Actress Scarlett Johansson sexy walks the runway at the Imitation of Christ Spring 2006 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week at Surrogate’s Court in New York City, 09/09/2005
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (/dʒoʊˈhænsən/; born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. Born and raised in Manhattan, New York City, she aspired to be an actress from a young age and first appeared on stage in an Off Broadway play as a child. She made her film debut in the fantasy comedy North (1994) and was nominated for a Independent Spirit Award for Manny & Lo (1996). Johansson rose to fame with her role in 1998’s The Horse Whisperer and had her breakthrough in Ghost World (2001).
Johansson shifted to adult roles with her performances in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) and Lost in Translation (2003), for which she won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress. She was nominated for Golden Globe Awards for the two films and for playing an estranged teenager in the drama A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) and a seductress in the psychological thriller Match Point (2005). Other films during this period included the mystery thriller The Prestige (2006) and the comedy-drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). She also released two albums Anywhere I Lay My Head (2008) and Break Up (2009), both of which charted on the Billboard 200.
In 2010, Johansson debuted on Broadway in a revival of A View from the Bridge, which won her the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play. Beginning in 2010, Johansson portrayed Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She subsequently voiced an intelligent computer operating system in the 2013 comedy-drama Her and played an alien in the 2013 science fiction film Under the Skin and a woman with psychokinetic abilities in the 2014 science fiction action Lucy. She was the highest-grossing actress of 2016 and is, as of May 2017, the highest-grossing actress of all time in North America.
Johansson’s achievements include being among the world’s highest-paid actresses from 2014 to 2016, appearances on the Forbes Celebrity 100 on three occasions, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Considered one of Hollywood’s modern sex symbols, she has frequently appeared in published lists of the sexiest women in the world. She supports various charities and causes, and is a prominent celebrity endorser of brands. She was married twice, to the actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011 and Romain Dauriac (with whom she has a daughter) from 2014 to 2017.