Johansson made her film debut in 1994's "North." She was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in 1996's "Manny & Lo."
Her other film roles include 1998's "The Horse Whisperer," 2001's "Ghost World," 2003's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" and 2003's "Lost in Translation," for which she won a BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Johansson has worked with filmmaker Woody Allen multiple times. She starred in Allen's movies "Match Point" (2005), "Scoop" (2006) and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008). Johansson's other film credits include 2006's "The Prestige," 2008's "The Other Boleyn Girl," 2008's "The Spirit," 2009's "He's Just Not That Into You."
She landed the role of Black Widow/Natalia Romanova/Natasha Romanoff in 2010's "Iron Man 2," She reprised the role in 2012's "The Avengers," 2013's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
Johansson played the role of Janet Leigh in the 2012 movie "Hitchcock," which was about how Alfred Hitchcock made his classic horror film "Psycho," which starred Leigh.
In 2013, she co-starred in "Don Jon," a romantic comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who also starred in the movie.
Also in 2013, her movie "Under the Skin," a sci-fi thriller had premieres at the Telluride Film Festival, the Venice International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. The release date for "Under the Skin" is to be announced.
She is planning to direct her first feature film, "Summer Crossing," based on the Truman Capote novel of the same title. The book and movie are about the forbidden love between a 17-year-old Protestant debutante and a Jewish parking-lot attendant while her family is on a summer vacation in Paris in 1945.
In a statement, Johansson explained why she chose "Summer Cross" to her debut as a feature-film director: "Several years ago I began working alongside the Capote estate and writer Tristine Skyler to adapt 'Summer Crossing,' an inspired early work of Truman's which has long captured my heart. Being able to bring this story to the screen as my full-length directorial debut is a life dream and deep privilege."
Filming of "Summer Crossing" is scheduled to begin in 2014.
Johansson won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for the 2010 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge." She also starred in the 2013 Broadway revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
Johansson is also a singer who has released two albums: 2008's "Anywhere I Lay My Head" and 2009's "Break Up."
In her personal life, Johansson dated Jared Leto and Josh Hartnett before she dated Ryan Reynolds, whom she married in 2008. Her marriage to Reynolds ended in divorce in 2011. After her breakup with Reynolds, Johansson dated Sean Penn and ad executive Nate Naylor. In 2013, she got engaged to French journalist/writer Roman Dauriac. Johansson has not announced any details about her wedding plans.
Scarlett Johansson and her twin brother, Hunter, are politically active Democrats who have been very public supporters of Barack Obama.