Born: 22 November 1984
Birthplace: New York, New York
Best known as: The leading lady of Lost in Translation
Scarlett Johansson is the husky-voiced young beauty who co-starred with Bill Murray in the Sofia Coppola film Lost in Translation (2003). Scarlett Johansson began acting when she was a kid, first on the New York stage, then in feature films, including North (1994) and Just Cause (1995). Critics raved about her performance in the independent production Manny & Lo (1996), but it was Johansson's appearance in The Horse Whisperer (1998, starring Robert Redford) that grabbed the attention of moviegoers. Hailed as an up-and-comer, she went on to a lead role in Ghost World (2000, with Steve Buscemi), the movie version of the comic book by Daniel Clowes. The surprise success of Lost in Translation, with Scarlet Johansson as a emotionally jet-lagged young tourist in Tokyo, made her an international celebrity and a sought-after actor. Her other films include Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003, in which she played the model for the famous painting by Jan Vermeer), the romantic office comedy In Good Company (2004, with Topher Grace), the sci-fi adventure The Island (2005, with Ewan McGregor), the Woody Allen movies Match Point (2005, with Jonathan Rhys-Meyers), Scoop (2006, with Hugh Jackman) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008, with Javier Bardem), the costume drama The Other Boleyn Girl (2008, with Natalie Portman), and Iron Man 2 (2010, with Johansson as the Black Widow).
Extra credit: Scarlett Johansson released a CD in 2008 called Anywhere I Lay My Head, an album of her versions of songs by Tom Waits (with David Bowie singing back-up)... She married actor Ryan Reynolds 27 September 2008. They filed for divorce on 23 December 2010 and were officially divorced in 2011.
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