In November 1984, twins were born in New York to the family of Danish architect Carsten Johansson: a boy Hunter and a girl Scarlett, who were named after the famous Scarlett O'Hara from the novel "Gone with the Wind". Over time, the girl lived up to her name and became the heroine of more than one film.
By the age of seven, Scarlett was determined to become an actress, she entered the Lee Strasberg School of Acting in New York. Mother, Melanie Johansson, supported her in this endeavor and actively took her daughter to various auditions.
In 1994, the girl was invited to play the role of Laura Nelson in the film "North" directed by Rob Reiner. This is how her career in the world of cinema began. At the age of eleven, Scarlett played alongside Sean Connery in The Right Cause. The following roles were little known. But already in 1996, the first leading role in the film Meni and Lo appeared, for which Johansson was nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards. One of the next significant works - the role of Grace in the film "The Horse Whisperer", it was then that film critics looked at Scarlett as a promising actress.
Creative career development
Nevertheless, shooting in pictures of different plans - in dramas, in comedies - did not bring the desired success until director Sofia Coppola invited Scarlett to the lead role in her new film. The comedy Lost in Translation, released in 2003, helped to reveal the talent of the young actress, brought her fame, the BAFTA award for Best Actress and the first nomination for the prestigious Golden Globe.
In the same year, Johansson was nominated for the Golden Globe for the second time, but already as the best actress in a drama for the role of the maid Grit in the film The Girl with a Pearl Earring. The actress was nominated for this award two more times, including for Best Supporting Actress in Woody Allen's drama Match Point. But the fantastic action movie "The Island" with the participation of Scarlett, which was released in the same 2005 as "Match Point", although it grossed about $ 180 million at the box office, did not live up to the producers' expectations at all.
Meanwhile, her acting career began to gain momentum. Woody Allen again invited the actress to his project, this time a comedy detective called "Sensation". Since 2006, films of various genres have been released, including The Prestige, The Black Orchid, The Nurse's Diaries, Another Boleyn Girl (with Natalie Portman and Eric Bana). Having played Natasha Romanova in Iron Man 2 in 2010, Scarlett starred in the same role in the sequels of this film: The Avengers (2012), The First Avenger: The Other War (2014) and planned to be released in 2015. Avengers: Age of Ultron ".
Trying herself not only in the acting field, Scarlett Johansson collaborated with Calvin Klein and L'Oreal. She starred in music videos for Bob Dylan and Justin Timberlake. In 2008, Scarlett made her debut as a vocalist and released her first album.