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Tony and BAFTA winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson was most recently seen in the latest Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar! and global blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron, which has grossed over 1.4 billion worldwide. She will be reprising her role as ‘Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow’ in Captain America: Civil War, in theaters May 6, 2016. Johansson will also be featured in Disney’s upcoming live action/CGI animation adaptation of The Jungle Book from Jon Favreau as voice python ‘Kaa’, in theaters April 15, 2016.
Johansson is currently filming Ghost in the Shell, a live-action adaptation of the original Japanese manga where she plays the lead role of cyborg Motoko Kusanagi. She also lent her voice to Sing, a computer-animated musical comedy film where she plays Ash, a punk rocking porcupine, in theaters December 21, 2016
She recently starred in the title role of Luc Besson’s successful action-thriller Lucy and in Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi art film Under the Skin. She also lent her voice to Spike Jonze’s critically acclaimed sci-fi romance Her, playing the role of operating system ‘Samantha,’ which earned her a Best Actress award at the Rome Film Festival.
Johansson received rave reviews and the Upstream Prize for Best Actress in the Controcorrente section 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. She also won a Tony for her Broadway debut in the Arthur Miller play “A View from a Bridge” opposite Liev Schreiber. She wrapped her second run on Broadway as ‘Maggie’ in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in 2013.
At the age of 12, 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 other film credits include: Jon Favreau’s Chef, The Avengers, Don Jon opposite Joseph Gordon Levitt, Hitchcock opposite Anthony Hopkins; We Bought A Zoo for Cameron Crowe; the box office hit Iron Man 2; the Weitz brothers’ film In Good Company, as well as opposite John Travolta in A Love Song for Bobby Long, which garnered her a Golden Globe nomination (her third in two years.) and Woody Allen's Match Point, which garnered her 4th consecutive Golden Globe nominee in three years. Other film credits include He’s Just Not That Into You, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Spirit, Girl with a Pearl Earring, opposite Colin Firth; The Island opposite Ewan McGregor; Brian DePalma’s The Black Dahlia; Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, and The Nanny Diaries.
Her additional credits include Rob Reiner’s comedy North; the thriller Just Cause, with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne; and a breakthrough role at the age of 10 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.