Johnny Depp Biography
Johnny Depp,an American actor, producer and musician was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963 to one Betty Sue who was a waitress and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.
The Depps later relocated to Florida soon after the death of his grandfather and there he was raised together with his sisters Debbie and Christi Dembrowski, who in the future is a personal manager; and his older brother D.P. Depp who in present day becomes a screenwriter.
Johnny Depp Movie Career
A year after his parents divorce and at the age 16, Johnny Depp dropped out of Loft Studio school in Los Angeles, California in intention of becoming a rock musician.Being a musician did not work for him so he took up the job of being a ballpoint-pen salesman to support himself and his wife,Lori Anne Allison.
Depp’s acting career came to be when he and his wife visited Los Angeles where he met up with actor Nicolas Cage, who advised him to turn to acting, which led to Depp’s film debut in the low-budget horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street, where he played a teenager who falls prey to dream-stalking demon Freddy Krueger.
Depp’s efforts paid off in 1987 when he landed a role on the television show 21 Jump Street. He has since starred in several popular films and gained popularity for his work on the silver screen.In 1997 he played an undercover FBI agent in the fact-based film Donnie Brasco and in 1998 he appeared in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas which was directed by Terry Gilliam.Later in 1999, Johnny Depp appeared in the sci-fi/horror film The Astronaut’s Wife and also teamed up again with Burton in Sleepy Hollow where he brilliantly portrayed Ichabod Crane.
In the year 2003 he starred in the marvelous family blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl a role that opened several doors for his career and included an Oscar nomination.Depp then did several other films and later collaborated again with Burton in a screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows.
In the year 2013 Depp starred as Tonto in movie The Lone Ranger which got a very good reception.Later in the years 2015 and 2016 Johnny Depp starred in Black Mass and Alice Through the Looking Glass respectively.
Johnny Depp Wife
Depp was was married to Lori Anne Allison from December 20, 1983 but they divorced in 1985.After several ins and outs in relationships Johnny Depp settled with French actor and singer Vanessa Paradis, whom he met while filming The Ninth Gate in France in 1998.The couple got two children but they later in the year 2012 announced their divorce.
Depp later started going out with co-star Amber Heard. The couple was seen publicly together for the first time in 2012, not long after Depp’s split with Paradis. The couple got engaged on Christmas Eve in 2013 and tied the knot in February 2015 but just 15 months later, in May 2016, Heard filed for divorce.
Johnny Depp Children
In May of 1999, Johnny Depp and his now ex-wife welcomed daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp. Depp and Paradis had their second child, son Jack John Christopher Depp III, three years later,that is in the year 2002.
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Johnny Depp Awards
Johnny Depp has several awards under him including: Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Golden Raspberry Awards, Indiana Film Journalists Awards, Irish Film and Television Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, London Critics Circle Film Awards, MTV Movie Awards, National Movie Awards, Online Film Critics Society Awards, Palm Springs International Film Festiva,l People’s Choice Awards, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, Rembrandt Awards, Russian Guild of Film Critics Satellite Awards, Saturn Awards, Teen Choice Awards and Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards