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Scarlett Johansson BiographyScarlett Johansson was born on 22 November 1984 in New York City to Melanie Sloan (of Polish descent) and Karsten Johansson (of Danish descent). Scarlett showed a passion for acting at a young age and starred in many plays. She has a sister named Vanessa Johansson, a brother named Adrian, and a twin brother named Hunter Johansson born three minutes after her.
She began her acting career in 1994 starring as "Laura Nelson" in North. In 1998, the acclaimed film The Horse Whisperer brought Johansson critical praise and worldwide recognition. Following the film's success, she starred in many other films including the critically acclaimed cult film Ghost World and then the hit Lost in Translation with Bill Murray in which she again stunned critics. Later on, she appeared in Girl with a Pearl Earring.
In 2003, she was nominated for two Golden Globes, one for drama (Girl with a Pearl Earring) and one for comedy (Lost in Translation). She dropped out of Mission: Impossible III due to scheduling conflicts. Her next film role was in The Island alongside Ewan McGregor which earned weak reviews from U.S. critics.
After this, she appeared in Woody Allen's Match Point and was nominated again for a Golden Globe.
TriviaReceived an "introducing" credit for The Horse Whisperer (1998) although it was her seventh feature film. Attended and graduated in 2002 from Professional Children's School in Manhattan, New York City. Is of Danish descent on her father's side and Ashkenazi Jewish descent on her mother's side. Applied to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for the fall 2003 semester, but was not accepted. The rejection allowed her to focus on her career, which blossomed soon after. Was cast as Rebecca in Thumbsucker (2005), but dropped out before filming commenced and was replaced by Kelli Garner. Campaigned for John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election. Auditioned for a role in The Parent Trap (1998), which finally went to Lindsay Lohan. Planned to attend Purchase University to study film. Prepared for her role in Lost in Translation (2003) by living on Hokkaido with then boyfriend Faiz Ahmad. Had a tonsillectomy. Father Karsten Johansson was born in Denmark, while her mother, Melanie Sloan, comes from a Bronx-bred family of Polish descent. Named #24 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. She donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign. Named #6 on Maxim magazines "Hot 100" list of 2006 Has a cat named Trooper. Named #1 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006). Has been named the Sexiest Celebrity of 2007 by Playboy Magazine. Ranked #3 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list. Was considered for the role of Susan Storm/Invisible Girl in Fantastic Four (2005). Was offered the role of Evey in V for Vendetta (2005). Is an alumni of the Lee Strasberg Institute such as actors Frank Miranda, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Dennis Hopper, Julia Roberts. In 2006, she was earning $2 million per year representing L'Oreal cosmetics. Supports Barack Obama. Raised money for international relief organization Oxfam by auctioning off two tickets for He's Just Not That Into You (2009) on eBay, giving the winning bidders the opportunity to mingle with her. [March 2008] Ranked #2 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list. Married fiancé Ryan Reynolds in a quiet ceremony in Canada on September 27th, 2008. Bust 36C (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine). Replaced Brazilian 'Gisele Bundchen' as the face of "Dolce & Gabbana" perfumes . French synth band, The Teenagers, wrote a song about her called "Starlett Johansson.". Was cast in Iron Man 2 after Emily Blunt dropped out due to other commitments. In February 2007, Johansson was named the "Sexiest Celebrity" of the year by Playboy.
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