Scarlett Johansson is an American actress, model and singer from Manhattan, New York City, New York.
She is of Danish and Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
Johansson made her film debut in the fantasy comedy North. Johansson subsequently starred in Manny & Lo, and garnered further acclaim and prominence with roles in The Horse Whisperer and Ghost World. She shifted to adult roles with her performances in Girl with a Pearl Earring and Lost in Translation, for which she won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Her subsequent films included A Love Song for Bobby Long, Match Point, The Island, The Black Dahlia, The Prestige, The Other Boleyn Girl, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, He's Just Not That Into You, Don Jon, Her, Under the Skin and Lucy. Since 2010, Johansson has also portrayed the Marvel Comics character Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in the Broadway revival of A View from the Bridge. As a singer, Johansson has released two albums, Anywhere I Lay My Head and Break Up. As of tonight, Scarlett has hosted Saturday Night Live five times.