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Born Nov. 22, 1984, in New York City, Scarlett Johansson is that rarest of Hollywood commodities: a child actor who's made the transition to adult roles easily and gracefully. Acting on the New York stage by age 8 (opposite Ethan Hawke in "Sophistry"), she made her film debut two years later in Rob Reiner's North.

In 1996, Johansson's work in Manny & Lo caught the attention of Robert Redford, who cast her as Kristin Scott Thomas' daughter in The Horse Whisperer, a role that brought her widespread critical acclaim. From there, it was on to a co-starring role (opposite Thora Birch) in director Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World.

Johansson's sensitive turn opposite Bill Murray in Lost in Translation (2003) cemented her reputation as a serious, almost-grown-up actress, and she's worked steadily since in films, including The Girl with the Pearl Earring, The Island and Woody Allen's Match Point (2005).

Scarlett Johansson in Sing

Sing

2016 PG

Animals of all stripes -- including an underappreciated mother minding 25 piglets, a young gorilla trapped in gang life and a shy elephant -- find hope in a life-changing singing competition to save the local theater.

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