Scarlett Johansson Biography

Scarlett Johansson

Name: Scarlett Johansson
Profession: Actress, Director
Birth Date: November 22, 1984
Height: 5' 4"

Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City to Melanie Sloan (of Polish descent) and Karsten Johansson (of Danish descent). She has a sister named Vanessa, a brother named Adrian, and a twin brother named Hunter, born three minutes after her.

Johansson showed a passion for acting at a young age and starred in many plays. She began her acting career in 1994 by starring as Laura Nelson in "North." In 1998, the acclaimed film "The Horse Whisperer" brought Johansson critical praise and worldwide recognition. Following the film's success, she starred in such movies as the 2001 critically-acclaimed cult film "Ghost World." She then stunned critics again with her performance alongside Bill Murray in the 2003 hit "Lost in Translation," which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. That same year, she earned a second Golden Globe nod for the drama "Girl with a Pearl Earring."

In 2005, Johansson appeared in Woody Allen's "Match Point," which led to yet another a Golden Globe nomination and further solidied her as one the top actresses in Hollywood.