Scarlett Johansson is a Jewish American actress and singer. She was born on November 22, 1984 in New York City. Her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, and her paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was a screenwriter and director. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx. Johansson began her theater training at Professional Children’s School in Manhattan and graduated in 2002.
Johansson made her film debut in the 1994 film North and early in her career was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in 1996’s Manny & Lo. She rose to fame with her roles in 1998’s The Horse Whisperer and 2001’s Ghost World.
In 2003, Johansson made the transition to adult roles with her performances in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, for which she won a BAFTA Award, and Girl with a Pearl Earring. She earned Golden Globe Award nominations for both 2003 roles and a third nomination in 2004 for her role in A Love Song for Bobby Long.
Following an appearance in The Island, Johansson garnered a fourth Golden Globe nomination, for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Woody Allen’s Match Point. She later appeared in Allen’s films Scoop (2006) and Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008). About her religious affiliation, Johansson described herself as Jewish when she was talking about Woody Allen: “I just adore Woody,” she said. “We have a lot in common. We’re New Yorkers, Jewish. We have a very easygoing relationship.”
Johansson regularly appears at the top of lists of the sexiest women in the world, most notably Maxim’s Hot 100, and was named Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire and Sexiest Celebrity by Playboy.
|1995||Just Cause||Kate Armstrong|
|1996||Manny & Lo||Amanda|
|1996||If Lucy Fell||Emily|
|1997||Home Alone 3||Molly Pruitt|
|1998||Horse Whisperer, TheThe Horse Whisperer||Grace MacLean|
|1999||My Brother the Pig||Kathy Caldwell|
|2001||Man Who Wasn’t There, TheThe Man Who Wasn’t There||Rachael ‘Birdy’ Abundas|
|2001||An American Rhapsody||Zsuzsi/Suzanne Sandor (at 15)|
|2002||Eight Legged Freaks||Ashley Parker|
|2003||Lost in Translation||Charlotte|
|2003||Girl with a Pearl Earring||Griet|
|2004||Love Song for Bobby Long, AA Love Song for Bobby Long||Pursy Will|
|2004||Good Woman, AA Good Woman||Meg Windermere|
|2004||SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, TheThe SpongeBob SquarePants Movie||Mindy (voice)|
|2004||Perfect Score, TheThe Perfect Score||Francesca Curtis|
|2004||In Good Company||Alex Foreman|
|2005||Island, TheThe Island||Jordan Two Delta/Sarah Jordan|
|2005||Match Point||Nola Rice|
|2006||Black Dahlia, TheThe Black Dahlia||Katherine ‘Kay’ Lake|
|2006||Prestige, TheThe Prestige||Olivia Wenscombe|
|2007||Nanny Diaries, TheThe Nanny Diaries||Annie Braddock|
|2008||Other Boleyn Girl, TheThe Other Boleyn Girl||Mary Boleyn|
|2008||Spirit, TheThe Spirit||Silken Floss|
|2008||Vicky Cristina Barcelona||Cristina|
|2009||He’s Just Not That Into You||Anna|
|2010||Iron Man 2||Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow|
|2011||We Bought a Zoo||Kelly|
|2012||Avengers, TheThe Avengers||Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow|
|2013||Don Jon’s Addiction||Barbara|
|2013||Under the Skin||Laura|
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