Birth name: John Christopher Depp II
Born: June 9, 1963 (age 43)
Location: Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Awards: Academy Award Nomination for Pirates of the Caribbean and Finding Neverland, Critics Choice Award Nominations for Pirates of the Caribbean and Finding Neverland, Golden Globe Nominations for Edward Scissorhands, Benny & June, Ed Wood, Pirates of the Caribbean I and II, and Finding Neverland, Screen Actors Guild Award for Pirates and Star on the Walk of Fame, and many other nominations.
Status: Dating French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis
Children: Lily-Rose Melody Depp and John “Jack” Christopher Depp III
Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky to Christopher Depp Sr. and Betty Sue Wells. He has a brother named Danny and two sisters, Christie and Debbie. During their childhood, the Depp family was constantly moving, eventually moving twenty different times before settling in Miramar, Florida in 1970. Depp engaged in self harm when he was younger, later stating “my body is a journal in a way. It’s like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist.”
In 1979, Depp dropped out of school to pursue a rock career. He joined “The Kids” and in 1983 married his make-up artist and drummer’s sister, Lori Anne Allison, which ultimately created conflict and the band broke up. They later divorced in 1985.
Depp’s first major role was in A Nightmare on Elm Street. He later was cast in 21 Jump Street where he became an instant teen heart throb. His status sky rocketed with his performance in Pirates of the Carribean, playing Jack Sparrow, whom Depp modeled off of Rocking Stones Keith Richards.
In his personal life, Depp lives with his girlfriend Vanessa Paradise and currently the couple has two children Lily-Rose, and Jack. Depp has a tattoo of a sparrow flying over the word Jack, which is for his son Jack and also commemorating Pirates of the Caribbean.
Depp has been arrested several times, once in a Vancover hotel lobby for a late-night altercation. He was also arrested for allowing illegal drugs to be sold at his club, The Viper Room, where River Phoenix died. In 1994, he was arrested in New York City for causing severe damages to a New York hotel room and again in 1999 for fighting with paparazzi in London.
Depp also co-owns Man Ray, a Parisian restaurant, along with Sean Penn, John Malkovich, and Mick Hucknall. He also enjoys music and can be heard playing slide guitar on the Oasis song “Fade-In-Out”, in the movie Chocolat, the soundtrack Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and performed on Shane McGowan’s first solo album.
1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street
1985 Private Resort
1990 Edward Scissorhands
1990 Cry- Baby
1991 Freddy’s Dead: the Final Nightmare
1993 What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
1993 Benny & Joon
1993 Arizona Dream
1994 Ed Wood
1995 Nick of Time
1995 Dead Man
1995 Don Juan DeMarco
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
1997 Donnie Brasco
1997 The Brave
1999 Sleepy Hollow
1999 The Astronaut’s Wife
2001 From Hell
2001 The Man Who Cried
2003 Once Upon a time in Mexico
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2004 finding Neverland
2004 Secret Window
2005 The Libertine
2005 Corpse Bride
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
2007 Sweeney Todd
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End