Johnny Depp Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. John Christopher Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He is the recipient of various accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for three Academy Awards and two British Academy Film Awards.
Depp made his debut in the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), before rising to prominence as a teen idol on the television series 21 Jump Street (1987–1990). In the 1990s, Depp acted mostly in independent films, often playing eccentric characters. These included What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Benny and Joon (1993), Dead Man (1995), Donnie Brasco (1997), and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). Depp also began collaborating with director Tim Burton, starring in Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), and Sleepy Hollow (1999).
In the 2000s, Depp became one of the most commercially successful film stars by playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the swashbuckler film series Pirates of the Caribbean (2003–present). He received critical praise for Finding Neverland (2004), and continued his commercially successful collaboration with Tim Burton with the films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), and Alice in Wonderland (2010). In 2012, Depp was one of the world’s biggest film stars and was listed by the Guinness World Records as the world’s highest-paid actor, with earnings of US$75 million. During the 2010s, Depp began producing films through his company, Infinitum Nihil and formed the rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.
Depp was married to actress Amber Heard from 2015 to 2017. Their divorce drew media attention as she alleged that he had been abusive throughout their relationship. Depp sued Heard for defamation in 2019 after she wrote an op-ed discussing being a public victim of domestic violence; the case will go to trial in 2022. He also sued the publishers of The Sun in a related libel suit in England. In 2020, the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Depp had lost his libel case and that the majority of Heard’s allegations had been proven to a civil standard.
Early life and ancestry
John Christopher Depp II was born on June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky, the youngest of four children of waitress Betty Sue Palmer (née Wells) and civil engineer John Christopher Depp. Depp’s family moved frequently during his childhood, eventually settling in Miramar, Florida in 1970. His parents divorced in 1978 when he was 15, and his mother later married Robert Palmer, whom Depp has called “an inspiration”.
Depp was gifted a guitar by his mother when he was 12 years old and began playing in various bands. He dropped out of Miramar High School aged 16 in 1979 to become a rock musician. He attempted to go back to school two weeks later, but the principal told him to follow his dream of being a musician. In 1980, Depp began playing guitar in a band called The Kids. After modest local success in Florida, the band moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a record deal, changing their name to Six Gun Method. In addition to the band, Depp worked a variety of odd jobs, such as in telemarketing. In December 1983, Depp married make-up artist Lori Anne Allison, the sister of his band’s bassist and singer. The Kids split up before signing a record deal in 1984, and Depp subsequently began collaborating with the band Rock City Angels. He co-wrote their song “Mary”, which appeared on their debut Geffen Records album Young Man’s Blues. Depp and Allison divorced in 1985.
Depp is primarily of English descent, with some French, German, and Irish ancestry. His surname comes from a French Huguenot immigrant (Pierre Dieppe, who settled in Virginia around 1700). He is also descended from colonial freedom fighter Elizabeth Key Grinstead (1630–1665), daughter of English planter and member of the Virginia House of Burgesses Thomas Key, and an African woman that he enslaved. In interviews in 2002 and 2011, Depp claimed to have Native American ancestry, stating, “I guess I have some Native American somewhere down the line. My great-grandmother was quite a bit Native American, she grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian. Makes sense in terms of coming from Kentucky, which is rife with Cherokee and Creek Indian.” Depp’s claims came under scrutiny when Indian Country Today stated that Depp had never inquired about his heritage nor was he recognized as a member of the Cherokee Nation. This led to criticism from the Native American community, as Depp has no documented Native ancestry, and Native community leaders refer to him as “a non-Indian”.Depp’s choice to portray Tonto, a Native American character, in The Lone Ranger was criticized, along with his choice to name his rock band “Tonto’s Giant Nuts”. During the promotion for The Lone Ranger, Depp was adopted as an honorary son by LaDonna Harris, a member of the Comanche Nation, making him an honorary member of her family but not a member of any tribe. Critical response to his claims from the Native community increased after this, including satirical portrayals of Depp by Native comedians. An ad featuring Depp and Native American imagery, by Dior for the fragrance “Sauvage”, was pulled in 2019 after being accused of cultural appropriation and racism.
Depp and makeup artist Lori Anne Allison were married from 1983 until 1985. In the late 1980s, he was engaged to actresses Jennifer Grey and Sherilyn Fenn before proposing in 1990 to his Edward Scissorhands co-star Winona Ryder, for whom he tattooed “WINONA FOREVER” on his right arm. Between 1994 and 1997, he was in a relationship with English model Kate Moss. Following his breakup from Moss, Depp began a relationship with French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, whom he met while filming The Ninth Gate in France in 1998. They have two children, daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp (born 1999) and son John Christopher “Jack” Depp III (born 2002). Depp stated that having children has given him a “real foundation, a real strong place to stand in life, in work, in everything. …You cannot plan the kind of deep love that results in children. Fatherhood was not a conscious decision. It was part of the wonderful ride I was on. It was destiny. All the math finally worked.” Depp and Paradis announced that they had separated in June 2012.
Depp stated to the German magazine Stern in 2003 that “America is dumb, is something like a dumb puppy that has big teeth—that can bite and hurt you, aggressive.” Although he later asserted that the magazine misquoted him and his words were taken out of context, Stern stood by its story, as did CNN in its coverage of the interview. CNN added his remark that he would like his children “to see America as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then get out.” Depp has also disagreed with subsequent media reports that perceived him as a “European wannabe”, saying that he liked the anonymity and simplicity of living in France while in a relationship with Paradis. Depp became a U.S. resident again in 2011 because France wanted him to become a permanent resident, which he said would require him to pay income tax in both countries.
In November 2016, Depp joined the campaign Imprisoned for Art to call for the release of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was being held in custody in Russia. At the Glastonbury Festival 2017, Depp, criticizing the US president Donald Trump, asked: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a President? I want to clarify: I’m not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it’s been a while and maybe it’s time.” He added, “I’m not insinuating anything”. The comment was interpreted as a reference to John Wilkes Booth, the actor who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Shawn Holtzclaw of the Secret Service told CNN they were aware of Depp’s comment, but that “for security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities”. Depp apologized shortly afterward, saying ” did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice.”
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Filmography and accolades
by Shane MacGowan & The Popes
|“That Woman’s Got Me Drinking”|
|Guitar, bass, & background vocals|
|1997||Be Here Now|
“Fade Away (Warchild Version)” (B-side)
by Iggy Pop
|“Hollywood Affair” (B-side)|
by Vanessa Paradis
|“St. Germain” —writing credit,|
“Bliss” —writing credit,
“They’re Red Hot”,
|2003||Once Upon a Time in Mexico||“Sands’ Theme” —composer/producer|
|2007||Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street||Various|
by Glenn Tilbrook & The Fluffers
|“Too Close to the Sun”|
|2010||“I Put a Spell on You” (single)|
by Shane MacGowan & Friends
|2011||The Rum Diary—Soundtrack|
|“Kemp in the Village” —producer/composer/guitar|
“Mermaid Song” —piano
|From Gainsbourg to Lulu|
by Lulu Gainsbourg
|“Ballade de Melody Nelson” —guitars, bass, drums, & duet with Vanessa Paradis|
|The Pleasures of Self Destruction|
|“The Jesus Stag Night Club”|
|2012||Aerosmith: Music from Another Dimension!|
by Marilyn Manson
|“You’re So Vain”|
by Jup & Rob Jackson
|West of Memphis: Voices of Justice—Soundtrack|
|“Little Lion Man”|
“Damien Echols Death Row Letter Year 16”
|2013||Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys|
|“The Mermaid” by Patti Smith —guitar|
|The Manhattan Blues Project|
by Steve Hunter
|“The Brooklyn Shuffle”|
by Vanessa Paradis
|The Lone Ranger: Wanted (Music Inspired by the Film)|
|“Poor Paddy on the Railway” —guitar|
“Sweet Betsy from Pike” —arrangement
|2014||Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes|
by The New Basement Tapes
|Into the Woods—Motion Picture Soundtrack||“Hello, Little Girl”|
by Hollywood Vampires
|Guitar, backing vocals, keyboard & sound design|
|Afraid of Ghosts|
by Butch Walker