Scarlett Johansson is one of the more rare female actresses of Young Hollywood, namely because she’s a deadly double act of beauty and talent. And despite her unique look and ravishing voice, it’s her incredible talent and maturity that makes her stand out among the other upcoming bombshells in the industry. Born in New York in 1984, Scarlett had aspirations to be an actor since age three, and was already acting professionally five years later when she enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute for Young People. Scarlett’s child star work isn’t very well known, but the stars she performed with are, including Elijah Wood and Sean Connery. She was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award at the age of thirteen, but it was her appearance in the Robert Redford-directed “The Horse Whisperer” one year later that earned her the credit she deserved.
Scarlett has really pushed her way on to the red carpet since then, thanks mostly to the numerous independent features she has been a part of over the past five years. Her first major indie had the blossoming actress sharing the screen with Thora Birch in 2000 with the graphic-novel-adapted “Ghost World,” before taking the time to indulge in a little camp with the B-movie horror flick “Eight Legged Freaks.” But it was in 2003 when Scarlett experienced her greatest success with dual Golden Globe nominations for her roles in Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation” and “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” There’s no doubt in our minds that Scarlett is already set to become one of the future stars of Hollywood, but here’s hoping she continues to thrive in the independent scene; one more Michael Bay picture may just kill her reputation.
Scarlett Johansson on the web
The many faces of Scarlett.
Scarlett Johansson in “Match Point”
Scarlett Johansson in “The Prestige”
Scarlett Johansson on the Web
A barebones biography page with a few nice photos.
An online database of Scarlett's growing career.
TV Guide: Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson Videos, Interviews and More on TV Guide's Online Video Guide
Scarlett Johansson Fan
The most official of all the fan sites, this page delivers everything a fan is looking for when browsing the web.
An upcoming fan page that looks to offer fans with some great extras.
Slice of the Day
Seven killer galleries of Scarlett looking her best.
Rising Star of The Horse Whisperer
This page may not look like much at first glance, but it's got some of the best info on the net.
Another great gallery page with some candid photos.
Scarlett Johansson on the Screen
Scarlett is best known for her early work in films like "Lost in Translation," "Ghost World" and "Girl with a Pearl Earring," and was one of Woody Allen's many go-to gals in "Match Point," "Vicky Christina Barcelona" and "Scoop." Other movies include the hugely underrated "The Prestige," the period drama "The Other Bolyen Girl," and as Black Widow in "Iron Man 2" and "The Avengers." Also in the works is a rumored role in "Iron Man 3" and her directorial debut, "Summer Crossing."
On her voice:
"I'm so tired of hearing casting directors ask if I have a sore throat. The people who have told me that my voice is distinctive, it's unusual, those people have always been close to my heart."
On fast food:
"I don't go to McDonald's anymore. After I saw 'Super Size Me'... no way!"