Scarlett Johansson has defined herself as one of the most mature and talented actresses of her generation when she was just 10 years old. Her performances are marked with an intelligence and intuitive grace which shows off her natural talents.
Johansson was born in 1984 in New York City. Her family was very large, including an older sister, a twin brother, older brother and a half brother from her father's remarriage. The Johansson family was very poor but Scarlett's parents still supported her as best they could.
Young Scarlett's entrance into acting was purely coincidental. A family friend remarked how good looking the children were and suggested that they audition for commercials. Scarlett's oldest brother was the most well received and the Mrs. Johansson decided to halt their pursuits. Even then, at the age of seven, Scarlett knew that she wanted to be an actress and threw a fit she wanted to pursue acting at any cost.
At the age of nine, Scarlett Johansson made her debut in the film "North". After this success, the young actress gained many more children's roles. Johansson was finally able to make her transition into adult roles with the 2003 film "Lost in Translation", for which she was nominated for many awards. This led to many more serious roles in major Hollywood films.
Scarlett Johansson has amazingly led a very discreet personal life, despite the examples of other stars from her generation. She has been in relationships with Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake and Josh Hartnett.
In addition to being an actress, Johansson is also a skilled vocalist and has two albums. She is an advocate of safe sex and HIV testing. Johansson is frequently listed as one of the sexiest celebrities by magazines like Playboy Esquire.