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SCARLETT JOHANSSON (Samantha), one of Hollywood's most talented young actresses, is a Tony and BAFTA Award winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee. Earlier this year, Johansson wrapped her second run on Broadway as Maggie in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." She most recently starred in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, "Don Jon," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and opened in theatres in September.

Johansson recently wrapped production on Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," which is set to be released in April 2014. She will also reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow again next year, when production begins on the sequel to "The Avengers," "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." She also recently wrapped the Jon Favreau-directed comedy "Chef," opposite Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman and Sofia Vergara, as well as the independent film "Under the Skin," for director Jonathan Glazer. Up next, Johansson will begin production on Luc Besson's action thriller "Lucy," playing the title role opposite Morgan Freeman.

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 from director Sofia Coppola. She also won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in the Arthur Miller play "A View from a Bridge," opposite Liev Schreiber.

At the age of 12, 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 film credits include "The Avengers"; "Hitchcock," opposite Anthony Hopkins; "We Bought A Zoo," for Cameron Crowe; the box office hit "Iron Man 2;" the Weitz brothers' film "In Good Company"; "A Love Song for Bobby Long," opposite John Travolta, for which she earned her third Golden Globe nomination in two years; and Woody Allen's "Match Point," which garnered her fourth consecutive Golden Globe nomination in three years.

She also starred in "He's Just Not That Into You"; "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"; "The Other Boleyn Girl"; "The Spirit"; "Girl with a Pearl Earring," opposite Colin Firth; "The Island," opposite Ewan McGregor; Brian DePalma's "The Black Dahlia; Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige"; and "The Nanny Diaries."

Her additional credits include Rob Reiner's comedy "North"; the thriller "Just Cause," with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne; and a breakthrough role at the age of 10 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 Playwrights Horizons.

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