highest rated: 95% lost in translation (2003)
lowest rating: 14% the spirit (2008)
birthday: November 22, 1984
place of birth: new york, new york, united states
scarlett johansson went from being a pampered independent to one of the most recognizable actresses in the world thanks to her position as a member of marvel’s “the avengers” (2012). Born in Manhattan, she began studying acting as a child and made her screen debut at age nine in “North” (1994). The actress played the daughter of John Ritter in the Rob Reiner comedy. Similarly, she played the daughter of Sean Connery in the drama “Just Cause” (1995). The actress landed her first starring role opposite Aleksa Palladino in “Manny & Lo” (1996) about a pair of sisters who run away from foster care. She appeared in “If Lucy Were to Fall” (1996) and “Fall” (1997) for director Eric Schaeffer. She also had roles in the general comedy “Home Alone 3” (1997) and Robert Redford’s “Horse Whisperer” (1998). Johansson began to establish her independent credentials when she teamed up with Thora Birch for Terry Zwigoff’s black comedy “Ghost World” (2001). After a supporting role in the action comedy “Eight Legged Monsters” (2002), the actress began her march to stardom in earnest. Director Sofia Coppola cast her as the disillusioned young woman who dates jaded Bill Murray actor during a trip to Tokyo in “Lost in Translation” (2003). She followed up with the role of Colin Firth’s Johannes Vermeer’s muse in “The Girl with a Pearl Earring” (2003). The following year she starred with future “Avengers” co-star Chris Evans in “The Perfect Score” (2004) and teamed with John Travolta in “A Love Song for Bobby Long” (2004). She would add roles opposite Helen Hunt in “A Good Woman” (2004) and as Dennis Quaid’s daughter in “In Good Company” (2004). woody allen cast the actress as the lead in his “match point” (2005), and michael bay did the same for his thriller “the island” (2005). She would work with Allen again when he cast her opposite Hugh Jackman as a journalism student investigating a serial killer. She continued to work at an impressive pace, starring in “The Black Dahlia” (2006), “The Prestige” (2006), “The Nanny Diaries” (2007) and “The Other Boleyn Girl” (2008) successively. allen used the actress again, this time as a couple with rebecca hall and javier bardem for “vicky cristina barcelona” (2008). The actress also began mingling in Broadway performances, winning a Tony for her role opposite Liev Schreiber in “A View From The Bridge.” However, she went from drama to blockbuster when she agreed to play former assassin Natasha Romanoff, aka Widow, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Johansson made his debut as the character Robert Downey Jr. vehicle “iron man 2” (2010) and brought the character to fruition in “the avengers”. Outside of the world of superheroes, he starred with Matt Damon in “We Bought a Zoo” (2011) and played actress Janet Leigh in “Hitchcock” (2012). Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt cast her in her directorial debut “Don Jon” (2013). Despite her not appearing on-screen, Johansson gained notoriety for voicing a virtual assistant with whom Joaquin Phoenix forms an unhealthy bond in Spike Jonze’s “Her” (2013). She continued her trend of working with strong directors when she co-starred in Jon Favreau’s “Chef” (2014). However, the wonderful world soon called her and she returned to play the black widow in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier ” (2014) and “Avengers: Age of Ultron ” (2015). Having demonstrated her physical prowess in superhero movies, she starred as a genetically modified woman in Luc Besson’s thriller “Lucy” (2014). She would later join the cast of the Coen brothers’ Hollywood comedy “Hail, Caesar!” (2016) and star in the live-action remake of the anime classic “Ghost in the Shell” ( 2017). She also starred with Kate McKinnon and Ilana Glasser in the comedy “Rough Night” (2017). Her career as the Black Widow reached a whole new level with “Captain America: Civil War” (2016), “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) and “Avengers: Endgame” (2019). the three films would combine to gross over $5 billion at the worldwide box office. She earned positive reviews for her role opposite Adam Driver in “Marriage Story” (2019), playing an actress who gets divorced from her. She also appeared in Taika Waititi’s inventive “Jojo Rabbit” (2019). After appearing as Natasha Romanoff alongside a variety of other superheroes, Johansson’s character finally got a standalone feature with “Black Widow” (2020).