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Johnny Depp Biography

Johnny Depp
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Gemini
  • Name: Johnny Depp
  • Birth Name: John Christopher Depp
  • Nick Name: "Johnny"
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Actor
  • Net Worth: 400 million dollar
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Weight in KG: 78 KG
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Amber Heard (m. 2015), Lori Anne Allison (m. 1983)
  • Children: Lily-Rose Melody Depp, Jack John Christopher Depp III
  • Divorce: Lori Anne Allison (m. 1985)
  • Education: Henry D. Perry Middle School, Miramar High School
  • Awards: Golden Globe Award
  • Online Presence: Facebook,Twitter,Wiki
  • Movies: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
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Johnny Depp is a multi-talented personality. He is an actor, producer, and musician who has won several awards in his successful career. He is recognized for his significant role as Jack Sparrow in the sequels to the blockbuster movie, Pirates of the Caribbean.

Early Life

Depp was born as John Christopher Depp II on June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S. He is an American by nationality belonging to the White-American ethnicity. He is the youngest of four children born to Betty Sue Palmer and John Christopher Depp.

Depp's father is a civil engineer whereas his mother is a waitress. He is of English ancestry mostly with some ancestors from elsewhere in Europe. He is descended from a French Huguenot immigrant, Pierre Deppe or Dieppe, who settled in Virginia around 1700.

Depp frequently moved to different places during his childhood. He and his siblings lived in more than 20 different places during that time. His parent divorced in 1978. Later, his mother married Robert Palmer who became an inspiration to him.

He has the persona of a superstar since his early childhood. He started dreaming of becoming a musician after his mother gifted him a guitar. His mother gifted him a guitar when he was 12.


He started with a role of Glen Lantz in a movie called A Nightmare on Elm Street. He then played the role of Donnie Fleischer in a TV movie called Slow Burn in the year 1986.

In the year 1997, he played the role of Donnie Brasco in a movie called Donnie Brasco and his amazing performance won millions of hearts all over the world.

He has also given his voice for many characters in TV shows and movies. One of them is the character called Victor Van Dort in a movie, Corpse Bride in 2005. His significant role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean will never be forgotten and will always remain as one of the best portrayals ever.

His other movies and TV shows are Tusk, 21 Jump Street, Into the Woods, The Lone Ranger, Jack and Jill, King of the Hill and Family Guy.

Personal Life

Depp has reached the age of 54 now. His birth sign is Gemini. He earned massive popularity through his significant roles in his career. 

Depp married Lori Anne Allison on December 20, 1983. The couple divorced in 1985. Later, he engaged to fellow actors Jennifer Grey and Sherilyn Fenn in the late 1980s. 

Depp proposed to his co-star Winona Ryder in 1990 and has tattooed "WINONA FOREVER" on his right arm. He started having a relationship with Kate Moss, an English supermodel in 1994. The couple stayed in a relationship until  1998.

Depp started a relationship with the French actor, Vanessa Paradis following his breakup from Moss. The couple first met while filming The Ninth Gate in France in 1998. They together had two children; a daughter named Lily-Rose Melody Depp and a son named John "Jack" Christopher Depp III.

According to Depp, having children has given him "real foundation, a real strong place to stand in life, in work, in everything. He also added that anyone can't plan the kind of deep love that results in children. 

Depp and Paradis announced their separation in June 2012. Soon after, he started dating Amber Heard, whom he met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2011. The couple tied their knot in February 2015. Their wedding ceremony was held at their home in Los Angeles.

Heard filed for divorce on May 23, 2016. Five days later, she filed and obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp stating that Depp has been verbally and physically abusive to her during their relationship.

Height, Net Worth and Salary

Depp stands a good height of 5 feet 10 inches around 1.78 meters. He has already won the prestigious Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for the category of Best Actor.

Depp has earned a massive amount of salary from his acting career. He has earned $35 million working in his movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He has an incredible net worth of $200 million.


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