THE BLACK DAHLIA
With more than a decade of work under her belt, four-time Golden Globe
nominee and BAFTA winner SCARLETT JOHANSSON (Kay Lake) 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
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
She may currently be seen in the new Woody Allen film Scoop, opposite Hugh
Jackman. Following Scoop she will be seen in The Prestige, for director Christopher
Nolan and opposite Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale, on October 27, 2006. She just
finished shooting the lead role in The Nanny Diaries, based on the highly successful book
of the same name. Johansson's latest project, The Other Boleyn Girl, begins production
in September, opposite Natalie Portman and Eric Bana.
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 other film credits include the critically
acclaimed Weitz brothers' film In Good Company, as well as opposite John Travolta in A
Love Song for Bobby Long, which garnered her a Golden Globe nomination (her third in
two years). Recently she was seen in Woody Allen's Match Point, which garnered her
fourth consecutive Golden Globe nomination in three years, and opposite Ewan
McGregor in The Island, for director Michael Bay.
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
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
Johansson currently divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.
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