Scarlett Johansson Biography |
  • Scarlett Johansson Biography

    Born: November 22, 1984 in New York City, New York, USA

    With more than a decade of work under her belt, four-time Golden Globe nominee and BAFTA winner, Scarlett Johansson has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most talented young actresses. 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.

    In May 2008 she will debut her album, “Anywhere I Lay My Head,” a collection of Tom Waits covers featuring one original song.  She recently wrapped production on her directorial debut, a short film called, NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU.  She also wrapped production on two films; HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU and THE SPIRIT. HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU is slated for an October 2008 release, and THE SPIRIT is scheduled to be released in January 2009.  She was last seen playing Mary Boleyn opposite Natalie Portman in THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL.

    At the age of 12, Johansson attained worldwide recognition for her performance as Grace Maclean, the 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 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 4th consecutive Golden Globe nominee in three years.  Other film credits include 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.

    Her 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.

    Johansson currently divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.

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