Johansson's roles include Grace MacLean in The Horse Whisperer, Rebecca in Ghost World, Charlotte in Lost in Translation, and Griet in Girl with a Pearl Earring, all of which garnered positive critical notices. She was nominated for two best actress Golden Globes in 2003, one for drama (Earring) and one for comedy (Lost).
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York, New York. Her father, Karsten Johansson, was born in Denmark; her mother, Melanie Sloan, comes from a Bronx-bred Jewish American family. Johansson's maternal ancestors originally came from Poland. The granddaughter of screenwriter and director Ejner Johansson and the sister of actor Vanessa Johansson and twin sister to actor Hunter Johansson, and non-actor older half-brother Christian, she graduated from The Professional Children's School in Manhattan in 2002. Through her 7th feature film, in "The Horse Whisperer" she was credited as being introduced.
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Scarlett Johansson was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2004.
Scarlett Johansson was attached for a short time to the upcoming film Mission: Impossible III but did not join the cast, officially because of scheduling conflicts. It is rumored, however, that a dinner date with Tom Cruise went awry when he brought in several high-ranking Scientologists in an apparent bid to recruit her.
Scarlett Johansson was cast as Rebecca in ensemble indi-esque film Thumbsucker but dropped out before filming, presumably in preference for current film Match Point. Johanssonwas replaced by Kelli Garner.
On August 19, 2005, Johansson, trailed in her car by four SUVs carrying paparazzi, tried to escape by driving into the Disneyland parking lot in Anaheim, California. Her Mercedes struck a car containing a woman and her two daughters; nobody was injured in the fender bender, which was photographed by the paparazzi.
Johansson was featured in an advertisement campaign for the Calvin Klein perfume "Moment". She has also modeled for the French luxury brand Louis Vuitton.
Scarlett Johansson's new film Match Point, directed by Woody Allen, opened in December of 2005. Johansson received a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe nomination for her performance, but the award went to Rachel Weisz for her role in The Constant Gardener.
Johansson has claimed on several occasions to be addicted to cheese, saying "My greatest vice is cheese. Nothing else reigns over my life." (The Observer Magazine December 28 2003)
Scarlett Johansson has also revealed that she has no problem with her male co-stars seeing her breasts, as she considers them to be her favourite feature. "I'm proud of my girls. They're my charms, my feminine wiles," she said in a January 2005 interview for Harper's Bazaar.
Scarlett strongly dislikes when journalists ask about her religion; hence, it is unknown. In Marie Claire (UK) - September 2005 she was asked "Are you religious?" Scarlett answered "That's a very personal question. I would rather not answer." Another occurrence witness is this Quote: "She is really not enjoying this line of questioning. I need to shut it down before I ruin the shidduch."
Scarlett Johansson is sometimes erroneously credited as Scarlett Johansen or Scarlett Johanssen.
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