Scarlett Johansson Born: Nov. 22, 1984, in New York City Beginnings: The actress has stated that her mother is a film buff; Johansson began her training by attending and eventually graduating in 2002 from the Professional Childrens School. Her mother took her on several auditions; she made her film debut in Rob Reiners 1994 flop North. Winner: Portman, because she was the female lead and received good notices for her scrappy performance.
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