Scarlett Johansson is an American actress, model and singer. 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 shifted 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.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Scarlett Johansson with the 2,470th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 2, 2012 in front of Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. Johansson is also considered as one of the modern female sex symbols in Hollywood and is often listed as one of the most attractive celebrities.
Scarlett Johansson only agreed to star in 'The Ghost in the Shell' after consulting her therapist.
The 32-year-old actress plays Major in the live-action remake of the Japanese manga tale and was initially reluctant to take on the role as it wasn't long after she'd given birth to her and estranged husband Romain Dauriac's daughter Rose, now two.
She said: "I'd had my daughter a couple of months before and it just seemed like an enormous undertaking. But something about it was enigmatic and I sat on it and discussed it in therapy. It was on my mind."
Her new movie “Captain America: Civil War” is due in theaters next month, and Scarlett Johansson is featured on the front page of Cosmopolitan magazine’s May 2016 issue.
Photographed by James White, the “We Bought a Zoo” actress discusses cutting Planned Parenthood’s budget, telling: "There are countries at war, there’s terrorism, global warming, and we’re like, ‘We should definitely cut the budget for Planned Parenthood. Let’s take away the availability of women’s health initiatives!’… It’s nuts. We’re talking about preventing cervical and breast cancers. Growing up, I used [PP’s] services. All my girlfriends did—not just for birth control but for Pap smears and breast exams. You read about the rise of back-alley abortions, women having to mutilate themselves and teenagers having to seek help in unsafe conditions, and for what?! We’re moving backward when we’re supposed to be moving forward.”