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Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15, and fronted a series of music-garage bands, including one named 'The Kids'. However, it was when he married Lori Anne Allison (Lori A. Depp) that he took up the job of being a ballpoint-pen salesman to support himself and his wife. A visit to Los Angeles, California, with his wife, however, happened to be a blessing in disguise, when he met up with actor Nicolas Cage, who advised him to turn to acting, which culminated in 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.In 1987 he shot to stardom when he replaced Jeff Yagher in the role of undercover cop Tommy Hanson in the popular TV series 21 Jump Street.In 1990, after numerous roles in teen-oriented films, his first of a handful of great collaborations with director Tim Burton came about when Depp played the title role in Edward Scissorhands. Following the film's success, Depp carved a niche for himself as a serious, somewhat dark, idiosyncratic performer, consistently selecting roles that surprised critics and audiences alike. He continued to gain critical acclaim and increasing popularity by appearing in many features before re-joining with Burton in the lead role of Ed Wood. In 1997 he played an undercover FBI agent in the fact-based film Donnie Brasco, opposite Al Pacino; in 1998 he appeared in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, directed by Terry Gilliam; and then, in 1999, he appeared in the sci-fi/horror film The Astronaut's Wife. The same year he teamed up again with Burton in Sleepy Hollow, brilliantly portraying Ichabod Crane.Depp has played many characters in his career, including another fact-based one, Insp. Fred Abberline in From Hell. He stole the show from screen greats such as Antonio Banderas in the finale to Robert Rodriguez's "mariachi" trilogy, Once Upon a Time in Mexico. In that same year he starred in the marvelous family blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, playing a character that only the likes of Depp could pull off: the charming, conniving and roguish Capt. Jack Sparrow. The film's enormous success has opened several doors for his career and included an Oscar nomination. He appeared as the central character in the Stephen King-based movie, Secret Window; as the kind-hearted novelist James Barrie in the factually-based Finding Neverland, where he co-starred with Kate Winslet; and Rochester in the British film, The Libertine. Depp collaborated again with Burton in a screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and later in Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows.Off-screen, Depp has dated several female celebrities, and has been engaged to Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder and Kate Moss. He was married to Lori Anne Allison in 1983, but divorced her in 1985. Depp has two children with French singer/actress Vanessa Paradis: Lily-Rose Melody, born in 1999 and Jack, born in 2002. He married actress/producer Amber Heard in 2015.  See full bio on IMDb »

Johnny Depp -- Not an Original Vampire

Johnny Depp
Not an Original Vampire

Johnny Depp schooled a photog or 2 Wednesday on his way out of Jimmy Kimmel. Johnny's band, Hollywood Vampires, performed on the show, which is scheduled to air tonight. Johnny was asked if he… READ MORE >

Johnny Depp -- Jimmy Kimmel Is Gonna Fry My Ass!!!

Johnny Depp
Jimmy Kimmel's Gonna Fry My Ass!!!

Johnny Depp is going to perform with his band on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Wednesday night ... but he's gonna look more like a cat on a hot tin roof. We've learned Depp's band, Hollywood Vampires, will… READ MORE >

- 264 days ago
Johnny Depp -- Victory Lap in Venice (PHOTO)

Johnny Depp
Victory Lap in Venice

Johnny Depp made a splash in Venice, Italy as he arrived for the famous film festival ... to unveil a film that could be his best work ever.  Johnny's film, "Black Mass," is by all accounts… READ MORE >

- 269 days ago
Amber Heard -- Charged With Dog Smuggling in Australia

Amber Heard
Charged With Dog Smuggling in Australia

The Australians just won't let this case go ... now Amber Heard has been charged with illegally bringing two dogs into the country earlier this year. It seemed Johnny Depp and his wife were off… READ MORE >

- 319 days ago
Johnny Depp to the Rescue!!! (Video)

Johnny Depp
To the Rescue!!! (Video)

A drone caught Johnny Depp starboard and in character on the shores of Australia, where he's filming the 5th 'Pirates of the Caribbean' -- but his get-up didn't exactly match the… READ MORE >

- 356 days ago
Johnny Depp -- Dog Smuggling Carries 10 Year Prison Sentence

Johnny Depp
Dog Smuggling Carries 10 Year Prison Sentence

Johnny Depp going to jail for bringing his dogs to Australia might sound like a joke, but officials Down Under aren't laughing ... and Depp could end up behind bars for a long, long time. The… READ MORE >

- 370 days ago
Johnny Depp -- Dogs Boarding Flight for Life

Johnny Depp
Dogs Boarding Flight for Life

Johnny Depp's dogs ain't no dummies -- his Yorkies are getting the hell outta Dodge ... just hours before Australian officials promised to put them down. TMZ has learned Boo and Pistol will be… READ MORE >

- 382 days ago
Johnny Depp -- Dogs Kill Sheep, So Get Your Yorkies Out of Australia, or Else

Johnny Depp
Dogs Kill Sheep So Get Your Yorkies Out of Australia, Or Else

Johnny Depp's 2 tiny dogs are capable of wreaking havoc in the Australian animal kingdom, and that's why the dogs now have a target on their adorable heads. The Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby… READ MORE >

- 382 days ago
Johnny Depp -- Accused of Pup Smuggling ... Dogs Sentenced to Death

Johnny Depp
Accused of Pup Smuggling Dogs Get Death Sentence

Captain Jack Sparrow got carried away with the smuggling -- Johnny Depp's 2 Yorkshire Terrier pups have a death sentence hanging over their heads because Depp allegedly snuck them into Australia.… READ MORE >

- 383 days ago
'Pirates of the Caribbean' -- Knife-Wielding Intruder ... CAPTURED

'Pirates of the Caribbean'
Knife-Wielding Intruder CAPTURED

Seems someone is going to be walking the plank ... because police in Australia have captured the guy who allegedly threatened a security guard with a knife after trying to sneak onto the set of… READ MORE >

- 446 days ago

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