Name: Scarlett Johansson .
Birth place: New York City.
Birth date: November 22, 1984.
Her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect originally from Copenhagen
and her paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was a screenwriter and director. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx Johansson's mother's ancestors immigrated to the U.S. from Minsk, Belarus.
She has an older sister, Vanessa, who is an actress. Johansson made her film debut in North (1994) and was later nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in Manny & Lo (1996). She rose to further prominence with her roles in The Horse Whisperer (1998) and Ghost World (2001).
She transitioned to adult roles with her performances in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) and Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003), for which she won a BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Both films earned her Golden Globe Award nominations.