Scarlett Johansson was born on 22 November 1984 in New York City to Melanie Sloan (of Polish descent) and Karsten Johansson (of Danish descent). Scarlett showed a passion for acting at a young age and starred in many plays. She has a sister named Vanessa Johansson, a brother named Adrian, and a twin brother named Hunter Johansson born three minutes after her.
She began her acting career in 1994 starring as "Laura Nelson" in North (1994). In 1998, the acclaimed film The Horse Whisperer (1998) brought Johansson critical praise and worldwide recognition. Following the film's success, she starred in many other films including the critically acclaimed cult film Ghost World (2001) and then the hit Lost in Translation (2003) with Bill Murray in which she again stunned critics. Later on, she appeared in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003).
In 2003, she was nominated for two Golden Globes, one for drama (Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)) and one for comedy (Lost in Translation (2003)). She dropped out of Mission: Impossible III (2006) due to scheduling conflicts. Her next film role was in The Island (2005) alongside Ewan McGregor which earned weak reviews from U.S. critics.
After this, she appeared in Woody Allen's Match Point (2005) and was nominated again for a Golden Globe.
# The Avengers (2012) (announced) .... Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow # Iron Man 2 (2010) (post-production) .... Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow ... aka Iron Man II (International: English title: promotional title)
# "Saturday Night Live" .... Lexi (1 episode, 2009) ... aka NBC's Saturday Night (USA: complete title) ... aka SNL (USA: informal title) ... aka SNL 25 (USA: alternative title) ... aka Saturday Night (USA: first season title) ... aka Saturday Night Live '80 (USA: sixth season title) ... aka Saturday Night Live 15 (USA: fifteenth season title) ... aka Saturday Night Live 20 (USA: twentieth season title) ... aka Saturday Night Live 25 (USA: twentiefifth season title) - Ryan Reynolds/Lady Gaga (2009) TV episode (uncredited) .... Lexi # He's Just Not That Into You (2009) .... Anna Marks ... aka Er steht einfach nicht auf Dich! (Germany) # The Spirit (2008) .... Silken Floss ... aka Will Eisner's The Spirit (USA: poster title) # Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) .... Cristina # The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) .... Mary Boleyn # The Nanny Diaries (2007) .... Annie Braddock # "Robot Chicken" .... Amy / ... (4 episodes, 2005-2006) - Donkey Punch (2006) TV episode (voice) .... Wife/Lisa - Veggies for Sloth (2006) TV episode (voice) .... Dolores / Veronica Lodge - A Piece of the Action (2005) TV episode (voice) .... Amy/Cheerleader - Toyz in the Hood (2005) TV episode (voice) .... Tooth Fairy # The Prestige (2006) .... Olivia Wenscombe # The Black Dahlia (2006) .... Kay Lake ... aka Black Dahlia (Germany) ... aka Die schwarze Dahlie (Germany: TV title) # Scoop (2006) .... Sondra Pransky # The Island (2005) .... Jordan Two Delta / Sarah Jordan # Match Point (2005) .... Nola Rice # In Good Company (2004) .... Alex # The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (2004) (VG) (voice) .... Mindy # The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) (voice) .... Mindy # A Good Woman (2004) .... Meg Windermere ... aka Le seduttrici (Italy) # A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) .... Pursy Will # The Perfect Score (2004) .... Francesca Curtis ... aka Voll gepunktet (Germany) # Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) .... Griet ... aka La jeune fille à la perle (Luxembourg: French title) # Lost in Translation (2003) .... Charlotte # Eight Legged Freaks (2002) .... Ashley Parker # An American Rhapsody (2001) .... Suzanne - at 15 ... aka Amerikai rapszódia (Hungary) # Ghost World (2001) .... Rebecca # The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) .... Birdy Abundas
# My Brother the Pig (1999) .... Kathy Caldwell # The Horse Whisperer (1998) .... Grace MacLean # Home Alone 3 (1997) .... Molly Pruitt # Fall (1997) .... Little Girl # If Lucy Fell (1996) .... Emily # Manny & Lo (1996) .... Amanda # "The Client" .... Jenna Halliwell (1 episode, 1995) ... aka John Grisham's The Client - Pilot (1995) TV episode .... Jenna Halliwell # Just Cause (1995) .... Katie Armstrong # North (1994) .... Laura Nelson