DOB: November 22, 1984
Background: Johansson was born in New York City and is of Danish and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. In 2002, she graduated from the Professional Children's School, where she began her theatrical training.
Filmography: Johnasson's acting career began when she was a child. At nine-years-old she appeared in the comedy "North" (1994). She earned positive reviews for her performance in "Manny & Lo" (1996), earning an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and followed that with another major role in "The Horse Whisperer." In 2001 she co-starred in the Coen Brothers' black-and-white noir film "The Man Who Wasn't There" as well as the acclaimed indie hit "Ghost World," and in 2003, she achieved widespread success in the Oscar-winning film "Lost in Translation" with Bill Murray. The same year she gave another critically praised performance, in "Girl with a Pearl Earring." Since her career breakthrough she has appeared in the Woody Allen films "Match Point," "Scoop," and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," Michael Bay's "The Island," Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige," "The Other Boleyn Girl," and "Iron Man 2." She will be seen later this year in "We Bought a Zoo" and will reprise her "Iron Man" role as Black Widow in 2012's "The Avengers."
Tony Awards: Win - Best Featured Actress in a Play ("A View from the Bridge," 2010)
Best Film Drama Actress Nominations
- "A Love Song for Bobby Long" (2005); lost to Hilary Swank ("Million Dollar Baby")
- "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (2004); lost to Charlize Theron ("Monster")
Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress Nomination
- "Lost in Translation" (2004); lost to Diane Keaton ("Something's Gotta Give")
Best Film Supporting Actress Nomination
- "Match Point" (2006); lost to Rachel Weisz ("The Constant Gardener")
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