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Scarlett Johansson first attained worldwide recognition for her performance as Grace Maclean, the teen traumatized in a riding accident, in Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer. More recently, her performance as Rebecca Doppelmeyer in Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World (alongside Thora Birch) earned her the Toronto Film Critics Association award for Best Supporting Actress.
She has recently completed starring roles in two soon-to-be-released films: Brian Robbins' The Perfect Score (with Erika Christensen) and Peter Webber's Girl with a Pearl Earring (as Griet, the subject of the famed titular Vermeer painting, opposite Colin Firth as Vermeer).
A native New Yorker, Ms. Johansson made her professional acting debut at age eight in the off-Broadway production of Sophistry at New York's Playwrights Horizons.
Her breakthrough film role, as Manny in Lisa Krueger's critically acclaimed Manny & Lo, earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead.
Ms. Johansson's additional film credits include Rob Reiner's North, Arne Glimcher's Just Cause (as Sean Connery's daughter), Eric Schaeffer's If Lucy Fell, Raja Gosnell's Home Alone 3, Eva Gardos' autobiographical An American Rhapsody, Joel and Ethan Coen's The Man Who Wasn't There (opposite Billy Bob Thornton), and Ellory Elkayem's Eight Legged Freaks.