234 nominations and 66 awards for her efforts (via IMDb).

Ultimately, it seems the usage of this real life celebrity couple and some tongue-in-cheek comedy regarding an Alexa makes for a good commercial.