Scarlett Johansson is a Nice Jewish Girl

January 26, 2013  

Scarlett Johansson is a Jewish American actress and singer. She was born on November 22, 1984 in New York City. Her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, 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 began her theater training at Professional Children’s School in Manhattan and graduated in 2002.

Johansson made her film debut in the 1994 film North and early in her career was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in 1996’s Manny & Lo. She rose to fame with her roles in 1998’s The Horse Whisperer and 2001’s Ghost World.

In 2003, Johansson made the transition to adult roles with her performances in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, for which she won a BAFTA Award, and Girl with a Pearl Earring. She earned Golden Globe Award nominations for both 2003 roles and a third nomination in 2004 for her role in A Love Song for Bobby Long.

Following an appearance in The Island, Johansson garnered a fourth Golden Globe nomination, for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Woody Allen’s Match Point. She later appeared in Allen’s films Scoop (2006) and Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008). About her religious affiliation, Johansson described herself as Jewish when she was talking about Woody Allen: “I just adore Woody,” she said. “We have a lot in common. We’re New Yorkers, Jewish. We have a very easygoing relationship.”

Johansson regularly appears at the top of lists of the sexiest women in the world, most notably Maxim’s Hot 100, and was named Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire and Sexiest Celebrity by Playboy.

Year Title Role
1994 North Laura Nelson
1995 Just Cause Kate Armstrong
1996 Manny & Lo Amanda
1996 If Lucy Fell Emily
1997 Home Alone 3 Molly Pruitt
1997 Fall Little girl
1998 Horse Whisperer, TheThe Horse Whisperer Grace MacLean
1999 My Brother the Pig Kathy Caldwell
2001 Man Who Wasn’t There, TheThe Man Who Wasn’t There Rachael ‘Birdy’ Abundas
2001 Ghost World Rebecca
2001 An American Rhapsody Zsuzsi/Suzanne Sandor (at 15)
2002 Eight Legged Freaks Ashley Parker
2003 Lost in Translation Charlotte
2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring Griet
2004 Love Song for Bobby Long, AA Love Song for Bobby Long Pursy Will
2004 Good Woman, AA Good Woman Meg Windermere
2004 SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, TheThe SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Mindy (voice)
2004 Perfect Score, TheThe Perfect Score Francesca Curtis
2004 In Good Company Alex Foreman
2005 Island, TheThe Island Jordan Two Delta/Sarah Jordan
2005 Match Point Nola Rice
2006 Scoop Sondra Pransky
2006 Black Dahlia, TheThe Black Dahlia Katherine ‘Kay’ Lake
2006 Prestige, TheThe Prestige Olivia Wenscombe
2007 Nanny Diaries, TheThe Nanny Diaries Annie Braddock
2008 Other Boleyn Girl, TheThe Other Boleyn Girl Mary Boleyn
2008 Spirit, TheThe Spirit Silken Floss
2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona Cristina
2009 He’s Just Not That Into You Anna
2010 Iron Man 2 Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
2011 We Bought a Zoo Kelly
2012 Avengers, TheThe Avengers Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
2012 Hitchcock Janet Leigh
2013 Don Jon’s Addiction Barbara
2013 Under the Skin Laura

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  1. maccabette says:

    Scarlett is beautiful in and out! I enjoy all her movies!

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