Birth Name: Born:Scarlett Ingrid Johansson
Birth Date: November 22, 1984
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Scarlett Johansson is a four-time Golden Globe nominee and BAFTA winner. Recently, she won critical acclaim and a Tony for her Broadway debut in the Arthur Miller play A View from a Bridge, opposite Liev Schreiber. Johansson was seen in the box office hit Iron Man 2 playing the role of Black Widow, and will reprise that role with The Avengers, opening in May 2012. She has started production on the independent film Under the Skin for director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast); Johansson plays the lead role.
Johansson received rave reviews and a Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival for her starring role opposite Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, the critically-acclaimed second film by director Sofia Coppola. She was recently seen in the box office hit He’s Just Not That Into You. Prior she starred in the Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona and played Mary Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl.
In 2009, Johansson released her second studio album of duets with Pete Yorn, called Break Up, which received multi-platinum status. Before that, she released the album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, a collection of Tom Waits covers featuring one original song.
At the age of 12, Johansson attained worldwide recognition for her performance as Grace Maclean, a teen traumatized by a riding accident, in Robert Redford’s The Horse Whisperer. She went on to star in Terry Zwigoff’s Ghost World, garnering a Best Supporting Actress award from the Toronto Film Critics Circle. Johansson was also featured in the Coen Brothers’ dark drama The Man Who Wasn’t There, opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand.
Her other film credits include the critically acclaimed Weitz brothers film, In Good Company, as well as a role opposite John Travolta in A Love Song for Bobby Long, which garnered her a Golden Globe nomination (her third in two years.) and Woody Allen’s Match Point, which garnered her fourth consecutive Golden Globe nominee in three years. Other film credits include The Spirit, Girl with a Pearl Earring opposite Colin Firth, The Island opposite Ewan McGregor, Brian DePalma’s The Black Dahlia, Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, and The Nanny Diaries.
Johansson’s additional credits include Rob Reiner’s comedy North, the thriller Just Cause, with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne, and a breakthrough role at the age of 10 in the critically-praised Manny & Lo, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead.
A New York native, Johansson made her professional acting debut at the age of eight in the off-Broadway production of Sophistry, with Ethan Hawke, at New York’s Playwright’s Horizons.