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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 awards—one for Lost in Translation (2003) and the other for Girl With a Pearl Earring (2003).
On May 5, 2008, she and actor Ryan Reynolds were engaged and they married in September.

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