SCARLETT JOHANSSON (Sondra Pransky)
Scarlett Johansson has progressed from being an award-winning child actress to being one of the most sought-after leading ladies in the film industry. She previously starred for Scoop writer/director Woody Allen in Match Point. Her performance in that film earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination. She has been a Golden Globe nominee three times prior, for Shainee Gabel’s A Love Song for Bobby Long; and, twice in the same year, for Peter Webber’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation. For the latter film (also a Focus Features release) she received several honors, including both the BAFTA Award and the Boston Society of Film Critics award for Best Actress.
Ms. Johansson will next be seen starring in Brian De Palma’s The Black Dahlia, with Hilary Swank and Josh Hartnett; and again stars opposite Scoop leading man Hugh Jackman in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige. She is currently filming The Nanny Diaries, directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.
The native New Yorker made her professional acting debut at age eight in the off-Broadway production of Sophistry at New York’s Playwrights Horizons. Ms. Johansson’s breakthrough film role, as Manny in Lisa Krueger’s critically acclaimed Manny & Lo, earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead. Soon after, she attained worldwide recognition for her performance in Robert Redford’s The Horse Whisperer.
Her additional film credits include Joel and Ethan Coen’s The Man Who Wasn’t There (opposite Billy Bob Thornton); Eva Gardos’ autobiographical An American Rhapsody; Paul Weitz’ In Good Company
(opposite Dennis Quaid and Topher Grace); and Terry Zwigoff’s Ghost World (alongside Thora Birch, and for which Ms. Johansson won the Toronto Film Critics Association award for Best Supporting Actress).