Johnny Depp Biography


John Christopher Depp II, also known as Johnny Depp, was born on June 9, 1963. He is a US-based actor and instrumentalist. 

Johnny Depp is mostly famous for his contribution to the Hollywood film industry. Depp has achieved numerous awards, such as a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award, over and above 2 BAFTA Awards and 3 Academy Awards.

How old is Johnny Depp?

Depp was born on June 9, 1963. Presently, he is 59 years old. 

Where was Depp born?

Depp’s birthplace is Owensboro, Kentucky.

What is Johnny’s occupation? 

By profession, Depp is an actor, film producer, instrumentalist, and author.

For how many years has Depp been entertaining the audience?

Depp has been entertaining his fans since 1984.

When did Johnny begin his musical career?

When John was 12, his mother bought him a guitar. Subsequently, he started performing in different bands. When he was 16 in 1979, he became a dropout of Miramar High School to turn into a rock musician.

Which genre does Johnny represent?

Depp is mostly a hard rock and alternative rock music performer.

What are the labels of Johnny Depp? 

Depp’ss records are available on Republic and Capitol records.

When did Depp make his debut in feature films?

Depp debuted in A Nightmare on Elm Street, a horror film released in 1984.

When did Johnny shoot to fame?      

Following A Nightmare on Elm Street, Depp played a role in Platoon, a 1986 film directed by Oliver Stone. This was before his ascent to fame as a teenager icon on 21 Jump Street; a TV series aired from 1987 to 1990. During the 90s, Johnny primarily worked in indie films made by auteur filmmakers, frequently portraying bizarre roles. These include What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Cry-Baby (1990), Dead Man (1995), Benny and Joon (1993), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), and Donnie Brasco (1997).

Besides, Depp commenced his extensive teamwork with Tim Burton, a Hollywood director, by playing the lead roles in films like Sleepy Hollow (1999), Ed Wood (1994), and Edward Scissorhands (1990).

In the 2000s, Johnny became one of the most commercially thriving movie actors when he portrayed Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, the Walt Disney daredevil film series (2003–2017). Furthermore, he attained critical acclaim for movies like Public Enemies (2009), Finding Neverland (2004), and Chocolat (2000). 

Personal life

In December 1983, Johnny tied the knot with Lori Anne Allison, a makeup artist. The couple divorced in 1985. Vanessa Paradis, a French model, singer, and actress, was his partner from 1998 to 2012. They had two kids from that relationship, including Lily-Rose Depp, a French-American actress. After the relationship ended, Depp married Amber Heard, a US-based actress, in 2015. However, this marriage did not last long. They separated in 2017.  

What are the major awards achieved by Johnny Depp? 

For his swashbuckling performance in Hollywood and other films, Johnny has been nominated for the following awards on multiple occasions:

  • BAFTA Film Awards
  • Academy Awards
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards (won once)
  • Golden Globe Awards (won once) 

Did Johnny Depp direct any films?

Yes, he has directed two films, The Brave (1997) and Stuff (1993).

How many films did Depp produce?

Depp acted as a producer for the movies listed below:

  • Hugo – 2011 
  • The Rum Diary – 2011 
  • Mortdecai – 2015 
  • Dark Shadows – 2012 
  • Minamata – 2020  

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