Johnny Depp Biography

Johnny Depp has a birth name as John Christopher Depp II. He has attained American citizenship and is being indulged in different professions in the entertainment industry. Shortly referred to as Depp, he is a producer, actor, and musician. He has endured lots of rewards, honors, and accolades including the Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award. Despite this, he has been nominated for many other awards including three nominations for academy awards and two nominations for British Academy Film Awards. In the 2000s, Depp became one of the commercial actors who was successfully hired by Walt Disney for the series Pirates of the Caribbean from 2003 to 2017.

Early Life

Johnny Depp was born on 9th June 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky. He is the youngest of all four children born to her waitress mother Betty Sue Palmer and father John Christopher Depp who was a civil engineer. The family settled in Miramar, Florida in 1970 and after 8 years in 1978, the parents got separated. At the time of his parent’s separation, Depp was merely 15 years old.

After the separation, Depp’s mother exchanged the rituals of marriage with another man in her life named Robert Palmer, who became an inspiration for Depp. His mother gave him a guitar at the age of 12, so he began playing guitar in various bands. At that time, he was admitted to his school called Miramar High School but he dropped out of the school to pursue his career with a music band. After two weeks, he came to appear in his school in front of the principal, who told him to pay attention to his dreams of becoming a musician.

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Johnny Depp Career

Johnny Depp was advised by many actors to start his career in acting. He was once told by the actor Nicolas Cage to pursue a career in acting. Later, Depp gave the credit to James Dean and mentioned him as the catalyst who helped him in becoming an actor. Depp’s first film was the horror film called A Nightmare on Elm Street (which appeared in 1984). His first film release happened in 1990 when he was cast with a role in John Waters’s Cry-Baby. The same year in 1990, he played one of the titled characters in the film Edward Scissorhands.

The film gained commercial and domestic success making a gross of $53 million. One of Depp’s films called The Ninth Gate, where Depp played the role of a seller of old books, came to be more successful with the audiences producing mixed reviews. Depp received widespread acclaim for his comic performance as a pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in the series Pirates of the Caribbean by Walt Disney Pictures. Because of this particular role, he received Academy Award, Golden Globe award, Screen Actors Guild Award, MTV Movie Award, and nominations for BAFTA.

Johnny Depp Biography

Real Name John Christopher Depp II
Birth Date June 9, 1963 
Age (as of 2022) 58 Years
Birth Place Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actor, Producer & Musician
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Gemini

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 178 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 78 kg  –  in Pounds –  172 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Slim


Father John Christopher Depp
Mother Betty Sue Palmer
Sister Two (Christi Dembrowski & Debbie Depp)
Brother One (Daniel Depp)


School Miramar High School

Relationship Status

Marital Status Divorced
Who is his wife? Lori Anne Allison, Amber Heard (Ex.)
Children Two (John Christopher Depp III & Lily-Rose Depp)
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Personal Life

In December 1983 when he was just 20 years old, Johnny Depp married his colleague and makeup artist Lori Anne Allison, the sister of his music band’s (for which he worked before getting into the movies) bassist and singer. However, the marriage didn’t work for the kids and they broke up before having a recording deal in 1984. Later, the couple divorced each other in 1985. After the divorce in the late 1980s, Depp came in contact with the actress Jennifer Grey (with whom he engaged later), and Sherilyn Fenn and his co-star Winona Ryder, for whom he had a tattoo on his right arm “WINONA FOREVER”.

Between 1994 and 1997, he came into a relationship with English model Kate Moss with whom he broke up soon and again got engaged with another actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, whom he met in France in 1998 while filming for one of his movies called The Ninth Gate. Depp, today shares two adult children with his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, one is a daughter named Lily-Rose Melody Depp and the other is a son named John Christopher “Jack” Depp III.


After ending the relationship with Vanessa Paradis, Johnny Depp got indulged in another relationship with Amber Heard, with whom he starred in the film The Rum Diary released in 2011. The couple married each other in one of the civil ceremonies in February 2015. After a relationship of a year, Hear filed for divorce alleging that Depp has verbally and physically abused her throughout the relationship. However, Depp denied the allegations and said that his wife was attempting to secure premature financial resolutions.

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During the time, Depp gave a settlement amount worth the US $7 million, which Amber Heard pledged to donate to ACLU and CHLA (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles). Again in 2018, Depp brought a libel lawsuit against the newspaper publisher The Sun, which claimed Depp to be a “wife-beater” in one of their April 2018 articles. Depp and Amber Heard had their trial in Fairfax County, Virginia on 11th April 2022.

Johnny Depp Net Worth

Johnny Depp made a record in Guinness World Records by being nominated as the richest person on the planet in 2012. During the time, his net worth was nearly USD $75 million. Once in his career, Depp had the highest earnings of his life, that is, $100 million, making him the richest of all the actors. In recent years, his estimated net worth according to Celebrity Net Worth is $150 million.

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