don't become an actress," the blond beauty has been
quoted as saying. "You are an actress."
And Scarlett Johannson should know, having begun her acting career
at age 8.
in New York City on November 22nd, 1984, Scarlett Johansson (sometimes
erroneously credited as Scarlett Johansen or Scarlett Johanssen)
attended classes in her hometown at the Lee Strasberg Theatre
Institute for Young People.
Thereafter, she made her stage debut in 1992 in an off-Broadway
production of Sophistry, alongside a young Ethan Hawke.
later, Johansson was starring in her first film role in North,
starring Elijah Wood, and with several more minor film appearances
to her credit finally made her breakout performance at age
13 in Horse Whisperer alongside acting veteran Robert
Redford. Although the film generally received lackluster reviews,
it was the young Scarlett Johansson's gifted performance that
everyone was talking about.
Her film career
stalled out for several years more years - with appearances in
such unremarkable films as My Brother the Pig in 1999 -
but she would gain a formidable teen following as Rebecca in Ghost
World in 2000. In 2001, she turned her talents to a more serious
role playing a young refugee fleeing communist Hungary in An
in a watershed year for Johansson, who made her mark in Hollywood
as a serious adult actress with two critically acclaimed performances
- in Lost in Translation opposite Bill Murray, and in the
title role of Girl with a Pearl Earring.
With her first adult film role opposite Bill Murray in Lost in Translation (2003), Scarlett Johansson has
also starred as action hero" Black Widow" in such films as Iron Man 2 (2010) and The Avengers (2012)
Johansson received a nod for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden
Globes in 2006 for her role opposite Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in
Woody Allen's Match Point. She next appeared in yet another
Woody Allen film, Scoop
growing recognition as a serious Hollywood actress, the sexy star's
most head-turning performance that year was a nude photoshoot in Vanity Fair magazine which hit newsstands February 2006.
Johansson was also named the world's
sexiest woman in a poll by FHM Magazine, with a similar
honor won from Esquire magazine as 'the sexiest woman alive' in their November 2006 issue.
In 2008, Scarlett Johansson co-starred with Natalie Portman in the costume drama The Other Boleyn Girl. More popular film portrayals by Johansson include the Marvel comic book character Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff in the films Iron Man 2 (2010) and The Avengers (2012).
On Broadway, the 2010 revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge" gave Johansson some of her best reviews for her star turn in the classic production, resulting in her Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.
The following year, the actress returned to the big screen in the family film, We Bought a Zoo, opposite Matt Damon and played screen star Janet Leigh in the biopic Hitchcock (2012).
Johansson has been romantically linked to actors Jared
Hartnett, and former husband, actor Ryan Reynolds who she married in 2008. The couple announced their divorce three years later.
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