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Scarlett Johansson - Biography

Scarlett Johansson's Biography

Scarlett Johansson first time recognised for her great performance in the Hollywood film The Horse Whisperer. It was directed by Robert Redford and she acted as Grace MacLean, the teen traumatized in a riding accident in that movie. It was her unforgottable performance.

More recently she had performed in Terry Zwigoff's film Ghost World as Rebecca Doppelmeyer earned her the Toronto Film Critics Association award for Best Supporting Actress. Recently she had starred in two films: one is Brian Robbin's The Perfect Score and the other is Peter Webber's Girl with a Pearl Earring.

In early age i.e when Scarlett Johansson was eight years old she made her professional acting debut in the off-Broadway production of "Sophistry" at New York's Playwrights Horizons. Her breakthrough performance role as Manny in Lisa Krueger's movie Manny & Lo earned her an Independant Sprit Award nomination for Best Female Lead.

Following are some of Scarlett Johansson's successful film credits:

  • Match Point (2005)
  • In Good Company (2004)
  • The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (2004)
  • A Good Woman (2004)
  • A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

Talking about her personal life she was born on November 22, 1984 in New York City to Karsten Johansson and Melanie Sloan. Her father is a Christian and her mother is basically from Jewish family. She has an elder sister Vanessa who is also an actress and a brother Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter, and a half-brother, Christian.

Quick Facts about Scarlett Johansson:

  • She has a twin brother, Hunter Johansson.
  • She campaigned for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.
  • Aspires to direct as well as act
  • She auditioned for a role in The Parent Trap, which finally went to Lindsay Lohan.
  • She celebrated her 20th birthday at Disneyland.
  • Her mother, Melanie Johansson, is also her manager.
  • Listed as 'Introducing' in the credits of "The Horse Whisperer" even though it was her sixth movie.
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