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Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984 in New York, New York) is an American actress. Johansson's father was born in Denmark, and mother Melanie Sloan comes from a Bronx-bred Jewish family. Johansson's maternal ancestors originally came from Poland. The granddaughter of writer Ejner Johansson, she graduated from The Professional Children's School in Manhattan in 2002.
Her roles include Grace MacLean in The Horse Whisperer; Rebecca in Ghost World; Charlotte in Lost in Translation; Griet in Girl with a Pearl Earring; and Francesca in The Perfect Score. All of these performances garnered positive critical notice. She was nominated for two best actress awards at the Golden Globes in 2003, one for drama (Girl with a Pearl Earring) and one for comedy (Lost in Translation). She was also nominated for best actress for both of those films at the BAFTAs, and won best actress for Lost in Translation. She is also the voice of Princess Mindy in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
She was attached for a short time to the upcoming film Mission: Impossible III, but supposedly dropped out of the project after a dinner date with Tom Cruise and a roomful of Scientologists went awry. The official stance is she dropped out because of scheduling conflicts.
Johansson has 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.
In July 2005, Scarlett starred with Ewan McGregor in the Michael Bay-directed, The Island. It was her debut as the female lead in a mainstream action film. When the movie opened to weak reviews and an even weaker box office, the producers of the film accused Johansson of failing to connect or attract a mainstream audience.
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 has claimed on several occasions to be addicted to cheese: "My greatest vice is cheese. Nothing else reigns over my life." (The Observer Magazine December 28, 2003)
- Johansson has revealed that she used to have a crush on actor David Hasselhoff. They both worked in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. "I so fancied him when I was young, that to see my name on the credits next to his makes me go all girly. He was a hunk back in those days."
- Johansson has dated actor Benicio Del Toro. She had also dated actor Jared Leto. (8 Days Magazine July 21, 2005)
- Johansson is said to be now dating Josh Hartnett. (8 Days Magazine July 21, 2005)
- Johansson has invited over Josh Hartnett to her private apartment to stay with her. She wanted to see what was it like to live with him before settling down with him.
- Scarlett is 5 feet, 4 inches (160 cm) tall.
- She has sometimes been credited as Scarlett Johansen or Scarlett Johanssen.
- Scarlett has a twin brother called Hunter.
- She was featured in an advertisement campaign for the Calvin Klein perfume "Moment."
- She has modeled for the French luxury brand Louis Vuitton.
- A View from the Bridge (2006)
- The Namesake (2006)
- Delirious (2005)
- The Black Dahlia (2006)
- The Island (2005)
- Match Point (2005)
- In Good Company (2004)
- The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) (voice)
- A Good Woman (2004)
- A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
- The Perfect Score (2004)
- Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
- Lost in Translation (2003)
- Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
- An American Rhapsody (2001)
- The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
- Ghost World (2000)
- My Brother the Pig (1999)
- The Horse Whisperer (1998)
- Home Alone 3 (1997)
- Fall (1997)
- Manny & Lo (1996)
- If Lucy Fell (1996)
- Just Cause (1995)
- North (1994)
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