Scarlett Johansson was born on November 22, 1984 in New York City, United States. Scarlett Johansson is an American film actress.
Her father, Karsten Johansson, was born in Denmark; her mother, Melanie Sloan, comes from a Bronx-bred Jewish American family. Her mother's ancestors were from Poland. The granddaughter of screenwriter and director Ejner Johansson and the sister of actress Vanessa Johansson and twin sister to actor Hunter Johansson, and non-actor older half-brother Christian.
Scarlett Johansson was nominated for two best actress awards at the Golden Globes in 2003, one for drama (Girl with a Pearl Earring) and one for comedy (Lost in Translation). She was also nominated for best actress for both of those films at the BAFTAs, and won best actress for Lost in Translation. Scarlett Johansson is also the voice of Princess Mindy in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
Scarlett Johansson was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2004. Also in 2004, Scarlett Johansson starred in A Love Song for Bobby Long, a film that, despite being widely ignored by the movie-going public earned Scarlett Johansson a third Golden Globe Award nomination.
Scarlett Johansson as Pursy in A Love Song for Bobby Long, 2004. Johansson was attached for a short time to the upcoming film Mission: Impossible III but did not join the cast, officially because of scheduling conflicts, although a falling out with Tom Cruise has been both widely reported and officially denied. Scarlett Johansson was replaced by Keri Russell. Scarlett Johansson was cast as Rebecca in ensemble independent film Thumbsucker, but dropped out before filming. Scarlett Johansson was replaced by Kelli Garner.
In July 2005, Scarlett Johansson starred with Ewan McGregor in the Michael Bay-directed The Island. It was her debut as the female lead in a mainstream action film. Scarlett Johansson drew some attention when she mentioned that she'd wanted to film the sex scene in the film topless (she hadn't liked the bra the wardrobe department had given her) but director Michael Bay disapproved, wanting to turn in a PG-13 film. When the movie opened to weak reviews and an even weaker box office, the producers of the film accused Johansson of failing to connect with or attract a mainstream audience.