Creator: Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson (November 22, 1984-) is an American actress of Danish and Jewish descent. She started acting at a young age, debuting in North, then later got attention for roles in The Horse Whisperer and Ghost World. She then broke through in 2003 with both Lost in Translation (which she won a BAFTA for) and the adaptation of Girl with a Pearl Earring. She has developed a close working relationship with Woody Allen, appearing in major roles in three of his films. She also won a Tony Award for her performance in the 2010 revival of A View from the Bridge. She's also Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Scarlett also has a music career goin' on. She first gained attention from indie kids for appearing onstage during the first concert of a reunited The Jesus and Mary Chain to sing backing vocals on "Just Like Honey." She then proceeded to make an album full of Dream Pop covers of Tom Waits songs, and managed to bring David Bowie to sing on one of the songs. She also appears on the compilation album Unexpected Dreams: Songs From the Stars and on the song soundtrack for He's Just Not That Into You; she's also performed the Oscar-nominated "Before My Time" for Chasing Ice (in which she doesn't appear) and "The Moon Song" with Joaquin Phoenix for Her (in which she does appear...sort of).Scarlett's directorial debut, unlike that of her one-time co-star Natalie Portman, was cut from the anthology film New York, I Love You; but fans of Miss Johansson (and Kevin Bacon, who stars in the short) can see it on the DVD as an extra. She was set to make her feature directing bow in 2014 with an adaptation of Truman Capote's Summer Crossing (as with the aforementioned short, she also scripted), but production was delayed (see the next paragraph for the most likely reason) - filming is due to begin this summer.She was married to Ryan Reynolds between 2008 and 2011, and in 2014, became the mother of daughter Rose via her second husband Romain Dauriac. Johansson and Dauriac married on October 1, 2014 in Philipsburg, Montana.She is now attached to star in a Hollywood adaptation of ''Ghost in the Shell''. Asian-Americans and anime fans are rather unhappy that yet another white person got cast in a clearly Asian role.
Her Films Include:
- North (1994)
- Home Alone 3 (1997)
- The Horse Whisperer (1998)
- Ghost World (2001)
- Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
- Lost in Translation (2003)
- Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
- The Perfect Score (2004)
- The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
- The Island (2005)
- Match Point (2005)
- Scoop (2006)
- The Black Dahlia (2006)
- The Prestige (2006)
- The Nanny Diaries (2007)
- The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
- The Spirit (2008)
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
- He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
- Iron Man 2 (2010)
- We Bought a Zoo (2011)
- The Avengers (2012)
- Hitchcock (2012)
- Don Jon (2013)
- Her (2013)
- Under The Skin (2013)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
- Lucy (2014)
- Chef (2014)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- Anywhere I Lay My Head (2008)
- Break Up (with Pete Yorn) (2009)
Provides examples of:
- Action Girl: As Black Widow, obviously, but see also Lucy.
- The Cast Showoff: Can, and will, burst into song at every chance. Even in The Other Boleyn Girl. Lampshaded in He's Just Not That Into You in that, although we get to see her singing in one of the final scenes, we don't actually hear it (although her song is on the soundtrack album).
- Celebrity Voice Actor: She's lent her husky tones to Mindy in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Samantha in Her, and various characters on Robot Chicken.
- Dawson Casting: Inverted. She was seventeen when making Lost in Translation. Her character is a college graduate.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Even the Girls Want Her: Katy Perry and Lois Griffin are among those who love her.
- Fake Brit:
- Fake Russian: As Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow.
- Fanservice: See Lost in Translation, Iron Man 2, He's Just Not That Into You, The Spirit and The Avengers. Not to mention the Panty Shot in The Perfect Score.
- Going Commando: According to her, the Spy Catsuit for The Avengers was so tight, she ended up having to do this to be comfortable.
- Ms. Fanservice
- No Export for You: Unusually for Scarlett (and for Woody Allen), Scoop didn't get a British theatrical or DVD release, going straight to television (A Love Song For Bobby Long is the only other film with Johansson in recent memory not to get cinema release - or any other kind of release - in the UK).
- The Other Marty: To Samantha Morton in Her
- Platonic Life Partners: With Chris Evans. She has stated in interviews that her close friendship with him contributed very much to their onscreen chemistry in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
- Those Two Actors:
- Starred with Chris Evans in four films: The Perfect Score, The Nanny Diaries, The Avengers, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And will continue to do so as they reprise their roles in The Avengers 2, and any other MCU films.
- She also made two movies with Eva Mendes, My Brother The Pig and The Spirit.
- She turns up alongside Samuel L. Jackson fairly frequently, too. The Spirit and The Avengers, for starters.
- Vocal Dissonance: Has a surprisingly deep and husky voice.
- What Could Have Been: Apparently, she insisted on going topless in The Island but director Michael Bay wouldn't let her.