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Biography #2 (for Lost in Translation)

Scarlett Johansson first attained worldwide recognition for her performance as Grace Maclean, the teen traumatized in a riding accident, in Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer. More recently, her performance as Rebecca Doppelmeyer in Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World (alongside Thora Birch) earned her the Toronto Film Critics Association award for Best Supporting Actress.

She has recently completed starring roles in two soon-to-be-released films: Brian Robbins' The Perfect Score (with Erika Christensen) and Peter Webber's Girl with a Pearl Earring (as Griet, the subject of the famed titular Vermeer painting, opposite Colin Firth as Vermeer).

A native New Yorker, Ms. Johansson made her professional acting debut at age eight in the off-Broadway production of Sophistry at New York's Playwrights Horizons.

Her breakthrough film role, as Manny in Lisa Krueger's critically acclaimed Manny & Lo, earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead.

Ms. Johansson's additional film credits include Rob Reiner's North, Arne Glimcher's Just Cause (as Sean Connery's daughter), Eric Schaeffer's If Lucy Fell, Raja Gosnell's Home Alone 3, Eva Gardos' autobiographical An American Rhapsody, Joel and Ethan Coen's The Man Who Wasn't There (opposite Billy Bob Thornton), and Ellory Elkayem's Eight Legged Freaks.

Bio courtesy Focus Features for "Lost in Translation" (09-Jan-2005)


Biography #3 (for In Good Company)

With more than a decade of work under her belt, double Golden Globe nominee and BAFTA winner Scarlett Johansson has proven to be one of Hollywood's most talented young actresses. Johansson received rave reviews and a Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival for her starring role opposite Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, the critically acclaimed second film by director Sofia Coppola.

Recently Johansson portrayed the title character in Girl With a Pearl Earring, a film adapted from the novel of the same name about the painter Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth).

Johansson has recently finished shooting the Untitled Woody Allen Summer Drama in London. She can also currently be seen opposite John Travolta in A Love Song for Bobby Long. Johansson will next be shooting The Island, opposite Ewan McGregor, for director Michael Bay; immediately after that, she will start production in March 2005 on the Brian DePalma film, The Black Dahlia, opposite Josh Harnett.

At the age of 14, Johansson attained worldwide recognition for her performance as Grace MacLean, the teen traumatized by a riding accident in Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer. She went on to star in Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World, garnering a Best Supporting Actress award from the Toronto Film Critics Circle. Johansson was also featured in the Coen brothers' dark drama, The Man Who Wasn't There, opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand.

Her additional credits include Rob Reiner's comedy North; the thriller Just Cause, with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne; and a breakthrough role in the critically praised Manny & Lo, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead.

A New York native, Johansson made her professional acting debut at the age of eight in the off-Broadway production of Sophistry, with Ethan Hawke, at New York's Playwright's Horizons.

Johansson currently divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "In Good Company" (09-Jan-2005)


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