John Christopher Depp II (born 9 June 1963) is an American actor and movie producer.
He started off as a rock music artist but soon became a highly regarded prospect in Hollywood.
Johnny Depp made his movie debut in 1984’s horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street and played a lead role in Private Resort the following year.
His infamous character as Captain Jack Sparrow came in 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, earned him several Golden Globes Awards and accolades that year.
He went on to feature in Box Office thrillers such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Beasts, Where to Find Them, and Sherlock Gnomes.
|Johnny Depp: History, Bio, Photo|
|Full Name:||John Christopher Depp II|
|Stage Name:||Johnny Depp|
|Born:||9 June 1963|
|Age:||58 years old|
|Place of Birth:||Owensboro, Kentucky|
|Parents:||Betty Sue Palmer, John Christopher Depp|
|Siblings:||Daniel Depp, Debbie Depp, Christi Dembrowski|
|Children:||Lily-Rose Depp, Jack Depp|
|Girlfriend • Wife:||Amber Heard (m. 2015–2017), Lori Anne Allison (m. 1983–1985)|
|Occupation:||Actor • Musician|
John Christopher Depp II, popularly known as Johnny Depp, is the youngest of four children birthed by John Christopher Depp and Betty Sue Palmer.
He was born on the 9th of June, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Due to a host of factors, Johnny Depp‘s family failed to settle at a locale for long while growing up.
His father; who worked as a Civil Engineer, was very ardent about moving across the country.
Eventually, Johnny Depp was trained by his mum after his parents parted ways in 1978. At the time, Betty; his mum, worked as a local waitress and soon tied the knot with Robert Palmer – a man Depp adored in his childhood.
Though largely subtle, the Kentucky boy; Johnny Depp, nurtured his skill in musical performance. He was very good with the guitar as a teenager and played in several bands. This led to his very brief stay in school, growing up like a rockstar and traveling with bands for various occasions.
Johnny Depp‘s descent is a mix of English, French, German and Irish ancestry.
After receiving a basic education, Johnny Depp had a very brief spell at High School before deciding to take things further as a promising rock artiste. At 12, he received a guitar from his mum as a gift and played it during free periods at school.
Johnny Depp dropped out of Miramar High School in 1979 and attempted to return two weeks later. He was advised by the principal to follow his dream of being a musician.
The following year, he joined a band called, The Kids, moving with them to Los Angeles to secure a record deal. The band changed its name to Six Gun Method and was a comprise of wannabe rock-music artists of the early 80s.
Due to his level of education, Johnny Depp settled for non-white collar jobs but once worked in a telemarketing firm.
Johnny Depp‘s transition from a cross-country rockstar to a famous movie personality came in the early 80s. After being betrothed to Lori Ann Allison, Depp got the opportunity to meet with actor, Nicolas Cage, who introduced him to Hollywood life.
James Dean also played a major role during this period as the Kentucky prodigy made his debut in 1984 in the horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street. The following year, Johnny Depp was put up to play a lead role in Private Resort.
In 1986, Johnny Depp appeared in a minor supporting role as a Vietnamese-speaking private in Oliver Stone‘s Vietnam War drama, Platoon. His fame quickly spread around Hollywood earning him a shot to meet with Ronald Reagan during a function.
Johnny Depp became a teenage sensation in the late 80s and starred as an undercover police officer in a high school operation in the Fox television series, 21 Jump Street.
A role alongside Al Pacino in 1997’s Donnie Brasco, and a chance to direct The Brave that same year meant Johnny Depp had found his footing in the much-followed movie industry. He also got the chance to screen-write during its production.
At the start of the millennium, Depp was cast in a British-French drama titled, The Man Who Cried. However, his most memorable role came three years later when he played Captain Jack Sparrow in multi-award winning movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Other famous roles came in films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Sherlock Gnomes.
Johnny Depp started a film production company in 2004 called, Infinitum Nihil, currently presided by his sister, Christi Dembrowski. He also co-owned the nightclub, The Viper Room in Los Angeles between 1993 and 2003.
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
- Platoon (1986)
- Arizona Dream (1993)
- Ed Wood (1994)
- Dead Man (1995)
- The Brave (1997)
- Chocolat (2000)
- The Man Who Cried (2000)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Course of the Black Pearl (2003)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
- Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
- The Professor (2018)
- Minamata (2020)
Up until 2012, Johnny Depp struggled to find a meaningful relationship. His search for long-lasting love saw him dated and married several times.
Some of his relationships were accompanied by controversies and legal battles; with his drug and alcohol addiction not helping matters.
Some names of women Johnny Depp dated include; Lori Anne Allison, Jennifer Grey, Sherilyn Fenn, Winona Ryder, Kate Moss, and Vanessa Paradis.
Johnny Depp married Amber Heard in 2015 after courting for three years. However, the union lasted for two years; with a divorce ending a long legal battle due to an alleged verbal and physical abuse.
Johnny Depp once admitted that his early use of nerve pills played a sickening role in his drug addictions and abuse of alcohol. He is currently the father to Lily-Rose Melody Depp (born 1999) and son John Christopher ‘Jack’ Depp III (born 2002).
- Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globe Awards (2008)
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
- Best Actor at the Empire Awards (2004)
- Best International Actor at IFTA Film & Drama Awards (2004)
- Best Male Performance at MTV Movie Awards (2004)
Johnny Depp is also a recipient of fifteen People’s Choice Awards and three Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
The 58-year-old movie personality, Johnny Depp has gathered an estimated net worth of $200,000,000.
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