Who is Johnny Depp: Biography, Personal Life, Net Worth
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard got married on Feb. 3, 2015, at their Los Angeles home. The couple separated after 15 months of marriage

Johnny Depp, 58, and Amber Heard, 35, continue the ugly fallout from their contentious divorce. This time, jurors in Fairfax County, Virginia will decide whether Heard defamed Depp in a Washington Post op-ed from 2018. Opening statements are set to begin 10am ET om Tuesday, April 12.

Johnny Depp's Early Life

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Johnny Depp was born John Christopher Depp II, in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to parents John and Betty Sue Depp. Depp's father worked as a civil engineer and his mother worked as a waitress and homemaker. The youngest of four children, Depp was withdrawn and a self-admitted oddball.

Depp and his family moved frequently to accommodate his father's job, finally landing in Miramar, Florida, when Depp was 7 years old. The family lived in a motel for nearly a year, until his father found a job. Depp hated his new home and, by the age of 12 began smoking, experimenting with drugs and engaging in self-harm due to the stress of family problems.

In 1978, when Depp was 15, his parents got divorced. As the youngest of four, it became Depp's job to go to his father's office and pick up the weekly child-support money. The split caused a rift between Depp and his father.

At 16, Depp dropped out of high school and joined a garage band called the Kids. The group became successful enough to open for the Talking Heads and the B-52s, but they barely made ends meet. Depp lived for months in a friend's '67 Chevy Impala, according to Biography.

Johnny Depp's Career

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He got introduced to acting after a visit to L.A. with his former wife, who introduced him to actor Nicolas Cage, who encouraged Depp to give it a try. The young actor made his film debut in 1984's A Nightmare on Elm Street (years after attaining stardom, Depp sentimentally played a cameo in the last of the Elm Street series), and his climb to fame was accelerated in 1987, when he replaced Jeff Yagher in the role of Officer Tom Hanson, a cop assigned to do undercover duty by posing as a student in crime-ridden Los Angeles-area high schools, in the Canadian-filmed Fox TV series 21 Jump Street (1987-90). Biding his time in "teen heartthrob" roles, Depp was first given a chance to exhibit his exhausting versatility in the title role of Tim Burton's fantasy Edward Scissorhands (1990).

Following the success of Edward Scissorhands, the actor made a conscious effort never to repeat himself. He continued to gain critical acclaim and increasing popularity for his work, most notably in Benny & Joon (1993), What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Ed Wood and Dead Man. Depp continued to ascend the Hollywood ranks. He would continue to play quirky character roles, starring turn as Hunter S. Thompson's alter ego in Terry Gilliam's trippy adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), and teaming with Burton again to play a decidedly mincing Icabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow. Depp's charm still made him a natural romantic lead, however, as he proved in Chocolat.

In what was perhaps his most surprising departure since Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Depp shed his oftentimes angst-ridden persona for a role as flamboyant pirate Jack Sparrow in 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean. Essaying the crusty role in the manner of a drunken, debauched rock star -- Depp publicly admitted Keith Richards was his inspiration -- the actor added a dose of off-kilter fun to an above-average summer thrill ride, and found himself with his biggest hit and first Oscar nomination ever.

The role effectively made Depp both a character actor and full-fledged leading man, and he would continue to appear in several films over the coming years that allowed him to star in large scale productions, playing decidedly quirky characters. Films like Secret Window, Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, Public Enemies, and a slew of massively successful Pirates of the Caribbean sequels would prove again and again how taken audiences were with the star, always playing the hero, but with an unconventional twist, as reported by Fandago.

Johnny Depp's Controversial Relationship

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His first marriage with Laurie Ellison failed in 1985. With the growth of popularity, the list of Hollywood star relations was added with new names. A constant thirst for freedom, difficult character combined with Johnny's temperament, did not allow relations to last long. Depp had relations with Kate Moss, Sherilin Fenn, Winona Ryder, but no one married him.

In 1998 Johnny Depp met a model, an actress and a singer Vanessa Paradis. He fell in love with Vanessa and they even married. The couple moved to Vanessa's homeland in France, where they had two children. The daughter Lily-Rose Melody was born in the spring, 1999, and the son John Christopher in the spring of 2002. For his wife's album, Johnny Depp wrote several songs.

The children made this family happy, and it seemed that the actor felt calm and peaceful. But in 2012 Depp and Paradis announced their divorce. The reason for the divorce was called Johnny’s partner in the film "The Rum Diary" Amber Heard, with whom he became friends in 2011. In February 2015 the lovers got married.

In May 2016, Heard filed for divorce, after 15 months of living with the Hollywood star. The last point in the marriage was set in January 2017. While the lawyers were solving procedural issues, Johnny Depp went on tour with his musical group.

The divorce proceedings turned out to be loud and scandalous: Amber stated that Johnny was mentally ill, jealous. But Heard made an unfortunate mistake: the actress filed for divorce three days after the death of Depp's mother. But the image of the girl who broke the family, where two children were growing up, didn’t work. Then Heard went all in: she produced a video with a scene of violence. The police, in any case, prohibited Depp from coming within 100 yards of his wife, according to 24celebs.

Johnny Depp's Net Worth- $150 Million

Johnny Depp's Salary: $20 Million Per Film

Johnny Depp Net Worth: Johnny Depp is an American actor and producer who has a net worth of $150 million. To date, Johnny Depp's many successful films have grossed over $3.4 billion in America and $8.7 billion worldwide at the box office. His annual salary in some years has been known to top $100 million, easily making him one of the highest paid actors on the planet, Celebritynetworth reported.

A lawsuit against his former business managers would reveal that between 2003 and 2016 alone, Johnny earned $650 million in salaries, backend profits and endorsement contracts. Unfortunately, that same lawsuit revealed that at various times, Johnny was teetering near insolvency due to an unimaginably profligate lifestyle. At his peak, his monthly lifestyle costs topped $2 million. There are many more details on Johnny's infamous financial situation at the bottom of this article.

From eloquent, artistic and cool to "wife-beater" allegations

Johnny Depp is “a wife-beater”. This is the verdict of the UK courts. Just writing that sentence feels genuinely shocking, and yet, by now perhaps, it should not. For a start, the allegation that he was physically abusive to his ex-wife Amber Heard emerged more than four years ago, after she applied for a temporary restraining order against him following their divorce, citing domestic abuse, The Guardian informed.

After the judge gave his verdict on Monday morning, Depp’s notoriously virulent online followers (a different kind of fan) made sure they got the predictable hashtags trending, all proclaiming Depp’s innocence. I often wonder about these online Depp fans, given that they are most likely in their 30s and 40s. Such online stanning from the middle-aged is unusual, and yet that it is Depp who inspires it says a lot about him: both what he represented to my generation, and how far he has fallen.

Depp may appeal. “The judgment is so flawed that it would be ridiculous for Mr Depp not to appeal this decision, ” said a solicitor at the London law firm of Schillings, which represented Depp.

But by now, most of the world has seen the photos of Heard’s bruised face, and the court case presented a relationship that had become gruesomely toxic. The court heard recordings of Heard verbally abusing Depp and admitting to “clocking” him and throwing pots and pans at him. But none of that could change the fact that the judge, Mr Justice Nicol, found the majority of Heard’s allegations that Depp abused her proved to the civil standard, and that, therefore, the Sun was entitled to describe him as a “wife-beater”.

It was always risky for Depp to pursue this case. Next year in the US he has a $50m (£38m) defamation case against Heard regarding an opinion piece she wrote about being the victim of domestic abuse; the verdict of this case will surely have some impact on the next one.

Despite this massive success (or maybe as a result), Depp's career suffered a downswing after a string of critical and commercial flops. Films like The Tourist (opposite Angelina Jolie), Dark Shadows (a rare misstep with Tim Burton) and The Lone Ranger failed to connect with audiences and critics alike and left many to wonder when Depp's career would recover. He continued to have a strong presence in the film industry, though, and in 2016, reprised his role as the Mad Hatter in Alice Through the Looking Glass and began work on a fourth Pirates movie. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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