Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson

Born on November 22, 1984, in New York City, Scarlett Johansson is a distinguished American actress and singer known for her remarkable versatility in a wide range of genres, from period dramas and thrillers to action-packed adventures.

Raised in New York City by her architect father and producer mother, Johansson developed an early interest in acting. She and her twin brother, Hunter, were the youngest among four siblings. By age seven, she was already auditioning for commercials, which led her to enroll at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. She later attended the Professional Children’s School in Manhattan to refine her skills further. Johansson made her stage debut at eight, appearing alongside Ethan Hawke in the Off-Broadway production “Sophistry.” At nine, she made her film debut in Rob Reiner’s “North” (1994), followed by a role in “Just Cause” (1995). Her breakthrough came with “Manny & Lo” (1996), a film about orphaned sisters, and she gained further acclaim for her role in “The Horse Whisperer” (1998) and as Rebecca in “Ghost World” (2001).

Johansson transitioned to more mature roles with notable performances in “Lost in Translation” (2003) alongside Bill Murray and “Girl with a Pearl Earring” (2003) with Colin Firth. She received critical acclaim for her work in Woody Allen’s “Match Point” (2005) and continued to collaborate with him on “Scoop” (2006) and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (2008). In 2005, she starred in her first major action film, “The Island,” with Ewan McGregor. Johansson explored various genres with roles in “The Other Boleyn Girl” (2008), “He’s Just Not That Into You” (2009), and “We Bought a Zoo” (2011).

In 2010, Scarlett Johansson made her Broadway debut in “A View from the Bridge,” earning a Tony Award for Best Actress. That year, she also appeared as Natasha Romanoff, or Black Widow, in “Iron Man 2,” a role she reprised in multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including “The Avengers” series, “Captain America” sequels, and “Black Widow” (2021). She also portrayed Janet Leigh in the biopic “Hitchcock” (2012).

Johansson returned to Broadway in 2013 with “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and took on diverse film roles, including in “Don Jon” (2013), where she played a woman dating a man with a pornography addiction, and “Her” (2013), where she voiced a sentient operating system. She pushed her boundaries with performances in “Under the Skin” (2013), “Chef” (2014), and “Lucy” (2014), and took on a role in the Coen brothers’ film “Hail, Caesar!” Her 2017 roles included “Ghost in the Shell” and “Rough Night.” In 2019, Johansson’s performances in “Jojo Rabbit” and “Marriage Story” earned her first Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively.

Additionally, Scarlett Johansson has lent her distinctive voice to several animated characters, including Kaa in “The Jungle Book” (2016) and Ash in “Sing” (2016) and its sequel (2021). She also voiced characters in Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” (2018).

Beyond acting, Johansson has pursued a music career. She appeared on a charity album in 2006 and performed with the Jesus and Mary Chain at the 2007 Coachella festival.In 2008, she launched her music career with her debut album, “Anywhere I Lay My Head,” featuring a collection of Tom Waits covers. The following year, she released a duet album with Pete Yorn called “Break Up,” and in 2018, they collaborated again for the EP “Apart.”

Johansson’s extensive career showcases her wide-ranging talent and dedication to her craft, making her one of the most versatile and acclaimed actresses of her generation.

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