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With more than a decade of work under her belt, double Golden Globe nominee and BAFTA winner SCARLETT JOHANSSON (Alex) has proven to be one of Hollywood's most talented young actresses. Johansson received rave reviews and a Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival for her starring role opposite Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, the critically acclaimed second film by director Sofia Coppola.

Recently Johansson portrayed the title character in Girl With a Pearl Earring, a film adapted from the novel of the same name about the painter Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth).

Johansson has recently finished shooting the Untitled Woody Allen Summer Drama in London. She can also currently be seen opposite John Travolta in A Love Song for Bobby Long. Johansson will next be shooting The Island, opposite Ewan McGregor, for director Michael Bay; immediately after that, she will start production in March 2005 on the Brian DePalma film, The Black Dahlia, opposite Josh Harnett.

At the age of 14, Johansson attained worldwide recognition for her performance as Grace MacLean, the teen traumatized by a riding accident in Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer. She went on to star in Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World, garnering a Best Supporting Actress award from the Toronto Film Critics Circle. Johansson was also featured in the Coen brothers' dark drama, The Man Who Wasn't There, opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand.

Her additional credits include Rob Reiner's comedy North; the thriller Just Cause, with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne; and a breakthrough role in the critically praised Manny & Lo, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead.

A New York native, Johansson made her professional acting debut at the age of eight in the off-Broadway production of Sophistry, with Ethan Hawke, at New York's Playwright's Horizons.

Johansson currently divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.

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