Date of Birth: November 22, 1984
This native to the Big Apple with a twin brother and two older siblings has
been studying acting with the best tutors in New York since she was a child.
She attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, a school devoted to furthering
"The Method" of Stanislavski, the Russian drama coach who had the
greatest influence on performance in twentieth-century theater and film.
At the age of eight, Johansson appeared in Sophistry, an
off-Broadway play. She made her film debut as play Laura in Rob Reiner's
North (1994), then played Kate, Sean Connery's daughter in Just Cause (1995). In
1996 she received critical acclaim for her work as a young girl who escapes
a foster home with her elder sister in the film Manny and Lo (1996).
She appeared in the television pilot The Client for CBS and has been a guest on many talk shows.
In 1998 she had a starring role as a teen who is emotionally traumatized after being thrown from her
horse in The Horse Whisperer (1998), directed by Robert Redford, who also starred in the film. Her performance earned her a Hollywood Reporter Young Star award. She has since won Best Supporting Actress at the Toronto Film Festival for her work in Ghost World (2001), Best Actress for Lost in Translation (2003) from the Boston Society of Film Critics, and has been nominated for two Golden Globe awardsone for Lost in Translation and the other for Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). Some of her more recent films include The Other Boleyn Girl (2010), He's Just Not That Into You (2010), Iron Man 2 (2010) and We Bought a Zoo (2011). She also reprises her role as Black Widow for the blockbuster The Avengers (2012).
In September 2008, she and actor Ryan Reynolds were married, but just over two years later, on December 14, 2010, they announced that the marriage was over. In 2010, Johansson was involved in a scandal when nude photos were leaked from her cell phone. She later revealed that she had taken the photos for her then-husband Ryan Reynolds several years before they were leaked.
Under the Skin (2012)
We Bought a Zoo
Iron Man 2
He's Just Not That Into You
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Nanny Diaries
The Black Dahlia
A Good Woman
In Good Company
A Love Song for Bobby Long
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) (voice)
The Perfect Score
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Lost in Translation
Eight Legged Freaks
An American Rhapsody
The Man Who Wasn't There
My Brother the Pig (1999)
The Horse Whisperer
Home Alone 3 (1997)
Manny and Lo (1996)
If Lucy Fell (1996)
Just Cause (1995)