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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 (1984), 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 (1987). 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 (1990). 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 (1994). In 1997 he played an undercover FBI agent in the fact-based film Donnie Brasco (1997), opposite Al Pacino; in 1998 he appeared in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), directed by Terry Gilliam; and then, in 1999, he appeared in the sci-fi/horror film The Astronaut's Wife (1999). The same year he teamed up again with Burton in Sleepy Hollow (1999), brilliantly portraying Ichabod Crane. Depp has played many characters in his career, including another fact-based one, Insp. Fred Abberline in From Hell (2001). 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 (2003). In that same year he starred in the marvelous family blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), 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 (2004); as the kind-hearted novelist James Barrie in the factually-based Finding Neverland (2004), where he co-starred with Kate Winslet; and Rochester in the British film, The Libertine (2004). Depp collaborated again with Burton in a screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and later in Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Dark Shadows (2012). 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's Home the Scene of Hit-and-Run Crash

Johnny Depp
Van Crashes Outside His Home ... Driver Flees Scene!!!

Johnny Depp got an unwanted visitor at his Los Angeles estate when an unknown driver smashed a van into a street sign ... then ghosted before cops could show up. Law enforcement sources tell… READ MORE >

Johnny Depp Files New Legal Docs Claiming Proof He Never Struck Amber Heard

Johnny Depp
Files New Legal Docs Claiming Proof He Never Struck Amber Heard

2:33 PM PT -- Depp's lawyer, Adam Waldman, tells TMZ, "The dozens of Eastern Columbia Building security camera video files we recently obtained, coupled with multiple newly obtained eyewitness… READ MORE >

- 119 days ago
Boston Crime Boss Whitey Bulger Beaten to Death in Prison at 89

Mob Boss Whitey Bulger
Beaten to Death in Prison ... Eyes Gouged

12:09 PM PT -- A prison source tells us Bulger -- who is wheelchair bound -- was in general population Tuesday morning. We're told he was approached by 3 other inmates who wheeled him into a… READ MORE >

- 203 days ago
Han Solo's Original Jacket Expected to Fetch Up to $1.3 Mil in Epic Auction

Hollywood Memorabilia Auction
Han's Coat, McFly's Hoverboard ... Other Props Up for Auction

Han Solo's 4-pocket black blazer in the OG 'Star Wars' movies -- as well as other real props from some of your fave flicks -- can now be yours ... for a boatload of cash. Prop Store -- a… READ MORE >

- 294 days ago
Johnny Depp Changes Amber Heard Knuckle Tattoo Again, SCUM to SCAM

Johnny Depp
Amber Heard Knuckle Tat Changes Again, From SCUM to SCAM

Johnny Depp is throwing out all the rules on exes and tattoos, 'cause he's changed his Amber Heard-inspired knuckle ink yet again ... and added a dash of chaos. Fellow Hollywood Vampires… READ MORE >

- 315 days ago
Johnny Depp Sued For Attacking Crew Member on Biggie Smalls Movie Set

Johnny Depp
Sued for Attacking Crew Member On Biggie Smalls Movie

Johnny Depp attacked a member of the crew on a movie shoot, telling the crew member he'd give him $100k to punch him in the face ... and now the crew member wants his money in the form of a… READ MORE >

- 316 days ago
Johnny Depp Gets Shaved and Braided for Hollywood Vampires

Johnny Depp
Check Out My New Rocker 'Do ... Braided Tail Included!!!

Johnny Depp's shaved off a lot of his famous flowing locks, and what's left is his new take on the mohawk 'cause ... rock 'n' roll, baby! Johnny's taken the sides all the way down to his scalp… READ MORE >

- 375 days ago
Johnny Depp Sued by Ex-Bodyguards for Unpaid Wages, Toxic Work Environment

Johnny Depp
Ex-Bodyguards Sue ... He Used Us and Stiffed Us!!!

Johnny Depp used and abused a couple of his security guards, then screwed them over on payday ... according to a new suit. The now former bodyguards, Eugene Arreola and Miguel Sanchez, claim they… READ MORE >

- 385 days ago
Amber Heard Donates 7 Figures to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Amber Heard
Makes Good on Promise Donates 7 Figures to Children's Hospital

Amber Heard finally put her Johnny Depp money where her mouth was ... holding up her end of the bargain and donating a HUGE chunk of her settlement dough to Children's… READ MORE >

- 407 days ago
Johnny Depp Jams With Joe Perry, Slash & Duff McKagan

Johnny Depp
Jams with Joe Perry, Slash & Duff!!!!

Q: What's better than Johnny Depp and Joe Perry jamming onstage together? A: Depp, Perry, Slash AND Duff McKagan shredding on stage together! It happened Tuesday night at the… READ MORE >

- 489 days ago
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